3 More Weeks till Spring Break…

Just think of all the reading you could do over the 2 week break and with all the new arrivals in the library…

Check out all the new arrivals in the library that you could be lounging with on the beach.

Quote of the Month

“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others: it is the only means.”  ~ Albert Einstein

Mrs. Mylett’s Picks of the Month

Fiction

Fitz by Mick CochraneFitz byMick Cochrane

Fifteen-year-old Fitzgerald—Fitz, to his friends—has just learned that his father, whom he’s never met, who supports him but is not a part of his life, is living nearby. Fitz begins to follow him, watch him, study him, and on an otherwise ordinary May morning, he executes a plan to force his father, at gunpoint, to be with him. Over the course of one spring day, Fitz and his father become real to one another. Fitz learns about his father, why he’s chosen to remain distant and what really happened between him and Fitz’s mother. And his father learns what sort of boy his son has grown up to become.

Freakling by Lana KrumwiedeFreakling by Lana Krumwiede

When Taemon loses his telekinetic powers in an accident, he is exiled to a colony for the powerless. There, he finds acceptance—and some dangerous secrets.

The Wrap-Up List by Steven Arnston

The Wrap-up List by Steven ArnstonIn this modern-day suburban town, one percent of all fatalities come about in the most peculiar way. Deaths—eight-foot-tall, silver-gray creatures—send a letter (“Dear So-and-So, your days are numbered”) to whomever is chosen for a departure, telling them to wrap up their lives and do the things they always wanted to do before they have to “depart.” When sixteen-year-old Gabriela receives her notice, she is, of course devastated. Will she kiss her crush Sylvester before it’s too late? Friendship, first love, and fantasy artfully mesh in this magically realistic world that ultimately celebrates life.

Non-fiction

The Bronte Sisters: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne by Catherine Reef

The Bronte Sisters: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne by Catherine ReefThe Brontë sisters are among the most beloved writers of all time, best known for their classic nineteenth-century novels Jane Eyre (Charlotte),Wuthering Heights (Emily), and Agnes Grey (Anne). In this sometimes heartbreaking young adult biography, Catherine Reef explores the turbulent lives of these literary siblings and the oppressive times in which they lived. Brontë fans will also revel in the insights into their favorite novels, the plethora of poetry, and the outstanding collection of more than sixty black-and-white archival images. A powerful testimony to the life of the mind.

 

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Readers.

There are lots of New Arrivals in the library for all you book lovers out there. 

Open your heart and your mind to a new book.

ROMANCE NOVEL PICK OF THE MONTH:

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (JUST RELEASED IN THEATERS TODAY; CHECK OUT THE TRAILER BELOW)

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town’s oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

Quote of the Month

“If  you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” ~ Bruce Lee

Mrs. Mylett’s Picks of the Month:

Fiction

Perry’s Killer Playlist by Joe Schreiber

Perry's Killer Playlist by Joe SchreiberWhen Perry ends up in Venice on a European tour with his band Inchworm, he can’t resist a visit to Harry’s Bar, where Gobi told him she’d meet him someday. The last time he saw Gobi, five people were assassinated one crazy night in New York City. Well . . . Gobi shows up, and once again Perry is roped into a wild, nonstop thrill ride with a body count. Double crossings, kidnappings, CIA agents, arms dealers, boat chases in Venetian canals, and a shootout in the middle of a Santa Claus convention ensue.

Ruins by Orson Scott Card

Ruins by Orson Scott CardWhen Rigg and his friends crossed the Wall between the only world they knew and a world they could not imagine, he hoped he was leading them to safety. But the dangers in this new wallfold are more difficult to see. Rigg, Umbo, and Param know that they cannot trust the expendable, Vadesh ? a machine shaped like a human, created to deceive ? but they are no longer certain that they can even trust one another. But they will have little choice. Because although Rigg can decipher the paths of the past, he can’t yet see the horror that lies ahead: A destructive force with deadly intentions is hurtling toward Garden. If Rigg, Umbo, and Param can’t work together to alter the past, there will be no future.

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Series; #2 Book)

Scarlet by Marissa MeyerHalfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother and the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own.  As Scarlet and Wolf work to unravel one mystery, they find another when they cross paths with Cinder. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen who will do anything to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner.

Struck by Lightning  by Chris Colfer

Struck by Lightning by Chris ColferStruck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal follows the story of outcast high school senior Carson Phillips, who blackmails the most popular students in his school into contributing to his literary journal to bolster his college application; his goal in life is to get into Northwestern and eventually become the editor of The New Yorker. At once laugh-out-loud funny, deliciously dark, and remarkably smart, Struck By Lightning unearths the dirt that lies just below the surface of high school. At a time when bullying torments so many young people today, this unique and important novel sheds light with humor and wit on an issue that deeply resonates with countless teens and readers.

Check out Struck by Lightning’s movie trailer:

Graphic Novels

Barefoot Gen by Keiji Nakazawa

Barefoot Gen by Keiji NakazawaThis harrowing story of Hiroshima was one of the original Japanese manga series. New and unabridged, this is an all-new translation of the author’s first-person experiences of Hiroshima and its aftermath, is a reminder of the suffering war brings to innocent people. Its emotions and experiences speak to children and adults everywhere. Volume one of this ten-part series details the events leading up to and immediately following the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

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