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The Kids and Teens Blog
Summer Library Club is in full swing and we are well underway looking at super power books. So far we have looked at What's Your Power? and Juvenile Graphic Novels - All Kinds of Powers! This week we will highlight books about Middle School Powers. There are a lot of great books out there about all the unique powers, abilities, and experiences of middle schoolers. For a few top picks check these out:
- Savvy by Ingrid Law
- Sidekicked by John Anderson
- The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence by Stan Lee and Stuart Moore
- NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society by Michael Buckley
- Chance Fortune and the Outlaws by Shane Berry
- A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
- Powerless by Matthew Cody
- Public School Superhero by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts
- Kindling by Braden Bell
One of my favorites from this list is Savvy by Ingrid Law. It's about a girl who is about to turn 13 and everyone in her family gets a unique power on their 13th birthday - and she knows hers is going to be great. But, when her dad gets hurt and she and her siblings are left behind, she knows it's her power that will save him. And so begins an adventure across the state to reach her dad and find her power. If you have already read Savvy there is a companion book Scumble that tells the story of her cousin. And as a bit of news, coming soon is book 3 in the Savvy series! It is called Switch and will be available September 2015. Checkout Ingrid Law's website for more information. In the meantime here is a sneak peak at Savvy.
For a list of these and other great middle school reads check out the Middle School Powers book list in our catalog.
On July 4th we will look at real life heroes in NonFiction: All Kinds of Heroes. And we will wrap things up on July 15th where we explore how to make your own characters and graphic novels in Creating Your Own Superheroes and Graphic Novels.
Happy “Superpowered” Reading!
Welcome back to Super Power Saturdays. Last week started us off with a look at teen super powers in ...Read more
Events for Kids & Teens
For a full events calendar for kids and teens, please follow this link.
For children 0-24 months and their caregivers. Caregivers will learn songs, stories and rhymes to enhance personal reading time. These... (full entry)When?07/08/2015 - 10:15am to 11:00amWhere?Tremont Road - Main Library
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for children 2 1/2 - 5 years and their caregivers.When?07/08/2015 - 10:15am to 10:45amWhere?Miller Park Branch Library
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