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DECEMBER 23, 2011
Kids books I've enjoyed
This time of the year makes many of us feel like a kid again.  So I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite reads and listens for the younger set.
A few seasonal favorites:
Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas by Jane O'connor & Robin Preiss Glasser
How Santa Got His Job by Stephen Krensky
How Santa Lost His Job by Stephen Krensky
Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
A few series:
Inkheart trilogy by Cornelia Funke
Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
Percy Jackson & the Olympains by Rick Roirdan
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott
A few good reads:
Ida B by Katherine Hannigan
Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Holes by Louis Sachar      
Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman

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Categories: Thompson Public LibraryJuvenile FictionAudio


DECEMBER 23, 2011
Books I've heard this year

I love to listen!  Here are some books I’ve enjoyed this year in my car, the sewing room and even cleaning the house…that’s when you know it’s really good!
In no particular order:
Whiter than snow
by Sandra Dallas
Another great historical story from this author set in the west.

The invisible bridge by Julie Orringer
A beautifully written first novel that happens to be about the holocaust.

Lake of dreams by Kim Edwards
By the author of The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

The Athena project by Brad Thor
Not my favorite by this author, but still a good listen.

Major Pettigrew’s last stand by Helen Simonson

Book of unholy mischief by Elle Newmark
This has been re-titled and is now The chef’s apprentice

Gideon’s sword by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
The start of a new series by this powerhouse duo

Proper care & maintenance of friendship by Lisa Verge Higgins
Three women struggle with the passing of a friend and how to move on

Paris wife by Paula McLain
Hemingway’s early years through the eyes of his first wife

The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
Another Scandinavian author crosses over, love Harry Hole!

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Categories: Thompson Public LibraryAudio


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