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Tweens Comics Fun - Thursday, November 29th 2012

Lots of great comics came out this year and we will review lots of them.  We will also have an activity and a snack. Please join us!

Thursday, November 29th from 7:00 to 8:00 pm

For children in grades 4 through 6.


Thu, 11/08/2012 - 4:02pm | | Posted by: eryan

New Series Alert: Infinity Ring

If you are a fan of the 39 Clues books, you will want to gets your hands on this new time travel series. A Mutiny in Time by James Dashner is the first in this seven book series.  The books are accompanied by a website, where the adventures continue.  Get a sneak peak at the book trailer below and put a copy on hold today!

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Wed, 09/26/2012 - 2:40pm | | Posted by: eryan

Book Buddies Book Discussion Group

We will be starting up our Book Buddies book discussion group this fall.  For the month of October we will read and discuss Hoot, by Carl Hiaasen.  Books will be available for pick up from the children's desk starting on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 from. 

The dissucssion will take place on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, from 4:00 to 4:45 pm.  Students in grades 4 through 6 are welcome to join.  Registration is required.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 2:33pm | | Posted by: eryan

Three Times Lucky - A Great Summer Read

Mo LoBeau and her best friend Dale are at the heart of this southern mystery.  They team up to get to the bottom of the death of local grouch and penny pincher, Mr. Jesse.  Too bad Dale is a prime suspect.  With a cast of colorful characters, Three Times Lucky, by Sheila Turnage will be a pleasure for fans of laugh-out-loud funny stories and mysteries.

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 12:00pm | | Posted by: eryan

The Last Instalment of Artemis Fowl is Here!

 The young criminal mastermind is back in the 8th and final book in the series. Put a copy on hold today!  And check out the book trailer.




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Thu, 07/12/2012 - 2:38pm | | Posted by: eryan

Read This!

Chuck Close is a world famous artist. Maybe you've seen his huge paintings of people's faces. Whether you have or not, Chuck Close: Face Book by Chuck Close is a fascinating read.  Based on questions asked by real 5th graders, this book explores the various techniques Close uses to create his artwork and his path to becoming an artist. Spoiler alert: It wasn't easy.  In the middle of the book is a kind of flip book of Close's work, which is a lot of fun to look at.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 4:48pm | | Posted by: eryan

A Great Read

How do you blend in when you were born to stand out?  This is the problem facing ten-year-old August Pullman.  Auggie was born with several syndromes that cause him to look very different from other kids.  And now he is beginning middle school, after being homeschooled his whole life. How will Auggie deal with this big life change?  Read this story about friendship, kindness and growing up to find out.

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Tue, 05/22/2012 - 3:04pm | | Posted by: eryan

Great New Book

In The Boy on Cinnamon Street by Phoebe Stone, seventh grader Louise, also know as Thumbelina because of her small size, discovers that she has a secret admirer and she and her friend Reni are determined to find him out.  This should be exciting, but somehow it doesn't feel quite right.  Things have not been quite right since Louise moved from the house on Cinnamon Street to a condo with her grandparents, but she can't really remember why.  What is holding her back? Read this sweet, sad and funny story to find out.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 1:39pm | | Posted by: eryan

A Must Read: "Dead End in Norvelt"

Jack Gantos' Newbery winner for 2012, Dead End in Norvelt, is a fun read about life in Pennsylvania in the 1960s with mysterious dead bodies, girl scout cookies and Hells Angels!  Be sure to give it a chance, you'll be glad you did. 

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Thu, 04/19/2012 - 8:12pm | | Posted by: eryan

Favorite New Book

If you like fast-paced adventures set in the west, you will love The Case of the Deadly Desperados by Caroline Lawrence.  Even if you don't love fast paced fast-paced adventures set in the west, you should read this book anyway.  12 year old P.K.'s parents have been murdered and he finds himself on the run from  Whittlin' Walt and his two pards.  I am not going to tell you why P.K. is on the run or why the call him Whittlin' Walt, you will have to read the book to find out.  Luckily, this is the first book in a series called Western Mysteries.  If you need more convincing, take a look at the book trailer.

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Thu, 03/29/2012 - 3:05pm | | Posted by: eryan
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