The Internet video/telephone service Skype does more than connect people around the world; it can also enable exciting learning experiences for local teens.Last fall, when Northeast Library Associate Erin Bush won a free Skype chat with teen author Mitali Perkins, she immediately thought of her collaborative partner Sharon Vollin, school librarian at the School Without Walls (SWW).
Feeling a bit trapped because you still have two more months of school to go? Well, be that as it may, I doubt your feelings come anywhere close to those of Finn and Claudia. He’s trapped in a world that wants to torture and destroy him, while she’s trapped in the game of politics and betrayal that could be just as deadly. Intrigued? Read Incarceron, the latest book from Catherine Fisher.
The Children's Room is having a special guest Thursday, April 28. At 3:30 p.m., Lulu Delacre will be sharing some of her books with us and teaching us how to dance to the arroz con leche game song. Lulu Delacre is the author of Arrorro Mi Nino: Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games, Arroz con Leche: Popular Songs and Rhymes from Latin America and Salsa Stories. Many of you might recognize her from the Rafi and Rosi easy reader books.
April showers bring May flowers…April showers bring May flowers… Repeat this 100 times a day, and you may get through this damp excuse for a month. But in the meantime, check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:
Vampires. Werewolves. Fairies. As much as some of us would like to deny it, the paranormal creatures have taken control of teen literature. But these three groups of supernatural creatures aren’t the only ones getting a piece of the action. In this delightful anthology that just came out, Zombie vs. Unicorn, two popular teen authors bring some other creatures to our attention.
If you've been upstairs recently, you're probably noticed that we've recently received a bunch of new chapter books, picture books, nonfiction titles and biographies. Here are just a few of our great titles that you might want to check out!
Join the discussion of The Runaway Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini. This is the story of Sylvia
Compson, who finds a 150-year-old diary of her ancestor and three
antique quilts mentioned in the diary. The diary reveals that Sylvia's
family may have been involved with slavery and the Underground
Railroad. Follow Sylvia's story as she unravels a family mystery
and her heritage and history.