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Book Talks : By Title : t


Short teasers for all new releases that kids won't be able to resist, prepared by library professionals.

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Tall Story

By: Candy Gourlay

Book Talk
Andi is looking forward to her half-brother, Bernardo, finally coming to live with her family. She’s hoping he will love basketball as much as she does. Her mother said he was tall, but...

Tandem Book Talk

By: Anna Jarzab

BOOK TALK
Sasha thought the existence of parallel worlds was a figment of her physicist grandfather’s imagination, but then she finds herself trapped in one! Deceived into believing she was coming...

The Tanglewood Terror

By: Kurtis Scaletta

BOOK TALK
 
They say history repeats itself and in the town of Tanglewood, this is exactly the case.  When thirteen-year-old Eric Parrish comes across some glowing mushrooms in the woods...


Teenage Waistland

By: Lynn Biederman and Lisa Pazer

BOOK TALK
You think you know what a person is like on the inside just because you can see they are obese on outside.  Teenage Waistland is told in the voices of four obese teens who will undergo...

Teenage Waistland

By: Lynn Biederman and Lisa Pazer

Book Talk
It’s difficult enough being a teenager, let alone if you’re morbidly obese. Four teens who fit the bill decide to get their lives back by participating in a clinical trial for teen Lap...

The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket

By: John Boyne
illustrated by: Oliver Jeffers

BOOK TALK

In the allegorical style of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, John Boyne paints a lighter, yet Roald Dahlesque tale of a unique boy – much to his parent’s dismay. The Brocket’s...


Texas Gothic

By: Rosemary Clement-Moore

BOOK TALK
 
In the Goodnight family, magic is a way of life. Well, for all of them except Amy who hates any association with it.  All it has done is complicate her life, so when Aunt Hyacinth...

Tighter

By: Adele Griffin

Book Talk
An idyllic summer job turns into a summer of horrors for Jamie.  Hired as an au pair for a wealthy family, Jamie soon learns that she looks similar to the previous au pair who was killed...

Tom’s Tweet

By: Jill Esbaum
illustrated by: Dan Santat

Tom is on the hunt for a tasty morning treat when he spies a flip-flapping, fluttery bird just there for the taking. Hello, breakfast! But little Tweet with his big black button eyes is too skinny to eat....


Too Cool for this School Book Talk

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BOOK TALK
Life is about as perfect as it can get for Lane Cisco.  She is starting her first year at Rio Chama Middle School and has just been chosen as one of the sixth grade class captains.  Why...

Tortall and Other Lands: A Collection of Tales

By: Tamora Pierce

BOOK TALK
This collection of short stories brings a welcome addition to the body of work by one of our favorite authors. Whether set in modern times, in Tortall, or in foreign lands, each story draws...

Touched

By: Cyn Balog

BOOK TALK
Seeing the future would be the answer to most peoples’ dreams, but high school senior Nick Cross knows it’s really a living nightmare. Since he can remember, he and his mother have been...


Toys Come Home

By: Emily Jenkins
illustrated by: Paul O. Zelinsky

BOOK TALK
StingRay remembers the very first time she saw the Little Girl.  Excitement bubbled up inside her.  But who is Bobby Dot and why is he so mean?  Why doesn’t he come back from his cleaning...

The Tragedy Paper

By: Elizabeth LaBan

BOOK TALK

Seniors must write about a tragedy for their required English paper at Irving High School. The first day on campus, Duncan arrives to find a stack of CD’s and a note left to him...

True Blue

By: Jane Smiley

BOOK TALK
 
Abby loves everything about horses; riding, training, feeding, and grooming.  She is thrilled when she has the opportunity to buy her first horse, but she has no idea the ghost...


True Colors

By: Natalie Kinsey

BOOK TALK
Do you ever feel like you don’t fit in?  Like you are different from everyone else?  Blue knows exactly how that feels.  Abandoned when she was two days old in an old flower pot, Blue...

Twerp

By: Mark Goldblatt

BOOK TALK
Sixth grader Julian Twerski is known for two things he can be proud of: he’s the fastest kid at PS 23 and he’s really smart. However, things are about to change. There’s a new fifth...

Two Boys Kissing Book Talk

By: David Levithan

BOOK TALK
Complicated relationships and the start of young love form a story you will not soon forget.  Ghosts of the past, those who have died of AIDS, watch with a mixture of awe and wistfulness...