Mail-A-Book Summer Reading Program

Program to encourage reading for all children and teens.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

2011 Mail-A-Book Summer Reading Program Themes

Children's Theme: One World Many Stories

Teen Theme: You Are Here

Adult Theme: Novel Destinations

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Have they got character?

Martin Bridge: Sound the Alarm! by Jessica Scott Kerrin
When Martin and his friend are locked in a toy store after closing, he gets the idea to flash a Morse code signal out the window for help.

Piper Reed: Navy Brat by Kimberly Willis Holt
It’s not easy being the middle child, especially when your dad is a Navy Chief. Now, her father is being transferred from San Diego to Pensacola.

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
When it comes to tackling third grade, Clementine is at the top of her game. Well, maybe not all the time. She knows her way around the principal’s office as well as the art-supply closet.

Fancy Nancy at the Museum by Jane O’Connor
Fancy Nancy loves being fancy. She wants to be extra fancy when her class takes a trip to the museum.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Have you seen the Nancy Drew movie? Now you can read about this girl detective in the following titles available from Mail-A-Book:

Bad Times, Bad Crimes
Close Encounters
Danger on the Great Lakes
Dangerous Plays
Dressed to Steal
En Garde
False Notes
Fishing for Clues
Getting Burned
High Risk
Lights, Camera . . .
Mardi Gras Masquerade
Murder on the Set
The Orchid Thief
Pageant Perfect Crime
Pit of Vipers
A Race Against Time
Riverboat Ruse
The Scarlet Macaw Scandal
Secret of the Spa
The Stolen Bones
The Stolen Relic
Stop the Clock
Trade Wind Danger
Trails of Treachery
Troubled Waters
Uncivil Acts
Without a Trace

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The John Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

John Newbery Medal Winners available from Mail-A-Book:

2006: Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins
2005: Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
2004: The Tale of Despereaux:by Kate DiCamillo
2003: Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
2002: A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
2001: A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
2000: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
1999: Holes by Louis Sachar
1998: Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
1997: The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
1996: The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman
1995: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
1994: The Giver by Lois Lowry
1993: Missing May by Cynthia Rylant
1992: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
1991: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
1990: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
1989: Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman
1988: Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman
1987: The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman
1985: The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
1984: Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
1980: A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal by Joan W. Blos
1978: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
1977: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
1975: M. C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton
1973: Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
1963: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
1959: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
1953: Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Sign Up for Summer Reading!

The form to sign-up for the Mail-a-Book Summer Reading Program is in the mail. If you did not get a form, please let us know and we will mail one to you.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Looking for a good picture book for April?

Try April Foolishness by Teresa Bateman and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott. Grandma is happy the grandkids are visiting. Granpa's fixing breakfast when the grandchildren suddenly shout, "The cows have gotten loose! I think Big Brown Bessie just stepped on a goose!" Grandpa isn't upset because he thinks the kids are trying to play an April Fool's trick.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Graphic Novel:
by Jeff Smith
with color by Steve Hamaker

Discover the incredible comic book saga of the unlikely hero who
must save an idyllic valley from the forces of evil.

  • #1 Out from Boneville. After being run out of Boneville, the three Bone cousins, Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley bone, are separated and lost in a vast, uncharted desert. One by one, they find their way into a deep, forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures.

  • #2 The Great Cow Race. The Bone cousins are trying to return to Boneville. What could go wrong?

  • #3 Eyes of the Storm. Hair-raising escapes. Long-buried secrets. The stakes for the bone cousins are getting higher.

  • #4 The Dragonslayer. The forces of evil are growing stronger. Could our heroes’ worst enemy be Phoney Bone himself?

  • #5 Rock Jaw: Master of the Eastern Border. Fone and Smiley Bone try to return a rat creature cub to the mountains, where they meet yet another adversary: the sly and mighty mountain lion, Rock Jaw.

  • #6 Old Man’s Cave. The showdown between the Hooded One and the people of the valley begins. Thorn and Phoney Bone seem to be at the center of the maelstrom. Will they survive the Hooded One’s sacrificial ceremony by the light of the moon?

  • #7 Ghost Circles. The Bones, Gran’ma Ben, Thorn, and their loyal rat creature cub venture on a journey through the mysterious ghost circles to Atheia, the old city of the royal family. One wrong step could change the valley’s fate forever.

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