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Rot & Ruin in the world of Zombies

My favorite new zombie book is Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry.
"In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies that have overtaken civilization, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother's footsteps and become a bounty hunter.

Yes, there's apps for kids but how do you know what’s best?

There is a lot of media hype on the smartphone but they are far from ubiquitous. However, recent events portend the rising popularity of mobile data applications.

Make your reading count. Vote in the Teen Top Ten!

10 for 10 Picture Books

This August 10th, 2010, librarians, educators, and fans of children's books came together virtually to share and celebrate picture books. The event developed by Cathy Mere and Masdy Robek is August 10 for 10 Picture Books.

Storytimes at the Keene Public Library

Hunger Games Wins Both The NH Isinglass and Flume Awards

Congratulations to author Suzanne Collins.  The Hunger Games has won two NH Readers' Choice Awards: the Isinglass Award for readers in the 7th through 8th grades and the Flume Award for high school readers. Get ready for reading; the 20 Isinglass Nominees have been announced. How many of the nominees have you read? We have all but four of the books; but don't worry, those are on order now too.

Happy Children's Book Week!

It's Children's Book Week (May 10-16, 2010). Here are eight ways to celebrate.  How are you celebrating?

Need Some Advice?

Author John Green gives Nerdfighters advice on going away to college, dumb boyfriends, rewriting novels, how to cure the hiccups, & more. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbIKtuAZrvc]

From John Green: The Mountain Goats Will cure Your Bieber Fever

It’s April and Voting Time for NH Youth Readers!

Did you know that New Hampshire has four separate Readers' Choice Awards for young people? And voting for three of the four awards takes place across New Hampshire every April.

It's April and Voting Time for NH Teen Readers!

Stand up and be counted!  Vote for your favorite book. Each April, middle school and high school students across New Hampshire can vote for their favorite nominated titles. How many have you read?  What's your favorite? Stay tuned, next's years nominations will be announced in May 2010. Did you know that you could nominate titles for these awards?   Remember to  ask one of the youth librarians at the Keene Public Library for a nomination in the fall.