May We Suggest

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For those who like Percy Jackson…

Here's a list of books for those who like Percy Jackson and are looking for another good series to read:

The ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan

The merchant of death by D.J. MacHale

Magyk by Angie Sage; illustrations by Mark Zug

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull; illustrated by Brandon Dorman

The Akhenaten adventure by P.B. Kerr

Honey Bee Hobbyist

Honey bee hobbyist : the care and keeping of bees by Norman Gary — Have you ever thought about keeping your own bees? If you'd like to, this book is a terrific overview of the basics of what a home beekeeper needs to know and might wonder about. The book even starts with a section that will help you decide whether beekeeping is right for you.

Fantasy & Fablehaven Fans Readers' Alert!

Book #1 in Brandon Mull's new Beyonders series is beyond belief. Action, suspense, humor, magic, mystery, plot twists, bizarre portals to alternate realms, epic battles between good and evil — A World Without Heroes has it all. Jason, a regular teenager with no dreams of glory, suddenly finds himself devoted to overthrowing an evil tyrant after slipping through the mouth of a hippo into the realm of Lyrian. Just when you think he must undertake this mission impossible alone, he encounters Rachel, who was also magically ported into Lyrian. These two intrepid teens must quickly learn not only to trust each other, but to recognize honesty and deception in the many bizarre creatures they encounter on their quest. Although often longing to simply return to their former boring, predictable lives, both feel compelled to help all those suffering under Maldor's rule, especially since many have sacrificed their lives to aid them in their nobel pursuit. Readers, like myself, are eager to see what will happen in Book #2, especially when Book #1 pretty much concludes in a midwest cornfield!

The Guardian's 100 Greatest Nonfiction Reads

If you're looking for a great read — a really great read — and enjoy non-fiction titles, May We Suggest these books from the Guardian's The 100 greatest non-fiction books:

The shock of the new by Robert Hughes

The story of art by E.H. Gombrich

The lives of the most excellent painters, sculptors, and architects by Giorgio Vasari; translated by Gaston du C. de Vere; edited, with an introduction and notes, by Philip Jacks

The life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell; edited and abridged with an introduction and notes by Christopher Hibbert

Gabby and Gator by James Burks

Gator is an alligator a little boy flushed down the toilet. Gabby is a little girl who doesn't have any friends and refuses to speak because she is always picked on by the school bullies. Together they form a friendship that helps them both be comfortable with who they are. A quick, light read with many giggles. Enjoy Gabby and Gator by James Burks.

Book-club-in-a-bag Kits for All Ages

Book-Club-in-a-Bag is designed to help you hold your own book discussion with friends or colleagues. Each kit contains:

  • 8 copies of a particular book
  • Material to facilitate conversations

Kits can be checked out for 8 weeks, and cannot be renewed. The library has book-club-in-a-bag kits for adults and children, such as:

Adults

Mennonite in a little black dress: a memoir of going home by Rhoda Janzen

The help by Kathryn Stockett

The leisure seeker by Michael Zadoorian

Children

Fancy Nancy: Pajama Day by Jane O'Connor

World Literature for Kids

Anansi and the talking melon by retold by Eric A. Kimmel; illustrated by Janet Stevens

Anansi the spider: a tale from the Ashanti by adapted and illustrated by Gerald McDermott

Andersen's fairy tales by retold by Friederun Reichenstetter; illustrated by Silke Leffler

Eric Carle's treasury of classic stories for children by Aesop, Hans Christian Andersen, and the Brothers Grimm by selected, retold, and illustrated by Eric Carle

Aesop's fables by Jerry Pinkney

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