A visit to Mrs. Livingston’s classes @ESMS

Hi, I had a fun time at ESMS talking about books and upcoming teen programs with Mrs. Livingston’s classes.  I have to thank 8th period for the lovely welcome:)  You all were the liveliest of the classes today and I had a blast!  Here are the books I brought with me today, click on the links to see if it is checked in or to place it on hold!

Life as We Knew It

          By Susan Beth Pfeffer

Hunger Games

          By Suzanne Collins

13 Little Blue Envelopes

          By Maureen Johnson


          By Kristin Cashore


          By Alex Flinn

Dog Lost

          By Ingrid Lee


Wii Love Gaming!

Tomorrow night (Thursday, April 23rd) is our Wii Love Gaming Program at APL.  It starts at 6pm and we will have either the PS2, XBOX 360 or Wii out with games and also plenty of fun board games as well.  Hope to see you there!tennis1


Earth Day

Today is Earth Day.  How will you celebrate and contribute?  Check out this link to see how people all around the Earth are taking part in Earth Day.  To find out more about Earth Day and how it started click here.

Want to know more? Or simply want to know how we can make every day Earth Day by doing simple things to help the enviroment?  Then check out the following reads available at APL:

It’s Easy Being Green: A Handbook for Earth friendly living

The green book : the everyday guide to saving the planet one simple step at a time

50 simple things you can do to save the Earth

New Look

I decided it was time to change the look of the blog and after today’s cold, yucky weather and rain/sleet decided that some nice green grass was in order so we can continue to think spring!

New Look

I decided it was time to change the look of the blog and after today’s cold, yucky weather and rain/sleet decided that some nice green grass was in order so we can continue to think spring!

New Teen Books!

Hi, in the past couple of days we have gotten a LOT of new Teen Fiction in, here’s a sampling.  Come in and browse the new Teen Books area and check some out today!

Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash

SAMMY KEYES HAS three wads of cold hard cash in her hot little hands. An old guy gave them to her. Well, actually, he told her to throw them away. Begged her. With his last dying breath. Which he was taking because Sammy had just scared the life right out of him. So . . . she’s got to get this man some help. She’s got to do it without being seen herself. And she’s got to figure out how to stash that cash. Aw, c’mon! You’d keep the money too, right? No one ever needs to know. . . .


Little street urchin ShaoSu has always wanted to belong. His small size makes him an easy target for bullies and baddies and this little “mouse” always needs a place to hide. When he is befriended by Hok and Ying, he thinks he has found a new family, and eagerly tags along as they continue on their travels. What he doesn’t know is that his new friends are the most wanted criminals in China, and their adventures will land him in the middle of a battle not only for their lives, but for the future of China itself. As the characters rush towards a dramatic conclusion to the Five Ancestors series in this, the penultimate title, Jeff Stone has again created a marvelous story, a compelling voice, and a ton of exciting action. From the Hardcover edition.

Return to Sender

After Tyler’s father is injured in a tractor accident, his family is forced to hire migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure. Tyler isn’t sure what to make of these workers. Are they undocumented? And what about the three daughters, particularly Mari, the oldest, who is proud of her Mexican heritage but also increasingly connected her American life. Her family lives in constant fear of being discovered by the authorities and sent back to the poverty they left behind in Mexico. Can Tyler and Mari find a way to be friends despite their differences? In a novel full of hope, but no easy answers, Julia Alvarez weaves a beautiful and timely story that will stay with readers long after they finish it. From the Hardcover edition.

The Switch

For Tad Spencer, only son of a fabulously wealthy businessman, every day is like Christmas. He lives in a mansion, has a maid, servants, every toy imaginable. He has it all—until the day he wishes he was someone else. Suddenly, Tad wakes up as Bob Snarby, trapped in a filthy and corrupt carnival world inhabited by hostile ingrates, hopeless criminals, and mysterious fortune tellers. But Tad discovers he’s there for a reason when he begins to untangle a secret that could reveal an enemy no one could have imagined . . .In this sardonic swap from New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz, readers will not only be entertained, but reminded to be careful what they wish for—and happy for what they have.

Trouble in Timbuktu

Ayisha and Ahmed know there is trouble. Something is not right with this American archaeologist and his wife. Supposedly tourists. Why are they so interested in the ancient manuscripts of Timbuktu? Could they really be plotting to steal one? Well, they are more than old manuscripts to Ayisha and Ahmed—they are a rich part of their own heritage. No way are the two teens going to let this happen! They risk everything to stop them, embarking on a desperate quest that takes them across the desert, through a deadly heat, a sweeping sandstorm and fi nally to the port city of Korioume to confront and trap the wily thieves—and save a treasure of Timbuktu.

Warriors: Long Shadows

The Clans are in turmoil. ShadowClan has turned its back on StarClan and pledged to follow the dark predictions of Sol, the strange cat who foretold the solar eclipse. But not all the cats have lost faith in their warrior ancestors. . . .Jaypaw is convinced that StarClan still holds an important place in the warrior code, and his search for answers leads him far back into the past, farther back than even StarClan can remember. Lionblaze, tortured by violent dreams and bloody visions, wishes he had never been prophesied to be one of the three but to turn his back on his littermates would be the ultimate betrayal. And Hollyleaf is terrified that once the Clans lose their faith, the warrior code will fall apart. She’s willing to fight tooth and nail to preserve it-whatever the cost.And when murder stalks into the heart of ThunderClan, the cats realize that the darkest shadows don’t always lie outside the territory.