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Candace Schmidt

01/21/2013 - 9:25am
Snowflake

Many of us were disappointed when our predicted snow failed to materialize last week. So, if you really need a snow fix, try one of these frosty reads!

The Snow Child by Eowyn IveyThe Snow Child

04/09/2010 - 9:24am

Just a week ago, people in West Virginia were eagerly awaiting the NCAA semi-final game between WVU and Duke. Bob Huggins, the coach of the WVU Mountaineers - an alumni of both the school and the basketball program knew what a victory would mean for his state. He promised that if they won the title, the whole team would take a bus and visit every nook, cranny and "holler" in the state.

08/27/2009 - 11:42am

Down the Rabbit Hole: an Echo Falls Mystery by Peter Abrahams.
Like her idol, Sherlock Holmes, Ingrid uses her intellect to solve a
murder case in her hometown.


Twisted Summer by Willo Davis Roberts.
Fourteen-year-old Cici hopes for a romantic summer at the beach but
instead finds herself trying to solve a murder which had occurred there the previous year.

08/28/2009 - 9:19am

Acceleration by Graham McNamee.
Stuck working in the Lost and Found of the Toronto Transit Authority for the summer, seventeen-year-old Duncan finds the diary of a serial killer and sets out to stop him.


Black Mirror by Nancy Werlin.
Convinced her brother's death was murder rather than suicide,
sixteen-year-old Frances begins her own investigation into suspicious
student activities at her boarding school.

08/28/2009 - 9:35am

Hopefully you will enjoy some these titles, all of which feature a smart female sleuth!


The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer.
Enola, the niece of Sherlock Holmes, is drawn into two mysteries, both surrounding missing persons.


Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett.
When seemingly unrelated and strange events start to happen and a
precious Vermeer painting disappears, Petra and Calder combine their
talents to solve an international art scandal.

08/28/2009 - 10:02am

I am going to suggest some titles based on reviews and also based on comments of other readers. I am also going to take into account what you said you liked about the book. I have asked our library to order some titles by Hillary Frank, so that I can familiarize myself with her work. It is always fun to be introduced to a new author! I hope you will like some of these titles - all from the library's young adult collection.

 

08/28/2009 - 10:33am

Just in case you
are not already familiar with Chris Crutcher's other titles, here are just a
few:


Ironman.
While training for a triathlon, seventeen-year-old Bo attends
an anger management group at school which leads him to examine his
relationship with his father.

 

Stotan!
A high school coach invites members of his swimming team to a
memorable week of rigorous training that tests their moral fiber as well as their physical stamina.

 

Some other books you may enjoy are:

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