Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Patron Review ~ The Kings of Clonmel

The King[s] of Clonmel (Ranger's Apprentice #8) by John Flanagan
Published: 2008
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Action/Adventure

Description:
Will is at the annual Ranger Gathering but Halt is investigating mysterious happenings in the west. When he does finally return, it's with bad news. Hibernia is in turmoil. A religious cult calling themselves the Outsiders are sowing confusion and sedition, and five of the six Hibernian kingdoms have been undermined. Now the sixth, Clonmel, is in danger. Halt, Will and Horace set out to restore order. Can the secrets of Halt's past help them in their mission?

Review by patron, Anonymous: 
Awesome book. good for reading on a trip.

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Patron Review ~ Erak's Ransom

Erak's Ransom (Ranger's Apprentice #7) by John Flanagan
Published: 2006
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Action/Adventure

Description:
When Erak, the Skandian Oberjarl, is taken hostage during a raid on the desert lands to the south of the Constant Sea, his second-in-command, Svengal, is sent to bring back a ransom for Erak's release. Halt and Will must go with Svengal to deliver the ransom and secure Erak's freedom, but a royal presence is needed too. The Princess Cassandra - or Evanlyn, as Will knows her - persuades her father to let her go with them. Horace and the Ranger Gilan round out the group to make sure that Evanlyn is well protected. But will violent sandstorms, warring tribes and danger at every turn keep them from reaching Erak in time? The seventh book takes us back to the final year of Will's apprenticeship, before the events related in Books 5 and 6.

Review by patron, Anonymous: 
Quick read adventure. Good book.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Patron Book Review ~ The Hunters

The Hunt[ers] (Brotherband Chronicles #3) by John Flanagan
Published: 2012
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Action/Adventure

Description:
The bestselling epic continues!

Hal and his brotherband crew are hot on the trail of the pirate Zavac and they have one thing only on their minds: Stopping the bloodthirsty thief before he can do more damage. Of course, they also know Zavac has the Andomal, the priceless Skandian artifact stolen when the brotherband let down their guard. The chase leads down mighty rivers, terrifying rapids, to the lawless fortress of Ragusa. If Hal is to succeed, he will need to go beyond his brotherband training. He will need to challenge the pirate one-on-one, knowing only one of them will survive.

The epic series from Ranger's Apprentice author John Flanagan continues, delivering pulse-pounding adventure and fun.

Review by patron, Anonymous: 
Amazing book brings you closer to the characters.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Patron Review ~ The Invaders

The Invaders (Brotherband Chronicles #2) by John Flanagan
Published: 2012
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Action/Adventure

Description:
The adventure continues in the Ranger's Apprentice companion trilogy!

Hal and the Herons have done the impossible. This group of outsiders has beaten out the strongest, most skilled young warriors in all of Skandia to win the Brotherband competition. But their celebration comes to an abrupt end when the Skandians' most sacred artifact, the Andomal, is stolen--and the Herons are to blame.

To find redemption they must track down the thief Zavac and recover the Andomal. But that means traversing stormy seas, surviving a bitter winter, and battling a group of deadly pirates willing to protect their prize at all costs. Even Brotherband training and the help of Skandia's greatest warrior may not be enough to ensure that Hal and his friends return home with the Andomal--or their lives.

Review by patron, Anonymous: 
Fast past fantisy. Hooked on the first chapter.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Patron Book Review ~ The Outcasts

The Outcast[s] (Brotherband Chronicles #1) by John Flanagan
Published: 2011
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Action/Adventure

Description:
They are outcasts. Hal, Stig, and the others - they are the boys the others want no part of. Skandians, as any reader of Ranger's Apprentice could tell you, are known for their size and strength. Not these boys. Yet that doesn't mean they don't have skills. And courage - which they will need every ounce of to do battle at sea against the other bands, the Wolves and the Sharks, in the ultimate race. The icy waters make for a treacherous playing field . . . especially when not everyone thinks of it as playing.

John Flanagan, author of the international phenomenon Ranger's Apprentice, creates a new cast of characters to populate his world of Skandians and Araluens, a world millions of young readers around the world have come to know and admire. Full of seafaring adventures and epic battles, Book 1 of The Brotherband Chronicles is sure to thrill readers of Ranger's Apprentice while enticing a whole new generation just now discovering the books.

Review by patron, Anonymous: 
Well righten book. Suprising twists.

