Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Elevensies 2011 Book Feast Contest

The "Elevensies," a group of authors whose books hit shelves later this year are sponsoring a 2011 Book Feast Contest.  Libraries and readers are invited to enter themselves into the drawing and can pick from a menu of what books they'd like to receive if they win.

Menu items include:

Blue Plate Special: Contemporary and historical teen fiction that keeps it real
Fusion Fare: Feast on fantasy, paranormal and dystopian teen fiction
Middle Grade Sampler: Dig in to debuts just for tweens, ages 8-12

Enter yourself and win some great new books!

City of Fallen Angels Sneak Preview!

For those of you that are fans of Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments series, you'll want to check out the sneak preview of the latest installment, City of Fallen Angels.  Each day during the week of February 14th, various blogs will be previewing different versions of the same chapter.  It's up to you to visit the blogs and piece together the full chapter.  This is the only preview of the book that will offered until its scheduled release date of 4/5. 

And don't forget to read the review of the series one of your classmates has written.  You'll be racing to the library to check out the books for yourself!

Monday, February 7, 2011

February is African American History Month

Stop by the UHS Library and celebrate Black History month.  We've got some great books on display that you may interested in.  Be sure to check out the Library of Congress website as well in celebration of African Americans through the generations.  This year's theme "African Americans and the Civil War" was chosen by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and honors the efforts of people of African descent to abolish slavery and inaugurate universal freedom in the United States.