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Important Messages
Registration for Teen Read, volunteering, and all teen programs begins on May 28th in the library. When registering for Teen Read don't forget to pick up your reading packet. Reporting begins June 24th.
Submit your book reviews online or in person. If you choose to submit your reviews online we will submit your raffle tickets for you.
Time tickets will need to be submitted in the library. Submit your tickets as often as you like. The more you read the more chances to win!
Raffle drawings will be held every Monday!

Don't miss the kick-off party on Monday, June 24th @ 7:00pm!
Beneath the Surface: An Experience in Illusion!
Reviews
Title
Green Shadows White Whale
Author
Ray Bradbury
Review
This is a novel about Ray Bradbury's experience writing the screenplay of Moby Dick in Ireland.
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Title
Peanut
Author
Ayun Halliday
Review
Peanut is about a girl who is moving to a brand new school and wants to make herself a little more appealing. So, she pretends she has a Peanut Allergy and orders a medical bracelet. Nobody knows she doesn't have a peanut allergy (but her mom but her mom doesn't know she's faking anything) and everyones concerned about her. But when a bake sale comes and she takes a bite of something......
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Title
Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back onto the Board
Author
Bethany Hamilton
Review
this story is written by the 16 year old girl, Bethany, who got bitten by a shark and lost her arm. she loves surfing because it's her passion. Bethany tells how she learned how to surf with one arm and get back into the compititions that she loves with the help of her friends, family and her faith.
Rating
Title
Dragons Breath
Author
ED Baker
Review
this is the second book in the series "tales of a frog princess". emma and eadric go on a mission to get the ingrediants to reverse the spell on haywood, her aunt's love. haywood is a wizard in training that was turned into an otter by emma's grandmother becuase she didn't approve haywood marrying her daughter, grassina. emma and eadric have an easy time finding all of the ingrediants needed except for a green dragon's breath. emma and eadric meet a red dragon named Ralf who becomes friends with them. will ralf help emma get the breath of a green dragon? and will emma get all of the potin needs to turn the otter back into human before the spell is permanent? something horrible also happens to the grren witch, grassina. this was a very adventurus book that i loved.
Rating
Title
The Giver
Author
Lois Lowrey
Review
This book is about a "utopian" society that has no good or bad. A boy named Jonas lives here and is chosen to be the next reciever. I strongly dislike this book because of the "stirrings" and other bad things. Read at your own risk
Rating
Title
A Prince Among Frogs
Author
ED Baker
Review
this is the last book in the series "the tales of the frog princess". emma's daughter is left in charge of all of the magical problems in the kingdom as she can turn into a dragon. while her daughter named millie is taking care of a mini manticore problem, her little brother felix is kidnapped by a wicked wizard named olebald. he turned felix into a frog and let him out into the marsh where there are a billion other frogs. this book is a amazing book that i would reccomend anyone who loves magic and adventure!
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Title
A Salamander Spell
Author
ED Baker
Review
this book is the 5th book in the series tales of the frog princess. it is actually a prequel to the series. it is about princess emma's aunt grassina, the green witch of greaters greensward. grassina's mother is turned into an ugly hag from a curse set on her family. she runs away to her favorite place, an un-princess like place, the swamp. there she meets a guy named haywood. he is a wizard in training. this book is full of magic, friendship, and bickering.
Rating
Title
The Princess Frog
Author
ED Baker
Review
this book inspired the walt disney movie the princess and the frog. a princess named emma kisses a frog named Eadric who claims that he is a prince. instead of him turning back into a human, she turns into a frog. they both go on a adventure to turn back into humans. their adventure includes witches, romance, adventure, and friendship. i love this series.
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Title
No Place For Magic
Author
ED Baker
Review
this book is in the series Tales Of The Frog Princess. its about a princess named emma who is the most powerful witch in her kingdom, greater greensward. she has to help her fiancce get his little brother back from the troll queen who wants to marry him to get the kingdom of upper montevista.
Rating
Title
Dork Diaries 6
Author
Rachel Renee
Review
nikki maxwell finally has a chance of going on a date with her crush brandon at the sweetheart dance.whats stopping her?- McKenzie!!!! after a lot of heartbreaks from brandon, she finally goes with him to the dance. and she gets sweet revenge on mckenzie.this book is really funny and i loved it.
Rating
Title
Hidden Talents
Author
David Lubar
Review
This is a very good book. It is about 6 kids with psychic powers who get sent to an alternative school for their powers. Nobody knew that they had powers.Dark and gory is a good way to describe it. Older people only. 10+ is good. 4 stars
Rating
Title
True Talents
Author
David Lubar
Review
This is a very good book. It is about 6 kids with psychic powers trying to stop a mad major named Douglas Bowdler who wants to make money on anti psychic products and test on them for ever. Dark and gory is a good way to dercribe it. older only. 10+ is good. 4 stars
Rating
Title
Stone Rabbit
Author
Erik Craddock
Review
A book that is really a quick read. It is kind of worthless to. But the story line is okay.
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Title
Legends Of Zita
Author
Ben Hatke
Review
A cliff hanger. With a twist.
Rating
Title
Giants Beware!
Author
Rafael Rosado
Review
it is a really good book!
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Title
Olimians Hades Lord Of The Dead
Author
George O'Connor
Review
It is a SUPER good book. Saying that Greek mythology is my favorite!
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Title
Egypt's Mysterious Pyramids
Author
Agnieska Biskup
Review
This book is SO unrealistic! It brings up all of the facts so quickly, and pretty much out of nowhere. It is terrible!
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Title
Dork Diaries number four
Author
Rachel Renee Russel
Review
This was a really good book! :D
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Title
Dork Diaries number three
Author
Rachel REnee Russel
Review
This was probably the best book out of the series so far. It was probably the easiest to get through.
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Title
Dork Diaries number two
Author
Rachel Renee Russel
Review
Not ehr best work. The book was OK.
Rating
Title
Dork Diaries number one
Author
Rachel Renee Russel
Review
It is a good book, but it was too easy of a read.
Rating
Title
All The Lovely Bad Ones
Author
Mary Downing Hahn
Review
What do you get when you do a prank about a ghost at your family members hotel? You wake the dead. Another terrifying book that is perfectly good.
Rating
Title
Closed For The Season
Author
Mary Downing Hahn
Review
This is a a murder mystery. Mary Downing Hahn has also written other horror stores. It is a AWESOME book! Mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!
Rating
Title
STRANDED
Author
Jeff Probst
Review
It is a great book so far about kids who get stranded on a deserted island.
Rating
Title
13 Gifts
Author
Wendy Mass
Review
This has got to be the best book out of the series! Its about mischief, and magic.
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