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Teen Read Week

October 18 - 24, 2009 Read Beyond Reality




October 17 - 23, 2010

October 16 - 22, 2011


Let's start brainstorming some books and programs for the Teen Read Week theme for this year!





Teen Read Week 2008 Books with Bite

Alternative Teen Services - Vampire Parties



I ordered some great pins from TwoSweaters (thanks AnnaZ!) http://www.twosweaters.com/buttons.html to give away for TRW. I ordered the laser-eyed bat, heart with stitches, red and black stripes, and she made up a vampire one too that isn't on her site yet. Give her plenty of time to fulfill the order, since she has a full-time job in addition to her crafting.




I. Edible book programs





II. Halloween Blood Drive

Contact your local blood drive organization (bonfils?) and see if they'd do a Halloween Blood drive.


Have the teens dress up as vampires, and they can be the ones giving out cherry or pomegranate juice (instead of orange juice) and Halloween cookies to the adult donors. (Teens are probably too young to give blood.) And then show a classic edition of Dracula at your library!



Hugely successful (no pun intended) program from Cassie Wilson at Rowlett, TX, based in the books by Stephenie Meyer. Things in direct quotes have been take from her email posting. Those of you on ya-yaac@ala.org list will have seen this program. So what kinds of things could you do for an Eclipse/Vampire prom?


Decor: Black and Red streamers, silver and gold ribbon, printouts or mockups of the book covers


Food: Red punch. Bowls of apples. Cookies with red frosting.


Crafts: Gocks (goth sock puppets)


Crafts: "the committee had made little magnets with clear melted marbles (the big ones, a little bigger than a quarter) using little tiny printouts of the cover of Twilight or a fancy printing of "Edward" glued to the backs with a magnet glued behind them for everybody, so everyone went home with stuff. "


Program: Show the movie Blood and Chocolate (once you pay proper permissions to the licensing company)


Program: Costume Contest ("They voted on best Vamp outfit, best Dressiest, Craziest, and best Casual. ")


Program: Dance using the Stephenie Meyer playlist for this book (copyright issues??)


Program: Book discussion of Meyer books, vampire romance books, monster books, etc.


What else?





Love Bites (from the BPL teen page, http://www.boulderteens.org/lists.cfm)

When you fall in love with a vampire or a werewolf, you never know if you're the love of their life -- or a tasty snack.


Awakening by L. J. Smith

Elena : Searching for the ultimate thrill, she vowed to have Stefan. Stefan : Haunted by his tragic past, he struggled to resist her passion. Damon : Driven by revenge, he hunted the brother who betrayed him. The terrifying story of two vampire brothers and the beautiful girl torn between them.


Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom.


Bloodline by Kate Cary

In this story told primarily through journal entries, a British soldier in World War I makes the horrifying discovery that his regiment commander is descended from Count Dracula.


By These Ten Bones by Clare B Dunkle

After a mysterious young wood carver with a horrifying secret arrives in her small Scottish town, Maddie gains his trust--and his heart--and seeks a way to save both him and her townspeople from an ancient evil.


Circus of the Darned by Katie Maxwell

Fran isn’t your typical teenager. She can sense an object’s history and discern a person’s thoughts with a mere touch. Oh, and her boyfriend is a vampire.


Companions of the Night by Vivian Vande Velde

When sixteen-year-old Kerry Nowicki helps a young man escape from a group of men who claim he is a vampire, she finds herself faced with some bizarre and dangerous choices.


Crepúsculo : un amor peligroso by Stephenie Meyer

Bueno, la novela es bastante buena, tiene esos tintes romanticos que hacen de esta autora, una escritora para las masas.


Darkangel by Meredith Ann Pierce

The servant girl Aeriel must choose between destroying her vampire master for his evil deeds or saving him for the sake of his beauty and the spark of goodness she has seen in him.


Demon in My View by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Seventeen-year-old Jessica Allodola discovers that the vampire world of her fiction is real when she develops relationships with an alluring vampire named Aubrey and the teenage witch who is trying to save Jessica from his clutches.


Got Fangs? by Katie Maxwell

While vacationing with her mom, Fran encounters a cute guy on a motorcycle - a vampire who tells Fran that she is his beloved and only she can lift his curse.


In the Forests of the Night by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Risika, a teenage vampire, wanders back in time to the year 1684 when, as a human, she died and was transformed against her will.


Look for Me By Moonlight by Mary Downing Hahn

While staying at the remote and reputedly haunted Maine inn run by her father and pregnant stepmother, sixteen-year-old Cynda feels increasingly isolated from her father's new family and finds solace in the attentions of a charming but mysterious guest.


Luna Nueva by Stephenie Meyer

A la mañana siguiente me sentía fatal: no había dormido bien, el brazo me ardía y tenía una jaqueca de aúpa. El hecho de que Edward se mostrara dulce pero distante cuando me besó la frente a toda prisa antes de escabullirse por la ventana no mejoró en nada mis perspectivas.


Marked A House of Night Novel by P C Cast

Enter the dark, magical world of the House of Night, a world very much like our own, except here vampyres have always existed.


New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

When the Cullens, including her beloved Edward, leave Forks rather than risk revealing that they are vampires, it is almost too much for eighteen-year-old Bella to bear, but she finds solace in her friend Jacob until he is drawn into a "cult" and changes in terrible ways.


Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause

When Zoe needs a friend, she meets Simon, a sexy three hundred-year-old vampire on a mission of revenge.


Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith

When multiple murders in Austin, Texas, threaten the grand re-opening of her family's vampire-themed restaurant, seventeen-year-old, orphaned Quincie worries that her best friend-turned-love interest, Keiren, a werewolf-in-training, may be the prime suspect.


Thirsty by M. T. Anderson

From the moment he knows that he is destined to be a vampire, Chris thirsts for the blood of people around him while also struggling to remain human.


Tithe by Holly Black

Sixteen-year-old Kaye, who has been visited by faeries since childhood, discovers that she herself is a magical faerie creature with a special destiny.


Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.


Wounded by Stephen Cole

Sixteen-year-old Tom Anderson and seventeen-year-old Kate Folan try to escape Kate's werewolf family--and fight becoming werewolves themselves--by making a cross-country journey in search of a mysterious man who might have a cure.


Here is the Booklist I put up on our website at Lafayette PL.: http://www.booksite.com/texis/scripts/bookletter/showlist.html?sid=6894&list=CNL12

We've started using Bookletters this year to make booklists of all sorts.


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