Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Join Now!

Teen Summer Reading Club
Bartlett Public Library District

☺To join Read on the Wild Side! reading program, read a book and then register at the Reference Desk starting June 8 through Aug. 1, 2009.
☺You will receive a prize after reading five, ten, fifteen, and twenty books.
☺Enter the weekly drawings for more prizes.
☺For every five books read, you will also receive a coupon for the final prize drawing.
☺First prize will be a $75 gift certificate to a shopping mall.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


If you had the power to kill with your bare hands, what would you do with it?
Graceling takes readers inside the world of Katsa, a warrior-girl in her late teens with one blue eye and one green eye. This gives her haunting beauty, but also marks her as a Graceling. Gracelings are beings with special talents—swimming, storytelling, dancing. Katsa's Grace is considered more useful: her ability to fight (and kill, if she wanted to) is unequaled in the seven kingdoms. Forced to act as a henchman for a manipulative king, Katsa looks for the moral courage to stand up to evil rulers and fight for what is right.

Cashore, Kristin. Graceling. Gr 7-up Young Adult CAS

Love a Mystery?

Bauer, Joan. Peeled. Gr. 6-10 Young Adult BAU

Hildy is looking for a chance to prove herself and finds her opportunity as a reporter for the high school newspaper. She is drawn to the town’s biggest story surrounding the haunting of the old Ludlow house. The mystery unfolds as Hildy takes a deeper look into eerie happenings and ghostly sightings to find the truth.

A New Sisterhood!

Brashares, Ann. 3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows. Gr. 7-up Young Adult BRA

3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows is written by Ann Brashares who wrote the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. In this story we follow three girls who take time over the summer to grow. Polly “plants the seeds” for a glamorous life; Jo “puts down roots” as she spends the summer at her family’s beach house; and Ama finds out what it’s like at a wilderness camp, not the academic camp she had requested. Read 3 Willows to experience the summer with the new sisterhood.