Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Catholic Schools Week: Jan. 29th--Feb. 2nd


Read about Elizabeth Ann Seton, the foundress of the Sisters of Charity and the first Catholic free school in America as well as the first Catholic orphanage and the first Catholic hospital. You'll be inspired!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Miracle on 49th Street by Mike Lupica

Maybe animal stories are not your “cup of tea.” Maybe you ‘d rather read sports stories. Mike Lupica, the New York Daily News columnist, has a new book out, Miracle on 49th Street. Here’s a review from his website:

Josh Cameron has it all: a World Championship ring with the Boston Celtics, an
MVP award, a clean-cut image, and the adoration of millions. What he doesn't
have is family. Until the day 12-year-old smartaleck Molly Parker confronts him
in a parking lot and claims to be his daughter — the only daughter of Jen
Parker, Josh's college sweetheart and the still the only girl he's ever loved.
Trouble is, Jen Parker died last year, and now Molly has tracked down the father
she never knew, the one her mother never wanted her to know about. Josh Cameron
cares about two things only: himself, and basketball. The last thing this
superstar wants or needs is a 12-year-old daughter. Yet this isn't just any
12-year-old. Mr. World Champion has finally met his match.

Check it out from your SAS Library. ( We also have Heat and Travel Team.)

Read an excerpt

Friday, January 05, 2007

Happy New Year 2007

Well, animal lovers, we have good news for you. The library has added some terrific dog stories. Newbery Award winner Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes is a longtime favorite for ages 8 and up. Read how the disappearance of a new puppy named Ginger and the appearance of a mysterious man in a mustard yellow hat bring excitement into the lives of the Pye children.

James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories is really for adults but junior high students will love reading about Tricki Woo, Prince and the card above the bed, Jock top dog , Jake rides into town , Gyp only one woof , and Brandy the dustbin dog.