Books and Reading

Beyond Reality - Teen Read Week: October 18-24

Stop by the Central Rappahannock Regional Library during Teen Read Week to read beyond reality! Check out materials to change your world, take you somewhere unlike your world, or learn about other cultures. Stop by today and pick up a page turner that you can read or listen to, just for the fun of it!

Lit Bistro @ Porter

Hi everyone ...the newly reworked Lit Bistro is in full swing for the Fall.  Our first meeting was in September...but don't worry if you missed that one because there is plenty of room for everyone.

What is Lit Bistro???? I'm glad you asked...Lit Bistro is a fusion of 2 other programs...Book Chat and Lit Bistro. 

There is no assigned reading.  It is a group of teens who meet once a month and talk about any books they want to...that is it.

Meet Your Perfect (Book) Match

By Chelsie Meredith, CRRL volunteer

You've just finished a great book—and I mean great. You can't wait to find another book just as good. But the joys of that last read means the pressure is on for your next choice. Where do you go to pick a book that can stand up to face the challenge—the Central Rappahannock Regional Library, of course! We offer two choices to help you find your next great book.

2009 Award-Winning Teen Books

National Book Award: Young People's Literature

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Each November the National Book Foundation honors an outstanding book in each of the following categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Young People's Literature.

Wicked Lovely Movie in the Works

Universal Pictures is going to make a movie based on Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr. (See our library catalog for more books and short stories by Melissa Marr.)

Read Melissa's thoughts about the film deal in her blog.   

Visit the Harper Teen site for more about the series beginning with Wicked Lovely, including more book trailers and an interview with Melissa Marr. 

Check out the book trailer for Wicked Lovely below:

Shiver: Move over Bella ... here's Grace!

Published on August 1, local author Maggie Stiefvater's novel "Shiver," is already a hit, debuting on the New York Times Best Sellers list. It's your basic teen love story: Girl meets boy. Boy meets girl. Boy is a werewolf ... fans of "Twilight," this is for you!

Watch the book trailer, created by Maggie (she's an artist too!) below:

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Maggie is also author of "Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception" and "Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie" Check out Maggie's web site (http://www.maggiestiefvater.com/) and blog (http://m-stiefvater.livejournal.com/), and follow her on Twitter, http://twitter.com/mstiefvater.

Goodbye, Reading Rainbow

 After more than twenty years of introducing children to great books, PBS’s Reading Rainbow television series has come to an end.   Over the course of 155 programs, host Levar Burton visited museums and pueblos, interviewed entrepreneurs and biologists, showed us how crayons are made and how oil spills are cleaned up, all the while linking the real world to the best in children’s literature.  Here’s a look at a few favorite books Levar introduced over the years.

Going to School Around the World

While our children write their lessons with pencils and computers, Pakistani schoolchildren in the village of Korphe used to write on the ground with sticks.  Then one day a lost climber stumbled into their village, and everything changed.

Adults may recognize this as the story of Greg Mortensen, well-known for the bestselling book, “Three Cups of Tea,” about his work building schools in Pakistan.  Now young children can learn the story in his new picture book, “Listen to the Wind, The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea.”  

Amongst the Dreaming Spires of Oxford


    A week spent in Oxford recently was reason enough to reread one of the best-known children’s books associated with the city, Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.”

Storytime Fun

   At a recent library storytime, the children, parents, caregivers and I had lots of fun reading new picture books, but I was reminded yet again about the power of old favorites. 
“Yum, Yum, What Fun” by Mara Bergman starts out with two friends and their little dog Harry baking bread, when who should come clomping in through the window but a crocodile!