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Thursday, July 10, 2014

TAB Club


Welcome to TAB!!

 
 
TAB stands for "Teens and Books" or "Teen Advisory Board." We are a book discussion club, co-sponsored by Arlington's middle school and public librarians.
 
TAB with Sara Lewis Holmes
TAB members attend All-TAB meeting and author visit with Sara Lewis Holmes, author of Operation yes.
 
 

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TAB meets during lunch every other week to discuss what we've read. TAB members get the chance to read brand new books that are supposed to be the best books written in the last year for young adults and give thumbs up or down on the selections. At the end of the year, TAB members vote for their favorites. Lists of each middle school's favorites are available at each school and at the public libraries and are marked with a gold star in the Young Adult areas of each Arlington Public Library.

Ms. Gentle from Central Library and Ms. Wall, Jefferson Librarian, sponsor Jefferson's TAB Club.


 
TABfieldtripWe are always looking for members who like to read, and enjoy talking about what they are reading in a group. The only requirements are that you try to read and review at least one book a month, and attend the meetings on a regular basis.
This year we are looking forward to seeing some movies that have been made from some our favorite young adult novels.

Find out more about TAB by visiting the Arlington Public Library TAB pages. There are
recommendations of favorite TAB books from all the TABs in Arlington.

Contact Ms. Wall if you are interested--we begin in late September and go through May. We meet every other Wednesday during each of the lunches.
Membership is open all year.
 
We had a wonderful Skype author visit with Jennifer Armstrong April 21, 2010.  Pictures are posted here.
 
Jefferson's 2013 TABPicks
  • Blumenthal, Karen. Steve Jobs: the man who thought different: a biography.
  • Grant, Michael. Gone series.
  • Kinney, Jeff. Diary of a wimpy kid: Third wheel.
  • Larson, Hope. Madeleine L'Engle's A wrinkle in time: the graphic novel.
  • Mass, Wendy. Candymakers.
  • Meyer, Marissa. Cinder.
  • Nielsen, Jennifer. False prince.
  • Palacio, J.R. Wonder.
  • Riordan, Rick. Mark of Athena [Book 3, Heroes of Olympus series].
  • Riordan, Rick. Serpent's shadow [Book 3, Kane Chronicles series].
  • Stewart, Trenten. Extraordinary education of Nicholas Benedict.
  • Telgemeier, Raina. Drama.
 
Jefferson's 2012 TABPicks
  • Bauer, Joan. Close to famous.
  • Collins, Suzanne. Hunger games.
  • Condie, Ally. Crossed [Book 2, Matched trilogy].
  • Dashner, James. Death cure [Book 3, Maze runner trilogy].
  • Erskine, Kathryn. Absolute value of Mike.
  • Kinney, Jeff. Diary of a wimpy kid: cabin fever.
  • Northrop, Michael. Trapped.
  • Riordan, Rick. Son of Neptune [Book 2, Heroes of Olympus series].
  • Schmidt, Gary. Okay for now.
  • Selznick, Brian. Wonderstruck: a novel in words and pictures.
  • Van Draanen, Wendelin. Running dream.

 TALTAL - Teens at the Arlington Library -- a blog for middle and high school students

ALA Youth Media Awards - links to winner and honor books for annual awards like the Newbery, Printz, Coretta Scott King Award, etc.
Take the online Hunger Games quiz from the Guardian.  See how well you remember the details....

Last Modified on March 25, 2014