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Summer is a great time to catch up on some excellent books. And there are a lot of great new reads to look forward to this summer. Here’s a list of new books you can request and check out from the library:
- Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton
- The Heir by Kiera Cass
- Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles
- To Hold the Bridge by Garth Nix
- All the Rage by Courtney Summers
- The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
- Between the Notes by Sharon Huss Roat
- Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
- The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher
- Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
- Don’t Stay Up Late by R.L. Stine
- Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
- Dangerous Deception by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
- P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
- Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
- Kissing in America by Margo Rabb
Be on the look-out for upcoming Summer Reading fun!
Lakeland Library Region’s Winter Reading Adventure is in full swing! If you’re looking for some adventurous books to help you complete the “read 3 books” task, here are some suggestions:
- Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page
- The Maze Runner by James Dashner
- The Selection by Kiera Cass
- An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
- Paper Towns by John Green
- Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
- The Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan
- Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
- Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
- The Young Elites by Marie Lu
- Every Day by David Levithan
- Sabriel by Garth Nix
- Partials by Dan Wells
- This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
- Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Hey Manga fans! We’ve got two additions to the library’s ever growing Manga collection. We’ve got the much loved Fullmetal Alchemist series for you to delve into as well as volumes 1-12 of Death Note. Whether they are old favorites or you’re reading them for the first time, you can pick them up here at the library.
We’ve got more series on the way, including one that I’m personally pretty excited about. I won’t tell you which one it is, but I’ll leave you with a big hint. It also an anime, a major motion picture adaptation is in the works, and the series stars these two:
- Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper
- Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (Book 3 in the Throne of Glass series)
- Party Games by R.L. Stine (Fear Street is back!!!)
- Rumble by Ellen Hopkins
- The Summoning by Hilary Monahan
- The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
- The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancy
- BZRK Apocalypse by Michael Grant
- The Young Elites by Marie Lu
- Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
- The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard
- Kiss Kill Vanish by Jessica Martinez
- The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin
New to the library this week, Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang. These two volumes tell the story of the Boxer Rebellion that took place in China from 1899 to 1901. Stop by the library and pick up both books today!
Here’s a blurb: “In two volumes, Boxers & Saints tells two parallel stories. The first is of Little Bao, a Chinese peasant boy whose village is abused and plundered by Westerners claiming the role of missionaries. Little Bao, inspired by visions of the Chinese gods, joins a violent uprising against the Western interlopers. Against all odds, their grass-roots rebellion is successful.
But in the second volume, Yang lays out the opposite side of the conflict. A girl whose village has no place for her is taken in by Christian missionaries and finds, for the first time, a home with them. As the Boxer Rebellion gains momentum, Vibiana must decide whether to abandon her Christian friends or to commit herself fully to Christianity.”
Essays can be fun! Wait! Come back! I mean that. This collection of essays by some of today’s most well-known YA authors is fun to read. Covering topics like: female characters in Star Wars, penguin etiquette, colonizing Mars and much more.
Book Blurb: Breakfast on Mars and 37 Other Delectable Essays will inspire students to think differently about the much feared assignment in elementary and middle schools around the country: essay writing.
Rebecca Stern’s fifth grade students were bored to death with essay writing, and the one thing Rebecca needed to inspire them—great examples appropriate for kids—was nowhere to be found. Inspired by a challenge, Rebecca joined forces with her friend, social entrepreneur Brad Wolfe, and the two came up with a terrific proposal—to gather together a collection of unconventional essays by some of the best writers around. They have compiled and edited a collection of imaginative, rule-breaking, and untraditional essays that is sure to change the way you think about the essay.
Contributors include: Ransom Riggs, Kirsten Miller, Scott Westerfeld, Alan Gratz, Steve Almond, Jennifer Lou, Chris Higgins, Rita Williams-Garcia, Elizabeth Winthrop, Chris Epting, Sloane Crosley, April Sinclair, Maile Meloy, Daisy Whitney, Khalid Birdsong, Sarah Prineas, Ned Vizzini, Alane Ferguson, Lise Clavel, Mary-Ann Ochota, Steve Brezenoff, Casey Scieszka, Steven Weinberg, Michael Hearst, Clay McLeod Chapman, Gigi Amateau, Laurel Snyder, Wendy Mass, Marie Rutkoski, Sarah Darer Littman, Nick Abadzis, Michael David Lukas.