Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New York Times Graphic Novel Best Seller List

Did you know that the New York Times now includes a list of best selling graphic novels along with its other book lists?

Click here to read about the new list in the New York Times!

Click here to see the list for the week of March 14th.!

We have many of the titles here in our in the library system.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Book Review- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Reviewed by Katie, Chester County Library

Are you looking to learn more about yourself? The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho might be the book for you. It is the story of a Spanish shepherd named Santiago who decides to sell his sheep in order to get the money to travel and fulfill his Personal Legend.
Along the way he travels to Africa, learns about alchemy (turning metal into gold), falls in love, and sees the pyramids. The Alchemist is a story that entertains readers while at the same time teaching readers about following their dreams. One of the major themes in this story is finding your own Personal Legend. According to the story“It's what you have always wanted to accomplish. Everyone, when they are young, knows what their Personal Legend is.”
If you are looking to read an adventure story and are looking for a good book to think about, this might be the book for you.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Book Review: After Tupac and D Foster

After Tupac & D Foster
Reviewed by Suzanne Macaulay, Spring City

Before I read it, I wondered how relevant After Tupac & D Foster would be. Was it a book that should have been written 10 years ago? Would today’s readers appreciate a book written with the music of Tupac Shakur as the backdrop? Yet, despite my misgivings, Jacqueline Woodson tells a timeless tale of friendship and life's unexpected twists and turns. She reminds us how strongly music can shape our memories, particularly during those tumultuous adolescent years.

Every reader can relate to the emotions in this book—confusion, anger, sadness, loneliness, longing, comfort, and hope. These feelings are universal. Perhaps that is why Woodson does not give her narrator a name—because she could be any one of us. After Tupac & D Foster is interesting and thought-provoking. Jacqueline Woodson’s authentic voice will make this Newbery Honor Book a favorite among teen audiences. Recommended for grades 7 and up.