On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to prepare a flag for our new republic. According to a well-known story, George Washington asked a Philadelphia seamstress named Betsy Ross to make a flag for our new country. Although there is no proof that this is the way our first flag came to be, Betsy Ross was a real person, and she was the official flag maker for the U.S. Navy.
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Twillight by Stephenie Meyer
Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. When she meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen--a vampire--her life takes a thrilling and terrifying romantic turn.
Of course, you'll want to read the next three books if you haven't yet: New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.
If you like the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer here are other titles you might enjoy:
Avalon High by Meg Cabot
Having moved to Annapolis, Maryland, with her medievalist parents, high school junior Ellie enrolls at Avalon High School where several students may or may not be reincarnations of King Arthur and his court.
Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom.
Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
Schuyler Van Alen, 15, the last of the line in a distinguished family, is being raised by her distant and forbidding grandmother. Schuyler, her friend Oliver, and their new friend Dylan are treated like outsiders by the clique of popular, athletic, and beautiful teens made up of Mimi Force, her twin brother, and her best friend. What they have in common is the fact that they are all Blue Bloods, or vampires. (School Library Journal Review)
Here are some humorous romance titles from our Young Adult Fiction collection that I hope you will enjoy reading.
Thwonk by Joan Bauer.
A cupid doll comes to life and offers romantic assistance to A.J., a
teenage photographer suffering from unrequited love.
Princess in Love by Meg Cabot (Princess Diaries, v. 3).
In a series of humorous diary entries, a New York City ninth grader
agonizes over her love life, final exams, and future role as the
princess of Genovia.
There's a variety of books for you to choose from, and they can all be found in our Young Adult Fiction collection. I hope you find some of them to your liking!
Anything But Ordinary, by Valerie Hobbs.
Bernie and Winifred have been in love since they were
fourteen, but when Winifred goes away to college in California and
Bernie stays in New Jersey things change for the two of them, and each must try to forge an identity separate from the other.
Here are a few titles of YA Fiction books that have to do
with music, and some have suspense, too.
Midnight Hour Encores by Bruce Brooks.
A sixteen-year-old cellist and musical prodigy travels cross-country
with her father, a product of the 1960s, to meet her mother, who
abandoned her as a baby.
Here are a few titles from the YA Fiction collection that
also deal with child abuse and its impact on the victims.
The Beggars' Ride by Theresa Nelson.
Twelve-year-old Clare flees an unhappy home life and tries to survive on he streets of Atlantic City with a small gang of homeless kids, each of whom as his own secret reason for distrusting society.
Since you enjoyed Goose Girl by Shannon Hale, you might like to know that there is a sequel:
Enna Burning by Shannon Hale.
Enna hopes that her new knowledge of how to wield fire will help protect
her good friend Isi--the Princess Anidori--and all of Bayern against
their enemies, but the need to burn is uncontrollable and puts Enna and
her loved ones in grave danger.
Here are some other titles about princesses that you might
The Princetta by Anne-Laure Bondoux.
I’m glad you liked Blue by Joyce Moyer Hostetter. The library has many more good historical fiction books. Here are a few you might also enjoy.
For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.
Despite the horrors of World War II, a French teenager pursues her dream of becoming an opera singer, which takes her to places where she gains information about what the Nazis are doing--information that the French Resistance needs.
The Primrose Way by Jackie French Koller.
Thanks for your Book Match request. Here are some other funny titles you might enjoy:
Superfudge, by Judy Blume
Peter describes the highs and lows of life with his unusual younger brother Fudge.
Jenny Archer, Author, by Ellen Conford
Stymied by an assignment to write her autobiography, Jenny decides to enhance her life story by using her considerable imagination.
Anastasia Krupnik, by Lois Lowry
Here are some books to read that have bits of history, mystery, or adventure. Hopefully, you will find them to be exciting, interesting reads!
The ghost of Lizard Light / by Elvira Woodruff
Moving from Iowa to a lighthouse cottage in Maine, ten-year-old Jack
struggles to live up to his father's high standards and encounters a
young ghost who presents Jack with a 150-year-old unsolved sea mystery.
Journey to the river sea / Eva Ibbotson
Sent with her governess to live with the dreadful Carter family in