Monday, December 20, 2010

The Hanging Woods by Scott Loring Saunders

3/5 Stars

Upon reading the book I found the start a little slow but it did pick up. I did enjoy the character development and believed they were realistic and sometimes relatable. I do however have concerns about the age group it is said to start at. It is an easy read but some of the content is a little disturbing and believe it is either meant for a very mature twelve year old, but even that is pushing it. I am a seventeen year old and found it upsetting to read some of the scenes. I do enjoy the suspense Sanders has kept throughout the novel involving his mother’s diary. The ending helped to explain the rest of the book and I find that to be a good way to compel the reader. I would like to also say that having the book be based on another time period is always interesting, and I feel that there is enough to know it isn’t modern but not forced down the reader’s throats that we know it is 1975. It was also interesting that the character was a thirteen year old boy who was slowly becoming more and more disturbed. That always makes for an interesting story. Overall I feel the book was suspenseful, compelling and different. I hope it does well.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Panama by Shelby Hiatt

The story I read about is a girl who is fifteen year old and her name is Panama. Panama’s family is going to Panama to build canal because the U.S. government has asked them to. When Panama gets there she meets Harry through her father.

There are different types of people there, like Harry who is black and has blue eyes and can speak his tongue and other languages. Panama gets to meet the other people in Harry’s house where the he is staying. Panama ends up meeting Federico and falls in love with him.

While Panama was there, there was a problem which got sorted out. Then it’s soon time for Panama and her family to leave which means she won’t see Harry or Federico again. At the end of the story Panama ends up having two children, being married, having a house and graduating with honours.

Andrea B.

Monday, December 6, 2010

The School for Dangerous Girls by Eliot Schrefer

4.5/5 Stars

The main character in this book is a girl named Angela. She is sent to Hidden Oak after her grandfather dies and she is believed to have killed him. While she is at the school she learns that the ‘golden thread’ girls get reformed and the ‘purple thread’, or bad girls, get locked away and beaten/killed. This is a very good book and I would definitely recommend it, however, it lost points because I thought the ending was too much of a cliffhanger.

Kelli B.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

2011 White Pine Titles Announced!

By Allan Stratton
An exciting thriller about fifteen-year-old Sami whose life is turned upside down when his father faces terrorism charges. With the help of two friends, Sami attempts to prove his innocence.

Fear the Worst

By Linwood Barclay

Sydney Blake, a young teenager, does not return from work one night and her father Tim is forced to confront his worst nightmares as he searches for his missing daughter.


By Wendy Phillips

Fishtailing is a gritty free verse exploration of the teen experience as seen through the eyes of Natalie, Kyle, Tricia, and Miguel. These four teens learn first hand what happens when situations get out of control.

Gravity Brings Me Down

By Natale Ghent

Sioux Smith is a high school student who makes keen observations about her teachers and classmates. Her life is made complicated by her friendship with an elderly woman and by knowing a secret about a popular teacher.

Hearts at Stake

By Alyxandra Harvey

Solange Drake is unique as the only female soon-to-be vampire born in 900 years. She is also the instrument in a prophesy that would see the elimination of the current vampire queen. Solange must rely on her own wits, her best friend, and the brawn of her many protective brothers to overcome the life-threatening situations that her existence invites.

The Monkeyface Chronicles

By Richard Scarsbrook

Philip Skyler is born with a facial deformity that impacts every aspect of his life --from school achievement to interpersonal relationships. The novel follows Philip from age 13 to adulthood climaxing with his triumphant return to his home town and people who provided the backdrop for the struggles and trials of his young life.

Swim the Fly

By Don Calame

Matt Gratton and his two best friends Coop and Sean set high goals for themselves. Their collective goal -to see a real, live naked girl!

Some Girls Are

By Courtney Summers

Regina, a high school senior in the popular crowd, suddenly falls out of favour and becomes the object of the same sort of vicious bullying that she used to inflict on others.

The Second Trial

By Rosemarie Boll

Danny McMillan’s father secretly abused his mother. One night, he goes too far, is arrested and convicted. The family’s trials begin when they enter witness protection and try to rebuild their lives.

