"The Egypt Game" by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. BIG thank you to an anonymous donor for the free books to attendees. Thanks to Panera Bread in Frandor for the bagels. Grades 4-6. Registration begins October 26 in Children's.
The Curse of the Spider King was a great book. I've read a few of Batson's other books and really liked them, so I decided to give this one a try. I enjoyed it a lot, but it seemed to be lacking something. Honestly, I'm not really sure what it's lacking, but it just seemed like there wasn't really any meat to the story. Basically the whole story was find the elf lords and get home. My guess as to why this happened is there are so many characters and so many things to introduce that he wrote the whole book to introduce his readers to the world of Allyra. I'm totally okay with that, but I personally would've like to have a bit more to munch on. The ending was quite the cliff hanger, so I'm definitely going to read the other two books in the series. This is an incredibly imaginitive book that, I feel, many children would like. I encourage you to read this and enter the world of Allyra.
Females, young or old, will especially enjoy this book about how the arrival of the bicycle in the U.S. in the 1880s and '90s allowed women to experience freedom as never before. You will see how the bicycle had an impact on women's place in society. This well-researched book published in 2011 by National Geographic has many interesting illustrations and sidebars. If you're a female bike rider today, hopefully you will appreciate the battles the first female riders went through from those who thought the bicycle would "lure young girls into paths that led directly to sin."
"One Crazy Summer" by Rita Williams-Garcia. BIG thank you to an anonymous donor for providing free books to attendees. Thanks to panera Bread in Frandor for the bagels! Grades 4-6. Registration begins September 21 in Children's.
While Gary Paulsen is best known for his fiction for young people,My Life In Dog Yearsis more of his biography. It chronicles his life through the various dogs he has owned. Growing up with alcoholic parents, he spent a lot of time alone. Dogs became the life saving connection he needed to survive. This book is perfect for every dog lover and Paulsen fan.
On September 9, ELPL will host the official launch of the 2013 Michigan Reads! program. Author Leslie Helakoski and guest reader Julie Calley, wife of Lt. Governor Brian Calley will be at ELPL for a reading of her book Woolbur and a children's activity. Plus take your photo with a live sheep! Book sales and signing are also available.
On July 28 we will be showing the action packed Non-Stop (2014), starring Liam Neeson as an air marshal confronted with a hostile force who plans to kill every passenger on a flight if the government doesn't pay a hefty ransom in this action thriller.
ELevate is a 4-week interactive entrepreneur program for teens entering grades 7 - 12. Teens will learn how to launch their ideas into a business by learning from the Generation E Institute curriculum. During these sessions, participants will be introduced to characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, interview and learn from local business owners, create their own business and sell their product.