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MYSTERIES & THRILLERS
Did you know? Cozy mysteries are murder mysteries in which sex and violence is downplayed and treated with humor. The crime and detection generally take place in small town America and recipes or crafts are often involved.
A psychological thriller is a story which emphasizes the abnormal psychological states of its character and spends a great deal of time of internal characterization.
SCI FI & FANTASY
"New Adult" Fiction is an emerging genre geared toward 18-25 year olds. It is advertised as between the Young Adult and Adult Fiction genres. Leaving home, sexuality, education, and career choices are common themes.
As with all genre labels, Urban Fiction can mean different things to different people. Some common themes are street life, sex, and drugs. Protagonists are often people of color and the setting is gritty and urban.
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AWARD WINNERS & NOMINEES
Note: Complete award lists can be found on the websites for the various awards. SCLS puts winners in the catalog on an annual basis to aid in online browsing.
The Scott County Library System currently has Books on CD, Playaways, Wonderbooks, and EAudiobooks available for checkout.
A Wonderbook is a picture book or reader with a pre-loaded MP3 audiobook permanently attached to the cover. These are ideal for young children to read along with text as the audio plays.
YA "SAFE BETS"
Safe bet titles have clean language and fewer "edgy" behaviors.
JUVENILE PICTURE BOOKS
HOLIDAY PICTURE BOOKS
Note: Find holiday nonfiction for kids in J 394
SPECIAL JUVENILE TOPICS
MOVIES & TV
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LIBRARY CIRCULATING KINDLES
Library Kindles are pre-loaded with select titles. Users check out the whole device, which checks out for 3 weeks with 1 renewal. Just browse, click and read or listen. We are able to take a limited amount of title requests for these. New titles are loaded quarterly.