Thursday, June 14, 2007

Teen Summer Reading at the Library

Hey everyone....its summer! That means, the 3rd annual Teen Summer Reading Program. The theme this year is: "You never know @ your library" This is going to be a fun summer! Its free to participate and sign up starts as soon as school is out on June 18th. Sign up and get a book bag with supplies to get you started, the first event is Friday, June 29th at 3pm, a KICK OFF PARTY with games, food, and prizes. See you at the library this summer!

Saturday, June 02, 2007

New books!

"Diary of a wimpy kid: a novel in cartoons" by Jeff Kinney

First things first. Boys do not have diaries. Girls have diaries. Let's get that straight cause things could get messy if we don't. Basically, what we have here are the gathered thoughts and memories of Greg Haffley. Greg's got a pretty average life, all things considered. His older brother is a jerk, his younger brother annoying, his best friend a doofus, and his parents perfect dweebs. To top it all off, Greg's been thrown into his first year of middle school and things are really weird. Suddenly friendships are shifting and Greg's not sure who he wants to be. Add in some haunted houses, wrestling, downhill games involving bodily injury, forbidden cheese, and basic family fears and you've got yourself one heckuva debut.

"Cam's Quest: The Continuing Story of Princess Nevermore and the Wizard's Apprentice" by Dian Curtis Regan
Cam's Quest is the sequel to Dian Curtis Regan's Princess Nevermore. Cam's Quest follows Princess Quinn, aka Princess Nevermore, and Cam, the former Wizard's Apprentice, as they each seek their destiny. Quinn and Cam have both been raised in the underground kingdom of Mandria, one in which both magical and Medieval customs dominate.

"Kurt Cobain: Oh Well, Whatever, Nevermind" by Jeff Burlingame

Written by a high-school acquaintance of Kurt Cobain, this biography in the new American Rebels series is an unusually intimate account of the rock legend. A resident of Cobain's hometown, Aberdeen, WA, Burlingame supports his well-researched portrait with personal interviews with Cobain's family, friends, and other local acquaintances. His descriptions of Cobain's darker struggles, such as drug use, are frank, and he occasionally interrupts the text with a few didactic cautions about drug use. He also delves into controversial theories about Cobain's death, including a key investigator's belief that Cobain was murdered. Thorough endnotes, a well-rounded bibliography, and a discography conclude this detailed title, which stands out from many series biographies because of its insider's appreciation for the musician and his legacy

"Edenville owls" By Robert Parker

There is something evil in the air. Fourteen-year-old Bobby senses it. Who is that man he saw arguing with his pretty new English teacher? And what was the real reason she missed school for days afterward? Bobby knows he should mind his own business, but times are confusing. World War II has just ended and the world is changing. Bobby’s world, especially. There’s his relationship with Joanie, for one—why does being her friend feel awkward all of a sudden? And then there are his buddies, the junior varsity Edenville Owls—a group of basketball players in need of a leader. Can they help each other off the court as well as they can on it? They will need to. Something evil is in the air.

"Pure spring" by Brian O'Doyle

it’s spring in post-World War II Ottawa and Martin O’Boy has finally found a true home with Grampa Rip. Martin’s also found a job, working for the Pure Spring soft drink company. Best of all, he's in love with beautiful Gerty McDowell. But everything’s not perfect. Martin lied to kindly Mr. Mirsky, Pure Spring’s owner, to get the job. Grampa Rip’s brain increasingly goes missing. There’s that mysterious, yet oddly familiar, man in the park. Too, there are Martin’s memories; the sudden appearance of famed Soviet defector Igor Gouzensko; and Martin’s shady boss Randy. And worst of all, Gerty's grandfather is being robbed by Randy, with Martin forced to act as his accomplice. Martin’s happiness, his sense of duty, and his love for Gerty collide.

"Hattie Big Sky" by Kirby Larson
This is a historical novel set in 1918. Alone in the world, teen-aged Hattie is driven to prove up on her uncle's homesteading claim.For years, sixteen-year-old Hattie's been shuttled between relatives. Tired of being Hattie Here-and-There, she courageously leaves Iowa to prove up on her late uncle's homestead claim near Vida, Montana. With a stubborn stick-to-itiveness, Hattie faces frost, drought and blizzards. Despite many hardships, Hattie forges ahead, sharing her adventures with her friends--especially Charlie, fighting in France--through letters and articles for her hometown paper.