Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Kathleen O'Dell is coming tomorrow, Thursday at 7p.m., November 21 to talk about her book The Aviary and signing your copies. Once Upon a Time bookstore will also be selling her books at the event. Hope to see you all at the Central Library. Parking is free with validation for 3 hours in the structure.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Ditty loves dancing. She loves her parents. She does not love lying. But she does not want to study Jewish tradition and get married to another Orthodox Jewish boy. Her parents act like their beliefs must rule everything about their lives. But Ditty isn't quite so sure if she believes these things any more. I mean, her parents have a secret television! So Ditty decides to take ballet, and has to come up with some elaborate stories to do what she loves the most - dancing!
DANCING IN THE DARK by Robyn Bavati is about a girl who is transitioning from obedient child to daring teen, one who questions everything her parents ever taught her. How can dancing feel so right when her family thinks it is so wrong?! For grades 6 and up.
Monday, November 18, 2013
At 13, life is full of changes and challenges.
What started out as a one time deal to help out a guy as well as making a bit of money at the same time became a part time job unlike any other. Through word of mouth, Quentin became known as the the Heartbreak Messenger, whose job it was break tell some poor unfortunate high schooler that their relationship was over. Call the breakee scaredy cat, cowardly or whatever you want, but he figures he's serving a purpose and helping out his mom at the same time. Meanwhile his own relationship with his best friends, especially Abby is changing and he's having a hard time figuring out why.
Heartbreak Messenger by Alexander Vance is a fun fast-pace anti - romance from a guy's point of view.
For readers in 6th-8th grade.
Friday, November 15, 2013
The mac and cheese at the school cafeteria has gone missing and PJ McGee hopes to use his ninja moves and private eye skills to find out who stole it. PJ hopes to one day follow in his father’s footstep, who he assumes is on a secret mission. As PJ tries to solve the mystery, he comes across some problems, as he is clueless about his surroundings and tends to cause more problems than needed. With his sidekick beside him and a bully under suspicion, PJ attempts to solve this case.
Clueless McGee by Jeff Mack is a funny book. Readers will find PJ’s clueless character hilarious and he tells the story through letters to his dad, which allows readers to understand his character better. This book is great for children grades 3 and up.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Roxie Warbler was a fourth grade girl, who was bullied by a “Helvetia’s Hooligans.” One day when she tried escaping her bullies, they all were stuck in a garbage bin, and dumped into the ocean and landed on a stranded island. Soon they realized they were not the only ones on the island, there were two dangerous criminals who were also there. Will Roxie and her bullies get home safely or will their faith lie with the criminals.
Roxie and the Hooligans by Phyllis Reynolds is a great story about a girl who overcomes the challenges of bulling at school. It also teaches students how important it is for teamwork. This quick-read is great for grades 3 and up.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
by Kathleen O'Dell is our 2013 One Book One Glendale for Younger Readers. She will be our guest speaker this coming Thursday evening, November 21 at 7p.m.
Perfect fantasy novel for readers in 5th-7th grades.
222 E. Harvard St.
Free parking at the structure across the street for 3 hrs.
Friday, November 08, 2013
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
In Newbery Award-winning author Cynthia Kadohata's book THE THING ABOUT LUCK, the reader shares not only what it is like to be part of a custom harvesting crew but Summer's story of growing up in a very traditional Japanese family and the big risk she takes to change her family's luck.
For grades 5-8, this book has been nominated for a National Book Award.
Monday, November 04, 2013
A lone house cat named Rusty wonders what lies deep within the forest. When he finally decides to break free from his familiar abode, he is forced to defend himself from another cat. The cat is not an ordinary cat. He is an apprentice cat who is learning to become a Warrior, the fiercest and strongest cats of all. Rusty soon discovers that other cats have not always been pampered like him, and there are many cats- clans of cats- who struggle to survive. The leader of one clan sees Rusty's potential to become a Warrior cat like others but is Rusty ready?
A thrilling cat adventure!! Into The Wild by Erin Hunter is the first book in the original series.
Visit the Glendale Library, Arts, & Culture Department's online database Novelist (K-8) for a list of books in any series. Here are the books from the WARRIORS series. Enjoy!
Seeing Cinderella by Jenny Lundquist is a story about a girl coming of age. Readers can relate to the experiences Callie goes through with her friends and family. This book is good for student grades 4 and up.
Friday, November 01, 2013
Sophronia is 14 years old, tomboy and middle child of a family of girls who is suddenly told that she will be going to a finishing school, but this isn't any ordinary finishing school. Unbeknownst to her, Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality has vampires, werewolves, and flying airships. There she learns to fend off all types of foes and becomes embroiled in adventures unlike any she has known before.
Etiquette and Espionage: Finishing School Book the First by Gail Carriger is a fun steampunk action adventure story.
For readers in 6th -9th grade