A Youthful Frame of Mind

News from the Rod Library Youth Collection

November 2013

  • Displays... Hunger Games, Veterans, Thanksgiving
  • New Books!
  • Book Give-Away!

New Books in the Youth Collection!

Here are five new books that the Youth Collection will be adding to its selection!

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Giving Thanks by Katherine Paterson -- Giving Thanks is a great book with over 50 poems, prayers and praise songs from a from a wide range of cultures, religions, and voices. The book revolves around the concept of being thankful and gratitude.

Mr. Wuffles by David Wiesner -- From one of the most popular and highly acclaimed picture book authors, Mr. Wuffles is a cute story about a cat and tiny aliens. Mr. Wuffles doesn't want to play with his normal toys and more interested in the little spaceship full of actual aliens. The spaceship isn't built for the such rough play. The little aliens are in trouble and take shelter by hiding behind the radiator to repair the damage.

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater -- The second book in the Raven Cycle series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater. Book two of Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle shifts from character-driven voyage of discovery to more of a paranormal thriller, ratcheting up the violence as the plot grows more complex.

Martin & Mahalia: His Words Her, Song by Andrea Davis and Brian Pinkney -- Through Andrea Davis' writing and Brian Pinkney's illustration, a story is told of MLK Jr. and Mahalia Jackson's journey from their youth to their roles in the Civil Rights movement.

Win a New Book in Our Book Give-Away

This month we are giving away two great books! Come in to the Youth Collection to sign up for a chance to win! The two books that are being given away are:

The Book of Blood: From Legends and Leeches To Vampires and Veins by HP Newquist -- In 11 chapters, Newquist takes young readers on an overview of the complex make up of blood, and the long history with, beliefs about, and study of blood. With dark red splattered pages the book can be a little queasy for some, but Newquist reminds the reader that blood is something to be studied and not something to be feared.

Nelly May Has Her Say by Cynthia DeFelice -- Nelly May Nimble lives in a small house with twelve brothers and sisters. With so many hungry mouths to feed, Nelly decides to start earning her keep and takes a job working as a cook and house keeper for Lord Ignasius Pinkwinkle. Lord Pinkwinkle expects Nelly to learn his own special nomenclature for his household items. Lord Pinkwinkle must be referred to as Most Excellent of All Masters, his bed is called restful slumberific and the long list of names continues. When an emergency arises and Nelly has a difficult time alerting Lord Pinkwinkle, a transformation begins to happen.

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