The Worst Thing She Ever Did

By Alice Kuipers

Grief and guilt have Sophie in a strangle-hold. She must confront the horrific events in her past in order to begin living for herself again.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Message in a Bottle by Valerie Zenath

4/5 Stars

Where the story is taken place (Jerusalem) there is a war going on and Tal’s older brother is a solider. After a bomb attack at the local cafĂ© she asks him to drop a bottle with a letter inside in the ocean. A few days later Tal receives an email from a boy around her age from the country that they are at war with. At first the boy is very sarcastic and careless about Tal’s feelings and emotions. But after half a year of sending emails he falls in love with her!

Madeleine P.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


4/5 Stars

Melissa Morris is the daughter of best-selling mystery writer Neal Morris. Instead of spending quality time with Melissa, Neal seems more interested in creating exciting missions for Tripp Zoome, the imaginary hero he’s made famous in his books. But when her dad gets kidnapped by crazy fans Melissa cleverly taps in to her own inner “Zoome” and comes to the rescue.

Tanya S.

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Genius Wars by Catherine Jinks

4/5 Stars

The story takes us into the life of Cadel Greenaius, a boy genius who, from an early age, was brought up in a society where using his unique gifts to help a criminal empire was the only life he knew. Once thought to be the son of Prosper English, a feared crime boss who’s empire had its hands in every dirty secret around the world. Times have changed and Prosper is now in prison, far away enough from Cadel that he can finally have some semblance of a normal life.

The story brings us to Australia where Cadel and his friends are attending school. Cadel is trying to figure out a way to help Sonja, his best friend who has cerebral palsy and also a former member of the Genius Squad, to deal with day to day difficulties. Such things as pressing a button to the elevator or pushing the button to open handicap doors. While attending class with Hamish (also a member of the dissolved Genius Squad) he is whisked out of class. The reader is introduced to Detective Inspector Saul Greenaius, who at one time was assigned to protect Cadel and has now become his foster father. Saul brings Cadel grave news with him; Prosper has broken out of prison and is on the loose. Cadel is shown numerous sightings of Prosper all around the country, but soon realizes that it is only a program designed to make it seem as though he is in places that he is not. Cadel is taken to a safe house while the threat subsides. Soon afterwards he is taken out of protection to be back with his friends at school when Sonja’s wheelchair is set on a crash course aimed to attack Cadel. Sonja is taken immediately to the hospital where she is treated for numerous injuries that include a broken leg.

Time passes with knowledge that Dr. Vee, a former teacher of Cadel’s at the Axis Institute, has been tracking Cadel and those who are close to him through the CCTB surveillance cameras. This forces those around him as himself to disguise one another in ridiculous outfits. This is because of being tracked by the measurements of their bodies, rather than the person as a whole, essentially hiding from Vee and others who are working for him. It shows the reader just how much danger is posed to the world with so much technology that if it falls into the wrong hands, which it has, what can ensue and potentially destroy countless lives.

Cadel and Saul, with the help of old friends and new faces, battle back against Proper’s goons and take the fight to them with plans to find out who has been tracking them so far within Australia itself. Disaster strikes hard when a rogue school bus crashes into Cadel’s home, sending Saul to the hospital and turning everything and everyone upside down. Cadel decides it’s time to take matters into his own hands and takes off to America to track down a source that might just lead him in the right direction. He finds himself in Lost Angeles and where he meets Kale Platz; one time saviour of Cadel, from the FBI. Kale brings him to a seaside estate where Cadel’s greatest fears are confronted for the final showdown.

Those who have read the previous books (which I have not) will enjoy the cat and mouse chase between both sides of the spectrum and the reuniting of former associates that have played integral parts in Cadel’s life. The bond that is created between the reader and certain characters within the story brings us ever closer to the action and pain which is shared equally between each of them. The finale of what I assume to be a great series leaves us with one final mystery that keeps the reader craving for more answers from the life of Cadel Greenaius.

Michael S.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby

It was a very good book about a girl named Mia Everett who thinks her date to the prom, Rob Ziggerman, is now going out with the popular cheerleader, Samantha Griffin. Mia and her friend Candice buy a “love spell” to get Mia’s date back. It turns out that the spell Mia bought was a spell that will make everyone zombies and Mia is their queen! This guy named Chase (a professional zombie hunter) helped Mia out of a few very sticky situations and falls in love with her along the way. In the end everything is back to normal, almost.

