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Reading Snapshot 28

This will be our final Reading Snapshot post.  This blog series did what I hoped it would do -- help our staff increase their reading.  Now, we're focusing on broadening our reading horizons with a new initiative called Reading Wildly.  You can follow our progress on Pinterest.
DECEMBER 2014
KIDS
Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick
Al Capone Does My Homework by Gennifer Choldenko (#3)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney (#9)
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
Gabriel Finley & the Raven's Riddle by George Hagen
The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr
Greenglass House by Kate Milford
Hero on a Bicycle by Shirley Hughes
The Madman of Piney Woods by Christopher Paul Curtis
Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims by Rush Limbaugh (#1)
Unstoppable Octobia May by Sharon G. Flake
Vietnam: Walking Wounded by Chris Lynch (#5)

TEENS
Annexed by Sharon Dogar
The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters
Dangerous Deceptions by Sarah Zettel (#2)
Death Cloud by Andrew Lane (#1)
Halley: A Novel by Faye Gibbons
Playing for the Commandant by Suzy Zail

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My True Love Gave to Me

I am a sucker for a good holiday movie.  Actually, I'm a sucker for a bad holiday movie too.  Especially a romance.  The only thing I like more is a good holiday romance book written by one of my favorite authors.  The only thing I like even more than THAT is a good holiday romance book written by twelve of my favorite authors.

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

  • "Midnights" by Rainbow Rowell
  • "The Lady and the Fox" by Kelly Link
  • "Angels in the Snow" by Matt de la Peña
  • "Polaris Is Where You'll Find Me" by Jenny Han
  • "It's a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown" by Stephanie Perkins
  • "Your Temporary Santa" by David Levithan
  • "Krampuslauf" by Holly Black
  • "What the Hell Have You Done, Sophie Roth?" by Gayle Forman
  • "Beer Buckets and Baby Jesus" by Myra McEntire
  • "Welcome to Christmas, CA" by Kiersten White
  • "Star of Bethlehem" by Ally Carter
  • "The Girl Who Woke the Dreamer" by Laini Taylor

Also available in ebook and downloadable audiobook

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Soar with Pegasus

Ladies (and gentlemen too), are you a fan of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series?  Do you love stories that are equal parts myth and action?  Are you familiar with Kate O'Hearn's Pegasus series?  Trust me, you'll love it.  A normal thirteen-year-old girl is thrust into a battle between Roman gods and stone warriors.  Why?  Because Pegasus crashed onto her Manhattan roof during a storm.  Their latest adventures were published yesterday.  Find all four books at the Hoover Public Library.

  1. The Flame of Olympus
  2. Olympus at War
  3. The New Olympians
  4. Origins of Olympus

Wednesday, November 26     9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday, November 27      CLOSED for THANKSGIVING
Friday, November 28           CLOSED for THANKSGIVING

Saturday, November 29        10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, November 30           2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday, December 1          CLOSED for STAFF DAY

There's twice the ice in today's blog post.  That's because there are two wintry fiction books coming out tomorrow, November 25, 2014. 

  1. Whatever After: Cold as Ice by Sarah Mlynowski (#6)
    Brrrrrrrr. This fairy tale is FREEZING!  Even though my brother and I had decided to stay away from the magic mirror, our puppy had other plans — he bounded right in. What choice did we have but to go in after him?  When we land in a winter wonderland, we realize we must be in the story of The Snow Queen. And this fairy tale is nothing like the movie. This Snow Queen is super-mean, and she turns our dog into an ice sculpture!
    To get home we'll have to:  

    - Defrost our furry friend
    - Ride a very chatty reindeer
    - Learn to ice-skate
    - Escape from a band of robbers

    And if we're not careful . . . we could end up frozen ourselves!

  2. Recon Team Angel: Ice War by Brian Falkner (#3)
    February 2033. Things are not good. Recon Team Angel has been shut down, and if the alien forces manage to cross the frozen Bering Strait from Russia into Alaska, then humanity has lost the war. So far the aliens seem to be marshaling their resources, preparing for their invasion. But something isn’t right—at the control center, two Navy Seal teams have vanished without a trace. Did they lose their way on the ice? Or is something terrible happening? Recon Team Angel is secretly reinstated and authorized to investigate. What will they find in the frozen tundra? This could be their most chilling mission yet.

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