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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:

Register for the First Grade Book Group

Hey kids! Don't forget to register for the August First Grade Book Discussion! Registration starts Monday, August 9th at 9:00AM and the Book Discussion will meet from 2:00 until 2:30PM on Monday, August 23rd. This month's book is A Wish for a Fish. See you There!

Ze Frank's Reading List

Ze Frank recently sought reading recommendations from friends reading his blog. If Ze sounds like a familiar name to you, you may remember How to Dance Properly, the show, youngmenowme, or chillout. He's a fascinating guy. What follows is the first five pages of his crowd-sourced reading list in our catalog:

The time traveler's wife : a novel by Audrey Niffenegger

Naked lunch : the restored text by William S. Burroughs ; edited by James Grauerholz and Barry Miles

Black swan green : a novel by David Mitchell

Happy Birthday, P. D. James

P. D. James celebrated her 90th. birthday on August 3. The author of twenty books, most of which have been filmed and broadcast on television in the United States and other countries, Ms. James best known character is Adam Dagliesh, who has over the years risen to the status of Commander in the Metropolitan Police Service at New Scotland Yard. The first novel in the Dagliesh series, Cover Her Face, was published in 1962. Ms. James recently wrote Talking About Detective Fiction a history of the detective novel.
[Photo: © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.]

More Mysteries Into Film

Campion [videodisc] : Police at the funeral by a BBC television production in association with Consolidated Productions

Absolute power [videodisc] by Castle Rock Entertainment presents a Malpaso production

The long goodbye [videodisc] by United Artists

Mysteries Into Film

In a lonely place [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc

In the heat of the night [videodisc] by United Artists ; The Mirisch Corporation presents the Norman Jewison/Walter Mirisch production

Laura [videodisc] by 20th Century Fox presents

The lady vanishes [videodisc] by a Gainsborough picture

Political Films

Comedy

The American president [videodisc] by Castle Rock Entertainment and Universal Pictures present a Wildwood Enterprises, Inc. production ; executive producers, Charles Newirth, Jeffrey Stott ; directed, produced by Rob Reiner ; written by Aaron Sorkin

Bob Roberts [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures presents with Miramax Films a Polygram/Working Title production in association with Barry Levinson and Mark Johnson and Artisan Entertainment ; a film by Tim Robbins

Bulworth [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox presents

Hungry For More Hunger Games?

If you are feverishly awaiting the next, and final, segment of The Hunger Games, I have good news! Mockingjay will be available in only 24 days, on August 24th. Also, check out this link to watch the book trailer for Mockingjay.