Thursday, July 21, 2011

Book Buddies

We have a lot of volunteer opportunities for part of this year's Teen Summer Sanity program and one special program is Book Buddies. For this program teens (bigs) are paired up with our elementary school kids (littles) to foster good reading and listening skills - we also have a fun craft project every week. Here are some pictures from this week's Book Buddies.

Featured Book - The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel

The Infernal Devices, Book One: Clockwork Angel
By Cassandra Clare
Author of The Mortal Instruments Series

Get it at the library! Product Description: "When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by--and torn between--two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length...everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world...and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all."

Team Will or team Jem?