Monday, May 10, 2010

Spring Roundup

Here's a quick roundup of new books in the library. Better hurry: we'll start packing for the Big Move very soon.

Forget-Her-Nots by Amy White. Laurel has the power to use flowers to change people. Controlling her power is a challenge. Her mother died before Laurel could be properly trained. No control might create a strange set of love matches and a prom riot!

Lies:a Gone novel by Michael Grant Zil sets fire to the town in a misguided attempt to get rid of the teens with powers. Dead Brianna walks among the living and Drake is back. Why are the dead rising in Perdido Beach?

Side by Side (808.81) pairs art from around the world with international poetry, often in original language & English translation.

No Angel (364.106) is Jay Dobyns scary good true story of infiltrating the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang as an undercover cop.

from I Can't Keep My Own Secrets: six-word memoirs by teens famous and obscure (808): "Learned that sometimes friends aren't forever."

In Rwanda, Angel Tungaraza makes a living baking cakes. Her cakes heal broken hearts and bridge differences. Baking Cakes in Kigali (FIC Parkin)

Falling Hard:100 Love Poems by Teenagers Here's a sample: "I am/the flour/to your tortilla/baby." In library 811 Fal

Newes from the Dead by Mary Hooper. Anne Green, a servant who survived a hanging in 1650 England, wakes up on the dissection table. Based on a true story!

The Smartaleck's Guide to U. S. History by Adam Selzer is a very funny take on all things U.S. history. For example, President Harrison was the last president to sport a beard. He was also afraid of light switches, having been shocked by one. "Alexander Graham Bell was really disappointed when people started answering the phone by saying 'Hello.' He wanted people to say "Ahoy.'"