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Scandinavian Crime Fiction (Not Written by Stieg Larsson)

Waiting your turn for The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest? Keep your cool with these Nordic mystery series:

The redbreast by Jo Nesbø; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett

Last rituals: an Icelandic novel of secret symbols, medieval witchcraft, and modern murder by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir; translated from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder

Janet Evanovich Fans Unite

Join us on Saturday, September 11 at 2:00PM as we celebrate all things Janet. Play a little trivia, have a little snack (donuts, of course) and talk about Janet Evanovich and her books with like-minded fans. Come dressed as your favorite Evanovich character and maybe win a prize. This should be fun!

Let's Get Plum Crazy!

2010 Printz Award

Winner

Going bovine by Libba Bray

Honor Books

Charles and Emma: the Darwins' leap of faith by Deborah Heiligman

The monstrumologist by William James Henry; edited by Rick Yancey

Punkzilla by Adam Rapp

2010 Thumbs Up Award

Winner

Hate list by Jennifer Brown

Honor Books

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Fat Cat by Robin Brande

Swim the fly by Don Calame

11th Grade Book Suggestions

The perfect shot by Elaine Marie Alphin

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

A great and terrible beauty by Libba Bray

The demon's lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

10th Grade Book Suggestions

Reality check by Peter Abrahams

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Freeze frame by Heidi Ayarbe

Audrey, wait! by Robin Benway

9th Grade Book Suggestions

The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie; art by Ellen Forney

Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson

Shift by Jennifer Bradbury

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

8th Grade Book Suggestions

The diary of Pelly D by L.J. Adlington


Bad girls don't die by Katie Alender


Finding miracles by Julia Alvarez


The pox party by taken from accounts by his own hand and other sundry sources ; collected by M.T. Anderson of Boston

7th Grade Book Suggestions

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

The poison apples by Lily Archer

The summoning by Kelley Armstrong

The boy who dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

New Book Club in a Bag Kit

The Help [kit] by Kathryn Stockett
This title is a natural for book group discussion. It is a tale of three women in Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960's and concerns their personal experiences with racial issues during the civil rights era. A deeply moving tale that has remained on the bestseller list for over 70 weeks.

New Panjabi Books

Take a look at some of the new books for 2010!

Ready-For-School Easy Reads

Are you preparing for school to start in the next few weeks? Whether you're going off to school for the very first time or you're already an old pro at first days, we have some suggestions for great books all about going back to school! You can find them in the Readers section of the Children's Department.

Amanda Pig, school girl by Jean Van Leeuwen ; pictures by Ann Schweninger

Angel Cat Sugar. Sweet school day by Ellie O'Ryan ; illustrated by Sachiho Hino ; Angel Cat Sugar characters created by Yuko Shimizu

Short, Interesting Teen Classics

Looking for some classics that are relatively short and aren't, well, boring. Most of these are around 200 pages or less and packed with adventure, humor, and drama. Check them out:

The glass menagerie by Tennessee Williams; introduction by Robert Bray

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson; supplementary material written by Anna Maria Hong; series edited by Cynthia Brantley Johnson

The importance of being Earnest: a trivial comedy for serious people by Oscar Wilde; edited by Samuel Lyndon Gladden

Short Story Contest Winners

We received so many great entries for our Summer Reading Short Story Contest, it was really difficult to decide on winners! Below are the winners following a long deliberation:

Tween

  1. Mardi F
  2. Sarah N

Teen

  1. Emily D
  2. Abigail A
  3. Aylin L
Prizes can be picked up at the Children's Desk.

Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to the winners!

2010 Crime Daggers Finalist Announced

Tom Harper, CWA ChairFrom a slightly longer shortlist of contenders, the British Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) and its corporate partners, Specsavers, Cactus TV, and ITV3, have now announced the four finalists in each category for the 2010 Gold, Steel, and John Creasey Dagger Awards. Winners will be announced on Friday, October 8. A special awards ceremony that night at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel will be filmed, and then televised on ITV3 the following week.  (Photo: Tom Harper, CWA Chairperson)

New Kannada Books

A new selection of books in Kannada is waiting for you. Fiction titles include: Nonfiction titles include: