A few of you have been asking for books on the ABE Award list, and rest assured, we’ve either got them, or can get them for you. Never heard of them? The Abraham Lincoln Award is the high school award given to a book that gets the most votes from a list prepared by the Illinois School Library Media Association, and like the Caudill and Blue Stem awards, classes vote for their favorite on the list. If your school’s not participating, that’s okay. You can still read from the list and they have some great titles, like Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi, Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld and Matched by Ally Condie. You can get the whole list by visiting the website: www.islma.org/lincoln.htm
This action-packed novel starts with a teenage girl carrying a toaster (strange way to start a book, right?). Then some strange things start happening to her- like…lets say… defeatintg 4 mobbers single-handedly. Raligh doesnt know what is happening to her, It’s like when she fights, her inner self takes over. Then Raligh starts meeting some strange people…some nice and helpful, others murderous and cruel. Little does she know, for her whole life, Raligh has been harboring the spirit of a centurys old, Samouri…
I am reading this really good book series called the Mortal Instruments. It is about this girl named Clary who discovers she is a Shadowhunter. A Shadowhunter is a person that protects the world from evil spirits from the underworld. Cooool!!! Clary’s mom has kept this long lost secret. Joclyn (Clary’s Mom), married the most wanted Shadowhunter ever to walk the face of the Earth!! His name is Valentine. Valentine is out to destroy all Shadowhunters and create a new era of stronger Shadowhunters. Clary discovers her natural powers and helps to destroy Valentine for good.
NEWS FLASH!!! There will be a movie based on this first book in the series expected to release April, 2013!
Books still come from book sellers and a big part of a librarian’s job is ordering books and other materials for the library. With so many books, movies, music cds, video games and magazines (yes, we have them all) out there, how do we librarians choose which ones? Looking at review magazines like School Library Journal, Booklist and others helps. Keeping up with what new books popular authors are coming up with is another ways librarians choose titles. Of course we want the collection of stuff at the library to be the stuff you want to read, look at and play with, so… The next time you think, “Gee, I wish the library had… ” let us know. We may not be able to get everything you’d like us to get, but we definitely want to hear from you. Remember though, “sharing is caring.” Use your library card to check out the stuff you’d like to bring home, and then bring it back.