Have you ever started a series of books and read through them so quickly that you were willing the author to hurry up and write the next one already?!
I have certainly done that more than I can count!! Once you start a series, you just want to keep reading until the very, very, very ending of the story!
Well, this week the Young Readers’ Room would like to recommend books in a series, specifically, the latest book of the series. If you have not started any of these yet, you may want to back track to the very first story and work your way up to the current and final volume.
Please start with the “Thunder Girls” series by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams. You may recognize Joan Holub’s name from another popular series she wrote entitled “Goddess Girls.” The newest volume of this four-volume series (so far) is titled “Skade and the Enchanted Snow.” This final title will take you to the winter months, as Skade is the Goddess of skiing, which we know takes place in the chilled winter months, time for a summer reprieve! Part mystery, part adventure, part Norse mythology and magic, Skade and her team of dedicated friends will have you turning each page to find out what will happen next!
Next up for your continuous reading pleasure is by Margaret Peterson Haddix, one of my favorite authors, in book two of “Greystone Secrets: The Deceivers.” Chess, Emma, and Finn are siblings who must go back to the other world for more mysterious happenings. The other world is a mirror of the ‘normal’ world, except that lies seem to be the truth. Can you imagine if you had to tell lies in order to survive…no truth telling at all? Find out what these three siblings, plus their friend Natalie, will do in order to make reality become truth.
Many of you have read the Treehouse books by Andy Griffiths, which started out with “The 13-Story Treehouse.” Well, the ninth book of the series has arrived! “The 117-Story Treehouse” is now ready for check-out! What other floors could Andy and Terry possibly add to the previous volume: “The 104-Story Treehouse?” These two, author and illustrator, have been creating amazing Treehouse books for seven years. Great fun and a great read indeed–you’ll want to start at the beginning of this series for sure with “The 13-Story Treehouse.”
Have you started the “Keeper of the Lost Cities” series yet? Well, you should read the first seven volumes before you start this brand new, eighth in the series “Legacy.” Book 8 does not disappoint. Sophie first began to wow us in the first of the series with “Keeper of the Lost Cities.” Sophie continues her quest for truth. There are so many lies, who can really make heads or tails of truth when they actually hear it? Sophie and her friendships are tested in this final volume. Can you bear to read it? If you have read the other seven, this is necessary for you!
The sixth and final book of the “Fairy Tale Reform School” series is here! “Cursed” by Jen Calonita will not disappoint. For those of you who have been faithful and read the other five, this final installment will leave you with a satisfied sigh! Rumpelstiltskin is the star of this story, or is it Gilly? Racing against time on a mission to save Enchantasia from the evil Stiltskin, Gilly and her friends have their hands full. The pirate ship and Gilly’s crew think they can handle the task at hand, but will they make it in time?
All of these titles are available through our Books-to-Go program here at the Library. You can reserve any book, magazine, book-on-CD or music CD by logging onto our website (www.akspl.org) and scrolling down to the Books-to-Go link under “Services” and reserving each book with your library card number. You can also give us a call in the Young Readers’ Room at (909) 798-7674; or email the Library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have three options to help you keep your reading up during this pandemic while the Library is closed. We sure miss you all and hope to see you soon!
Great news for all of our Redlands Unified School District students and teachers: the Library is offering a free eLibrary Card to all RUSD students and teachers for the upcoming school year, 2020-2021! Please go to our website and fill out the Temporary eLibrary card application, and a staff member will contact you with your specific eLibrary card number.