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Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony
Several authors are now presenting their stories through pictures and random items instead of the traditional written word. This short mystery story is told mostly through pictures, newspaper articles and short computer messages. It's very unique. To find out more check out the Chopstick website.
For another book in this style check out our review of The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt.
Want to give back to your community? Do you enjoy working with kids? Do you need to "beef up" your college application? If so, we need you!
Every year teens across the county help us run our summer reading program. If you are interested in helping at your local library give us a call because we need you!
These branches are actively looking for teen volunteers:
Central Library (downtown Santa Rosa): Kathleen, 545-0831 ext. 514
Healdsburg: Tiffany, 433-3772 ext. 6
Northwest: Kim, 546-2265 ext. 6
Petaluma: Kate, 763-9801 ext. 6
Rincon Valley: Laura, 537-0162 ext. 6
Sebastopol (after 6/19): Tiffany, 823-7691 ext. 6 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Windsor: Ana or Bill, 838-1020 ext. 6
Get your FREE Comic Book this Saturday at one of these participating stores:
Outer Planes Comics and Games
526 7th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Comics for the Win
1435 Santa Rosa Ave, Suite C 5
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Comic Book Box
189 Southwest Blvd
Rohnert Park, CA 95492
Schulz Museum- Peanuts Comic Book Only
2301 Hardies Lane
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Did you love the Chaos Walking trilogy as much as I did? It's just been announced that they are making it into a movie, hoping to find "the next Hunger Games!"
Hunger WHAT? Chaos Walking needs no comparison– just read book one "The Knife of Never Letting Go" and see for yourself! Click below to find a copy or place a hold–>
If you recall, last year we posted about the Battle of the Kids' Books, hosted for the past few years by School Library Journal. This is a bracket-style showdown between some of the best books for kids & teens, with each matchup "judged" by a well-known author. And it's that time of year again!
This year's Battle of the Books began last Tuesday March 13, with an epic showdown every day– judged by a wonderful group of authors of teen and tween books (Sara Zarr! Gayle Forman! Jeff Kinney!). There are three more matchups left in Round One, and then we move on to the re-matches in Round Two.
One thing that I keep thinking about as I follow this contest – how on earth do you choose between two such excellent books that are so different? It is interesting to see how each judge considers the choices thoughtfully, in order to make the decision. Click here to read the thoughtful reviews – and to see which books will be moving on to the next round!
And the winner is….. Check out these award winning books….
Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:
Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
2012 Honor Books:
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
The Returning by Christine Hinwood
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
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Stay tuned for more award winners!
The New York Times has a section called "Room for Debate" and they are currently debating about "The Dark Side of Young Adult Fiction". Many authors are weighing in on the issue. Look who is debating this issue:
What do you think? Do you read "dark" young adult fiction? Why do you like to read "dark" fiction? Who is right?