Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Contest--HEIST SOCIET by Ally Carter

Check out this contest to win an autographed copy of HEIST SOCIETY by Ally Carter.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

THE MAZE RUNNER by James Dashner

The Maze Runner by James Dashner is exiting and thrilling from page 1. Thomas wakes up in the Glade with no memory of where he came from, why he's there, who he is except his name. There are about 60 other boys and they farm, cook, and run the mazes surrounding them trying to find a way out. Grievers, mechanical monsters attack anyone still in the maze after the doors close at night. When a girl, Teresa arrives things start to change. Can they find a way out and survive? This is dystopian literature and will appeal to those who enjoyed THE GIVER, CITY OF EMBER, and THE HUNGER GAMES.
Spoiler--it is violent and the first in a trilogy.

The 39 Clues Book 8 : the Emperor's Code

Book 8 is coming out on April 1. Yes, we have 1-7 in the our library and Book 8 will be requested for sure!

Monday, March 29, 2010


THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY by Jenny Han is the perfect romance novel for tweens. This sequel is due out very soon.

OUT OF MY MIND by Sharon M. Draper

For eleven years Melody has heard words, learned words and thought words but has never uttered a single syllable. Doctors and most teachers have no idea what goes on in her head but her parents and next door neighbor have never given up on her. Her cerebral palsy limits her body but not her mind and Melody's intelligence begins to shine when her aide helps her find a computer that will give her a voice. Melody is not just book smart. She has figured out the school yard antics and cattiness of girls and after a near tragedy she learns who her true friends really are. Her parents are so loving and giving and Melody has true support from her neighbor Mrs. V and school aide Catherine. A wonderful book that really makes you stop and think.

Monday, March 15, 2010

ME AND ORSON WELLES by Robert Kaplow

A few years ago I read this book and this is what I wrote in my journal - "Teenage Jewish boy with acting aspirations meets Orson Welles, acts in a play, falls in love." Is this what the recent movie is about?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

THE CLONE CODES by The McKissacks

Rarely do I read a book in one sitting but I couldn't put THE CLONE CODES down. The McKissacks have blended historical fiction into the future where clones and cyborgs are treated as slaves were before the emancipation proclamation. Leanna attends a virtual school. Never leaving the comfort of her home she puts on glasses and learns history by virtually living it. One day her mom is arrested for being part of a group trying to obtain human rights for clones and cyborgs and tells Leanna to run and get help. The first in a trilogy I'm already awaiting the second.
Not to be missed!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Contest--Battle of the Labryrinth by Rick Riordan

Would you like to win a copy of Rick Riordan's BATTLE OF THE LABRYRINTH? To enter do one of the following and put your answer in a comment on this post. Remember to include your name, last initial and teachers. Contest ends Friday, March 12 at 11:59PM.
Name a Dewey number that you can find a book about Greek Gods or Goddesses, Ancient Greece, stories about Ancient Greece including the Trojan War and the Odyssey.
Do not repeat and please only submit ONE Dewey number.

Bonus: listen to chapter one of THE LIGHTNING THIEF by copying and pasting this link in your brower:

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

DOG GONE by Cynthia Chapman Willis

Dylan, called Dill for short lives on a farm in Virginia with her dad and grandfather. She spends lots of time working at a stable and riding horses and with her best friend Cub. Dead End, Dill's dog has been running away. Seems he's looking for Dill's mom who recently died. When a dog pack begins attacking farm animals, Dill and Cub spend every free moment searching for Dead End hoping he is not one of the dogs killing animals. This book is thrilling, sad and hopeful and full of love and friendship. It is available in our library and was signed and donated by the author to all of us.