The Dundee Library Youth Department will have a special guest author this summer! Carlos Hernandez is a Science Fiction/ Fantasy writer for both children and adults. His latest book is a popular and widely acclaimed children’s chapter book, Sal and Gabi Break the Universe!
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Dinosaurs are one of those subjects you might get interested in as a kid but never get too old or too cool to stop loving. When I was young, I was a self-proclaimed expert on all things dino. Unfortunately, as much as my passion for Jurassic Park remains, over the years I've forgotten many of the facts I used to cram my brain with.
Oh sure, you could read about beach houses, dog detectives, and middle aged women getting a new lease on life while you’re enjoying the hot August sun. But what’s the fun in that? You already know how those books end-- the dog solves the crime, the middle age woman finds a new love at the beach house (the hunky repairman, let’s say). Instead, take a trip to the dark side this summer and check out one of these recommended reads below. They are still fun and fast reads, but just a touch more sinister!
As part of the library's Summer Reading Challenge, teens have been writing about books they've enjoyed on Recommended Read entries, which enter them into weekly drawings for prizes. Take a look at some recent recommendations teens have submitted, and find something new to read!
Books on TV is back, and this time we’ll take a look at TV shows that are based off of Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror books. Some of these shows fit in to one of these three genres while others have elements of more than one of them. Take a look at the list below and reserve the shows and/or the books they are based off of with your FRVPLD card today!
The Bluestem Award: Illinois' Grades 3-5 Readers' Choice Award is a relatively new book award that had its first winner in 2011. The award winner is chosen out of a list of 20 nominees. The books can be classics or new titles, but in order to be eligible to vote, students have to read at least four from the nominee list.
I love The X-Files. Completely and whole-heartedly.
I was too young to watch it when it first aired (Barney & Friends was more my speed in 1993), and by the time I was old enough, the show had ended. By the time I was in college, I knew that the names Mulder and Scully and that the show had something to do with aliens. That was it.
It's Winter Break! Since it's freezing (and probably snowing) outside and you're stuck inside the house, I recommend bundling up in your favorite chair and relaxing with a good book. Here are some of the latest additions to the teen collection: