Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Asteroid Alert!

Miranda leads a normal life, worrying about grades, boys, being asked to the prom. Like everyone else in her neighborhood, she joins the block party watching the expected asteroid's collision with the moon. But the collision is much bigger than the scientists expected. The moon is knocked out of its orbit. First come the tsunamis, then the volcanic eruptions, and then... nothing will ever be normal again.
Check out LIFE AS WE KNEW IT by Susan Beth Pfeffer.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Big Questions

I know the author, so yeah, I'm prejudiced, but BLIND FAITH by Ellen Wittlinger is a great read.
Summer should be a breezy time of hanging out at the lake, but when Liz's grandmother dies, her mom falls apart and starts going to this spiritualist church where the elders talk to those who have "passed." Liz doesn't know what to believe.
Then there are the new kids across the street, staying with their crabby grandmother. Liz is drawn to little Courtney, who is trying to understand her why her mother is so sick, but older brother Nathan isn't so friendly.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Love Poems

Happy Valentine's Day! Here is my gift to all you lovers and longers out there.

When You are Old
by W. B. Yeats
When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;
How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;
And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Braid Blog

I am a newby at this blog stuff, and I just found an incredible blog. On it is a discussion of the book THE BRAID by Helen Frost. Made me want to run out and get the book. Check out this great site at:

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Your Award

Adults pick other book award winners, but not this one. This time YOU choose the winner. Make your choice. Vote for your favorite Rhode Island Teen Book Award title.
You can print off a ballot at
and drop it off at the Reference Desk at the Coventry Public Library

Invention Dimension

Ever have one of those great ideas--for some incredible invention that's just so fantastic you figure you should get it patented--well this website is the place to go.
Check out the Brain Drain game or noodle around the patent office at