Catie H.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Teen Writing Contest!

Are you a teen writer? Do you have a piece of poetry or a short story that you think should be published?

If yes, then enter The Claremont Review’s annual writing contest!

Submit your work to the contest for the chance to win a first place prize of $500, or second and third place prizes of $300 and $200 respectively. Your work will also be judged by professional well-known Canadian writers, and if you win your work will be published in The Claremont Review!

This contest is open to teens aged 13-19. There is an entry fee of $20.00 for one genre, or $25.00 for two. Poetry and fiction are welcome.

For full contest details visit

Good luck!

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan

4/5 Stars

Percy and hid friends have returned to camp half blood with terrible news. Thalia’s tree that protects the magical borders has been poisoned and the only way to save the camp is by going to the Sea of Monsters and retrieving the Golden Fleece. Percy, Annabeth, Tyson and Grover must go on a quest to save the camp, and bring the Golden Fleece to camp.

Madison P.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Parties and Potions by Sarah Mlynowski

4/5 Stars
REVIEW: I think that this book is really good. Even though I’m not into witches and things it was an interesting book to read. I didn’t quite understand everything but other than that I would totally recommend this book to others!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Beethoven’s Big Break

5/5 Stars

The movie Beethoven’s big Break was a good movie because Beethoven and his puppies all became movie stars. Also, when Beethoven was dognapped they rescued Beethoven and the bad guys were put in jail. Then all the puppies and Beethoven all got to live in the pack. Yes I would recommend this movie to my friends because it is a good family movie to watch.

Nicholas P.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Gone by Michael Grant

4.5/5 Stars

I thought this book was very good because it was all about super powers/mutations and supernatural things. One day all the adults disappear and it’s just the kids under 18 left in a big dome. It’s really interesting how all the animals get smaller and more dangerous. Then some kids wanted to control everything and they took over.

Liam J.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer

4/5 Stars

In the beginning Artemis Fowl created a technologically advanced cube that was about 20 years ahead of anything we have now. This cube was made of stolen fairy technology that he got from the previous book. He tries to sell his “c cube” to a billionaire/ evil mastermind, but that didn’t work because instead it was stolen from him. So the fairies were alerted and they teamed up with Artemis Fowl and his bodyguard Butler to regain possession of the c cube because if they don’t the fairy civilization could be found (the fairies were driven underground when the humans came into existence). In the end they got the c cube back, destroyed it and mindwiped him so that he couldn’t bother the fairies anymore, but he gave a dwarf who was helping them along the way a gold coin that had a disk inside of it and got him to bring it back to him a year later so he could remember the fairies.
John B.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

5/5 Stars

I really enjoyed this book. I read the first 3 books but this one was the best one yet! I really liked how Rick Riordan (the author) described when Percy and his friends were fighting the monsters; it was almost like I was in it! I would also like to recommend this to fantasy lovers because there is lots of fantasy in it.

Patrick G.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Mayflower Treasure Hunt by Ron Roy

4/5 Stars

They arrived at the mayflower board and heard that over 400 years ago someone stole a necklace. They went on a ferry boat and found the necklace. Then they were followed. The person who followed them was caught and arrested so then the kids agreed it should go to the artefact museum.

Nicholas P.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede

Thirteenth Child

Patricia E. Wrede

5/5 Stars

This book was very enjoyable. The story line was very interesting and it had very good characters. The book kept my interest throughout the whole story. It also in a genre that I like: fantasy. I found the time picked for the book interesting because I have not read a book in that era (The American frontier) that also used magic in it. I also found it interesting that the mix of normal, magic, and prehistoric animals were used for the wild life. I found the different schools of magic interesting.

Chris P.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Deeper by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams

4/5 Stars

I chose to read this book because it was a sequel to a good book I read called Tunnels. Tunnels, was a suspenseful book and its sequel Deeper was even more suspenseful than the first one. The premise of this book is that the three main characters are searching for Will’s adoptive father who got lost in the first book Tunnels. Most of the action takes place in the “Deeps” a place where people from the Colony (a subterranean city) are banished to by their oppressors the Styx. Unfortunately, at the end of the book the author seemed to go on a needless killing spree with his characters. Deeper was still a very good read but unfortunately it fell apart at the ending, which was a disappointment from the first book Tunnels.