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Patron Book Review ~ The Forever War

The Forever War (book #1) by Joe Haldeman
Published: 1974
Genre: Science Fiction, Time Travel

Description:
Private William Mandella is a hero in spite of himself--a reluctant conscript drafted into an elite military unit, and propelled through space and time to fight in a distant thousand-year conflict. He never wanted to go to war, but the leaders on Earth have drawn a line in the interstellar sand--despite the fact that their fierce alien enemy is unknowable, unconquerable, and very far away. So Mandella will perform his duties without rancor and even rise up through the militarys ranks. . .if he survives. But the true test of his mettle will come when he returns to Earth. Because of the time dilation caused by space travel the loyal soldier is aging months, while his home planet is aging centuries--and the difference will prove the saying: you never can go home. . .

Review by patron, Anonymous: 

A slow read. not very exciting

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Patron Book Review ~ Bluestem

Bluestem by Frances Arrington
Published: 2000
Genre: Historical fiction, family, prairie frontier

Description:
With their father away and their mother traumatized by some unknown event, eleven-year-old Polly and her younger sister are left to take care of themselves and their prairie homestead.

Polly and Jessie are young pioneer girls who live with their family on the prairie. One day, their mama disappears. The girls find her and bring her home to the family soddy, but Mama doesn't seem to know who or where she is. Polly and Jessie have to care for her until Papa returns from across the prairie. But the girls are afraid. Ruthless neighbors want to seize the family's land, and Mama is getting worse. Can Polly and Jessie manage alone? "A well-characterized and beautifully written historical novel." (School Library Journal)

"Readers will be quickly turning pages to discover the fate of these stalwart heroines. . . ." (Publishers Weekly)
Review by patron, Lindsey: 
(No stars noted)
It was great about be patient and have stick-to-itevness.

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Patron Book Review ~ Clueless McGee Gets Famous

Clueless McGee Gets Famous (Clueless McGee #3) by Jeff Mack
Published: 2014
Genre: Graphic Novel

Description:
For every fan of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, or Timmy Failure--a laugh-out-loud book with a fun mystery to solve!

Clueless McGee is confident he is on his way to becoming a famous crime solver. Surely you want his autograph . . . no? Speaking of autographs, when Clueless learns that the messy scribble on the cowboy hat sent by his father is actually the autograph of famous teen idol Junior McFiddle, everyone in school suddenly wants to be Clueless' friend. And they want his hat -- especially the three Taylors, the popular girls who usually do their best to ignore him. When the autographed hat disappears, Clueless sets a trap to catch the thief. As usual, he manages to make a bad situation worse before the thief is unveiled.

With abundant humor, a lampooning of teen music sensations and a fun, child-friendly mystery to solve, Jeff Mack has created another book perfect for fans of Big Nate, Diary of a Wimpy Kid,Timmy Failure, or even the Chet Gecko mysteries.
Review by patron, Lindsey: 

It was more for a little kid.

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Rebecca Caudill Book Nominees - November


A reminder, students age 4th-8th grade can answer questions about the 2016 Rebecca Caudill Nominees ONLINE! Go to http://bit.ly/caud2016 (or click the banner), then click the book cover a book you've read to answer its question. The first 8 books are currently unlocked and answerable! If you didn't answer questions from October books you may do so at anytime to be entered into the current month's drawing.

One winner will be drawn from all the correct entries submitted during that month regardless of when the question was first posted. Example: You are eligible to win in December if you submit the correct answer for a book question that was posted in October.

We'll draw the November winner December 1st.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Patron Book Review ~ The Ellie McDoodle Diaries

Ellie McDoodle Diaries by Ruth McNally Barshaw
Published: 2007
Genre: Diary, Graphic Novel, Strong Female Character

Description:
Ellie captures all the excruciating and funny details of a dreaded camping trip in her secret journal. Complete with games, songs, weird facts, and more, Ellie's sketch diary soon reveals she's actually having fun! Perfect for sleep-away campers, vacationers, and any kid looking for a great summer read.
Review by patron, Lindsey: 


Kinda boring little kidish,. but funny and interesting..

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Patron Book Review ~ I, Emma Freke

I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson
Published: 2010
Genre: Family, friendship, realistic fiction

Description:
"I, Emma Freke, am not a freak. Or maybe I am. I just don't know."

