Halloween Reads for Teens

Halloween is fast approaching! What better way to celebrate than to give you one final list filled with books that will chill, thrill, and fill you with dread? You’ll find classic tales and new books alike. These are best read under the covers, late at night, by flashlight. Check them out or request them from the library…if you dare!halloween2014

  • Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
  • Carrie by Stephen King
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
  • Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Amphigorey by Edward Gorey
  • The Call of the Cthulu by H.P. Lovecraft
  • Bonechiller by Graham McNamee
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
  • Edgar Allen Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Madness by Edgar Allen Poe, Illustrations by Gris Grimly
  • Locke and Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • A Midsummer Night’s Scream by R.L. Stine
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Science Fiction Books for Teens

Warning! These books may contain aliens, robots, time travel, post-apocalyptic dystopias and excessive levels of adventure. You can find them all at the library!SciFi

  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
  • The Host by Stephanie Meyer
  • The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
  • Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
  • The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
  • The Chrysalids by John Wyndam
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin
  • The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Reboot by Amy Tintera
  • Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  • Partials by Dan Wells
  • Wither by Lauren DeStefano
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner

It’s that time again…

Autumn is a wonderful time of year. The leaves are changing colour. The NHL regular season has started. You can’t turn around without finding a new pumpkin spice flavoured product of some kind. And best of all, the newest season of Walking Dead begins on Sunday! To celebrate, we’ve created a list of books filled with zombies. As always, you can pick up or request them from the library!Picture1

  • Monster Island by David Wellington
  • World War Z by Max Brooks
  • The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
  • Pride and Predjudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Green
  • Zombies: A Record of the Year of Infection by Don Roff
  • The Forest of Hands & Teeth by Carrie Ryan
  • Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
  • Zombies vs. Unicorns, edited by by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier
  • Zom-B by Darren Shan
  • Warm Bodies by Isaac Maron
  • Eat Brains Love by Jeff Hart
  • The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
  • Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry
  • Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
  • The Walking Dead (comics) by Robert Kirkman, et al.
  • The Stupidest Angel: A Heart Warming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore

A New Fear Street Book and Some Old Faves

81CRwqx-YTL._SL1500_This fall marks the release of Party Games by R.L. Stine, the first new book in Stine’s Fear Street series in almost two decades. Now, you might be thinking “uh, hey. Crazy Library Lady. I’m a teen and wasn’t alive when the original Fear Street books were popular. In fact I’ve never even heard of Fear Street“. Or maybe you’re reading this and you have heard of Fear Street, but still need a little refresher.  That’s what this post is for, library goers!  Fear Street books are generally set on the cursed street for which the series is named, and characters face frightening  and deadly adversaries, often of the supernatural variety. If you’d like to check out these books filled with creepy fun we’ve produced a list of some of the best loved Fear Street titles that you can find at the North Battleford Library, or request from another library in the province. Get ready for a spectacular case of the heebie-jeebies!

FearStreetAnd don’t forget to request Party Games too!

Ghosts and Phantoms and Specters! Oh my!


Fall is the perfect time to read a haunting tale. You can check out or put a request on all of these ghoul filled books at the library.

  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  • Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
  • Haunted Colleges and Universities by Tom Ogden
  • The Shining by Stephen King
  • The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories
  • Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  • Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
  • The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
  • The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
  • Complete Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
  • Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
  • Ghost Stories of Saskatchewan

New YA Books Coming to the Library This Fall


  • Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper
  • Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (Book 3 in the Throne of Glass series)
  • Party Games by R.L. Stine (Fear Street is back!!!)
  • Rumble by Ellen Hopkins
  • The Summoning by Hilary Monahan
  • The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
  • The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancy
  • BZRK Apocalypse by Michael Grant
  • The Young Elites by Marie Lu
  • Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
  • The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard
  • Kiss Kill Vanish by Jessica Martinez
  • The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin

Monsters at the Library!!!

With the mid-season premier of The Walking Dead coming up this Sunday, it seems like a good time to remind our teen patrons about all the fantastically scary, Monster-filled reads that can be found at the library including Eat, Brains, Love by Jeff Hart and The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks. Here’s the full list: NBLib_Monsters_Readinglist_2014