Looking for Summer Reading ideas with substance? Here are some best bets for Tour #2 and Tour #8 that focus on schools in faraway places. Kabul Beauty School Leaving Microsoft to Change the World Notes on a Scandal Three Cups of Tea Under the Greenwood Tree
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There isn't any fighting in this novel, but a lot of people leave. To begin with Eriol, Nakuru, Souppy, and Mizuki go back to England. After Sakura changed the last Clow Cards into Sakura Cards and then became the strongest magician, she replaces Clow Reed, they had no further need to stay in Japan; although they were all said to say good bye to their friends. Especially Nakuru, she never got to go out with Toya. (Mostly because Toya didn't like her and was only nice because of Yukito) There's also the surprise of Eriol and Mizuki being in love. Before leaving Eriol tells Sakura "When you find out someone close to you is going away, far away...
This is a sequel to the series Cardcaptors; This series takes place after Sakura has captured all the Cloe Cards. The series has new transfer students and strange magical occurences. Then Sakura starts haveing strange dreams. The series also has Sakura turning the Clow Card into Sakura Cards, while Clow Reed tests her skills as a magician. And if that's not enough Syaoran discovers he loves Sakura, but is afraid to tell her. This volume starts with one of Sakura's dreams; in which she's at Tokyo Tower and she sees people (and an animal) who looks like Clow Reed, Yue, and Kero. When she tells Syaoran and Kero about her dream they decide to visit the Tokyo Tower.
This volume begins with Princess Sakura visiting her child hood friend Syaoran after he returrns from an archaeological dig. The characters from this series may look like there counter parts from Cardcaptors, but theyt are older and have completely different personalities. (Okay so they have a lot in common like Syaoran and Sakura being in love, Toya hating Syaoran for loving his sister, and a few more, but there are also a lot of differences) Anyway in this story, like Cardcaptors, Sakursa and Syaoran haven't told each other that they love each other. But Sakura decides to surprise Syaoran at the dig and tell him she loves him, but a symbol is uncovered that has a weird reaction to SAkura's presence.
This volume of Tsubasa starts in the middle of a fight that broke out in voilume 1; where Syaoran saves someone with his Kudan. Kudan are the gods of the Hanshin Republic (the first demension they go to) and everyone in the Hanshin Republic has a Kudan that looks after and protects them. The Kudan have different levels of power, and Syaoran, FAi, and Kurogane had special level (special level is the highest level a Kudan can be) attached to them upon entering the Hanshin Republic. After the fight Masayoshi, the guy Syaoran saved, offerers to show them around and help them find Sakura's feather. They also discover that during the fight Mokona has sensed one of Sakura's feathers. It turns out that there's a very good possibility that a Kudan has a feather.
No, everyone this isn't another manga series. Don't Die Dragon Fly is the first book in a young adult fiction series called The Seer. It's also one of the new books in the Teens Place. In this book Sabine Rose is a teenage girl who not only has visions of the future, but she can see and talk to ghosts; which includes her spirit guide Opal (basically she doesn't see Opal, but she can hear her, which Sabine isn't always happy about cause Opal is a nag). This Story begins after Sabine is kicked out of her old school and sent to her grandma's because she had a vision of a student dying in a car crash before a dance and warned him. The guy ended up dying and a petition was made to kick her out of the school, which then led to her parents sending her away.
Yes, it is almost time for a summer trip and, as always, one of the first questions for me is--what do I take along to read? Diehard romance reader that I am, I am opting for Not Quite a Lady by Loretta Chase. Chase is my favorite author for humorous historical romances. Not Quite a Lady is part of a series, so, if you haven't discovered her yet, you may want to start with Mr. Impossible, the first book in the series.
