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Coraline by Neil Gaiman-Tween/Teen

Rating: 3/5 Stars About the Book: Coraline is having a boring Summer. Her family has recently moved into a large house where the occupy one of the floors. Her neighbors are interesting, but a little strange, and Coraline finds herself getting more and more bored as Summer draws on. One day, while searching through the house, Coraline discovers a locked door. When she asks her mother about it, she finds it actually leads to nowhere and opens it to see a brick wall blocking the way. But later that night, Coraline is awake and hears noises coming from the doorway. This time it's not blocked and Coraline finds herself in another world. At first this new world is exciting and interesting. None of her father's strange cooking experiments and everyone calls her by the correct name-no more Caroline. She even has an other mother and other father on the other side-even if they are not quite the same as her real parents and have buttons for eyes. When Coraline tries to go back to her re

School Visits Shout Outs

Sorry for the looong break in the blog. Summer Reading Program is gearing up at the library, so I've been making school visits like crazy getting tweens and teens pumped about the program this year. A big shout out to the students of Cherokee and Wilson's Creek-thanks for being so awesome and lots of fun. Be sure to stop by the library and say hi this Summer!:)

If you liked Twilight...

What to read after Twilight? Here's some books to help you get through until the release of Breaking Dawn in August! Vampires: The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber Marked by P.C. Cast Demon in My View by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes In the Forests of the Night by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes Peeps by Scott Westerfeld Look for me by Moonlight by Mary Downing Hawn Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith Vampire Knight(Manga Series) by Matsuri Hino Not Vampires, but Paranormal Romance: Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder Tithe by Holly Black

Camelot & King Arthur Booklist

Thanks for the comments! Here's a list of books you might enjoy if you like King Arthur and Camelot: I Am Morgan le Fey by Nancy Springer I Am Mordred by Nancy Springer Avalon High by Meg Cabot The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-Holland The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp by Rick Yancey Sword of the Rightful King by Jane Yolen The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron The Book for Mordred by Vivian Van Velde The telling pool by David Clement-Davies The lioness & her knight / Gerald Morris The quest of the Fair Unknown / by Gerald Morris Suggested by Readers: Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley