July 2011 archive

New releases for August!

The following is a list of new young adult fiction books due to be released in August. Click here to hold a book from home, or ask us the next time you’re at the library!

Across the Great Barrier by Patricia C. Wrede

Eff, an unlucky thirteenth child, and her twin brother Lan, the powerful seventh son of a seventh son, face new challenges that force Eff to travel beyond the Great Barrier in an effort to understand her own magical abilities, as well as those of Lan, and try to save the settlers from a new threat.

All You Desire: Can You Trust Your Heart? (an Eternal Ones novel) by Kirsten Miller

Haven Moore and Iain Morrow leave Rome and head back to New York after Haven’s friend Beau mysteriously disappears, andencounter the Horae, an underground group of women who agree to help Haven discover Beau’s whereabouts in one of her past lives if she will in exchange infiltrate the Ouroboros Society and lure Adam Rossiter into a trap.

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Cas Lowood, armed with his late father’s mysterious athame, set out to kill a ghost known as Anna Dressed in Blood, but what he believes will be a routine task turns deadly when he discovers Anna is unlike any ghost he has ever encountered before.

Bargains and Betrayals (13 to Life novel) by Shannon Delany

Jessie, locked away in Pecan Place, struggles to hold onto her sanity, while Pietr, fighting to keep their relationship alive and aware that time is running out for his mother, makes a dangerous decision.

Bloodlines (new series by the author of Vampire Academy) by Richelle Mead 

The stage is set for drama when Sydney, an alchemist, is sent into hiding to a human private school in Palm Springs, California.

Cleopatra’s Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter

Selene, having grown up in a palace with her parents, Cleopatra and Mark Antony, is forced by war to build a new life in the household of Roman emperor Octavianus, where she finds herself torn between two young men and two possible destinies.

Dark Souls by Paula Morris

Miranda Tennant, hiding a tragic secret, hopes to lose herself in York, England, and avoid the ghosts said to haunt the quaint city, and meeting Nick, a mysterious and intense boy, proves a welcome distraction until her interest is captured by another, even more handsome boy, in a house across from hers, who seems to be trying to give her a message.

Death Sentence (Escape from the Furnace series) by Alexander Gordon Smith

After his failed attempt to escape from Furnace Penitentiary, Alex struggles to survive the bloodstained laboratories beneath where monsters are manufactured, with a death sentence–or worse–hanging over his head.

Dust and Decay (sequel to Rot and Ruin) by Jonathan Maberry

In post-apocalyptic America, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura and his friends set out into the great Rot & Ruin hoping to find a better future but are soon pitted against zombies, wild animals, insane murderers, and the horrors of Gameland.

Eternal (Immortal series) by Gillian Shields

When Sarah, Evie, and Helen see that the horrors surrounding Wyldcliffe Abbey School are not over, Sarah tries to continue working in the background, being strong and good for the others, but finds herself thrust into prominence as evil surfaces again.

Fury (Furies trilogy) by Elizabeth Miles

When high school junior Emily hooks up with her best friend’s boyfriend and football quarterback Chase, life spirals out of control and three mysterious Furies–paranormal creatures that often assume the form of beautiful women–come to town to make sure that Emily and Chase get what they deserve.

Hades (Halo trilogy) by Alexandra Adornetto

Angel Bethany Church, having been tricked into a motorcycle ride that brought her to Hell, relies on Jake Thorn to save her, but what he asks of her threatens those she loves and what he has her boyfriend Xavier believing about her fate could result in an act of betrayal.

Hooked by Catherine Greenman

Thea Galehouse, a student at the prestigious Stuyvesant High School, has a baby with her college boyfriend, and, with the support of their parents they are able to maintain their education and relationship, until an accident threatens their new family and forces Thea to seek support from herstiff, uncompromising father.

Igenue (The Flappers series) by Jillian Larkin

Unaware that a hired killer has followed them from Chicago, three eighteen-year-old flappers relocate to separate sections of New York City where their lives still revolve around speakeasies and rich boyfriends.

A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

Sixteen-year-old Rosalinda Fitzroy, heir to the multiplanetary corporation UniCorp, is awakened after sixty years in stasis to find that everyone she knew has died and as she tries to make a new life for herself, learns she is the target of a robot assassin.

The Margrave (Relic Master #4) by Catherine Fisher

Their quest to find a secret relic with great power leads Master Galen and his sixteen-year-old apprentice, Raffi, into the Pit of Maar, where the most evil thing waits, and the deep evil world at the heart of the Watch.

Never Have I Ever (The Lying Game series) by Sara Shepard

Emma Paxton, who has taken over her missing twin’s life in the hopes of finding her killer, discovers that her lies may wind up costing her her own life.

Possess by Gretchen McNeil

Enlisted to help in dangerous cases of demonic possession, a teenaged exorcist discovers a race of part-demons intent on raising their forefathers to the earth in human form.

