Teens Eating Pizza and Reading Books

Nancy and Steve had the opportunity to spend some time with King County Librarian Aarene Storms and a great group of young readers at the Teen Pizza and Books group at the Lake Forest Park Library meeting room. You should drop by. The next one at the Lake Forest Park Library is scheduled for June 7th. 



By the way, there are numerous reading groups for teens offered throughout the King County Library System

 Of course, a quick search for Pizza, Teens and Books brings up similar offerings around the country.  Pizza contributes to literacy. You knew that.

On a separate note, applause for the King County Library locating in the basement of a shopping mall. Great use of space, great notion to bring the books to the people, and what a way to enliven a mall.   Thank you. 

And upstairs you can wander Third Place Books.

Teens, Books and Pizza.

compiled by Aarene Storms

Here is the long and extremely eclectic list of books we talked about on Tuesday.  Links are to the KCLS catalog unless otherwise noted.  Whew!



Pizza and Books @ LFPMay 2016


Lumberjanes v.1,  Beware the Kitten Holy By Stevenson, Noelle (graphic novel) Friendship to the max! At Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's camp for hardcore lady-types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams. Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together-- and they're not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way!


The Graveyard Book Volume 1 and Volume 2 By Russell, P. Craig  (graphic novel) Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.  Sadly, this graphic novel isn’t as wonderful as the print novel OR the audiobook.


Saga [Volume One] By Vaughan, Brian K. (graphic novel) When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe.


Godspeed: Kurt Cobain graphic novel by Legg, Barnaby  (graphic novel)Writers Barnaby Legg and Jim McCarthy have constructed their story using biographical fact interwoven with references to the singer's tortured self image with vibrant art by Flameboy.  KCLS does not own this book, the link is to Amazon.com


Steve Jobs Insanely Great By Hartland, Jessie (graphic novel) This biography in graphic format presents the story of the ultimate American entrepreneur, who brought us Apple Computer, Pixar, Macs, iPods, iPhones and more, this unique and stylish book is sure to appeal to the legions of readers who live and breathe the techno-centric world Jobs created.


Heavier Than Heaven A Biography of Kurt Cobain By Cross, Charles R. Published on the 10th anniversary of Nirvana's album "Nevermind", this in-depth biography includes new information from over 400 interviews and exclusive access to Cobain's unpublished diaries.  eBook  eAudio  Audio CD 


The Raven King By Stiefvater, Maggie  (book 4 in the series) Blue never thought the warning that she will cause her true love's death would be a problem, but as her life is entangled in the world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore. Audio CD


The Pillars of the Earth By Follett, Ken (series) Adventure saga of 12th century England, from a stone mason whose dream is to build a glorious cathedral to a man of God in a web of dangerous political intrigue.  Audio CD  eAudio  DVD  Spanish  French


Unleashed By Korman, Gordon (series) Luthor, a former attack dog, is supposed to be on his best behavior now that he's in the care of Savannah, a girl who's easily a dog's best friend. But every time a certain truck passes by Savannah's house, Luthor goes into attack mode and chaos follows.


No More Dead Dogs By Korman, Gordon Wallace Wallace is tired of dog stories because the dog always dies. eAudio  Audio CD 


Sunshine By McKinley, Robin The “anti-vampire” book featuring cinnamon rolls as big as your head, no kidding.  Audio CD  eAudio


Divergent By Roth, Veronica (series) 16-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five factions to define her identity for the rest of her life.  Then, she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all. KCLS does not own this book in Spanish, however, it is available in Chinese as well as eAudio  eBook  DVD  Audio CD  Player


Charming By James, Elliott (series) John Charming, formerly a member of the modern Knights Templar and sworn to protect mortals from supernatural threats until he was infected by a werewolf, now tends bar under an assumed name in a small Virginia town. When a blonde and a vampire create havoc enter his bar, he is forced to confront his true nature as well as his destiny. eBook


Les Misérables By Hugo, Victor (a good translation, unabridged) The story of Jean Valjean, his unjust imprisonment, and his lifelong flight from a relentless police officer.   eBook unabridged  eBook abridged  DVD


