Thursday, July 18, 2013

Summer Reading Week 6


Summer Reading 2013Here are the results of Week 5.  This week 34 people submitted entries, and 8 were new!  They read 93 books.  So far 84 people have submitted 440 entries, and 197 (15 just this week) people have registered.



ADHD: What Every Parent Needs to Know
ADHD: What Every Parent Needs to Know
By Reiff, Michael I.
2011-03 - American Academy of Pediatrics
9781581104516 Check Our Catalog

This comprehensive guide to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) offers parents balanced, reassuring, and authoritative information to help them understand and manage this challenging and often misunderstood condition. …More


Island of Bones
Island of Bones
By Robertson, Imogen
2012-10 - Pamela Dorman Books
9780670026272 Check Our Catalog

Robertson's first two historical suspense novels featuring the forthright Mrs. Harriet Westerman and reclusive anatomist Gabriel Crowther have earned both glowing praise and a growing readership. In this new book, Crowther's haunting past is at last revealed. …More


Everybody Has a Body: Science from Head to Toe
Everybody Has a Body: Science from Head to Toe
By Rockwell, Robert E.
Illustrator Sweetman, Laurel J.
With Williams, Robert A.
1992-07 - Gryphon House
9780876591581 Check Our Catalog

Children will gain mastery of the basic science process skills--observation, inference, and prediction--while exploring the first environment they encounter--their very own bodies. This unique book connects literacy to science in the early childhood classroom, and promotes the development of systematic decision-making in young children. …More


Linking Language: Simple Language and Literacy Activities Throughout the Curriculum
Linking Language: Simple Language and Literacy Activities Throughout the Curriculum
By Rockwell, Robert E.
Joint Author Hoge, Debra Reichert
Joint Author Searcy, Bill
1999-09 - Gryphon House
9780876592021 Check Our Catalog


Everyday ways to connect language and literacy to the daily curriculum.
HPL patron:  Good early childhood book.
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Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble
Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble
By Ross, Ann B.
2013-04 - Viking Books
9780670026104 Check Our Catalog

Bestselling author Ross cooks up a batch of fun in this latest novel in her popular series. Miss Julia convinces the ladies of Abbotsville to put on their aprons and give cooking lessons. But she isn't thrilled when an unexpected visitor shows up. …More


The Instant Curriculum: Over 750 Developmentally Appropriate Learning Activities for Busy Teachers of Young Children
The Instant Curriculum: Over 750 Developmentally Appropriate Learning Activities for Busy Teachers of Young Children
By Schiller, Pamela Byrne
Author Rossano, Joan
Illustrator Wright, Deborah C.
2005-05 - Gryphon House
9780876590027 Check Our Catalog


Now completely revised, this classic resource features over 350 all-new activities for every area of the curriculum, including language and literacy, math, science, dramatic play and music and movement. Teachers/parents.
HPL patron:    Good book.
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The Vampire Prince
The Vampire Prince
By Shan, Darren
2004-09 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316602747 Check Our Catalog

Branded a traitor, betrayed by a friend, and hunted by the vampire clan, Darren Shan, the Vampire's assistant, faces certain death. Can Darren reverse the odds and outwit a Vampire Prince? …More


The Vanishing Point
The Vanishing Point
By Sharratt, Mary
2006-06 - Mariner Books
9780618462339 Check Our Catalog

Constrained by their small 17th-century English town, two independent, spirited sisters push the limits of propriety--one journeys to America where she disappears, and the other, trained in the physician's arts, sets off to find her in a wild, uncultivated land where old rules no longer apply. …More


In Step with God: Understanding His Ways and Plans for Your Life
In Step with God: Understanding His Ways and Plans for Your Life
By Stanley, Charles F.
2010-09 - Thomas Nelson Publishers
9781400202881 Check Our Catalog

In a simple, clear way Dr. Stanley, one of America's most loved and trusted pastors, encourages and challenges Christians to approach life and its decisions by first knowing and considering God's character. …More


Landmines in the Path of the Believer: Avoiding the Hidden Dangers
Landmines in the Path of the Believer: Avoiding the Hidden Dangers
By Stanley, Charles F.
2008-12 - Thomas Nelson Publishers
9781400280315 Check Our Catalog

Dr. Stanley identifies seven destructive temptations and gives Christians the hope and skills they need to live an abundant and obedient life. He shows readers how to identify, avoid, or defuse landmines of pride, jealousy and envy, insecurity, compromise, unforgiveness, sexual sin, and laziness. …More


College Weekend
College Weekend
By Stine, R. L.
2008-06 - Simon Pulse
9781439121245 Check Our Catalog

When Tina and her cousin Holly arrive at Patterson College to visit Tina's boyfriend Josh, they find out from his roommate that Josh is stuck in the mountains. That's weird--Josh never mentioned he was going away. Then Holly disappears. Tina is confused. But one thing is clear--she's about to learn more about love and murder than she ever wanted to know. …More


Taylor's Gift: A Courageous Story of Giving Life and Renewing Hope
Taylor's Gift: A Courageous Story of Giving Life and Renewing Hope
By Storch, Todd
Author Storch, Tara
With Schuchmann, Jennifer
2013-04 - Fleming H. Revell Company
9780800721886 Check Our Catalog