Stephen S.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Parent Trap

4/5 Stars

When two girls, Hallie Parker a California girl and Annie James and proper London miss, both meet at the same summer camp they realize they are twins! The girls decide to switch places to get their parents back together. It’s not as good as the original classic but I think it is really funny!

Catherine D.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ernest Goes to Jail

5/5 Stars

The movie was really good - I loved it. I watched another movie where Ernest goes to camp and I liked it so I thought I would watch this. My favourite characters would have to be the 2 cops (who were the 2 cooks in Ernest goes to camp). I also liked that every time Ernest got shocked he turned into a magnet.

David T.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mall Cop

4/5 Stars
Kevin James was really funny playing mall cop. I really liked the movie, it’s really funny. The movie had lots of action and comedy. This is one of my favourite movies.
Jordan M.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Spoiled Rotten by Dayle Campbell Gaetz

5/5 Stars
This book is truly inspirational to do good things for others even when sometimes they don’t get along with you, but sometimes a person isn’t always exactly what they’re cut out to be.
Ashlyn F.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hostile Hospital by Lemony Snicket

3/5 Stars

Sunny, Klaus and Violet Baudelaire, three orphans who lost their parents in a horrible fire, are once again trying to escape the hands of Count Olaf. They walk into the “Last Chance” general store, where they learn their only way out is through the V.F.D. Everyone in V.F.D believes that “no news is good news” so no one knows the secret they are hiding. At the hospital, they are sent to work in the library of Records, where they soon learn there is a file all about them. They must retrieve the file and clear their name before it’s too late.

Madison P.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Front and Center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

4/5 Stars

Front and center was a good summer read. It wasn’t too serious and didn’t take too long to read. The book is about a girl who loves to play basketball but doesn’t think she’s good enough. She wants to get a scholarship but has to work on her leadership skills to get it. She also deals with other things such as pressure and friendships. Some parts of the book were a bit hard to follow because it is the third book in a series. I would read the other two books first to understand it better. Front and Center is a good book and I would recommend it.

Kristen H.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Soundtrack

I found the songs very powerful and to the point. They made me remember certain times in both the movie and the book. I thought it was really good how the orchestra used strong instruments such as the violin and piano for songs with the Death Eaters and quiet but powerful instruments for parts when the mood was light and happy. All in all I enjoyed listening to the CD.

Carina G.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Jude by Kate Morgenroth

5/5 Stars

Jude is about a boy named Jude who hasn’t had the best life with his father, but he is used to it. Suddenly when his father is killed his whole world is turned upside down. He is taken by his mother Anna Grady. Soon after this he starts taking boys to his old neighbour hood to buy drugs shortly after this he learns that his mother is running for mayor and then Nick his friend starts dealing. Nick overdose on heroin and dies. Jude’s mother’s boyfriend Harry gets a plan for Jude to go to jail temporarily so the public could tell she wouldn’t go easy on him even though he is her son (she is a DA) but once he ends up in jail nobody springs him because of this he has a lot of spare time so he decides to get college credit and become a lawyer. After he gets out a reporter from is old school wants to do a story about how he got into jail but they need proof so they can blackmail Harry into confession. Jude falls in love with the reporter’s sister Lizzie and at the end if the book Jude gets accepted into Law school. This was a very good book. I recommend it to everyone.

Desiree T.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet by Erin Dionne

4/5 Stars
I would rate this book four out of five – it was a really great read. The author clearly had done a lot of research into Shakespeare’s plays and life, and that lent a lot of authenticity to the book. The emotions and situations were very real too, and for me (a teenager like the main character) it was very easy to connect to the main character, Hamlet. Her feelings and actions – and the actions of most of the other characters, such as the guidance counsellor and her classmates – were very true to things we have all witnessed or experienced. I liked the way everything just came together at once at the end of the book, and of course the story itself. The main problem – of Hamlet’s family trying to live like the Elizabethans – is something that not many of us can say we’ve had to deal with, but the author makes it feel real and like something anyone can relate to.
However, because the way Hamlet’s family acts is so un realistic, it was difficult to take the conflict seriously at first. Although it because much easier to understand the problem and the way she feels later in the book, it was a little difficult to “get into” at first. Also, I found the behaviour of the two “popular girl” antagonists quite exaggerate, and it paralleled TV shows more than real life. But those two things only took one star off my rating, so you can probably tell that the good parts of this book far outweigh the bad.
All in all, there are countless reasons to real Total Tragedy – it’s a relatable, crazy, and clever read, and one that I would recommend to anyone who appreciates teen books, Shakespeare, or just a good laugh.
Carly M.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Disney Mania 5

