Friday, May 29, 2009

Renton Librarian Recommendations

Kris and Jessica have been busily visiting schools to talk about summer reading, and along the way we've been sharing some fun and interesting books with everyone. In case you were enticed but can't remember the titles, here's a list of some of the books we've been sharing . You can place holds on them by visiting the Renton Library Catalog, and be sure to have your library card handy.

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
In Tally's world, everybody gets to be supermodel pretty once they turn 16. But is that really as great as it sounds?

Blue Lipstick: Concrete Poems by John Grandits

Technically, It's Not My Fault: Concrete Poems by John Grandits

Guinness World Records to the Extreme
Observe some of the worst jobs in the world as well as some other pretty amazing (or disgusting) things.

An Artists America by Michael Albert
Check out the amazing artwork that can be made with everyday objects like cereal boxes and Campbell soup labels.

Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
Travel to Elsewhere where everyone goes after they die and then ages backwards until they are reborn and sent back to earth to live a new life.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Travel into a distant future where hunger and starvation are just around the corner. 16-year-old Katniss volunteers to participate in the Hunger Games, a televised survival contest in which the winner is the last person left alive.

Acceleration by Graham McNamee
Can Duncan and his 2 sidekicks stop a potential serial killer before he becomes an ACTUAL one?

Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde
14-year-old Giannine is stuck in a virtual reality adventure game in which the only way out is to win the game or die for real.

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