Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Graceling-Kristin Cashore

Gracelings, recognized by different colored eyes, have special abilities. Katsa's grace,which her king has employed, is the ability to kill. Could the silver and gold-eyed prince with a mysterious grace tame Katsa?
Kirkus Reviews summed it up this way: "In a tale filled with graphic violence and subtle heartbreak, gentle passion and savage kindness, matter-of-fact heroics and bleak beauty, no defeat is ever total and no triumph comes without cost."

Friday, May 15, 2009

Recommended to animal lovers

Alex and me: how a scientist and a parrot discovered a hidden world of animal intelligence
- Irene Pepperberg
Blood red horse (fiction) -K. M. Grant
Call of the wild (fiction, dog) - Jack London
Cruelest miles: the heroic story of dogs and men in a race against an epidemic -Gay Salisbury
The grandest of lives (whales) - Douglas H. Chadwick
Merle's door (dog) -Ted Kerasote
Watership down (fiction, rabbits and so much more) -Richard Adams
Wesley the Owl: the remarkable love story of an owl and his girl-Stacey O'Brien
Winterdance (dogs)-Gary Paulsen

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ms. Beth recommends

I had to include Merle's Door bc I love Merle. The Whale book is fascinating too. Maybe read these when u r a bit older.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block

Take a trip to Shangri-LA with Weetzie Bat and her best friend Dirk and explore an L.A. like you've never seen. Weetzie is an eternal optimist who wishes to find her Secret Agent Lover Man and a Duck for Dirk as well as a happy home for all of them. She gets what she wished for but they find that a happy ending is something that's made, not granted.

This is the first book in the Weetzie Bat/Dangerous Angels series. The characters continue their search for love, identity, and family in Witch Baby, Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys, Missing Angel Juan, and Baby Be-Bop.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Raging Quiet by Sherryl Jordan

This absorbing story takes place in an ancient time. Marnie, age 16, has been married off to an undesirable man twice her age to settle a family debt and relocated to an isolated cottage. She befriends the village madman rousing the suspicions of the villagers. Marnie makes a remarkable discovery about this "madman" and their relationship grows. The villagers, however, suspect her of murder and witchcraft. Can Marnie survive?
An ALA Best Books for Young Adults with awards.

Blood Red Horse by K.M. Grant

This fast paced historical novel has it all: adventure, romance, love, loss and an amazing stallion.
The story continues in Green Jasper and Blaze of Silver.