I like the song I Wanna Be Like You because it was written by the Jonas Brothers. My favourite song by the Jonas Brothers is “Burning Up.” I never really liked this song, but when it was played on the Family Channel that was what inspired me to give the song a chance.
Lauryn P.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Flight by Ian Graham

4/5 Stars
The book teaches you about the process planes go through before you use them. This book is very interesting. It teaches you about safety and fun flying. It also shows you different planes. And it gives you lots of detail.
Tchad S.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

5/5 Stars
Kelly Winslow who is seventeen years old, is going to play a role as queen Titania in a production of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream when she meets Sonny who is a guard of the Samhain gate, the doorway between the mortal sphere and the faeries’ enchanted, dangerous otherworld. The gate stands open only once a year to the human world and an onslaught of malevolent faerie creatures who are very destructive.
Sonny keeps on telling Kelly that she is no mortal and Kelly happens to be the Princess of faerie world who is being hunted by powerful creatures from the faerie realm.
Andrea B.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Hunger by Michael Grant

4/5 Stars

A book set in the 21st century full of lots of thrills and many chills. A great read for young teens. A book where all humans over the age of fourteen have disappeared and a barrier has sprung up all around perdido beach. This forces these teens and young children to cope with hunger and solve problems that would require more maturity than most regular teens would have.

Kinsley G.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Pass the Book!

This year's Pass the Book title is "The Factory Voice" by Jeanette Lynes. Pass the Book is a program that runs across Durham Public Libraries, giving everyone the chance to check out a great book and then talk about it with others!

This year's book is a World War II novel. Candace Fertile (Quill & Quire Magazine) writes that "Jeanette Lynes’ debut novel, The Factory Voice, is an entertaining and engaging story set in an airplane factory in Fort William, Ontario, during the Second World War. Lynes, a professor at St. Francis Xavier University, brings the wartime experiences of the factory women to vivid life by skillfully employing the language and manners of the era."

The book features several characters, one of whom is teenager Audrey Foley who ran away from an arranged marriage and became the factory's snackwagon girl.
Interested in learning more, or checking out some of the fun 40s themed programmes this summer? Visit the Pass the Book blog at

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Directed by Matthew Vaughn
5/5 Stars
Stardust is a great movie! It is about this man that really wanted to marry this girl so when he sees a shooting star he told he would go and retrieve it. So he returns home to his father and his father gives him a note from his mother. Attached to it a candle so he uses this to travel to his mother that he has never met before, but as he was wishing to go to his mother “the star” popped into his head. Instead of traveling to his mother he travelled to the star. “The Star” ended up being a lady and from there they set of to go back home so he could give the star to the girl he wishes to marry! The only problem is that there is a witch and a princess also looking for the star! In this movie they over came a lot of obstacles but he finally discovers that “The Star” is his one true love and marries her!!!
Nataly L.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace
Michael Apred
Amazing Grace is a true and heart-touching story of how slave trading came to end. Up until the 18th century, eleven million African men, women and children were taken to West Indies and American colonies as slaves. Slave trading being one of the greatest economic activities in the British Empire, was in favour of all but a few. Amoung these few, William Wiberforce (Joan Gruffudd) was brave enough to express his opposing to opinions about the slave trade in public. William Wilberforce was a prosperous Member of Parliament (MP) who not only tried to end the slave trade, but also tried to make the world a better place. Although William wanted to end slave trading it wasn’t easy. William’s passion of passing a bill on the abolition of slave trade hasn’t succeeded as many MPs in the parliament relied on slave trade. But even if William failed for the first time, his perseverance and honest way of abolishing British slave trade hasn’t disappeared. With the help of his fellow mates – Equiano, William Pitt and John Newton – William Wilberforce was able to overthrow the opposition party and pass the bill and finally succeed in the abolition of slave trade. Amazing Grace takes us on an emotional and romantic journey of a man whose ambition was not only to end slave trade but it’s improved education and health care and social conditions in his country. In the end, William proved that slave trading is a disgrace to humanity and every man – no matter what race or colour he is – is equal in God’s eyes.
Geervani D.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Secret's out: St Jude's New Girl by Carmen Reid

