Friday, June 18, 2010


Wow! Finally Summer - I have been enjoying these first few days of summer - are you? I hope you find a little (or alot!) of time to read this summer. I will continue to blog about the books I am reading- please stop by and feel free leave comments. :)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin by Josh Berk

I really liked this book. :) I also read this book on my new Nook that I got - I checked out this book through my local library to put on my Nook - pretty cool!

Hamburger Halpin was a character I couldn't help but connect with - he was so honest and real. I also know sign language so that made this book interesting to me as well.

From Amazon:
Will Halpin is the new kid at school. This is a tough situation even in the best of circumstances, but Will is also deaf, and his self-image isn’t great (he compares his body to a “sedentary manatee”). Having left a school for the deaf, Will survives at his first public school with a lot of lip-reading, texting, and the friendship of another social outcast, Devon Smiley. Together, the two students become a duo of misfit Hardy Boys who investigate the death of a classmate while on a field trip to the Happy Memory Coal Mine.

Happy Reading! If you read The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin, comment on this post and let me know how you liked it! :)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Fang by James Patterson

I love the Maximum Ride series! :) I quickly read this one - it was good!

from Barnes and Noble:
Max and the Flock are flying high over Africa, but this time they're not alone. A sky full of cargo planes accompanies the team as they bring much-needed aid to the continent's poverty stricken regions. Among the volunteers is the mission's benefactor–the mysterious billionaire, Dr. Hans Gunther-Hagen. Max is intrigued by his generosity, but there's also something about him–and his intense scrutiny of the Flock–that makes her nervous.

But Dr. Hans isn't the only puzzling thing about their trip. The Flock also receives a cryptic message from a young girl, who tells them, "The sky will fall." Max and the Flock are ready to return home, still unable to make sense of her statement. But the surprises don't end with their departure, and something unbelievably momentous shakes up the Flock–pushing Max and Fang closer than ever. Will the team be able to stick together through the chaos?

Happy Reading! If you read Fang, comment on this post and let me know how you liked it! :)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Rebecca Caudill - state winner

The state winner for the 2010 Rebecca Caudill award was All the Lovely Bad Ones. Someone Named Eva came in 2nd place and Elephant Run came in 3rd place.

Friday, February 12, 2010


The cover of the next book in The Hunger Games series has been released!

I can't wait for August 24, 2010 :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Rebecca Caudill winner @ LBMS

Voting took place today. The winner at LBMS was Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass. The state winner will be announced in a few weeks.

The 2011 titles will be available soon for check out in the LMC.

Also, you can start nominating titles for the 2012 list. See Ms. Kirsch if you are interested in nominating some titles. :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

I have not posted lately ... but I have been busy reading! I am a Rebecca Caudill reader and we (many librarians!) met this past weekend to determine the 2011 list.

Here it is:
  • Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  • Scarlett by Cathy Cassidy
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor
  • Diamond Willow by Helen Frost
  • Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • The Great Wide Sea by M.H. Herlong
  • Scat by Carl Hiassen
  • Schooled by Gordon Korman
  • Savvy by Ingrid Law
  • 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass
  • A Friendship for Today by Patricia C. McKissack
  • Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
  • All Shook Up by Shelley Pearsall
  • Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy
  • Trouble by Gary D. Schmidt
  • The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
  • The Mailbox by Audrey Shafer
  • Notes from a Midnight Driver by Jordan Sonnenblick