Thursday, April 23, 2015

Get Happy

By Mary Amato

Minerva finds out, on her birthday, that the dad she never knew is trying to get in touch with her. She doesn't tell her mom ( who WILL freak out about it). She's not sure what to do. In the meantime, she and her best friend audition for after school jobs performing as characters at children's birthday parties. Min gets the job and learns to be a mermaid for kids, earns money to buy a ukulele for her songwriting, and gets to know a guy in her school who is working at the same agency. Things are a roller coaster from there - will she meet her dad? Will her mom stop freaking out? Will her songs get her through tough times?
Min is a great character who readers will relate to, and her choices, though you may not agree with them, all make sense. If you like Meg Cabot, e. Lockhart or Tara Altabrando, you'll like this!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

The Green Teen Cookbook

Edited by Laurane Marchive & Pam McElroy

Recipes for all seasons - written by teens, for teens

Are you interested in eating with a lower impact on the environment and eating a sustainable diet. This book gives you tips for eating seasonally, locally, organically and dealing with fair trade food. Chapters are broken up into Kitchen Staples, Breakfast and Brunch, Soups, Salads & Sandwiches, Snacks and Sides, Main Courses and Desserts. Each of the recipes has a picture of the teen contributor and a little quote from them about why they picked the recipe they submitted. There are photos of each finished dish, and basic instructions, including the time it takes to make the recipe.

Fans of eating and cooking will like this! There's plenty of different kinds of recipes that everyone should find something worth putting the time and effort into!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

Fat Boy vs the Cheerleaders

by Geoff Herbach

****Guest Post by Amanda B.****

The proceeds from the pop machine at Minnekota have always gone to the school band to help fund the summer marching band camp. When Gabe, aka Chunk, finds out camp won't be taking place and that proceeds from the raised soda prices are now going to fund a girl's dance team, he is furious. Along with the help of some fellow geeks and geek supporters, Gabe is hoping to save his beloved band.
Find out how this all goes down as Gabe shares the story with the officer who is interviewing him.

Told from Gabe's perspective this humorous  story is told as he is being interviewed by a cop. Along with the story at hand, there are some funny comments from Gabe about how the cop is reacting towards him. Gabe is also dealing with his weight issues and some family and friend drama along the way.