Sophie's squash by Pat Zietlow Miller; illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf — Being friends with a squash comes with some unusual problems for Sophie to overcome.
The Big Game of Everything by Chris Lynch
Swim the fly by Don Calame
Whale talk by Chris Crutcher
Winger by Andrew Smith
Rush for the gold: mystery at the Olympics by John Feinstein
Vanishing act by John Feinstein
Summer ball by Mike Lupica
The batboy by Mike Lupica
The Super Bowl: an official retrospective by edited by Ken Leiker and Craig Ellenport
The NFL Super Bowl companion: personal reflections on America's favorite game by edited by John Wiebusch
Looking for some great Fourth Grade reads? Try some of these:
The strange case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
The one and only Ivan by Katherine Applegate; illustrations by Patricia Castelao
Tales of a fourth grade nothing by Judy Blume; illustrated by Roy Doty
Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet [kit] : a novel by Jamie Ford When artifacts from Japanese families sent to internment camps during World War ll are uncovered during removations at a Seattle hotel, Henry Lee embarks on a quest that leads to memories of growing up Chinese in a city rife with anti-Japanese sentiment. A story of childhood friendship, innocent love and father son relationships, this will lead to a rich discussion and review of the history of this period.
Cutting for stone [kit]: a novel by Abraham Verghese. A great title for book clubs, this is the story of twin brothers born of a secret union beween an Indian nun and a British surgeon in Ethiopia. They are orphaned by their mother's death and father's disappearance but share a fascination with surgery. The story moves between Addis Ababa and New York City and is filled with medical details. Love, betrayal and tragedy provide an unforgettable read.
Listen to Brendan O'Carroll's Mrs. Browne trilogy and get your Irish brogue on for St. Patrick's Day.
The Mammy by Brendan O'Carroll
The Chisellers by Brendan O'Carroll
The Granny by Brendan O'Carroll
If you are new to the Knuffle Bunny series, check out the other tales of Trixie and Knuffle Bunny, Knuffle Bunny: a Cautionary Tale and Knuffle Bunny Too: a Case of Mistaken Identity.
The road from Coorain [kit] by Jill Ker Conway — Inspiring work about Conway's journey from a girlhood on an isolated sheep-farm in the grasslands of Australia to her departure for America where she pursues an academic career and eventually becomes the first women president of Smith College.
Historical mysteries have become increasingly popular in the last decade. If you are a fan of historical fiction, and historical mystery stories in particular, you've read many of the well-known authors of this sub-genre: Steven Saylor, Anne Perry, Eliot Pattison, I. J. Parker, Lindsey Davis, John Maddox Robert, Margaret Frazer, and the list goes on, but have you read the works of:
Nefertiti: the book of the dead by Nick Drake
Critique of criminal reason by Michael Gregorio
The fifth servant by Kenneth Wishnia
Thirteenth night : a medieval mystery by Alan Gordon
A test of wills by Charles Todd
Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson
The Madonnas of Leningrad: a novel by Debra Dean — (September 22, 2010) — You can pick up a copy of this book at the Adult Reference Desk beginning Wednesday, August 25.
- The Covenant by Naomi Ragen
- White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
- On Beauty by Zadie Smith
- Crashing Through: A True Story of Risk, Adventure and the Man Who Dared To See by Robert Kurson
- Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Mind of an Extraordinary Autistic Savant by Daniel Tammet
Our latest Fave Five comes from Carly, a patron of the library.
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
I loved Twilight. It was a captivating and wonderful romance. It is based on a vampire-human relationshp, and the troubles about that. Her clumsiness and her hilaraious thoughts are something I can relate to.
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
Bloor, Edward. Tangerine. Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play soccer despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight
Notes from a liar and her dog by Gennifer Choldenko — Ant, stuck in a family that she does not like, copes by pretending that her "real" parents are coming to rescue her, by loving her dog Pistachio, by volunteering at the zoo, and by bending the truth and telling lies.
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo — Though this book is shelved in the youth department, the story of Opal and the dog that she finds should not be missed.
The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritson: This story is gory, macabre and not for the faint of heart, but she does a great job with the period detail (1830s-70s history/medical details) and merges this with the present day relationship of a modern woman to people in this time period. It was quite suspenseful as the main character tries to research the history of the bones found in her garden. (Also available in Large Print.)