Ready for adventure? Volunteer abroad!

July 17, 2018

Please join us at the library for a chance to meet and speak with Brian Michalski – the Mindful Vagabond – who travels all over the world as a volunteer.  He’ll be at the library on Thursday, July 26, from 3:30-4:30 pm, and will share stories and pictures of his travel adventures, as well as tips and tricks for volunteering/traveling abroad.  Are you wondering what to do after high school…

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Love and Other Foreign Words – book review

July 14, 2018

Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan Realistic Fiction Romance * * * * Stars (Great!) Josie is part of a close-knit family who understand her even if they don’t always speak the same language.  Josie is pretty particular about her likes and dislikes and when her older sister brings home her fiancé, Geoff, she takes an immediate dislike to him.  He is SO obnoxious – talks far too…

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Hungry – book review

July 14, 2018

Hungry by H. A. Swain Dystopian Science Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Thalia’s mother helped create the innovative nutritional substitute and drugs that feed everyone and suppress their appetites and other urges (Synthamil).  No one really eats or cooks anymore and there isn’t any food (there may not be any plants or animals either, as previous generations poisoned the Earth).  Now her parents work for the company that…

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Science of Breakable Things – book review

June 30, 2018

The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller Realistic Fiction * * * Stars (Pretty good) Natalie is in 7th grade and she has a goofy science teacher who really wants his students to love science as much as he does.  Natalie has a hard time taking him seriously, but she’s having trouble taking anything seriously right now, as her mother has fallen into a depression and won’t come out…

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Counting By 7s – Read It & Rate It

June 28, 2018

Counting By 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan Adventure Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Willow Chance is a twelve year old genius who is obsessed with nature and with her medical conditions she finds it easy to count by 7s.  It has never been easy for her to make friends so this is her way of communicating.  I really enjoyed reading this book.

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I Funny – Read It & Rate It

June 28, 2018

I Funny I Funny #1 by James Patterson Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) A boy named Rafe Katchadorian always wanted to share his jokes with other people, but he always got bullied by these kids because he is in a wheelchair.  So, he sneaked into New York City to learn about a stand-up comedian contest.  Then, he successfully became Long Island’s funniest comedian!  I…

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Week in the Woods – Read It & Rate It

June 28, 2018

A Week in the Woods by Andrew Clements Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Mark just moved to New Hampshire and his parents are really rich.  Mark and his science teacher do not get along, but they have to work together to help get themselves out of danger.  I liked this book because it was kind of exciting and the story was pretty good as well.

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Henry and Beezus – Read It & Rate It

June 28, 2018

Henry and Beezus by Beverly Cleary Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) Henry wants to buy a bicycle, so he tries many different schemes to try to earn enough money.  His friend Beezus tries to help him earn enough money to buy a bicycle.  I liked this book because it was kind of funny, but overall it was an okay book.

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Throne of Glass – Read It & Rate It

June 28, 2018

Throne of Glass Throne of Glass #1 by Sarah J. Maas Fantasy Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This book series completely blew me away.  I am currently reading the fourth book in this series, and the story, writing, and character development keep getting better and better.  The story follows Celeana Sardothian, a teenage assassin, in her journey overcoming many obstacles.  I don’t want to give anything…

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Grimm’s Fairy Tales – Read It & Rate It

June 28, 2018

Grimm’s Fairy Tales by the Grimm Brothers Adventure Classic Fantasy Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Grimm’s Fairy Tales has many different fairy tales that are exciting and really fun.  It has fairy tales like Cinderella and Rapunzel.  I liked these fairy tales because there was a lot of action and the fairy tales were really exciting and different.  The stories were adventurous and they were really…

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