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  • Librarian Recommendations: December 2018

    Looking for a new series to get into?  Try one of these: 

    Space Case by Stuart Gibbs 

    Dash Gibson is stuck on the moon.  His parents have signed the family up to be one of the first to live on a new moon base, but it’s not as exciting as you think.  Kids aren’t allowed to go outside the base and explore, and the base itself is tiny!  The food is horrible, and the only fun thing to do is play virtual reality games.  Then, one of the base’s top scientists turns up dead, and Dash is the only one who thinks that he was murdered.  It’s up to him to solve the mystery and prove that something is very wrong on the moon!  Book One of the Moon Base Alpha series. 

    Swindle by Gordon Korman 

    Sixth grader Griffin Bing spends the night in a haunted house with his friends and discovers an extremely rare and valuable Babe Ruth baseball card hidden in an old desk.  However, he ends up getting tricked into selling it to a collector for only $120.  To get back at the collector, Griffin and his friends plan an elaborate heist to steal the card.  Will they be able to get past high-tech security systems and dangerous guard dogs to get what they want?  Read Book One of the Swindle series to find out! 

    Magnus Chase: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan  - Book Review by Mrs. O’Malley 

    The book I would like to recommend is called “Magnus Chase: The Sword of Summer” by Rick Riordan. 

    This is a book about a young teenage boy Magnus Chase who has been on the run for 2 years, when his uncle finds him and tells Magnus the stories about the Norse tales are true and Magnus is related to one of the gods. Just when the information starts to make sense, he dies. Magnus Chase finds himself in the afterlife with other warriors who are waiting for the final battle of Raganork. Now he must find this weapon and claim his birthright. With help from new friends, and some old ones his adventure begins. 

    This book is a fast-paced adventure that keeps you guessing. Will he be able to find the weapon in question? Will he meet his real father? Can he trust his uncle when his mother said not to? Rick Riordan introduces the reader to Norse history. What will happen? Will he survive just living in hotel Valhalla? What about his new friends? Can he even survive their friendship? Read this book to find out. Book One of the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series.

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  • Librarian Recommendations: November 2018

    Warcross by Marie Lu 

    In this first installment, set in a futuristic New York City, bounty hunter/hacker Emika Chen is struggling to survive.  She is behind on her rent and has barely enough money to buy food.  When she is caught hacking into Warcross, a large virtual reality tournament, she is surprisingly offered a job by the company’s CEO: Join the tournament and find out who is trying to sabotage the whole thing.  This book is great for fans of Ready Player One and Ender’s Game 

     

    The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger 

    Sixth grader Tommy interviews his classmates as they talk about their interactions with Dwight, a fellow sixth grader, who gives out advice through a finger puppet origami Yoda.  Is Origami Yoda really able to see the future? Or is it all just an enormous hoax? If you enjoy Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Dan Kinney or James Patterson’s Middle School series, come and check this one out! 

     

    The following book review is from our Library Clerk, Mrs. O’Malley :

    The book I would like to recommend is called The Rook by Daniel O’Malley (no we are not related). 

    This is a book about a young lady named Myfanwy Tiffany Thomas, who wakes up with amnesia. She finds clues that she left for herself to enable Myfanwy to continue her work as one of the leaders of a super-secret government organization that protects an unknowing public from a wide variety of paranormal threats. This new "Myfanwy" must keep on the lookout for someone who is trying to kill her and at the same time continue to do her job.  

    This book is fast paced and keeps you guessing throughout the book.  With supernatural creatures and strange co-workers will she ever remember what actually happened to her? 

    What will happen to Myfanwy? Will she find the person trying to kill her? Will she be able to do her job? If you want to know, come to the library and check out  The Rook by Daniel O’Malley for some great adventure.

     

     

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  • Librarian Recommendations: October 2018

    Looking for a good book to read?  Try one of these:

    The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor 

    A new take on the classic tale Alice in Wonderland – Princess Alyss Heart is forced to flee Wonderland when her vicious aunt Redd decides that she wants the throne for herself.  Alyss finds herself in 19th century London, where she begins to forget all about her royal past.  However, the subjects of Wonderland will stop at nothing to find Alyss and return her to her rightful place on the throne. (Book 1 of the Looking Glass Wars series) 

    The Wild Robot by Peter Brown 

    When Roz the robot wakes up for the first time, she finds herself alone on a remote island.  She has no idea why she is there, or where she came from.  She must learn to survive in this hostile environment, surrounded by wild (and sometimes very unfriendly) animals. 

    Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein 

    Twelve year old Kyle and his friends win an essay writing competition and get to spend the night in the town’s brand new public library.  But this library was designed by famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello, and Kyle soon finds himself part of a new game: Solve a series of puzzles and escape from the library!

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