Thursday, May 15, 2014
Now they will journey across a wasteland of looted homes and businesses and the remains of the dead who had no one left to bury them. They will battle disease, hunger, wild animals, and survivors in a world without rules where only the strongest can survive.
Along the way, they will pick up a ragtag group of companions. They will have to use everything their military father taught them to survive and discover strength they never knew they had in a world where none of the old rules and preconceived notions apply.
Read Amber Kizer's thrilling new novel about pandemic survival. I could not put this book down. It's a fast-paced thriller from beginning to end!
CFTV Book Festival Piece Featuring Your Favorite Librarian! (I am your favorite librarian, right?) ;)
Friday, May 9, 2014
Yes, it's true! A new species of wasp has been named after the dementors in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter stories! The wasp injects it's victims with a toxin that makes them compliant. Read this article to learn more! The image below is from the same article.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Things are not off to a great start, but they go from bad to crazy when a gun goes off in the cafeteria. Everyone else panics and flees, but Colin's analytic mind is drawn to the situation, and he quickly begins trying to figure out the complex social web of his high school in order to identify the culprit.
Everyone assumes it the school's biggest bully and miscreant, Wayne, but Colin isn't concerned with Wayne's reputation or even his past cruelty to Colin. Colin is only interested in the truth.
Read this new mystery by Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz to meet a different kind of detective.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
There's a new girl in school named Rain who is driving him crazy, but he's not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. When he sees some guy on a motorcycle hit her at the park, Theo knows he has to do something.
Don't forget about his crazy cousin Gavin who'd rather put Theo in a headlock than look at him.
To make matters worse, he's pretty sure his dad has started online dating! What?!
Things are getting pretty complicated for Theo. Will he be able to figure out what he really wants and make it happen? Read the book by former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to find out!
Rump was born into a land and time where your name is your destiny. Too bad for him since his mother died before she could finish saying his. "Rump" seems like a terrible destiny to him. He lives on the mountain with his gran where he joins the other mountain people mining for gold to give to their gold-obsessed king. But the gold in the mountain is running out, and the miller never makes a fair trade when the people bring in their gold to exchange for food.
Everything changes one night when a desperate Rump discovers if he puts straw through a spinning wheel it turns into gold! Sounds like a dream come true, right? Wrong! This is only the beginning of a journey that will get Rump into more and more trouble.
Rump decides to go on a journey that is part hiding from his abilities and part quest to find out who he really is. Will he find a way to free himself from the curse?
Here is a video of a lady using a spinning wheel to make yarn.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Do you want to download two free audiobooks every week all summer long? Of course you do! Go to the SYNC website for more information and to sign up for text reminders when new titles become available. Once you download a title, it is your to keep, but each book is only available to download for a one week window. Here is the schedule:
Monday, May 5, 2014
The whole family is nervous and on edge about the cancer, and they all make promesas, promises to God about things they will do if God will help their mother. Erica's promesa is to collect 500 sponsors for the race for the cure. At first she thought this would be easy, but it doesn't take long to realize most people don't even want to listen let alone contribute to the cause.
To make matters worse, her genius little sister has skipped a grade and will be in middle school with Erica this year, but she's also taking 8th grade math which makes Erica feel like the biggest dummy in school. Plus, Erica is picking up the slack at home by keeping the house clean, the laundry washed, and her baby brother occupied. With everything going on, there isn't much time left for homework.
Read Diana Lopez's new book about a girls who wishes her friends and family could understand her as well as her mood ring does!