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Holiday Reads

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June 28, 2011

The holiday weekend is coming, and I am packing my bag, my book bag that is. I have quite a few children's books in it for a first read, and some for re-reads.

  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and the The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo are in the read again category. I love her warm, interesting characters, beautiful prose, and tales where love conquers, maybe not all, but a lot. She clearly writes for all ages, or for at least for all who have their imaginations and belief in love and magic still intact.

  • Okay, I'll admit it. I love dragons. So, Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton, where all the characters are dragons is also in my bag.

  • What's a holiday read, without a villain, so Capt. Hook, The Adventures of a Notorious Youth by J.V. Hart will occupy a place in my bag too.
  • Teen novel, Matched by Ally Condie, was recommended as a terrific summer read by Librarian Nancy Pearl on NPR, so it's going in my bag too. Set in a futuristic world, the Society makes all life decisions, including who seventeen-year-old Cassia will marry.
  • And, just because Ireland is never far from my heart, I picked up the beautiful National Geographic book, Britain & Ireland: A Visual Tour of the Enchanted Isles by Robin Currie.  Ireland, here I come....via my lawn chair. 

I will probably add a few more books, just in case, but I think that I have a good start.

Don't forget, the Summer Library Program is happening @ your library now, and is open to all ages. Sign up today @ your MCPL location, get some great books, learn some new things, and have a wonderful well-read holiday weekend.

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