Thursday, February 16, 2012

7 Break-Up Books for Teens

The Breakup BibleThe Breakup Bible
by Melissa Kantor
High school newspaper staffer Jen gets dumped by her editor, then becomes obsessed with getting him back. It's only with the assistance of a self-help book given to her by her grandmother that Jen is eventually able to move on.
Getting Over Garrett DelaneyGetting Over Garrett Delaney
by Abby McDonald
After realizing her affections are not returned, Sadie enlists the help of her fellow baristas in getting over Garrett Delaney once and for all.
French Ducks In VeniceFrench Ducks in Venice
by Garret Freymann-Weyr
Seamstress Polina Panova grieves the loss of her handsome boyfriend Sebastian with the help of two ducks in this modern-day fairy tale.
An Abundance of KatherinesAn Abundance of Katherines
by John Green
Colin Singleton has been dumped by nineteen girls named Katherine. Using math, he tries to predict the outcome of future relationships, the formula for which he tries to prove on a road trip with his best friend, Hassan.
The Secret Life of Prince CharmingThe Secret Life of Prince Charming
by Deb Caletti
All the women in Quinn's life have been hurt by men. Is she destined to resent them forever, or are there still some prince charmings out there?
Breaking Up (Fashion High Graphic Novel)Breaking Up
by Aimee Friedman
Falling in love isn't as easy as Chloe expected in this Fashion High graphic novel.
How I Broke Up With ErnieHow I Broke Up With Ernie
by R.L. Stine
I read this book in middle school when RLStine was popular. I was afraid of his scary books, but this fluffy story about a girl who tries desperately to dump her annoying boyfriend became a favorite of mine.

Gettin' Crafty Post #15: Unity Rainbows

This craft project was part of my Martin Luther King Day story time. Unfortunately, the library was not very busy on that day, so not a lot of kids got to participate, but it was very well-received by the kids who did have the chance to make one.

I. Supplies 
  • Rainbow Cereal (I used the store brand equivalent of Froot Loops)
  • Plastic cups
  • Paper plates 
  • Crayons
  • White glue

II. Prep
My library provides crafts on a walk-in self-serve basis. For this one, I took the trouble to separate out cups of cereal, so that each child could ask for a cup at the children's desk, and take it to a table to glue to their paper plate. I get nervous about things like cereal being ground into the carpet, so I though this was a good way to limit the mess. It also kept the adults from taking five cups of cereal for one child. I also provided an example, mainly so everyone would know the idea was to glue the cereal to the plate.

III. Process
It takes preschoolers a long time to glue small pieces, so a lot of the kids started before story time and finished up after. I saw rainbows of all different color schemes, which was great, and lots of creative coloring. I didn't do this, but you could punch holes in the paper plates, put ribbon or yarn through them, and  hang the rainbows up at home. I used the rainbow to represent unity and diversity, but it could also work nicely for a rain-themed story time, or for St. Patrick's Day.
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