Librarians' Picks: Books To Read The Week of July 16

Each week librarians from Prince George's County will recommend books that we think should be added to your reading lists. Take a look and let us know what you think.


Fancy Nancy Sees Stars
by Jane O'Connor

Nancy adores stars and can't wait for her class trip to the planetarium. When a late babysitter and a rainstorm make her miss the night show, what can Fancy Nancy do to see the stars? 

Call Number: EFB OCO
Grades: K - 2.

Eighth Grade Bites
by Heather Brewer

Vlad is having a rough year. Middle school is already hard enough, but when you add that odd new English teacher, the girl he is totally crushing on, and oh yeah, the fact that he is a (secret) vampire, it might all just be too much!

Grades: 6 - 8.

If I Stay
by Gayle Forman

Through flashbacks, an out of body experience and clouded memories of the fatal accident that took the lives of her family, Mia is faced with the ultimate decision...to live or die? 

Grades: 9 - 12. 

Defending Jacob
by William Landay

When his fourteen year old son Jacob is charged with the murder of a fellow student, assistant district attorney Andy Barber is torn between loyalty and justice as facts come to light that lead him to question how well he knows his own son. (Annotation from Baker & Taylor).

Call Number: FICTION LAN
Section: Adult Fiction

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Jenni Pompi July 18, 2012 at 04:40 PM
I read If I Stay a few months ago - a must read for lovers of teen fiction!
Karin Luoma July 18, 2012 at 04:41 PM
I totally agree, and the sequel "Where She Went" was equally well written and very touching. I highly recommend both titles to everyone.


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