Nancy Drew is also available in graphic novels.
Suspense, mystery & always a good story.
You can find them in the Children's Department by the comics!
You may have, since the movie just came to theaters March 6. But did you also read the Watchmen? Arguably one of the best graphic novels ever written, it gives you a new view on superheroes : the deconstruction of the superhero. If you don't normally read graphic novels, don't let that keep you away from this one! The story is rich, entertaining, and thought-provoking. It almost makes you want to throw on a costume and go off to fight crime yourself!
Have a product you're trying to market? Looking for advice on how to run your business or even just your life? Seth Godin breaks down complex principles in a very readable way. Here are some of his recent hits:
Tribes: We Need You To Lead Us -- how to leverage informal communities, even on the web
Yes, I know it’s over a month away. But if you’re looking for some great environmental reads in the meantime, try checking out a book by Carl Hiaasen in honor of his birthday today!
If you want to learn even more about the environment, take a look at our April programming for upcoming earth day activities, or look in our collection for more stories and information about protecting the environment!
Another favorite series with a strong female character is Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Murders featuring Sarah Brandt, midwife and amateur detective assisted by New York police detective Frank Malloy. Sarah, born into a wealthy family, defied her parents by marrying Dr. Tom Brandt. Dr. Brandt is killed one night returning from a late night call and rather than return to her parents' home Sarah continues her midwifery practice in New York's tenements. She is a strong, independent character, at times challenging and baffling Detective Frank Malloy.
Celebrate the spring equinox on March 20th by making a craft with natural materials. Make a bird feeder, wind vanes and herb dolls with the help of Nature Smart: Awesome Projects to Make with Mother Nature's Help or learn how to make paper-bag puppets, clothespin cowboys and a space station with
I just started the Looking Glass Wars and I have to say I am impressed. I was a little worried because Alice in Wonderland is a little dear to my heart but this series Is extremely creative; a world where imagination is a weapon and the Mad Hatter is really Hatter Madigan the blade wielding, top hat wearing bodyguard....
This year’s theme is Be Creative @ Your Library. Get inspired to do something imaginative by reading about artists and inventors. Remind your parents they can have some fun, too, since all ages are welcome to join Summer Reading.
Let us know what you’re doing to prepare for Summer Reading by commenting on this post!
If you enjoy dancing, you may enjoy some fun picture books about these little dancers:
Tessa's tip-tapping toes by Carolyn Crimi; illustrated by Marsha Gray Carrington
Dancing class by H.M. Ehrlich; pictures by Laura Rader
Harriet dancing by Ruth Symes; illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church
If your are a Maximum Ride fan who's read everything and is still hungry for more of that trademark high-octane action then check out the Maximum Ride graphic novel that just came out. Also, did you hear they're making a movie?