Monthly Archives: November 2011

Audio books for the whole family

It’s almost Thanksgiving … and for a lot of us, that means piling the family in the car for a little (or not so little) roadtrip. What better to keep the family entertained than a good audio book? We have a wide variety available, with something for everyone, but here are some that appeal to a broad range of ages:

 

  • The Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewis.  Spanning seven books, the world of Narnia provides plenty of adventures for everyone.
  • Princess Ben, Catherine Gilbert Murdock. Alone, miserable, and locked in a castle tower, Princess Ben discovers the power of magic. Can she use it to save herself… and her kingdom?
  • The First Four Years, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Laura is all grown up and with a husband baby of her own, but life on the prairie hasn’t gotten easier – or less exciting.
  • Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling. From his first year at Hogwarts all the way to his last, we have all of Harry’s adventures in audio format!
  • Heist Society, Ally Carter. Katarina has been raised from infancy to be a master thief. Now she’s a teenager, and it’s her dad that’s in trouble. Can she use her skills to pull off an impossible task?
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Rapid Reviews: what we’ve been reading

It’s a busy time of year here at the library, but we’re still making time to read. Here’s a handful of our current favorites:

 

  • The Night Circus, by Erin Morganstern.  The Night Circus arrives unexpectedly and without warning,  full of magic and all manner of imaginative delights… just like this book.
  • Miss Peregrin’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs. Jacob always thought his grandfather’s tales of his childhood were nothing but stories. But the photographs he discovers began to suggest otherwise – could the dangers his grandfather told him about also be true?
  • Maphead, by Ken Jennings. The former Jeopardy! champion takes a look at maps – why we love them, why some people can’t read them, why Kids These Days Aren’t Learning Geography Like They Used To, and the addictive world of geocashing.

Check out these and many more at the library!

 

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