Teenager: I need a book.
YA Librarian: Okay. What kind of book are you looking for?
Teenager: A good one. I need it for school. Have a report.
YA Librarian: Can you tell me some books that you've enjoyed?
Teenager: O.O (a.k.a. The Blank Look)
YA Librarian: How about TV shows or movies?
Teenager: Oh! Okay. I like Teen Wolf, Vampire Diaries & Dexter.
We've all been there...
Now, you may or may not be familiar with the television shows that a teen mentions. When I first heard my teens talking about Teen Wolf I thought they were being "retro" and watching the Michael Fox films from the 1980s. Enough of them mentioned it that I did decide to watch a couple episodes just to figure out what kind books to recommend when it was mentioned. (I am now a total Teen Wolf geek and have star-crushes on Derek and Stiles. And Jackson. BTWs it is a FABULOUS show.) But I digress...
Since it is hard to keep track of all the multitude of television shows your teens may be watching, I've put together a bookmark to help you out:
You can download the image here. Feel free to use for NON-COMMERCIAL school or library use.