Have your say! Vote now for your favorite teen book!
The deadline to vote is September 16th. The winners will be announced during Teen Read Week, October 16th – 22nd.
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John Tyler, our 10th President, still has 2 living grandsons! John Tyler was president from 1842 to 1862. That means that Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Jr & Harrison Ruffin Tyler can both say, "My Grandpa was the 10th President!" That's pretty amazing.
What more Presidential Facts? Check out:
Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull & Kathryn Hewitt
For more information on John Tyler's Genealogy check out:
August is Audiobook Appreciation Month! Audiobooks are a great way to pass the time if you are riding on the bus, doing an art project, driving, exercising or doing chores. There are some really great audiobooks out there and now with downloadable audiobooks it is easier than ever to find the perfect one for you!
Library staff members across the county are listening to audiobooks. Here are our top choices:
Cindy from Cloverdale:
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
Read by Hope Davis
"The reader is outstanding and the story is wonderful for girls. When I wanted to read the book after listening to the audio version, I know it's a 'goody'".
Susan (substitute) & Nancy (Northwest) both like:
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
Read by Stephen Briggs
Susan also recommends:
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Read by Carolyn McCormick
"Makes me get out for my walk!"
Nancy from Northwest also recommends:
The Boggart by Susan Cooper
Read by David Rintoul
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie
Read by Sherman Alexie
Laura from Windsor:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Read by Jim Dale
"Hands down it's gotta be the Harry Potter series, wonderfully read by Jim Dale. He does something like 130 different characters, all with different British accents. You know which character is speaking even before he reads "said Hermoine".
Karen from Healdsburg:
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party by M. T. Anderson
Read by Peter Francis James
"I found this audio book very engaging, even though it is supposedly for 9th to 12th graders. It seemed a combination of science fiction/fantasy and historical fiction, and made me see the Revolutionary War era in a whole new light. It was very original."
Rebecca from Windsor:
A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
Read by Lauren Molina
Julie from Rincon Valley:
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
Read by a full cast
Tiffany from Sebastopol:
Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
Read by Gerard Doyle
Impossible by Nancy Werlin
Read by Emily Durante
Looking for more suggestions? Check out YALSA's Amazing Audiobooks List!
Did you read Matched by Allyson Condie?!? Can't wait to read the next one? We have a free Advance Reader's Copy of Crossed for the teen who submits the best book review for Matched by Friday, August 26th. Submit your book review at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you submit your book review please include your name, grade and your home branch. This contest is only open to Sonoma County teens.
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