The Power of Six (sequel to I Am Number Four; The Lorien Legacies) by Pittacus Lore

John Smith–who is Number Four–teams up with Number Six and learns more about the fate of his home planet, Lorien, after it was attacked by the Mogadorians, and tries to reconcile the stress of knowing that the fates of Lorien and Earth are tied to his success.

Reaching Through Time by Lurlene McDaniel

Collects three novellas by Lurlene McDaniel featuring tales of teenagers caught in strange circumstances with seemingly improbably explanations.

This Dark EndeavorThe Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein (Frankenstein Diaries, book 1)  by Kenneth Oppel 

Victor and Konrad Frankenstein are inseparable twin brothers who stumble upon The Dark Library, where secret books of alchemy and ancient remedies are housed, but after their father forbids them to ever return to the library Konrad falls gravely ill and Victor seeks out a cure for his brother beyond traditional medicine.

Staff picks by Angie

Our latest staff favorites list comes from Angie.

 

    


1. Animalia by Graeme Base – E BAS

2. Bossy Bear (series) by David Horvath – E HOR

3. Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton –  J 201 HAM

4. The Magic School Bus (series) – picture & chapter books available      in Early & Juvenile Fiction

5. The Wizard of Oz (Oz series) by L. Frank Baum – J BAU

6. Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling – J ROW

7. Wayside School (series) by Louis Sachar – J SAC

8. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner – J WAR

9.  Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – YA AUS

 10.Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte – YA BRO

11. Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer – YA MEY

12. Uglies (series) by Scott Westerfeld – YA WES





Freegal – Free Music Downloads!

 

The McCracken County Public Library has just added Freegal (rhymes with legal) to its collection of downloadable media. With your valid library card number, you have access to hundreds of thousands of music to download for free. Each patron has a limit of 3 downloads per week.

No extra software is needed to access Freegal. Each download is in mp3 format, so the files will work for both PCs and Macs for use on Windows Media Player & iTunes. The mp3s may also be transferred to your smartphone or tablet. Android and Blackberry devices allow for direct downloads, while Apple devices such as the iPod and iPhone will require a download first to iTunes, then a transfer to the intended listening device.

Check out our library’s catalog here and be sure to visit their FAQs page for more information.

Skype with author Kathleen Duey today at 1 pm!

Our final summer book club session is today, Monday, July 11 at 1 pm. We’re concluding with a special program – a live video chat via Skype with award-winning author Kathleen Duey!

Kathleen is the author of many popular series for kids & teens, including Faeries’ Promise, Hoofbeats, & Resurrection of Magic. Her novel Skin Hunger (book 1 in Resurrection of Magic) was nominated for the prestigious National Book Award in 2007.

Join us for this wonderful opportunity on Monday, July 11  at 1 pm! We’ll also have autographed books (signed by an author of a super popular series) & other gifts!

Skype with author Kathleen Duey!

Our final summer book club session will be this Monday, July 11 at 1 pm. We’re concluding with a special program – a live video chat via Skype with award-winning author Kathleen Duey!

Kathleen is the author of many popular series for kids & teens, including Faeries’ Promise, Hoofbeats, & Resurrection of Magic. Her novel Skin Hunger (book 1 in Resurrection of Magic) was nominated for the prestigious National Book Award in 2007.

Join us for this wonderful opportunity on Monday, July 11  at 1 pm! We’ll also have autographed books (signed by an author of a super popular series) & other gifts!

New juvenile audiobook & eBook downloads!

Have you used KY Unbound yet? With your library card number, you can download audio & eBooks for free! Click here for a refresher.

 

Now, check out this list of new audiobook downloads for kids and young adults:

Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell – mp3 audiobook

Further Chronicles of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables, Avonlea series, book 2) by L.M. Montgomery – mp3 audiobook

Magic Tree House, books 30-32 by Mary Pope Osborne – WMA audiobook

Magic Tree House, books 33-35 by Mary Pope Osborne – WMA audiobook

Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself by Judy Blume – WMA audiobook

The Burning (Guardians of Ga’Hoole series, book 6) by Kathryn Lasky – mp3 audiobook

When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six by A.A. Milne – mp3 audiobook

The Close Shave (Thomas and Friends) by Rev. W. Awdry – eBook

Faerie Wars (Faeries Wars series, book 1) by Herbie Brennan – eBook

Curious George Flies a Kite by H.A. Rey –  eBook

Divergent (Divergent series, book 1) by Veronica Roth – WMA audiobook

Angel Burn (Angel trilogy, book 1) by L.A. (Lee) Weatherly – eBook

The Dark City (Relic Master series, book 1) by Catherine Fisher – eBook

Bedtime Bunnies by Wendy Watson – eBook

The Best Time of Day by Eileen Spinelli – eBook