Category: Young Adult

Delve into our Collections and discover your next read with curated lists and suggestions from Hamilton City Libraries staff.

Novels in Verse

Novels in Verse

Friday 10 September | Young Adult

National Poetry Day was last month, during lockdown, but we've been waiting until our libraries were open again to share this booklist of novels in verse! These books use beautiful…

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Is your lover outside of your bubble

Lockdown: Is your lover outside your bubble?

Thursday 19 August | Adult Fiction, Young Adult

We're all back in the safety of our Bubbles due to Alert Level 4. If you've been caught away from your lover, here's some inspiration to help keep the romance alive from a distance...

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Royal Reads: These Crowns Are Dangerous

Friday 4 June | Young Adult

Queen's Birthday weekend is coming up - why not make your next read a royal one?

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Adventures in Other Worlds

Adventures in Other Worlds

Friday 21 May | Young Adult

Ready for an adventure? These books for younger teens explore worlds different from our own, like magical realities or travel to another time.

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Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness Month

Friday 7 May | Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction, Young Adult, Children

April was Autism Awareness Month, so Hillcrest Library was celebrating books about and by people on the autism spectrum.

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other worlds

Other Worlds

Wednesday 24 February | Young Adult, Adult Fiction

These titles picked by the team at St Andrews library are out of this world! Click on any cover below to check availability or place a hold.

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out on the shelves

Out on the Shelves 2020

Friday 21 August | Young Adult, Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction

The annual Out on the Shelves campaign is underway, and all our branches are getting involved with rainbow displays and book recommendations! See below for a list of books featured.

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NZCYA 2020 Winners web banner

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Wednesday 12 August | Children, Young Adult, NZ Books

The winners of the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults have been announced - check out the winning books here!

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dystopian reads

Lockdown: Dystopian Reads

Wednesday 27 May | Young Adult

eBooks and eAudiobooks for older teens with dystopian themes, accessible online 24/7. Click on any title below to borrow or place a hold.

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help trapped

Lockdown: Help, I'm Trapped With All These Feelings!

Thursday 23 April | Young Adult

Angst-filled and emotionally intense fiction reads for young adults, picked by Leah from Chartwell Library. Click on any title below to borrow or place a hold.

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