Summer Reading for Kids – Dog Days of Summer


Hey kids, is it hot enough?  Here’s a great indoor idea for these dog days of summer – books to read or listen to on your eReader, iPad or computer.

Our eMedia Catalog has great eAudio Books and eBooks for you.  Here are just a few  – all about dogs…

Dog Den Mystery by: Odgers, Darrel (eAudio book)

1st book in Jack Russell, dog detective series

When someone steals an old boot, Jack doesn’t care. Then someone steals his squeaker bone. And his blanket. Now Jack Does care. How will he solve the Dog Den Mystery?. …More

The 101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith (eAudio book)

That daring, hilarious pack of hounds from the classic tale of canine intrigue returns in a …More

Strider  by Beverly Cleary (eBook)

In this sequel to the Newbery Award-winning classic, “Dear Mr. Henshaw”, a teenage boy named Leigh is sad about his parents’ divorce when he finds a stray dog, one who loves to run. Because of Strider, Leigh finds himself running well enough to join the school track team. Strider also gives Leigh new hope for his future. …More

Also, have you signed up for the Summer Reading Club yet? Be sure to do so either online or at your local library. Read just 20 minutes a day to win great prizes!

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest


A big book gets big publicity, and a short trailer (even for a book that can sell itself) can make a huge impact.  Arguably the most popular book of 2010 was the final installment of the Millennium Trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, by the late Stieg Larsson. The series’ popularity and movie (US version to come December 2011) made for an easy transition to a book trailer.

Besides the fact that the creators took notes from the James Bond franchise, the trailer is an effective use of marketing and added to the trilogy’s hype.  The world remains enamored with this series as fans impatiently await a possible future release of Larsson’s half finished final manuscript.

by Lindsey Levinsohn