Next week the latest installment of one of the most beloved action film franchises ever blasts into theaters "Live Free or Die Hard." This is the fourth film where Bruce Willis has portrayed NYPD Detective John McClane and the first Die Hard film revolutionized action films. In the 90's many action films could be described as "Die Hard on a fill in the blank. So in honor of the fourth film I give you a list of some of the better Die Hard inspired movies: Under Siege 1 and 2: (Die Hard on a Boat and a Train) I know what you're thinking what are not one but two Steven Segal movies doing on this list? But truthfully these are really fun and well made movies thanks in no small part to the villains in both films.
They've signed up for Adult Summer Reading at the Canton Public Library and earned entry slips for fabulous prize drawings, like a $400 Northwest Air gift certificate! It's not too late for you. Summer reading sign up goes through July 26. Visit the Adult Summer Reading page for details, links to book suggestions and more.
Members of the biblioblogosphere/kidlitosphere have created a really cool blog tour for authors of children's and teen literature. Check out this great lineup!
Monday, June 18th, was not the busiest day the library has ever had - but it was close! We checked out over 11,000 items, as Canton residents of all ages came to sign up for our summer reading programs and take their reading material home. We had four Library Assistants and four self-check machines busy all day, and we hope to see everyone again soon.
Avast, scallywags and scurvy bilge rats! The Pirate Reading Challenge begins June 12, 2007 and lasts until September 19, 2007. There be significance to these dates: durin' the week o' June 10 in 1718 Blackbeard ran aground his ship Queen Anne's Revenge. September 19 be International Talk Like a Pirate Day. The goal be to read books about pirates. Set your own goal for how many pirate books you'd like to read. Cast your eyes on the official Pirate Reading Challenge Code O' Rules and get started by learnin' your pirate name.
Today is opening day for summer reading. Stop in and sign up for a summer's worth of fun. We have programs for kids, tweens, teens and adult. You're never too old to read.
With Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer hitting theaters today you might think that I as a fan of Marvel Comics' First Family would be excited. There's a reason why I'm not. It's because I'm a fan of the comic adventures of the FF and I saw the first film, which granted children loved but it seemed like if you were over 6 or liked even a little dose of intelligence in your movies was not for you. This latest incarnation appears to be more of the same. I hope I'm wrong and I hope it's good but unless I can see it for free I don't plan on seeing it.
Get your library card and get ready to register for Listeners, Readers, Tween, Teen and Adult Summer Reading. Registration starts June 18! Sign up the whole family.
With so much happening at Heritage Park for Liberty Festival, the Canton Public Library will be closed Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17. You can still use many of the library's services on our Internet Branch, www.cantonpl.org, including renewing your library materials, checking databases and subject pages and registering for classes. When we open on Monday, we'll expect to see all of you coming in to sign up for summer reading. It kicks off on Monday, June 18 for children, tweens, teens and adults.
Michigan Children's Book Award Winner Announced Michigan Library Association names the best children's book of the year June 14, 2007, Lansing, MI The Children's Services Division of the Michigan Library Association (MLA) is pleased to announce that RULES by Cynthia Lord, published by Scholastic Press, is the winner of the 2006 Mitten Award. RULES is a funny, poignant, thoughtful look at sibling relationships and the intrinsic value of a person. Twelve-year-old Catherine has created a list of rules to help her younger brother, David, navigate the world. David has autism, and Catherine experiences a range of emotions with him, from frustration to protectiveness to a wry appreciation for his point of view.
ACCLAIMED CHILDREN'S WRITER SARAH STEWART WINS 2007 MICHIGAN AUTHOR AWARD The Michigan Center for the Book today announced Sarah Stewart, author of such beloved children's books as The Gardener and The Library, as the winner of the 2007 Michigan Author Award. Sponsored jointly by the Michigan Center for the Book (a program of the Library of Michigan) and the Michigan Library Association, this annual award honors a Michigan writer for his or her contributions to literature, based on an outstanding published body of work. Sarah Stewart has written five children's books - The Money Tree, The Library, The Gardener, The Journey, and The Friend - all illustrated by her husband David Small.
The world premiere of The Hollywood Librarian will be unveiled at the ALA conference on Friday, June 22nd in Washington, DC.