This girl named Gina has a half brother named Menzie and as far as they know, they have always lived in a nice house and her parents, I guess you could say rich and so they lived in luxury. She loves her 3 best friends, Paula, Ria, and Maddison and they always hung out. They had this plan to hook up with Paula’s boyfriend, Martinez and 3 of his friends and go to a festival and see some cool bands. Some were planning on losing their virginity. Gina got in trouble though, she spent all her money on clothes and got bad grades and her mom was not pleased at all. Gina is now being sent to Scotland to go to some boarding school called St. Jude’s. Now Gina has to leave her luxury life she has been living in and leave her friends behind. She learns to cope with her new life and her 3 kooky dorm buddies.
This book is a good read and it’s hilarious. This book keeps me interested in it and when I know I have to do something else I kept reading it. I would recommend it to other teens especially since we can relate to this or have seen this happen before.
Chelsea S.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Sweet Life of Stella Madison by Lara M. Zeises

4/5 Stars
In the book The Sweet Life of Stella Madison the main character has a boyfriend Max that tells her that he loves her. Stella just rubs it off and goes to her work, which is her parents’ restaurant Open Kitchen. There she meets this hot intern, Jeremy, who she has a crush on once she sees him. While Ben is home sick, Stella is reviewing restaurants (for her internships with Jeremy). One day Stella finds out that her (separated) parents are seeing other people. On her 18th birthday party everything crashes. In the end Stella find out that she’s a foodie just like her parents.
I think this book is very good. I just love how the author makes you feel as if you are actually tasting the food. I also like how food, boys and separated parents are all in one neat package. This book is a total page turner!
Grace N.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel

5/5 Stars
The book is about Matt Cruse, a cabin boy, his duties, his work, and his adventures. He and Miss de Vries became friends and found a new species called the cloud cat. They over came a group of murderous pirates and came into some money.
Jordan M.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Employee of the Month

This movie is about a guy named Zack. Zack worked at a supermarket and didn’t really like his job until a girl named Amy came. Zack learns that Amy likes the employee of the month so does everything he can to get it. He also has a bit of competition.
Ryan K.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Construction at the McLaughlin Branch

Important Notice! Construction at the McLaughlin Branch

We are undergoing a complete renovation to the South Wing of the McLaughlin Branch this summer. As of June 1st, there will be no public access to the South Wing. We will re-open partial services on June 7th in the temporary locations of the Auditorium and Children’s Studio.

From June 1st until June 6th, there will be no public access to our non-fiction collection, teen collections, computer workstations, photocopier or microfilm readers.

Please pick up a copy of our Renovation Brochure at the McLaughlin Branch, or check out our website for more information.

Yakitate Ja-Pan Volume 1 by Takashi Hashiguchi

There are many different types of bread around the world (almost every country has one) like French bread, German bread, and many more, but can Japan, a rice and seafood country, have their own bakery pastry treat? Well Azuma Kazuma can make it possible with his awesome power and ability in his hands to make delicious tasting bread. I like this book/ graphic novel because I like the country Japan and wanted to visit it. Also, I like cooking and baking almost anything, but I’m still trying and learning to cook and bake. This graphic novel book is great! I would recommend it if you like baking and to learn more about Japan and its great land!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Slash by Slash and Anthony Bozza

Slash is a biography. It is the biography of Saul Hudson or “Slash” the guitarist from the original “Guns ‘n Roses”. This book is probably one of the greatest books I’ve ever read. It covers anything the band ever did. It starts at Slash’s childhood and works its way up to fatherhood.
Brittain F.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Solitudes: Listen to the Mockingbird by Dan Gibson

5/5 Stars
I love this CD. Even though I go camping, this CD reminds me of walking through the woods. I can camp every single day for the rest of my life with this CD. Dan Gibson has really done a great job at collecting this bird noises along with nature noises.
Natalya L.