What's in a name? I, Emma Freke is a charming search-for-identity story about Emma - the only "normal" member of her quirky family. Her flighty, New Age mom seems to barely have time for a daughter, especially one who annoyingly spoils her mom's youthful fa├žade. Emma's well-meaning grandpa is clueless. And her only friends are the local librarian and a precocious 10-year old adopted by the two old ladies next door.

Smart, shy, and nearly six feet tall, Emma struggles to fit in at school, so she jumps at the opportunity to "home school" until that too turns into another of mom's half-baked ideas.

The real crisis comes when she gets an invitation to The Freke Family Reunion, and her fellow Frekes aren't at all what she expects. While Emma desperately tries to find her niche, she discovers that perhaps it's better to be her own "freak" than someone else's Freke.
Review by patron, Lindsey: 



About you gotta be who you are. Don't pretend to be somebody you aren't. Pretty good overall.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Patron Book Review ~ World Religions

World Religions by John Bowker
Published: 2006
Genre: Nonfiction, World Religions,
Description:
The distinctive identities of different faiths are explored in World Religions by studying the main principles and thinking of each religion. The book's reproduction allows the symbolism and meaning in religious imagery and iconography to be revealed in great detail.
Review by patron, Allyson: 

Very interesting learned a lot about confucianism.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Patron Book Review ~ In Front of God and Everybody

In Front of God and Everybody (Confessions of April Grace, bk #1) by K.D. McCrite
Published: 2011
Genre: Christian Fiction

Description:
In the summer of 1986, eleven-year-old April Grace, who lives on a rural Arkansas farm with her family, across a field from her grandmother, has her sense of Christian charity tested when a snooty couple from San Francisco moves into a dilapidated house down the road and her grandmother takes up with a loud, obnoxious, and suspicious-acting Texan.

Review by patron, Lindsey:  
It was a great teen Christian book for girls. I love it tons! She was herself, and a funny character.



Thursday, September 17, 2015

Patron Book Review ~ Dragon Keeper

Dragon Keeper (Dragonkeeper, bk #1) by Carole Wilkinson
Published: 2003
Genre: Fantasy Fiction

Description:
An orphan slave girl becomes a Dragon Keeper when she heroically comes to the aid of an aging dragon and both go on a dangerous journey across China to protect a mysterious stone vital to the dragon's legacy.


Review by patron, Anonymous:  
I liked how a slave girl in the beginning changed into a hero at the end of the book.






Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Patron Book Review ~ Light From Heaven

Light From Heaven by Christmas Carol Kauffman
Published: 1948
Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction

Description:
Joseph Armstrong's father showed more concern for his farms and horses than he did for his wife and children. Work was first, Mishaps were dealt with harshly. Praise was a foreign language. The family suffered cruel scorn, rejection, and deprivation. All the while, Bennet Armstrong hypocritically portrayed himself to others as flawlessly pious.Thankfully, a devout mother bridged the gap, loving her children, telling them Bible stories, teaching them to respect their father, and praying fervently for their safety and salvation.Annie Armstrong's prayers were heard.Joseph came to trust his kind heavenly Father who helped him love and forgive and rise above his circumstances to a life of purpose and peace.This story, sometimes heartrending, sometimes heartening, points to the one true hope for all man's miseries -- Jesus Christ, the true...
Review by patron, Anonymous:  
I thought it was very interesting and detailed.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Patron Book Review ~ Where the Red Fern Grows

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Published: 1961
Genre: Children's Literature, Historical Fiction, Classic

Description:
First published in 1961, a modern-day classic for children follows the friendship between a boy and his two dogs as they search out adventure along the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country.

Review by patron, Anonymous:  
I really liked this book because Billy saved his $ for 2 years just to get two hound dogs who he loves.

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Monday, September 7, 2015

Patron Book Review ~ Children of the River

Children of the River by Linda Crew
Published: 1989
Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction,

Description:
Sundara fled Cambodia with her aunt's family to escape the Khmer Rouge army when she was thirteen, leaving behind her parents, her brother and sister, and the boy she had loved since she was a child.

Now, four years later, she struggles to fit in at her Oregon high school and to be "a good Cambodian girl" at home. A good Cambodian girl never dates; she waits for her family to arrange her marriage to a Cambodian boy. Yet Sundara and Jonathan, an extraordinary American boy, are powerfully drawn to each other. Haunted by grief for her lost family and for the life left behind, Sundara longs to be with him. At the same time she wonders, Are her hopes for happiness and new life in America disloyal to her past and her people?
Review by patron, Anonymous: 

I liked this book because Sundara travels to America when her family is attacked an army in Cambodia.

