Teen Blog

Teen Advisory Board Members Needed!

Do you want to make a difference at the library? Do you want your voice heard? Join TAB!


A Bone to Pick! : Book Review of Bone by Jeff Smith

Get ready to go an epic adventure with the Bone cousins in Jeff Smith’s graphic novel series, Bone.

Bone is the magical adventure of 3 bone-looking cousins — Fone Bone, Smiley Bone, and Phoney Bone — and their new misadventures living in the Valley, after Phoney gets them ran out their hometown of Boneville. All hope seems lost for the Bones, until Fone Bone runs into Thorn, a generous and kind human teenager who lives with her Grandma Ben on a small farm. Thorn and Grandma Ben eventually take in the Bone cousins, even against the Valley people’s wishes. Weird things begin to happen in the Valley upon the Bones arrival and no one knows who to trust. Word is that the evil Lord of the Locusts is back and for some reason interested in the Bone cousins. No one knows why, not even the Bones!


Teen Interview: Carlton White

Carlton White

Other than at home and school, teens often look for a comfortable place to spend their time. Public libraries are places where teens can relax, do their reading and homework, and use free internet. Fifteen-year-old Carlton White started to come to the Kansas City Public Library, Central Branch, in the summer of last year. Since then, he has been coming regularly and even spent time volunteering for the Library. Today, we interviewed White about how he thinks about the Library.


Manga Reviews: Orphans as Protagonists

Wild Ones by Kiyo Fujiwara

If you are in the mood for a love story with beautiful illustrations and a strong female protagonist, Wild Ones, a popular series by Kiyo Fujiwara might be just perfect for you.


Teen Book Review: The Clearing by Heather Davis

Clearing by Heather Davis

"True Love Is Timeless."

The Clearing, a tale about two different worlds, represents courage, and dedication. In this heart-touching story, Amy leaves her home to live with her aunt Mae, escaping an abusive relationship with hopes of "restarting" her life.