Cardinal Library

Newsday Tuesday, February 2, 2016

the award goes to........

Each year Emporia State University announces a list of selected books for young adult readers. Each year two of the selected books are awarded the William Allen White award. The 2015 award winners demonstrate the diversity in YA books. We have both of these books here at the Cardinal Library and we encourage you to check them out and see what the award winner is all about.

Buddy by M.H. Herlong

A classic boy-and-dog tale in the tradition of Old Yeller

Tyrone "Li'l T" Roberts meets Buddy when his family's car accidentally hits the stray dog on their way to church. Buddy turns out to be the dog Li'l T's always wished for--until Hurricane Katrina comes to New Orleans and he must leave Buddy behind. After the storm, Li'l T and his father return home to find a community struggling to rebuild their lives--and Buddy gone. But Li'l T refuses to give up his quest to find his best friend. From the author of the BBYA Top Ten selection The Great Wide Sea comes a powerful story of hope, courage, and knowing when to let go. (Goodreads)

Malcolm at Midnight by W.H. Beck

When Malcolm the rat arrives as the pet at McKenna School, he revels in the attention. He also meets the Midnight Academy, a secret society of classroom pets that keeps the nutters (kids) safe. There’s just one problem…rats have a terrible reputation! So when the Academy’s iguana leader is kidnapped, Malcolm must prove his innocence—and that even rats can be good guys. Illustrated by Brian Lies of Bats at the Beach, this engaging middle-grade novel will have readers rooting for Malcolm as they try to solve the mystery alongside him. (Goodreads)

New Books!!!!!!!

Come down and check out these new titles.

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As spring testing season approaches, it's a good idea to have a great book to read for the down time. The titles above are the ones we just received and we have several orders coming so come down and check out a great book.