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…

The Outsiders

Dallas’ Pick:The Outsiders by S.E. Hinson The Outsiders is one of my all-time favorite books. I actually had to read this in school for a project and still continue to read it about once a year. The setting is Oklahoma 1965, when gangs where pretty big. The two main gangs in this book are the…

Divergent

Dallas’ Pick: Divergent by Veronica Roth Let me just start off by saying the movie has nothing on the book Don’t get me wrong I enjoyed the movie and actually own it, but to me it was no comparison that Veronica Roth knows how to create an amazing story. Between the imagery and the emotional…

The Young Elites

Dallas’s Pick: The Young Elites by Marie Lu. This was the first book picked by the Teen Book Club. I absolutely fell in love with this book from chapter one. It is so dark and suspenseful, I had a hard time putting it down. The Young Elites kept my on my toes throughout the whole…

Counting by 7s

Dallas’ Pick: Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan This book was originally chosen for the Teen Book Club. It was also on the 2015 Sunshine State List. About a chapter into this book I realized this is not typically a book I would have picked for myself to read, as I find reading an escape…