Need some reading suggestions for Club Read or your road trip?


SummerGraphic2Did you know you can read a magazine or a book (eBooks and eAudio Books count too) for Club Read? That’s right! Take a look at Club Read for Kids and Club Read for Teens. There you will find magazines like National Geographic for Kids or Seventeen or Rolling Stones (download and keep for free) magazines! There are also great suggestions for books as well, both in print and eBook or eAudio format from the eMedia Catalog.  When you get tried of reading download a free movie or two from hoopla. Hey, mom and dad – movies are great for that summertime road trip or on the plane. Just download the movie to your tablet on the hoopla app and the kids have a movie to watch in the car or plane.

Hot New YA Titles


Check out these hot new YA titles just for teens and don’t forget to join Club Read.

Girls Like Us by Gail Giles

With gentle humor and unflinching realism, Gail Giles tells the gritty, ultimately hopeful story of two special ed teenagers entering the adult world. We understand stuff. We just learn it slow. And most of what we understand is that people what ain’t Speddies think we too stupid to get out our own way. And that makes me mad. Quincy and Biddy are both graduates of their high school’s special ed program, but they couldn’t be more different: suspicious Quincy faces the world with her fists up, while gentle Biddy is frightened to step outside her front door. When they’re thrown together as roommates in their first “real world” apartment, it initially seems to be an uneasy fit. But as Biddy’s past resurfaces and Quincy faces a harrowing experience that no one should have to go through alone, the two of them realize that they might have more in common than they thought—and more important, that they might be able to help each other move forward. Hard-hitting and compassionate, Girls Like Us is a story about growing up in a world that can be cruel, and finding the strength—and the support—to carry on.
Odin’s Ravens by K. L. Armstrong
Seven kids, Thor’s hammer, and a whole lot of Valkyries are the only things standing against the end of the world.
When thirteen-year-old Matt Thorsen, a modern day descendant of the Norse god Thor, was chosen to represent Thor in an epic battle to prevent the apocalypse he thought he knew how things would play out. Gather the descendants standing in for gods like Loki and Odin, defeat a giant serpent, and save the world. No problem, right?
But the descendants’ journey grinds to a halt when their friend and descendant Baldwin is poisoned and killed and Matt, Fen, and Laurie must travel to the Underworld in the hopes of saving him. But that’s only their first stop on their journey to reunite the challengers, find Thor’s hammer, and stop the apocalypse—a journey filled with enough tooth-and-nail battles and larger-than-life monsters to make Matt a legend in his own right.
Authors K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr return to Blackwell in the epic sequel to Loki’s Wolves with more explosive action, adventure and larger-than-life Norse legends.

 

 

Reading suggestions for Summer Reading


kids ereading roomThis summer enjoy summer reading with Club Read at the Library! For some great reading suggestions, visit Hot Topics – Club Read for Kids and Club Read for Teens.

Beginner readers and kids in elementary grades don’t forget to use your own Kids eReading Room for more great suggestions.

Going to College?


getting ready for collegeAre you headed to college this fall?  If so, we have some new ebooks your might be interested in reading before you head off to school. Remember, you can use these towards your Club Read counts.

10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College

A handy, straightforward guide that teaches students how to acquire marketable job skills and real-world know-how before they graduate–revised and updated for today’s economic and academic landscapes.

Award-winning college professor and adviser Bill Coplin lays down the essential skills students need to survive and succeed in today’s job market, based on his extensive interviews with employers, recruiters, HR specialists, and employed college grads. Going beyond test scores and GPAs, Coplin teaches students how to maximize their college experience by focusing on ten crucial skill groups: Work Ethic, Physical Performance, Speaking, Writing, Teamwork, Influencing People, Research, Number Crunching, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving. 10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College gives students the tools they need to prepare during their undergraduate years to impress potential employers, land a higher-paying job, and start on the road to career security and satisfaction.

Getting Ready for College Getting the Most out of College Life

Get ready for the best years of your life!
College Survival – Getting Ready for College contains everything you need to know about preparing for the next few years. With advice from deciding what to bring to your dorm room to the pitfalls of credit cards to the thrills of living on your own for the first time, you’ll be big man (or woman) on campus in no time.

The Healthy College CookbookFor nearly a decade, The Healthy College Cookbook has offered time-pressed, budget-crunched students a simple way to enjoy home cooking in their own small apartment kitchens or even dorm rooms. Written by students for students, the book offers hundreds of simple, healthful alternatives to dreary cafeteria fare. The first edition was so successful it returned to print 17 times.

college rulesCollege Rules

And You Thought Getting into College Was Hard . . .

Students who assume they can figure out college on the fly often learn things the hard way–they look back and think, “If only I’d known this from the start!” College Rules! will save you the time and trouble, setting you up for academic success from the get-go. Lesson #1: College is different from high school, and even those who were at the top of their class will need practical advice on how to successfully transition to college life. This updated and expanded third edition of College Rules! reveals strategies that aren’t taught in lectures

Big Library Read Starts Today!


big lib readThe new Big Library Read initiative is a joint effort between Sourcebooks,
OverDrive and public libraries worldwide.  It’s a unique program (May
15-June 1
) designed to unite the world in reading the same eBook title
at the same time and to demonstrate the influence library
patrons (you) can have. We already know the power of libraries – this is a
unique way to let the rest of the world know!

Excitement is building….since last week, over 2,000 libraries have
opted-in to participate in this event from 8 different countries – on 4
continents! Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, North Las Vegas
Library and Boulder City Library are three of those libraries!

The eBook for this pilot is Four Corners of the Sky (click to get your copy of the eBook) by Michael Malone.  Thanks to the generosity of Mr. Malone, every member of the community (with a valid library card) can read the eBook at the same time at no cost to the library!

If you don’t want to read the eBook version you can still participate with the print version! There are limited copies of The Four Corners of the Sky (click to reserve the print copy) available which you are welcome to begin reading now.