Friday, July 20, 2018

Summer Reading Book Recommendations Week 7

We're on the downward slide of summer heading into August and the start of school, but summer reading suggestions keep coming! This week the focus is on mythology.
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Students often gravitate to the Roman and Greek myths, and many YA novels are popular because the story has a base in those ancient stories. The Percy Jackson series and its continued popularity is certainly proof of that, along with many other series by Rick Riordan. Who Let the Gods Out? also features Greek mythology; however, if you're looking to read stories with a basis in mythology from other places, you might try the others featured above. While most of the books shown are in a series, The Scorpio Races is not, so if you're looking for a stand-along title (and a *great* read!), you might want to try that one. Series or stand-alone, Greek mythology or not, all of these make summer reading--or any time reading!--more enjoyable!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Summer Reading Book Recommendations: Week 6

We're halfway through our summer reading book recommendations (What?!), and this week we feature some of the most popular series books in our library.

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The recommendations include The Track Series by Jason Reynolds, a new series about an elite track team, with each new book telling a different member's story; the magical Unwanteds series; the classic retellings of The Lunar Chronicles focused on a new retelling with each new book; the historical fiction War That Saved My Life series that focuses on an unusual aspect of WWII; and The Grisha Trilogy, dark magic and hard choices at their best.

Any of these summer reading suggestions could keep you busy reading until school starts--or we'd love to see you in August to put Book 1 in your hands! See you then!

Friday, July 6, 2018

Summer Reading Book Recommendations: Week 5

This week we're recommending novels in verse--books that look like poems on the page rather than full paragraphs.
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Like previous recommendations, these books include different genres--realistic fiction and historical fiction--and feature families in crisis or families with unusual circumstances or family conflicts needing resolution. If you're looking for engaging stories, why not look for these at your public library this summer or stop by in August--we'd love to hear what you think after you've read it!

Summer isn't over yet, so stay tuned for more recommendations here and on Twitter: ccls531. Happy reading!

Friday, June 29, 2018

Summer Reading Book Recommendations: Week 4

This week we shift from fiction recommendations to narrative nonfiction. According to Pat McNees from the website Writers and Editors, narrative nonfiction is "fact-based storytelling that makes the reader want to keep reading." Our five suggestions certainly do exactly that!
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Recent purchases for the library have added several narrative nonfiction titles to the collection. We're eager to share these new books with you, as well as all of the new titles waiting for you. See you in August!

Friday, June 22, 2018

Summer Reading Book Recommendations: Week 3

Our summer reading recommendations continue this week with a twist: we're featuring sports authors and several books rather than single titles. Sports fiction has become some of the most circulated titles in the library, so why not highlight some of your most popular and favorite authors?

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See any of your favorites? Looking forward to trying a new sports read? Try your public library this summer, or we'll see you in August when you're ready to check out!


Friday, June 15, 2018

Summer Reading Book Recommendations: Week 2

It's Week 2 of book recommendations, and rather than go on and on about these great books, you only get five words to excite your reading selves! Take a look at this week's books:
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The 5-word summaries or reviews were posted daily on Twitter; did you miss them? Here's each day's review:

Stay tuned for next week's recommendations--all are sports writers, maybe some of your old favorites, but you might be surprised with a new suggestion! Happy reading!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Summer Reading Book Recommendations, Week 1

With summer upon us, now is a great time to catch up on those books you've heard friends, teachers, classmates, and others talking about! Each week we'll feature five titles with a theme, of sorts, to guide your selections. This week's theme is Stand-Alone Titles.

You can access the full Slides presentation showing all titles and descriptions HERE. Stay tuned for more titles and recommendations!