Erin managed to make it to NEST, even though a house tried to block her way! Rural America = occasionally see a house wandering down the road from Farm A to Farm B.
Erin’s Good Reads Page. All the titles that are in NExpress are just a click away! Only two of these aren’t owned by a NExpress library…tres impressive.
Wintergirls by Laurie Halson Anderson – Trippy, pact with dead best friend…tale of mental illness with a hopeful tone at the end.
London Eye Mystery – Siodhan Dowd – Knock of of Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime for 4th-6th graders. Story of an autistic boy and his sister as they investigate the disappearance of their cousin.
my little red book – non-fiction that answers the question, “Whwere were you when you had your first period?” Popular with 5th-6th grade girls.
Eternal Smile by Gene Yang – 3 short stories in graphic novel format.
Thirteenth Child by Patricia Wrede – Fantasy, alternative reality version of the US with dragons. Story of a girl trying to find her talent. Good for fantasy lovers (a series).
Word Nerd – Susan Neilsen – Funny, good boy book with Canadian flavor about a scrabble club in suburban Vancouver. Middle grade.
Savvy by Ingrid Law – Set at the Kansas/Nebraska border about a family with special powers that appear at age 13. Story focuses on Nibs.
Emiko – black and white graphic novel about the ‘summer that changed my life’ type series.
A Curse Dark as Gold – Lenexa writer, award winning book. About a girl, a mill, and things that begin to go wrong…A retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. Described as a LUSH book.
Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee – Mother of Maybe was a beauty queen and runs a school for pageants, but when Mom’s boyfriend puts the moves on Maybe, she runs away to Hollywood. Suitable for 8th-12th graders.
Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart. Frankie infiltrates a secret society in an East coast prep school.
Graceling and Fire by Kristin Cashore – New series with action, fantasy, romance and adventure. A good series for Twilight fans. Guess someone in NExpress needs to buy Fire!
Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins – Socio-political novel set in a violent future America. (12 of the 15 copies currently in NExpress are checked out) – Title notes from the catalog, “In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss’s skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place.”
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
Secret Life of Prince Charming by Deb Caletti
Stitches by David Small – a dark graphic novel suitable of older teens and adults
Beef Princess of Practical County – by Michelle Houts – Cattle farm in Indiana, 12 year old Libby develops a bond for the steers she’s raised for the county fair.
Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan – Short stories from Australia in a graphic novel
What it is by Lynda Barry – Daily sketch diary and memoirs