Friday, April 1, 2016

Book Review: "Dr. Who: Sting of the Zygons"

Science Fiction
Reviewed by Noella

When the Zygons food source is compromised they go to extreme lengths in order to survive, including taking the shape of cows and even humans.
This is part of the Doctor Who Monster Collection.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Book Review: "Secret of the Andes" by Ann Nolan Clark

Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark
Childrens 1953 Newberry Medal Winner
Recommended for ages 10+
Review by Isabella

A young Incan llama herder living in isolated mountains with a quiet man learns about his heritage, parentage and eventually how important his calling really is. 

Friday, March 4, 2016

Book Review: "Pastels" by Mari Bolte

Pastels by Mari Bolte
Recommended for all ages
Review by Charity

A well described art book on different ways to use pastels. It also talks about different kinds of pastels such as oil pastels, chalk pastels, etc.

It also gives out some creative ideas to make with pastels. Over all its a great book to pick up some creative inspiration.

New Book Display!

Thanks to TAG members Isabella and Noella for creating an AWESOME YA book display!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Book Review: "Doll Bones" by Holly Black

Doll Bones by Holly Black
Young Adult Fiction
Not part of a series
Recommended for 8+
Reviewed by Noella

For these kids who love to pretend, the discovery of a bone china doll leads to a great adventure. Or does it?...

Monday, January 4, 2016

"Charlie Cook's Favorite Book" book review

Charlie Cook's Favorite Book by Julia Donaldson
Easy/ Picture book

Reviewed by Ryan

What's this book about? " A young boy is reading a book about a lot of other people that are reading different books and it is pretty weird near the end. "

This book was given 3/5 stars for being "pretty cool".
Thanks Ryan!

"Pamela Camel" book review

Pamela Camel by Bill Peet
Easy/ Picture Book

Reviewed by Ethan

What's this story about? " A camel ran away from the circus because she was not treated nicely. Then she stopped a train from wrecking and everyone was nice to her." 

This book has some name-calling by people when Pamela can't perform circus tricks like the other animals, which Ethan didn't like, leading to a 2/5 rating for this book.

"Little Bunny Foo Foo" book review

Little Bunny Foo Foo by Paul Brett Johnson
Easy/ Picture

Reviewed by Rickeal

What's this book about? A bunny with bad behavior! He's tapping on the wolf and bears head. The bunny was turned into a goon by the good fairy for his behavior.

This book was given 5 stars for genuinely being an enjoyable book!

2015's Top 15

This list of young adult books has been gathered based on popularity at Decatur Public Library for 2015!

Top 15 Books
15. Faking Normal by Courtney Stevens
14. Bewitching by Alex Flinn
13. The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace
12. It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
11.Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
10. Fever, 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
9. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
8. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
7. The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
6. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
5. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green