Tag Archives | Books

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

The 2014 Dragon Award winner is….

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling! Big thanks to the more than 170 kids who voted for the Dragon Award this year. Runners- up were “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley’s Journal” by Jeff Kinney, “Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH” by Robert C. O’Brien, “Judy Moody” by Megan McDonald, […]

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The Human Age by Diane Ackerman

New Ocotober Nonfiction Books

The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us By Diane Ackerman Summary:  Ackerman is justly celebrated for her unique insight into the natural world and our place in it. In this landmark book, she confronts the unprecedented reality that one prodigiously intelligent and meddlesome creature, Homo sapiens, is now the dominant force shaping the future […]

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Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books 2015 is in the works!

Battle of the Books is a reading competition for teams of local fifth graders. Each team consists of 3, 4, or 5 fifth graders and must have an adult coach.  Teams read 15 books chosen by the Youth Services librarians and answer questions in a quiz show format. The list of books will be available […]

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Panic in a Suitcase: A Novel by Yelena Akhtiorskaya

New October Fiction

Panic in a Suitcase: A Novel By Yelena Akhtiorskaya Summary:  A dazzling debut novel about a Russian immigrant family living in Brooklyn and their struggle to learn the new rules of the American Dream. In this account of two decades in the life of an immigrant household, the fall of communism and the rise of […]

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Lights Out! by Donald Bain

New September Fiction

Lights Out! By Donald Bain Summary:  A bold money-making scheme spins wildly out of control in this absorbing thriller Five major blackouts have paralyzed the USA since the late 1950s. The sixth will occur in a few months’ time. At the age of fifty-three, married Canadian engineer Carlton Smythe meets a mysterious woman in a […]

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Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral by Justin W. Patchin and Sameer Hinduja

New September Nonfiction Books

Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral By Justin W. Patchin and Sameer Hinduja Summary:  Teens everywhere deal with cyberbullying – whether they are targeted themselves, have bullied others, or simply know it happens around them. This book speaks directly to those teens about what they can do to prevent and respond to […]

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Midas - English Golden Retriever associated with Therapy Dogs International

BOW WOW – READ TO US NOW!

Maggie and Midas will be at the library this fall waiting for kids to read to them. These loveable Golden Retrievers are certified reading therapy dogs.  You can sign up to read to them as part of our Mutt Club – Doggone Readers.  After four Doggone Reader visits, you will choose a free book to […]

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Battle of the Books Buzz Has Begun

Fifth graders, have you heard buzz about the Battle of the Books? It’s our reading competition where teams of 3, 4, or 5 fifth graders study a list of librarian-selected books, come up with crazy costumes and team names,  and answer questions about the books in a quiz-show-style tournament. Intrigued? You’ll find out more in […]

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The Kids Will Be Fine by Daisy Waugh

New August Nonfiction

The Kids Will Be Fine: Guilt-Free Motherhood for Thoroughly Modern Women By Daisy Waugh Summary:  A bracing, hilarious manifesto for motherhood as it ought to be: spontaneous, loving, and just a little bit selfish. Pre-chewing toddler food. Flash cards for two-year-olds. Endless hours of school gatherings to sit through in smiling silence. How did motherhood–which […]

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One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern

New August Fiction

One Hundred Names By Cecelia Ahern Summary:  Scandal has derailed Journalist Kitty Logan’s career, a setback that is soon compounded by an even more devastating loss. Constance, the woman who taught Kitty everything she knew, is dying. At her mentor’s bedside, Kitty asks her, “What is the one story you always wanted to write?” The […]

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