Thursday at the Library

Today I am stacking shelves at the Library an everyday kind of job for me. But the books are a great combination of classics and kids books… Lisa

What am I stacking my shelves with :

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley about the young student of science Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was eighteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty. 

“Equal parts charming and ingenious, dark and quirky and utterly engaging. Reading The Monogram Murders was like returning to a favorite room of a long-lost home” -Gillian Flynn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl

The library as a large collection of Agathe Christie books…

For the kids :

A brand-new young chapter book series from Edgar Award winner Dori Hillestad Butler!
 

When ghost boy Kaz’s haunt is torn down and he is separated from his ghost family, he meets a real girl named Claire, who lives above the town library with her parents and her grandmother. Claire has a special ability to see ghosts when other humans cannot and she and Kaz quickly form a friendship. The two join forces to solve the mystery of the ghost that’s haunting the library. Could it be one of Kaz’s lost family members?

“The realistic portrayal of a complex young Latina’s life is one many readers will relate to. . . . Medina cruises into readers’ hearts.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

This is quite simply as good as middle grade fiction gets. It’s a very deserving winner of the Newbery Medal, as it pulls us into the lives of an immigrant family and the struggles of a young girl trying to find her place in a school we’re popularly and money carry weight, and she has neither.

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