The Princess Bride S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure By Goldman, William  Although the authorial voice claims that this is an “abridged” story, the whole thing is made up entirely (and convincingly) by Mr. Goldman.  I libraried this to verify it.  If you want, you can library it yourself!  And then, you can watch the movie.  DVD


As You Wish Inconceivable Tales From the Making of The Princess Bride By Elwes, Carya first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.  The audiobook is great too!  eBook  Audio CD  eAudio 


Bloody Jack Being An Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy By Meyer, L. A. (series)   Reduced to begging and thievery in the streets of London, a thirteen-year-old orphan disguises herself as a boy and connives her way onto a British warship set for high sea adventure in search of pirates. Awesome audiobook! eBook  Audio CD  eAudio  Wild Rover No More is the last in the series.


Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell By Clarke, Susanna In the year 1806, with the Napoleonic Wars raging, the reclusive Mr Norrell reveals his powers, and becomes a celebrity overnight. Soon, another magician comes forth: the young, handsome, Jonathan Strange. eBook  Audio CD  eAudio  DVD   ßthere’s a DVD?!?!?


How to Train your Dragon By Cowell, Cressida  (series) Warrior chieftain, awesome sword-fighter, and amateur naturalist, he was known throughout Vikingdom as 'the Dragon Whisperer' on account of his amazing power over these terrifying beasts. TOTALLY DIFFERENT PLOT FROM THE MOVIE.  And the audio is read by David Tennant! Audio CD  eAudio  Player  DVD 


Reckless By Funke, Cornelia Caroline (series) Jacob and Will Reckless have looked out for each other ever since their father disappeared, but when Jacob discovers a magical mirror that transports him to a warring world populated by witches, giants, and ogres, he keeps it to himself until Will follows him one day, with dire consequences. eBook 


Cry Baby By Martinez, Melanie  this link is to the music CD.  The library doesn’t own the picturebook that isn’t for kids—but you can view it on Youtube HERE.


Go the F**k to Sleep By Mansbach, Adam The bedtime book for parents who live in the real world ... profane, affectionate, and radically honest, it captures the familiar, and unspoken, tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. Samuel L. Jackson reads the audiobook perfectly.  eBook  Audio CD 


The Supernaturalist By Colfer, Eoin  Fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill escapes from his abusive orphanage and teams up with three other people who share his unusual ability to see supernatural creatures, and together they determine the nature and purpose of the swarming blue Parasites.   eBook  eAudio  Graphic Novel 


Suicide Notes From Beautiful Girls By Weingarten, Lynn They say Delia burned herself to death in her stepfather's shed, but June does not believe it was suicide.  eBook 


Odyssey By Homer  The story of Odysseus' long journey back to his wife and home after the Trojan War.  Audio CD  eBook  eAudio   Graphic Novel  Vietnamese 


Of Mice and Men By Steinbeck, John  George and Lennie, two migrant workers in California during the Great Depression, grasp for their American Dream. eBook  Audio CD  eAudio  DVD


Tess of the D'Urbervilles By Hardy, Thomas  The life of a simple country girl in nineteenth-century England is destroyed by her father's determination to use her in order to regain the family's former social standing.


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone By Rowling, J. K. (series) Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. eBook  Audio CD  eAudio  Japanese  Spanish  French  Russian  Chinese  German  Latin  Ukrainian  Hebrew  Vietnamese DVD


The Invasion By Applegate, Katherine (series) Endowed by a dying alien with the power to morph into any animal they touch, friends Jake, Rachel, Cassie, Tobias, and Marco investigate the wonders of the world with their Animorph powers.  eBook


Gerbils By Howell, Laura This is a nice book about gerbils.




The events may not have happened; still, the story is true.  --R. Silvern


Aarene Storms, youth services librarian

Richmond Beach and Lake Forest Park Libraries, KCLS   astorms@kcls.org

Do you have SEX in your library?  If not, why not?  Read the SITL book blog:  www.sexinthelibrary.blogspot.com