Wednesday, May 5, 2010

May Book Club Selections

Middle School

5/6-True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet by Lola Douglas

5/13-Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan

5/20-Peak by Roland Smith

5/27-Deltora Quest by Emily Rodda

High School

5/20-The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

Monday, March 22, 2010

April Book Club Selections

Middle School

4/1-Artemis Fowl, The Supernaturalist, and The Wish List by Eoin Colfer

4/8-Gifts and Powers by Ursula Le Guin

4/15-Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall by Wendy Mass

4/22-Book Discussion Theme: Spies (Alex Rider, Evil Genius, Artemis Fowl)

4/29-Gary Paulsen books, including How Angel Peterson Got His Name, Woodsong, and Hatchet

High School

4/1-Paper Towns by John Green
One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.

4/8-An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.

4/22-Looking for Alaska by John Green
Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.

Friday, March 12, 2010

More Books Just In!

By popular request...

The Last Song and Dear John by Nicholas Sparks have both been made into movies as you can probably tell by the covers!  The Last Song comes out at the end of March and Dear John is in theatres now.

We have 2 new paperback copies of The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold with the movie cover.  The new cover on the left seems to leave a little less to the's very ominous.  What do you think?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Just in!

Interested in going vegetarian or vegan?  Check out these two books we just got in:

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
Jonathan Safran Foer is also the author of the novels Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone

We also have in our collection:

Vegetarian Cooking Around the World and Student's Go Vegan Cookbook

You'll find these books along with many other great non-vegetarian cookbooks in the 641.5 area of the non-fiction books!

Book Recommendations?

After a nice long break and a short week getting back into the swing of the things we're refreshed and ready to go!  Now is the time we start making plans for next year, especially deciding what books are going to be monthly book club selections for middle school and high school.  What books have you read recently that you just couldn't put down and that you think everyone should read and discuss? We have some picks of our own but we'd love to know what yours are!

Monday, February 15, 2010

March Book Club Selections

Check out your March Book Club books before this Friday for some fun vacation reading!

Middle School

3/4-Redwall by Brian Jacques

3/11-Sports books: Travel Team, Heat, or Summer Ball by Mike Lupica and any sports novels (John Feinstein-Last Shot, Vanishing Act, Cover Up; Tangerine by Edward Bloor; The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John Ritter; One-Handed Catch by Mary Jane Auch; Samurai Shortstop by Alan Gratz; The Natural by Bernard Malamud)

3/18-Divide by Elizabeth Kay

3/25-Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale

High School

3/4-Flygirl by Sherri Smith

3/11-Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

3/18-Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama

Friday, February 12, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Lightning Thief Movie

The Lightning Thief movie based on the book by Rick Riordan opens in theatres tomorrow! Come in and check out this book and other books in the Percy Jackson & Olympians series!

Monday, January 25, 2010

February Book Club Selections

Middle School

2/4-Alex Rider Series by Anthony Horowitz
2/12-Field trip to see Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief movie
2/18-Runaways by Brian K. Vaughan (Graphic Novel)
2/25-Winter Break =)

High School

2/18- Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco Stork
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Friday, January 22, 2010

2010 YALSA Picks

The 2010 American Library Association's Best Books for Young Adults list is out!  See the full list here.  We have all of the top ten best books in the library already and will be getting many more in soon. 

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The 21st Century Book: Book to the Future

Book Lovers, the Library will be offering a course next year called, "The Art of the Book". Avid readers, creative writers, students who enjoy art and future librarians should consider this course. The purpose of the course is to create a 21st century book. We will discuss in class what we think the 21st century will offer in the way of books and you will be free to interpret our discussion and create your idea of a book as the final project. The book does not have to be what most of us consider books today. It can be anything that tells a story. This means it could be a box with some of your favorite things, just as long as you somehow create a story around them. It could be a photojournal made up of hundreds of pictures, again, just as long as it tells a story. Use your art skills to construct a way to tell your story, it might be just colorful covers or something that no one has ever seen before. You might add videos, songs, or smells. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination and creativity. Think big, think boldly, make a book that the world has never seen before! The change to a new, 21st century book is happening, like the Kindle. It may make as much of a difference as the Gutenberg printing press, see what you can create.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

January Book Club Selections

Middle School

1/7-Tamora Pierce (Circle of Magic and all the others)

1/14-Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

1/15-Cirque du Freak the movie

1/21-Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor

High School

My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger

1/7-during lunch
1/14-7pm at the Milton Public Library
1/28-after school in the Media Center