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Patron Book Review ~ The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Published: 1900
Genre: Classic, Fiction, Adventure

Description:
The adventures of an unusual dog, part St.Bernard, part Scotch shepherd, forcibly taken to the Klondike gold fields where he eventually becomes the leader of a wolf pack.
Review by patron, Allyson: 


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Monday, August 31, 2015

Patron Book Review ~ Fudge-a-Mania

Fudge-a-Mania (Fudge, bk #3) by Judy Blume
Published: 1990
Genre: Children's Literature, Realistic Fiction, Humor

Description:
Peter Hatcher can't get a break. His little brother, Fudge-the five-year-old human hurricane-has big plans to marry Peter's sworn enemy, Sheila Tubman. That alone would be enough to ruin his whole summer, but now Peter's parents have decided to rent a summer home next door to Sheila the Cootie Queen's house for three whole weeks!
Review by patron, Allyson: 


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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Patron Book Review ~ Rules

Rules by Cynthia Lord
Published: 2006
Genre: Young Adult, Realistic Fiction,

Description:
Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. She's spent years trying to teach David the rules from "a peach is not a funny-looking apple" to "keep your pants on in public"---in order to head off David's embarrassing behaviors.

But the summer Catherine meets Jason, a surprising, new sort-of friend, and Kristi, the next-door friend she's always wished for, it's her own shocking behavior that turns everything upside down and forces her to ask: What is normal?


Review by patron, Allyson: 



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Monday, August 24, 2015

Patron Review ~ Summer PERC Programs

Reviews by patron, Allison: 

Minecraft Monday:

Staff Note, We unfortunately had internet issues that day :(

Graffiti/Dye Tiles:
Staff Note, It rained that day so we couldn't do the sidewalk graffiti and did dyed tiles instead. :(


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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Patron Book Review ~ Killer

Killer (Pretty Little Liars #6) by Sara Shepard
Published: 2009
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery

Description:
In picture-perfect Rosewood, Pennsylvania, ash-blond highlights gleam in the winter sun and frozen lakes sparkle like Swarovski crystals. But pictures often lie - and so do Rosewood's four prettiest girls.

Hanna, Aria, Spencer, and Emily have been lying ever since they became friends with beautiful Alison DiLaurentis. Ali made them do terrible things - things they had to keep secret for years. And even though Ali was killed at the end of seventh grade, their bad-girl ways didn't die with her.

Hanna's on a mission to corrupt Rosewood's youth, starting with a very attractive sophomore. Aria's snooping into her boyfriend's past. Spencer's stealing - from her family. And pure little Emily's abstaining from abstinence.

The girls should be careful, though. They thought they were safe when Ali's killer was arrested and A's true identity was finally revealed. But now there's a new A in town turning up the heat. And this time Rosewood is going to burn.
Review by patron, Anonymous: 

I love these books. They are very suspnsful. I learned what was coming in the tv show. It was also pretty funny too.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Patron Book Review ~ Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables (Anne Shirley, bk 1) by LM Montgomery
Published: 1908
Genre: Young Adult, Classic, Canadian Literature

Description:
As soon as Anne Shirley arrived at the snug, white farmhouse called Green Gables, she knew she wanted to stay forever. But would the Cuthberts send her back to the orphanage? Anne knows she's not what they expected -- a skinny girl with decidedly red hair and a temper to match. If only she could convince them to let her stay, she'd try very hard not to keep rushing headlong into scrapes or blurt out the very first thing she had to say. Anne was not like anybody else, everyone at Green Gables agreed; she was special -- a girl with an enormous imagination. This orphan girl dreamed of the day when she could call herself Anne of Green Gables. Annotation. As soon as Anne Shirley arrived at the snug, white farmhouse called Green Gables, she knew she wanted to stay forever... but would the Cuthberts send her back to the orphanage? Anne knows she's not what they expected -- a skinny girl with decidedly red hair and a temper to match. If only she could convince them to let her stay, she'd try very hard not to keep rushing headlong into scrapes or blurt out the very first thing she had to say. Anne was not like anybody else, everyone at Green Gables agreed; she was special -- a girl with an enormous imagination. This orphan girl dreamed of the day when she could call herself Anne of Green Gables.
Review by patron, Allyson: 

It was a great book about an orphan who moves to green gables. She is a really talktive troublemaker.

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