A 13-year-old girl's tragic death gives new life to five other people in this heartbreaking and inspiring story of grief and redemption told by her parents.
HPL patron:  Very few people continue to give to others after they have passed away.  Taylor's GIft is the story of a parent's journey after their oldest child dies in a skiing accident.  Todd and Tara Storch share how they lived and struggled with decisions and emotions.  Having chosen to donate their daughter's organs, they found hope as they began to meet the recipients.
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Witch School: Living the Wiccan Life
Witch School: Living the Wiccan Life
By Tompkins, Debbe
2009-01 - Llewellyn Publications
9780738714950 Check Our Catalog

The Witch School teaching series prepares students for initiation into Correllian Wicca, one of the largest and fastest-growing Wiccan traditions in the world. Discover what it means to be Wiccan with this easy-to-follow course on Wicca from Witch School. From energy and consciousness studies to casting spells and making magic, this Wicca book presents the fundamentals of everyday Witch life in an engaging and straightforward manner. You'll learn about Wiccan ethics, gods and goddesses, sabbats and esbats, magic wands, herbal concoctions, altars, pentacles, totem animals, and a variety of divination practices. Previously available only through Witch School, this introductory guide to Wicca is designed for those new to this nature-based spiritual path. As an additional bonus, WitchSchool.com offers many optional interactive features to enhance your textbook learning experience. …More


Aftermath
Aftermath
By Turnbull, Peter
2011-02 - Severn House Publishers
9780727869692 Check Our Catalog


The latest Hennessey and Yellich mystery - When five corpses in various states of decomposition are found chained to the walls of a kitchen garden, Hennessey and Yellich quickly begin their investigation. The recently deceased owner of the house was housebound for the last twenty-five years, and so would have had no idea of the appalling crimes taking place yards away. At first, there doesn't seem to be much to go on - the victims appear to have little in common - but Hennessey and Yellich know that the dead must hold the clues they need . . .
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Deep Cover
Deep Cover
By Turnbull, Peter
2011-10 - Severn House Publishers
9780727880659 Check Our Catalog


"A Harry Vicary Mystery - ""the second novel in a brand-new crime series set in London from the author of the Hennessey and Yellich mysteries. - "When the snow thaws on London's Hampstead Heath after a harsh winter, a ghoulish discovery is made that marks the start of a very dangerous case for Detective Inspector Harry Vicary and his team. A body of a man is found on top of a shallow grave containing the battered remains of a young woman. He appears to have frozen to death - but what is his connection to the remains below? Vicary's investigation leads him deep into London's criminal underworld. …More


Deliver Us from Evil
Deliver Us from Evil
By Turnbull, Peter
2012-10 - Severn House Publishers
9780727898944 Check Our Catalog

After a woman's body is found frozen on a bench one winter's morning, it looks like a simple case of death by misadventure. Marks on her neck point towards foul play. But as Hennessey and Yellich investigate, they discover that the victim may not have been all she seemed. …More


Sweet Humphrey
Sweet Humphrey
By Turnbull, Peter
2006-04 - Severn House Publishers
9780727863393 Check Our Catalog

A new psychological thriller from the master of suspense When Dr Maurice Simnal goes to interview the charming psychopath Humphrey Sweet, he thinks he may be on to something: an entirely new kind of serial killer. But as he and his colleague Ruth Day follow up the clues Sweet dangles about all his hitherto unknown crimes, a dark network of manipulation becomes clear. Is Sweet a unique psychological study ? or dangerously sane? …More


Flyy Girl
Flyy Girl
By Tyree, Omar
1997-11 - Simon & Schuster
9780684835662 Check Our Catalog

Perfectly capturing the voice and the feelings of a middle-class black teenager in urban America, "Flyy Girl" follows the escapades of Tracy Ellison, a spoiled, boy-crazy material girl strutting her stuff on the streets of Philadelphia during the ostentatious 1980s. …More


The Forest Laird: A Tale of William Wallace
The Forest Laird: A Tale of William Wallace
By Whyte, Jack
2012-02 - Forge
9780765331564 Check Our Catalog

With his masterful storytelling, Whyte, author of the Camulod Chronicles, breathes new life into the tale of William Wallace, giving readers an amazing character study of the man who helped shape Scotland's future. …More


Mudpies to Magnets: A Preschool Science Curriculum
Mudpies to Magnets: A Preschool Science Curriculum
By Williams, Roger A.
Author Williams, Robert A.
Illustrator Sweetman, Laurel J.
1987-03 - Gryphon House
9780876591123 Check Our Catalog


Here are 224 hands-on science experiments and ideas with step-by-step instructions that will delight and amaze children as they experience nature, the human body, electricity, floating and sinking, and more. Categorized by curriculum areas, each activity includes a list of vocabulary words and easily accessible materials.
HPL patron:  Good science book.
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John Dies at the End
John Dies at the End
By Wong, David
2009-09 - Thomas Dunne Books
9780312555139 Check Our Catalog


A new street drug promises an out-of-body experience, and its users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human, in this genuinely scary story (David Wellington, author of "Monster Island").
HPL patron:  Vilanous humor is a genre I rarely see, but this book is both funny and terrifying.  Well written, the story twists and turns and really doesn't let you predict the ending-it's quite a fun read!  Not for the faint-of-heart, though, at least not to read right before bed!
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