Remember the old saying "you can't go home again"? Well, it certainly does not apply to Liza Palmer's newest book, Nowhere but Home. Though it is about trying to return home to a life left behind, the author takes some very serious subjects and manages to weave them into an emotional tale that is even lighthearted in some ways.
Jake and Charlie have been working side by side for more than five months. In that time, Charlie’s mastered such important skills as opening and closing doors, getting a tissue and picking up after his human friends. The duo’s work is nearly done.
It was a national nightmare. Watching the 9/11 attacks on TV was unfathomable. Imagine sitting at your desk on the 78th floor of the North Tower and hearing a tremendous boom. Then the horror of feeling the building groan and tip.
Here is an adult book for people who liked the Hunger Games and Harry Potter series. Bone Season is set in the year 2059 in an alternate history version of England. Two hundred years ago there was an influx of clairvoyant people who can connect to the aether--the realm of spirits. England is controlled by a totalitarian organization called Scion which is trying to eradicate clairvoyants. The main character is nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney who is a rare type of clairvoyant called a dreamwalker.
The beach scene with the cute little dog in a sweater might make you think it is a light beach read. Take my word for it, The Widow Waltz by Sally Koslow is anything but. It is a story of a wife and two daughters trying to move on after the death of their husband and father. It is hard enough to lose a loved one, but what if you discover the loved one you are grieving was not the person you thought they were, and the life of luxury you have been living is all based on lies?
What? William Shakespeare and Star Wars? Yes! Ian Doescher, with the cooperation of George Lucas, has written the story of the original Star Wars movie, A New Hope, in iambic pentameter in the style of a Shakespeare play. The language is fun to read with plenty of “thou” and “prithee” among the references to “droids” and “hyperspace”. It’s not really such a stretch to put Shakespeare and StarWars together. Both the Star Wars movies and Shakespeare’s plays are epic tales with villains and colorful supporting characters.
Picture this: You're walking into school. You approach your new locker. It's dull. It's boring. It's probably dirty.
Hang on. It doesn't have to stay that way. Teens in grades 6-12 should stop in 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 14, to put some personality into that bland metal box. Make cool gadgets to glam it up or rock it out. Just attending enters you in a drawing for a Back to School Survival Kit, complete with delicious candy.
Pump Up Your Locker is just the first of several great teen programs this fall: