When the economy collapsed, Amy had to abandon her dreams of college in “Flash Point,” a novel by Nancy Kress. She will be the sole bread winner for her family, and when she is offered a chance at a reality show, she has misgivings, but signs up. Amy’s feelings were correct, and it isn’t long before she is fighting for her life. Popular author Kress will have readers on edge.
Teens will like “Lemonade Mouth Puckers Up” by Mark Hughes. A group of five outcast teens has organized a band. Who would have thought they would become a household name during one summer? It was a roller coaster road involving a music promoter, an unwanted visitor, and a reappearance from one member’s past that help create this fame.
There is an old bear who lives alone in the forest. In another part of the forest is a little cub who also lives alone. Neither one of them likes living alone. When they run across each other, something magical happens. Could they live together and be friends? Find out in “Little Cub” by Olivier Dunrea.
“The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever!” by Rebecca Rule takes place on a cold winter’s day. Lizzie and her friends are using an old-fashioned sled that was built for speed. When they finally get to the top of a very icy hill, the adventure they have sliding down is one of the most exciting events they’ve ever experienced. Don’t miss this ride.
One day it snowed and it snowed and it snowed. “A Perfect Day” by Carin Berger finds everyone outside after the big snow eager to play. They can make tracks, angels, snowmen, and so much more.
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Marie Bruni is director of Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta. Her column appears in the community section of The Daily Star every Thursday. Her columns can be found online at www.thedailystar.com/librarycorner.