Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Weekly Spotlight

Traveling for the holidays and dreading that long car trip? This week's spotlight, The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy, is a perfect story for the whole family to listen to while stuck on a long car ride. What is this story about? Well, the title sums it up pretty well - while on their summer vacation, four sisters meet the boy living next door to their rented cottage and have all sorts of adventures together. As much as they try to stay out of trouble, trouble just seems to follow them around.

If you like this book, there are currently two others in the series, The Penderwicks on Gardham Street, and The Penderwicks at Point Mouette.

Want to check this book out? Written by Jeanne Birdsall, the audiobook can be found shelved in our media area under the author's last name, and the book itself is shelved under the tree, also under the author's last name.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Read Anything Good Lately?

I do my best to post some of my new and old favorite books to the blog on a fairly regular basis (I know, I'm not very good about the whole "weekly" thing...). And hopefully, some of you have found something new and interesting to take a look at. Now I want to hear from you! What are some of your favorite books? New, old, picture book, non-fiction - it doesn't matter, I just want to know what they are!

I look forward to hearing from all of you in the comments!


Weekly Spotlight

This week's spotlight by Holly Meade, is all about how scary it is to try something new. In it, a little bird is trying to decide if he is brave enough to try flying for the first time. With it's wonderful language, and beautiful illustrations, this picture book is definitely worth a look - both by kids and adults!

Want to check this book out? If I Never Forever Endeavor is located in our "NEW Picture Books" bin on the train.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Weekly Spotlight

Did you love the Harry Potter books? Have you read everything by Rick Riordan and are anxiously awaiting more? Then here's a new series for you - John Stephen's The Books of Beginning. The first book, The Emerald Atlas, just came out this fall and it is definitely worth a read. It has a perfect blend of magic, suspense, and adventure and will keep you on your toes. I promise, once you start this book, you won't be able to put it down!

For those of you who like listening to books, The Emerald Atlas is read by the same man (Jim Dale) who did the Harry Potter books. If you don't know who Jim Dale is, believe me, listening to anything he reads is a real treat.

Have you read this book? Please let us know what you think in the comments!

It's Here!

Rick Riordan's latest, The Son of Neptune has been out for just over a week. I'm happy to announce that our copies have arrived! Make sure to get your name on the waiting list, or check our Express Collection the next time you are in the library.

And for those of you have already finished the book - what did you think? Please leave your thoughts in the comments! (But remember - no spoilers please!)