Kenny Wright is a kid with a secret identity. In his mind, he’s Stainlezz Steel, super-powered defender of the weak. In reality, he’s a chess club devotee known as a “Grandma’s Boy,” a label that makes him an easy target for bullies. Kenny wants to bring a little more Steel to the real world, but the question is: can he recognize his own true strength before peer pressure forces him to make the worst choice of his life?
Come in and join in the 2015 Winter Reading Program in Youth Services! All those in 8th grade & younger are invited to sign up for Read to Succeed, the Winter Reading Program sponsored by Chicago Wolves Hockey. Participants read for a total of 9 hours, fill in a simple log sheet with titles read, and receive prizes upon completion–as well as an entry into the grand prize drawing. It’s easy, fun, and free!
The program runs from Jan. 5-Feb. 28. Come in and sign up today!
All kids age 10 and up are welcome to join our Kids Book Club. In October, we are reading The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare. Pick up a copy at the Circulation desk. To register, please call 630-834-1176.
In a Victorian boarding school story, sixteen-year-old Gemma Doyle’s unconventional upbringing in India leads her to the day she foresees her mother’s death. Her vision turns out to be true. With her mother gone, her father sends her back to England, and enrolls her at Spence, a girls’ academy with a mysterious burned-out East Wing. Gemma blackmails herself and her dumpy roomate, Ann, into a treacherous clique, lead by Felicity and Pippa. Gemma realizes she’s being followed by Kartik, a beautiful young man from India. Her visions continue, and one night she is led by a child-spirit to discover the secrets of a mystical Order. The clique accompanies Gemma to the other-world realms of her visions and discover that the delights are overwhelmed by a menace they can’t control.
|Find Books, Music and Movies||Homework Help||Safe Web Sites||Book Lists|