Charlotte and Jaime, rival students at a Connecticut boarding school, are also descendants of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. When a fellow student dies under suspicious circumstances, they both end up being prime suspects. Danger is mounting and the only people they can trust are each other.
A smoothie is a great way to start the day. Smoothies are quick, portable, delicious and they can be healthy. Here's a recipe for a morning favorite at our house.
Quick Morning Smoothie with green tea
1 cup of cold green tea (I recommend Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride)
2 cups berries (your choice)
1/2 to 1 cup of yogurt
3 T. honey (optional)
ice as you prefer
Throw everything in the blender until combined. Enjoy!
One of the other great things about smoothies is that you can add whatever you want. We have several recipe books for smoothies at the library including Smoothies for Life which can be downloaded to your device or Superfood Smoothies.
If you're looking for some tasty, healthy eating information like smoothies, Whole Foods will be at Tremont with advice and recipe demonstrations during October. Registration is required for the classes. The first class is on Wednesday, October 2 at 7pm and sign-ups start on September 18th. We expect these to fill fast, so don't wait to register. Join us for fun and deliciousness!
Welcome to Super Power Saturdays. Throughout Summer Library Club I will be posting a blog the second and fourth Saturdays in June and July that will highlight teen books with a focus on all things super powers. I will highlight teen powers in fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels, as well as feature some books that can help you write your own stories and create your own graphic novels. For today’s post I will feature super powers in fiction novels because a lot of great superhero books have flown their way from graphic novels and comics into fiction novels. A few great picks are:
- Fallout by Gwenda Bond
- Project Superhero by Paul Zehr
- Rise of the Heroes by Andy Briggs
- The Misshapes: The Coming Storm by Alex Flynn
- The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost
- The Vindico by Wesley King
- V is for Villain by Peter Moore
- Legacy by Tom Sniegoski
- Super Human by Michael Carroll
If reading about superheroes inspires in you the desire or dream to be a superhero yourself or do amazing things in the world check out The Real Life Superhero Project. It is a website that highlights real life people who have become superheroes in their everyday lives. Each one is out there doing real things, such as helping the homeless, dedicating time to charities, working to make their communities safe, and helping kids find their own sense of honor and giving inspired by the comic books they grew up on. Each person is photographed in their favorite superhero gear. Supercool! For a sneak peak at some of these heroes and their mottos check out the video below.
For a list of these and other great teen super power books see our Teen Powers fiction book list in our catalog.
And don't forget to check back the second Saturday in June (June 13th) for a look at Teen Graphic Novels: We Started It All! and the fourth Saturday (June 27th) for the post Teen Powers Abound: All Kinds of Powers!
Happy “Super Powered” Reading!
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Okiku has wandered the world for centuries, freeing the innocent ghosts of the murdered-dead and taking the lives of killers with the vengeance they are due, but when she meets Tark she knows the moody teen with the series of intricate tattoos is not a monster and needs to be freed from the demonic malevolence that clings to him.
It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. All the other kids picked countries like France or Germany, but when Caitlin saw Zimbabwe written on the board, it sounded like the most exotic place she had ever heard of, so she chose it. Martin was lucky to even receive a pen pal letter. There were only ten letters, and forty kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one. That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives.
Seventeen-year-old Caitlin Singleberry is a proper Christian teenager and member of a family singing group, but today she has been given a truly impossible assignment–keep her cousin Heller Harrigan, Hollywood wild child, out of trouble for the last weekend before her first big movie debuts.
It is time to ride! The weather is beautiful. The sun is shining. What better way to kick start the summer than with biking! National Bike Month is the month of May. It is sponsored by The League of American Bicyclists. Check out their site for links to bike month dates and events, guides about planning a bike event, information about the National Bike Challenge from May 1st - September 30th, bike safety tips, and more.(Note: Links open in new window)
And to start Bike Month off pedaling fast, Bike to School Day is May 7th. The site Walk Bike to School has information about celebrating Bike to School Day as well as resources, activities, and safety tips for all year round.
The library also has a vast array of books related to biking. Check out the links below for how-to books, bike safety, history, and fiction.
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Like your books a bit grittier? It doesn't get much grittier than S.A. Bodeen, author of The Detour. Folks are calling this a Teen version of Stephen King's Misery, so if you like psychological suspense you should give this one a try.
Read 'em, and let us know what you thought!
Dena–currently reading Are You Still There by Scheerger
Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller has perfected the art of keeping a low profile in a future society in which Moral Statutes have replaced the Bill of Rights and offenses carry stiff penalties. When Chase, the only boy she has ever loved, arrests her rebellious mother, Ember must take action, or never see her mother again.