Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The Neddiad

Kiwi is so excited. He found a book with a whole flock of parakeets. The book is called THE NEDDIAD and it's by Daniel Pinkwater. It hasn't been published yet (it will be in April), but you can get a sneak preview of the first chapters at

Saturday, August 26, 2006


Kiwi just finished a fabulous book, A TRUE AND FAITHFUL NARRATIVE by Katherine Sturtevant.
When Edward comes courting Meg, asking what he can bring her from his sea voyage, Meg replies that he should see if he can "manage to be captured by pirates and enslaved in North Africa," to provide a narrative that her father can sell at his book shop. When Edward is indeed captured and enslaved by Barbary Pirates, Meg feels resposible and decides to do all she can to set him free. But complicating matters is another suitor, her father's apprentice, Will.

I told you a few days ago that we have a new display of books in the Teen Nook, "Peace." I just found a neat website to check out--the Peace Jam at

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Chocolate Day

September 13 is Chocolate Day!
Kiwi doesn't like chocolate, but he hears that humans do.
To honor Roald Dahl, the author of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, his birthday, September 13, has been named "Chocolate Day." To celebrate, sit back with a chocolate bar and find out more about chocolate at this website:

Happy Kid

Heading back to school can be traumatic, especially if you have a reputation for carrying dangerous weapons like Kyle does. (It was a screwdriver for goodness sake! He made it as a class assignment in tech class and was just taking it home.)
To help ease his transition into Middle School, Kyle's mother bribes him to read the self-help book, HAPPY KID, but there's something really spooky about how this book works...
Kiwi says you should fly on down to your library and check out a copy of HAPPY KID by Gail Gauthier.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Funny book

Kiwi likes funny books, and he just finished reading one that made him really twitter. It was SAVING THE PLANET & STUFF by Gail Gauthier.
Sixteen year old Michael's overachieving friends are all away doing exotic things for the summer, while Michael sits at home, doing nothing. So when his grandparents' friends offer him a job in Vermont at their magazine, "The Earth's Wife," he jumps at the chance. Little does he know what living with a pair of aging hippy enviromental activists will involve.

To find out more about the book and its author visit the website:

Thursday, August 17, 2006

New Book Display

We have a new book display in the Teen Nook at the Coventry Public Library:
Kiwi recommends HOMELESS BIRD (of course!) by Gloria Whelan.
Like many 13 year old girls in India, Koly is getting married. She's upset when she discovers that her husband is a sickly boy, but her fate is sealed...or is it?

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Fall Programs

The new list of Coventry Library Teen Programs is now available. Come pick up your copy at the Reference Desk.
Our first program is "Basket of Me": create a basket that expresses the inner you!
Wednesday September 6 from 3-4 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Beach Reads

Summer's winding down, but there's still time to take a great book to the beach. Kiwi thinks these books just fly!
THE SCHWA WAS HERE by Neal Shusterman --The schwa is a boy who always seems to disappear into his surroundings. In fact, his friends decide to experiment with him...
UGLIES by Scotte Westerfeld
What would it be like to live in a future where everyone had an operation to turn pretty at 16?