Fiction

Book Hunters in Brief #32: Warriors

Book Hunters in Brief GraphicErin Hunter’s Warriors series is great, but there are, unfortunately, a finite number of installments, so sooner or later, you catch up to the author.

Book Hunters in Brief #30: Teen Beach Reads

Here are some cool reads--perfect for a day soaking up the sun with the sand between your toes.

Book Hunters in Brief # 29: Our Founding Fathers...and Mothers

This week, Book Hunters salute the men and women who defined what it is to be an American.

Book Hunters in Brief: Summer Reading Edition

BHiBHCPL's Summer Reading Fun 2014 starts Monday, June 2 and Book Hunters will be here to help make this a great summer of reading for you and the whole family. Just tell us what you like and we'll send you a list of reading recommendations. Let the R and R begin! (That's reading and relaxing, folks).

Here are few of our favorites in keeping with this year's science-related themes

What Will Hatch?  by Jennifer Ward (toddler)

Oh, No!, or How My Science Project Destroyed the World by Mac Barnett (picture book)

A Tooth is Loose by Lisa Trumbauer (early reader)

Shaping Up Summer by Lizann Flatt (juvenile nonfiction)

Tesla's Attic by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman (ya fiction)

The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch by Lewis Dartnell (adult nonfiction)

Don't forget to register for Summer Reading Fun starting on Monday, June 2.

Book Hunters in Brief #21: New Titles for Asian Pacific Heritage Month

Book Hunters in Brief #21 - APHMThis week, Book Hunters look at new titles in honor of Asian Pacific Heritage Month.

Mambo in Chinatown by Jean Kwok
On Such a Full Sea by Chang-Rae Lee 
Pioneer Girl by Bich Minh Nguyen 
The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide 
Family Life by Akhil Sharma

Visit Book Hunters for a customized reading list of your own.

Book Hunters in Brief: Divergent

Book Hunters in Brief: DivergentYou loved Divergent by Veronica Roth. HCPL’s award-winning Book Hunters recommend these titles:
Blood Red Road by Moira Young. Why? Because if Saba lived in the world of Divergent, she would definitely be Dauntless.

Book Hunters in Brief: James McBride's Good Lord Bird

BH in Brief 10 - Good Lord BirdIf you loved James McBride's NBA-winning Good Lord Bird, we recommend these:

Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks - Another fictional approach to John Brown narrated by his young son.

Beloved by Toni Morrison - a modern classic about a haunted former slave

Midnight Rising by Tony Horwitz - a gripping nonfiction account of the raid on Harper's Ferry

Middle Passage by Charles Johnson - A young man is transformed after becoming an accidental stowaway on a slave ship.

The Wonderful World of Fan Fiction

     Are you going through withdrawals from your favorite book or T.V. series now that they are complete? Why not try fan fiction?  What is fan fiction? Well, the answer is in the name.  Fan fiction is stories written by fans set in the worlds, or using the characters of their favorite T.V. shows, books, movies, video games, or comics.  These stories can be anywhere from under 100 words long (drabbles) to over 800,000 words long (a Hey Arnold! story by Azure129 called Learning to Be Helga).  Some of these stories are famously horrible while others are so popular they turn into best-selling novels (i.e.

Listening Resolutions

The Other Typist

 

Is it too early to start thinking of books we’d like to listen to next year?

I don’t think so.  Here are some on my list:

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