Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
This is a fun and light-hearted Arthurian tale retold by the writer of many other previous Arthurian novels for kids. The Adventure Sir Lancelot the Great by Gerald Morris is under 100 pages and perfect for a reluctant reader or one who loves adventures with a big dose of humor. For readers in 3rd - 4th grade.
A new and upcoming series, Knights' Tales.
Monday, December 15, 2008
The Dragon's Child: A Story of Angel Island by Laurence Yep, a memorable and heartbreaking story of one child's immigration experience. For readers in 4th and older and those looking for a great California story.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Over the summer Angela learns not only to fold cranes that pass grandmother's inspection but also how to make it in a new situation in 1001 CRANES BY NAOMI HIRAHARA. For grades 5-8.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Friday, December 05, 2008
For grades 5-8.
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
For grades 5-8.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Where: Central Library Auditorium
222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, Ca 91205
Tony Johnston will be here to talk about her book Any Small Goodness and also to sign your personal copy. For additional questions, please call (818) 548-2035.
Copies of the book will be available for sale to benefit the Friends of the Library on the day of the author talk.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Until one day he takes off to visit his friends in a far village and when he comes back things have changed do to the very clever neighbors of his. They are on to something... to put a stop to his blah blahs and blee blees. But what can they possibly have come up with since nothing seems to change the man?
THE MAN WITH BAD MANNERS by IDRIES SHAH and the illustrations by ROSE MARY SANTIAGO is a quick, inventive and fun read.
For grades K-3rd
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man by Wendelin Van Draanen
Which witch will the Wizard marry? All the local witches compete to be the great wizard's wife and they create the most amazing magic to impress him. But one beautiful witch can only make beautiful white magic and not black magic like the others. Does she stand a chance? For 4th -6th
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Hard times lie ahead for Pia when he is torn away from his family and sent to the leper settlement when life is anything but pleasant. Fortunately he has the skills learned from Kamaka and is able to survive. But will he ever be able to forgive his friend's desertion?
Healing Water: A Hawaiian Story by Joyce Moyer Hostetter gives the reader a compelling and interesting perspective on an actual period in the history of the Hawaiian Islands. While this story is a work of fiction, the leper colony on Molokai is not, nor is Father Damien a Catholic priest who chose to live and work on the island. For readers in grades 5 though 8.
Monday, October 20, 2008
The Eye of the Crow: the Boy Sherlock Holmes by Shane Peacock. A complex story of how poverty and his parents shape the young boy into the tormented man and famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. For mature 6th and up.
Death in the Air - 2nd in the series
The Fall of the Amazing Zalindas: Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars by Tracy Mack
The boys who work on the street follow clues to help Sherlock Holmes figure out what happened to a group of tightrope walkers. For 4th - 8th grade readers.
The Raven League: Sherlock Holmes is Missing by Alex Simmons
Sherlock Holmes is missing and the Irregulars who normally assist him must now become detectives themselves and find Sherlock before he is killed. For 4th - 8th grade readers.
The Raven League: Buffallo Bill Wanted- series
The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Enola Holmes Mystery by Nancy Springer.
Sherlock and Mycroft have a younger sister! Enola is a product of her mother; strong-willed, spirited and unwilling to conform to her brothers' Victorian ideas of what a girl can or can't do. She escapes and hides from her brothers in London while working as a detective in various disguises. For 6th - 8th grade readers.
The Case of the Left-Handed Lady, The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets -series
Down the Rabbit Hole: An Echo Falls Mystery by Peter Abrahams
Seventh grader, Ingrid must use her skills, like her idol, Sherlock Holmes, to find out who killed a woman in her small town while trying not to be a suspect herself. For 6th - 8th grade readers.
Behind the Curtain: An Echo Falls Mystery, Into the Dark: An Echo Falls Mystery - series
Friday, October 17, 2008
This thrilling installment tests Cadel's resolve to overcome his evil past and work on the side for good which can only happen if he can avoid the clutches of the very wicked Prosper English. An exciting adventure, this will keep readers in grades 5 through 8 on the edge of their seats.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Paolo Levi has become a world famous violinist, traveling the world and mesmerizing audiences all over with his beautiful music. However, he never plays the music of the famous composer Mozart, people that ask him never get to find out the answer. Until one woman gets to find out by simply not asking it.
THE MOZART QUESTION by MICHAEL MORPURGO and the illustrations by MICHAEL FOREMAN.
For grades 4th and up.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
The Secret of the Tom Trueheart is a fun read. I know that other Glendale readers are ready to continue the adventure, too! Click on the book cover and reserve your copy of the next adventure story, Tom Trueheart and the Land of Dark Stories.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Katie Davis tells the story of a talented creator of her own "autobiogra-strip"* in The Curse of Addy McMahon. Best for readers in grades 4-6,
*Read the book to discover just exactly what this is!
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
For grades 5 through 8.
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Rachel Vail starts a sisterhood trilogy with her book Lucky and tells the story of Phoebe and her sisters during a year that changes all of her lives.
For grades 6 through 8.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
So you've been reading for about a year now, and it's time for a book that's a little longer. CINDER-RABBIT by Lynn Hazen is not quite a chapter book, but is longer than the usual book for early readers. Zoe the rabbit is chosen to be the star of the school play - Cinder-Rabbit! For the last act, she is to lead the rest of the cast in an onstage Bunny Hop. Unfortunately, thanks to mean Winifred, she's lost her hop. In all the rehearsals, she can never hop quite right. Will she get her hop back before opening night? Read and you will soon find out! For 2nd and 3rd graders.
This month's Snacktime Readers book is an adventure story by Sid Fleischman, The Ghost in the Noonday Sun. Right after celebrating his twelfth birthday, Oliver is kidnapped and forced to help the Pirate Captain Scratch find a lost treasure. There's lots of adventures, a ghost and a deserted island for Oliver to have and see before he makes it back home.
If you missed Snacktime Readers this month, be sure to join us on Wednesday, October 22 for the discussion about Any Small Goodness by Tony Johnston when we meet at the Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street, Glendale 91205
Monday, September 22, 2008
Everyone in her small town thinks that Lily is brain damaged because since her brother's death two years ago she had not spoken a word and finds making eye contact with anyone difficult. Only her father and a neighbor, Fern, keep on talking to her even though she never answers. When Fern's grand-niece Tinny arrives in town and discovers that Lily can read, she in fact has read every Nancy Drew mystery in the Library, she threatens to expose her secret. But Tinny doesn't know that Lily has a much darker secret which the reader can discover in Cicada Summer by Andrea Beatty
For grades 4-6.