On Sunday, April 27th, Join Kimberly Russell from West Kentucky Community and Technical College for Read to Reel! This month’s book/movie is Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. Test your trivia skills and win prizes! Starts at 2PM.
Test your knowledge here to prepare!
This year marks the end of some of the most popular young adult series. Check out the following list and be sure to catch up before they end! As always, stay tuned for more book lists and new book releases.
Everlasting (Immortals series)
Everlasting (Immortals series) by Alyson Noel – available now!
Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy)
Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls series) by Maggie Stiefvater – released July 12
Goliath (Leviathan series)
Goliath (Leviathan series) by Scott Westerfeld – released September 20
The Hidden (The Hollow trilogy)
The Hidden (The Hollow trilogy) by Jessica Verday – released September 6
Inheritance (Inheritance Cycle)
Inheritance (Inheritance Cycle) by Christopher Paolini – released November 8
Isle of Blood (Monstrumologist series)
Isle of Blood (Monstrumologist series) by Richard Yancey – released September 13
Silence (Hush, Hush saga)
Silence (Hush, Hush saga) by Becca Fitzpatrick – released October 4
And don’t forget to check out our Summer Reading Program! We have shows for all ages on Tuesday & Wednesday at 10, 1 & 3. The tween/teen programs are Mondays at 1 pm(with our fun book club) and 2 pm(with a different craft program each week. Be sure to fill out your reading log to get your free backpack and submit your name & library card number to be entered to win the big prizes at the end of summer!
The hugely popular Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins is being made into a movie, set for release on March 23, 2012. Several of the characters have already been cast, including tough heroine Katniss Everdeen, who is to be played by Kentucky’s very own Jennifer Lawrence.
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss
Peeta and Gale were recently announced as well, with newcomers Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth slated to play the two male leads.
Liam Hemsworth as Gale
Josh Hutcherson as Peeta
Another young newcomer was just announced today – Willow Shields has been selected to play Prim, younger sister of Katniss.
Willow Shields as Prim
The tributes from Districts 1 and 11 have also been cast. Check out the Official Hunger Games Movie Facebook Page and Twitter to catch the latest casting news! (It looks like Haymitch and Effie Trinket are the next characters to be announced!)
Are you happy with the choices so far? Sound off in the comments! And if you’re late to the Hunger Games craze, check out all three books at the library today!
Which books were your favorites last year? Big Nate? The Red Pyramid? Mockingjay?
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Bestselling Children’s Chapter Books, Week of April 3, 2011:
1. World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull
2. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
3. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
4. Justin Bieber, First Step 2 Forever by Justin Bieber
5. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
6. Tales from a Not-S0-Popular Party Girl by Rachel Renee Russell
7. The Gift by James Patterson and Ned Rust
8. Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell
9. Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool (2011 Newbery Winner!)
10. Matched by Ally Condie
Since these are all so popular, you may have to reserve the next book that’s returned. We’ll be happy to do that for you at the desk, or you can access your account here to do it yourself!