Writers of horror novels know well that casting children as the antagonist will always send a shiver up the spines of readers because it seems so unnatural. Some of the most chilling stories are the ones that showcase the possibility of sociopathic or abusive children and teens. These cautionary tales are sure to make you shiver. Curated by Tabor Millien.
Calling all thespians! Check out these YA titles set in the dramatic world of theater, then explore Hoopla Digital's collection of Broadway cast recordings. Curated by Ashley Lee.
Get ready for the new Dune movie coming to theaters on October 22nd by reading the science fiction epic by Frank Herbert, available in multiple formats. Looking for more? Check out these read-alikes. Curated by Ashley Lee.
Ghosts, demons, vampires, oh my! These books showcase different aspects of the chillingly paranormal world that could be lurking all around us – from the paranormal beings themselves to the humans with special gifts connected to the supernatural. Curated by Tabor Millien.
Explore your emotions. Learn to acknowledge and work through the hard ones and celebrate the positive ones. Test your boundaries, and find out just how unique and important you are! Curated by Tabor Millien.
Help children gain an understanding of an important moment in modern American history with these books about September 11, 2001. To view our online poster exhibit from the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and the National Endowment for the Humanities, visit the library website. Curated by Alicia Schwarzenbach.
You've seen them on your screens. Now see them on your shelves. These familiar faces from television, movies, music, and sports have expanded their horizons to literature. Curated by Tabor Millien.
Explore the Wild West with these tales of adventure and romance. Curated by Samantha Matherne.
Ashley has worked for Ascension Parish Library for over five years, first at the information desk at our Dutchtown location and now for the Youth Services department planning teen and tween programs. She also curates lists for the Shelf Analysis blog. Ashley loves pretty much all genres of books, but the two she reads from most often are historical fiction and mystery. She is a firm believer in rereading favorites, so all books on this list have been read, or listened to, more than once.
From murders and missing people to spies and secrets, these faith-based mysteries will keep you on the edge of your seat. Curated by Samantha Matherne.