All Fall Down

Dallas’ Pick: All Fall Down By Ally Carter Imagine you are thirteen years old and the most traumatic thing has already happened to you. Would you be glad it is over or would that single moment in your life haunt you forever? For Grace unfortunately that moment haunted her for the rest of her life….

Booked

Dallas’ Pick: Booked By Kwame Alexander This entire book is written entirely in poems. I thought this was very interesting for a children’s book considering the way you have to slow down to read it to fully understand the stories.  The story of Booked is narrated by a young boy dealing with divorce of his…

Carve the Mark

Dallas’ Pick: Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth Veronica Roth is well known for her work in the Divergent series which I was a huge fan of. Well, she has come out with another young adult fantasy novel. Once you get in order the strange names, groups, and places it is actually a very good…

Who is Walt Disney

Dallas’ Pick: Who is Walt Disney By: Whitney Stewart (Juvenile nonfiction) This is one of the first non-fiction books I have read in a while, and I can honestly say I enjoyed it. I just recently as an adult fell in love with Disney; movies, books, parks, everything. Who was Walt Disney is a biography…

Looking for Alaska

Dallas’ Pick: Looking for Alaska By: John Green  John Green has come out with another book that grabs our emotions and ties them in knots.  This book was actually published in 2005, seven years before The Fault in our Stars. Nobody had really heard of John Green as an author so it was not as…

I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor 1941

Dallas’ Pick: I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor 1941 By: Lauren Tarshis (Juvenile) This is actually a book in a complete series known as the “I Survived “series. All of the books are fiction but they are all based on true historical events and places. The great thing about this series is there is…

Penguin Problems

Dallas’ Pick: Penguin Problems by: Jory John Oh my goodness, this is probably the funniest children’s book I have ever read! The title is what made me pick up this book to begin with; it is just fun to say. As I began to read it and learn about this penguin that has such a…

Throne of Glass

Dallas’ Pick: Throne of Glass by: Sarah J Maas This book was chosen by our Teen Book club to read, I personally had never heard of it before then. I am so glad I had the opportunity to read it though. If you like Young Adult books with dark story lines I highly recommend this…

The Giving Tree

Dallas’ Pick: The Giving Tree By: Shel Silverstein This has always been one of my favorite books growing up. Reading it now as an adult I have started to see it in a different view. The book is about a tree and her best friend, which is a young boy in the start of the…

Kingdom Keepers

Dallas’ Pick: Kingdom Keepers: Disney after Dark By: Ridley Pearson ATTENTION ALL DISNEY FANS!!! This is an absolutely must read! I went to Disney for the first time last year and came across this book at the library. Working in the Children’s Department I figured it would be a fun read. It was so much…

The Fault in Our Stars

Dallas’ Pick: The Fault in Our Stars By: John Green I think that John Green is a fun writer in general. He has a way that he writes deep and dark in more of a personal style. Most of his novels could be real stories with a little imagination thrown in. The Fault in Our…

Miss Nelson is Missing

Dallas’ Pick: Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard This is a children’s book and one that is in our excellence in reading program. I thought this book was very light-hearted and very well written. The story teaches children to respect the people that they have around them. This was a funny book, I actually…