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Tuesday, 27 July 2010
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5 Books for the Percy Jackson Fan
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book cover: The Pig Scrolls
Have you read all of the Percy Jackson books? Can't get enough classical mythology? Then check out some of these books:
Anatopsis by Chris Abouzeid
In the realm from which the Greek gods ruled the universe thousands of years ago, the immortal witch Anatopsis uncovers the true objectives of her demi-god tutor Mr. Pound and attempts to prevent him from carrying out his evil plans.
Dusssie by Nancy Springer
At age thirteen Dusie makes the horrifying discovery that she, like her New York artist mother, is a Gorgon--a Greek mythological monster sprouting snakes from her head and capable of turning humans into stone with one angry look.
Mythlopedia
Who knew mythology could be this fun? Explore this series of four books to find out what Apollo's online profile would look like and what Aphrodite would say if she had her own blog. You'll never look at greek heros the same way.
The Pig Scrolls by Paul Shipton
A translation of an ancient Greek manuscript written by Gryllus, a talking pig who was once a man, which describes the many adventures that he and his companions--a junior prophetess named Sybil and a bumbling goatherd--experience while traveling to Delphi to try to prevent the universe from coming to an end.
Runemarks by Joanne Harris
Maddy Smith, who bears the mysterious mark of a rune on her hand, learns that she is destined to join the gods of Norse mythology and play a role in the fate of the world.
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Posted By Logan Library - Teen Talk Blog at 10:43 AM
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Monday, 9 March 2009
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5 Canine Tales
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book cover for listenDogs have been called Man's Best Friend, and stories about dogs make great books. If you love your furry friends, read these young adult canine tales.

Dogsong by Gary Paulsen
An arduous dogsled trek across the frozen Alaska wilderness becomes a journey of self-discovery for 14-year-old Russel Susskit.
Listen by Stephanie S. Tolan
During her solitary convalescence from a crippling accident, twelve-year-old Charley finds a wild dog, and the arduous process of training him leads her to explore her feelings about her mother's death two years earlier.
Skin Deep by Crane
When sixteen-year-old Andrea Anderson begins caring for a sick neighbor's dog, she learns a lot about life, death, pottery, friendship, hope, and love.
Straydog by Kathe Koja
Rachel, a teenager with a healthy dose of both aptitude and attitude, begins to feel at home volunteering at an animal shelter.
Stripes of the Sidestep Wolf by Sonya Hartnett
Satchel O'Rye, devoted son of an impoverished couple in a dying rural town, must weigh in balance the life of his most cherished dog and the freedom of a mysterious rare animal.

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Posted By Logan Library - Teen Talk Blog at 3:58 PM
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Tuesday, 20 January 2009
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5 Presidential Picks
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book cover: Freshman for President
In honor of today's Presidential Inauguration, here are five books about teens with their own presidential connections and aspirations.
All-American Girl by Meg Cabot
A sophomore girl stops a presidential assassination attempt, is appointed Teen Ambassador to the United Nations, and catches the eye of the very cute First Son.
First Boy by Gary D. Schmidt
Dragged into the political turmoil of a presidential election year, fourteen-year-old Cooper Jewett, who runs a New Hampshire dairy farm since his grandfather's death, stands up for himself and makes it clear whose first boy he really is.
First Daughter: Extreme American Makeover by Mitali Perkins
During her father's presidential campaign, sixteen-year-old Sameera Righton, who was adopted from Pakistan at the age of three, struggles with campaign staffers who want to give her a more "all-American" image and create a fake weblog in her name.
Freshman for President by Allyson Braithwaite Condie
Tired of not being noticed, fifteen-year-old Milo decides to run for president of the United States, and through the course of the campaign, he discovers that he--and other teenagers--can make a real difference.
Long Live the Queen by Ellen Emerson White
The President's daughter is a victim of kidnapping by terrorists.
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Posted By Logan Library - Teen Talk Blog at 3:56 PM
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