Friday, August 17, 2018

Summer Reading Book Recommendations: Week 11

It's the very last week of book recommendations! Selfishly, I chose to feature some of my favorites from several different genre:

The caption says it all for this group--these books include some great action and adventure and feature revenge, schemes and scheming, and all sorts of revenge. Strong male and female characters drive the storytelling, and while "villain" isn't a great label for the antagonists, they are excellent foils to our main characters. 

Want to see ALL of the book recommendations from the summer? You can access the Slides presentation below:

School starts next week, my readers, so be sure to stop by to check out! I'd love to hear about your summers and the books you've read!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Summer Reading Book Recommendations: Week 10

It's hard to believe there's only one week left in summer reading book recommendations! Before we get ahead of ourselves, though, let's take a look at this week's books, all of them fairy tales or classic retellings:
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With the exception of Frogkisser! by Garth Nix, all of this week's recommendations are based on tales readers know, like Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. Even Leigh Bardugo's The Language of Thorns uses traditional myths, legends, and folklore in three of her six short stories. However, for fans of magic and tales of adventure, there is plenty of original storytelling here for you as well! Why not stop by the library in another two weeks and check out one of these books? 

Fairy tales and classic retellings not your favorite genre? Follow me on Twitter (@ccls531) or scroll through the blog to see other recommendations from the summer. There's likely something to appeal to your reader sense!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Summer Reading Book Recommendations: Week 9

Some of the most popular books in the library are graphic novels, so this week's summer reading recommendations from our daily tweets are all books in that format.
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Like the caption indicates, this week's titles are nearly all books in a series or in planned series, and with the exception of Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust, are all based on chapter books. Often we see that our readers move between the chapter books and graphic novels with ease and re-read their favorites as they come to love the stories and the characters.

Two of our featured books in series will have additional titles published in the coming school year:
•  Supernova: Amulet 8 on Sept. 25, 2018
•  The Lost Air: Wings of Fire 2 on Feb. 26, 2019

Only two weeks before we return to classes--have you found a book or two that you'd like to look at and perhaps check out? We're excited to see you soon!