Monday, May 4, 2009

Teens! Download a copy of Michael Scott's The Alchemyst and learn more about the Nicholas Flamel series by clicking here. The Sorceress is on order and will be in the library in late May or early June.

Children's Book Week is getting even busier.
May 12th - at 7:30 pm - the Teen Advisory Board meets to plan Summer events and to eat junk food. Be there. Teens must be in grades 8 and above to attend these meetings.

May 13th - 3 pm - Parkland High School Library - "Read Out Loud to Children" workshop. Contact Karen Maurer 610-398-1361 ext. 19, to sign up. Attendance is limited. This workshop is for teens who want to do storytimes this summer.

May 14th - from 3 to 5 pm - If I Were a Penguin Day. For all ages. Stories, games, and crafts. Stop by for 15 minutes or stay for an hour.

May 16th - Parkland Arts Festival - Parkland High School - 10 am to 4 pm. Stop by the Parkland Community Library booth to make a craft, learn about the Summer Reading Club, create a poem and hang out.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Lois Lowry ( author of Number the Stars and Anastasia Krupnik among many, many others) gets the privilege to judge the final two books in the Battle of the (Kids') Books. The contenders are (drumroll) Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Octavian Nothing,Traitor to the Nation : The Kingdom on the Waves by M. T. Anderson.

The suspense is unbearable - well, intriguing maybe. Which book would you choose? My gut says that Hunger Games is the hands down popular choice. But Octavian Nothing offers a lot to a discerning readership.
To see an overview of the competition so far, click here. In this chart the last two titles are blank so insert Hunger Games and Kingdom on the Waves in those slots.

On May 6th, the winner will be revealed.