Scott Phillips

11/18/2009 - 11:16am

William Kamkwamba first encountered the magic that ruled Malawi when he was six. Herd boys found a  sack in the road; it was filled with bubblegum!  What a treasure! "Should we give any to this little boy with leaves in his hair?", they asked. Of course they did, a double handful of gumballs: so many colors.  William ate them all.

08/20/2009 - 3:26pm

Alastair Reynolds is a Welsh astrophysicist who writes spectacular stories and novels about the future. A future where there are several types of humans, and not all of them get along. Interstellar travel is possible; it will take a while, even on a lighthugger, traveling just under light speed. Orbital habitats form the Glitter Band above the planet Yellowstone in the Epsilon Eridani system, all doomed. They just don’t know it yet. 

07/20/2009 - 3:02pm

This is an off year for real travel, so I must travel vicariously. Luckily, the library has many trips you can take via a book in your own reading chair.

03/03/2010 - 11:32am

Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores. Several Fredericksburg-area stores generously donate comic books to the Central Rappahannock Regional Library so that we can give them away at the library, too.

09/11/2009 - 11:34am

by Mavis Jukes

Provides information for boys on changes that occur in their bodies during puberty and offering advice on sexual topics, nutrition, drugs, girls, and more.

04/29/2009 - 10:17am
Hidden Talents

by David Lubar

When thirteen-year-old Martin arrives at an alternative school for misfits and problem students, he falls in with a group of boys with psychic powers and discovers something surprising about himself.

Suggested for ages 11 - 16
 

10/29/2009 - 11:32am

by Gennifer Choldenko

Who can blame 12-year-old Moose for feeling uneasy when his family moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 for his father’s job at the prison? Humor and pathos, memorable characters, and a strong sense of place highlight this unusual coming-of-age story. 

Suggested for ages 10 - 14
 

09/04/2009 - 10:23am

Teens, help celebrate National Poetry Month by submitting your original poetry!

03/19/2009 - 9:37am

Louisa May Alcott did not write because she had the need to get the stories out. Louisa May wrote for one reason: she wanted her family to be rich.

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