Saturday, January 29, 2011

Who else will be at this year's Teen Book Festival???
Carl Deuker!

Carl is the author of:
Gym Candy
Heart of a Champion
High Heat
Night Hoops
On the Devil's Court
Payback Time

Fun Facts about Carl Deuker:

*He enjoys collecting stamps

*For years he owned pet rats

*Carl believes that the greatest baseball player of all time was Willie Mays

*The Rolling Stones is his favorite band

*While in college Carl participated in many protests over a local park that was going to be closed off for public use!

For more information on Carl, visit his website and his TBF Page!
Mark Crilley
will be at this year's TBF!

Mark is the author of:
Brody's Ghost
Miki Falls: Autumn
Miki Falls: Summer
Miki Falls: Spring
Miki Falls: Winter

Fun Facts about Mark:
*He once met Muhammed Ali when Ali was staying in the same hotel as Mark's family!
*While he writes fantasy books, he perfers to read non-fiction!
*Mark's two children were born in USA but their first language was Japanese
*One of his YouTube Videos has over 3 million hits!

For more info on Mark visit is webpage and his TBF page!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Meet Svetlana Chmakova
at this year's Teen Book Festival!!!

Svetlana is the  author of
the Dramacon Series
and Nightschool

*Svetlana's favorite season is fall... but she also enjoys summertime if she gets to go to the beach and have some ice cream!

*Her hair used to be two feet long! Then she cut it... herself!

*As you may guess, she was born and raised Russian.

She came to North America (more specifically, Canada) at the age of 16.

*Her favorite hobbies are drawing manga, reading, sleeping, and eating!

For more information about Svetlana and her books visit her website, and her TBF page!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Check out the new display in the Teen Room!

The display above the public computers is devoted to...
Romance & Relationships!

Get into the Valentine's Day spirit by checking out these books!
We'll also meet 
Selene Castrovilla
the Teen Book Festival this May!

Selene is the author of:
Saved by the Music
and The Girl Next Door

*Selene is a big fan of quotes, she finds ones that she believes in and sticks them up all around her house

*When she was a teenager, she got to meet Bon Jovi backstage at one of his concerts

*Her favorite color is purple

*Selene's favorite book is Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

To learn more about Selene and her books, visit her website and her TBF page!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ally Carter

will be at this year's Teen Book Festival!

Ally is the author of:
The Gallagher Girls Series
and Heist Society

There will be a Heist Society 2: Uncommon Criminals
Coming in June, 2011 

*Ally has known she wanted to be a writer ever since middle school, when she read S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders

*She lives in Oklahoma

*Ally once threw the opening pitch at a professional baseball game

*Heist Society was a finalist in the Teens Top 10 of 2010

For more information on Ally, visit her website and her TBF page!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The library will be closed Monday, January 17th in observance of
Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
We will reopen on Tuesday the 18th at 9:30am.

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
-Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Guess who else will be at the Teen Book Festival this year?

Heather Brewer

Heather is the author of the popular The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod vampire series:
Eighth Grade Bites
Ninth Grade Slays
Tenth Grade Bleeds
Eleventh Grade Burns
Twelfth Grade Kills

  • Heather lovingly refers to her fans as "minions"
  • Her natural hair color is strawberry blonde... and she hates it (currently it is black and purple)
  • She enjoys going to Renaissance Festivals in full costume (and character)
  • Heather is working on a new series called "Bloodbound"
  • She is having a custom made couch built for her office... it is made out of an actual coffin

Be sure to visit Heather's super cool website/blog, and her TBF page for more info on her and her works!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Josh Berk
 will also be joining us at this year's Teen Book Festival!

Josh is the author of: Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin
...which was named one of the Best Books of 2010 by

*Josh is a librarian as well as an author, and both of his parents are librarians, too!
*He once had a letter published in Rolling Stone magazine
*Berk was once in a rap group, and played guitar in a series of loud rock bands
*He married his high school prom date, they're still living their happily ever after

Be sure to check his website and blog for more info... also be sure to take a look at his TBF page!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

It's time to get ready for the 2011 Teen Book Festival! The festival will take place on Saturday May 14th, 2011 @ Nazareth College in Rochester. Check the blog regularly for information about the visiting authors and the books they write!
Also, download this super cool checklist of authors and their most popular books. Keep track of what you've read and who you want to meet!

First on the list is...

James Barry
James the author of the Warriors series, and the Warriors Ravenpaw's Path series.

*He has a cat named Milo, who enjoys stealing erasers.  
*He enjoys anime
*James is a fan of drawing and illustrating comics
*He teaches an after school program for NYC students on comics and cartooning comics

Visit his website for more information and images of some of his illustrations. Also check out his TBF site!