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The Boy on the Porch

January 24, 2014 by  

the boy on the porch

Reviewed by Amy Colegrove, BCPL youth services specialist What would you do if you found a little boy, asleep, on your front porch? Would you call someone to report finding the little boy? Or would you simply take the little boy into your home? This is the question that John and Marta are faced with one morning when they walk outside on their front porch. They figure out very quickly that the boy, whose name is Jacob, cannot (or won’t) … Continue reading

Short & Sweet

January 3, 2014 by  

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The Short & Sweet program at the Kyova Branch (second Thursday at 6 p.m.) has some great selections coming up in 2014! This is a fun and easy program to do … just pick up a copy of that month’s short literary selections at Kyova, or read them online, using the links posted here. At the program, join in a brief discussion of each selection, and then enjoy some sweets. We promise to wrap it up within an hour. We … Continue reading

The Book Thief is an incredible read

December 27, 2013 by  

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Reviewed by Barb Biggs, BCPL branch manager I think sometimes people throw words around carelessly. The pop star of the moment is an “icon” or some person “hates” this or that silly television show or brand of clothing. The book that I am going tell you about is about the power of words; how words can incite and how words can also save.  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is set in Germany in the late 1930s and early 1940s. … Continue reading

Al Capone Does My Homework: A Tale From Alcatraz

December 27, 2013 by  

al capone does my homework

Reviewed by Denise Dillow, BCPL youth services supervisor This book, the third and final one in the series, immediately grabs your attention! Who could imagine an infamous mobster, like Al Capone, doing someone’s homework for them? Not me. I was intrigued, and had to read. This story takes place in 1936 on Alcatraz Island. If the island sounds familiar, it is because Alcatraz Prison was once there. Many dangerous criminals were imprisoned there because it had the reputation that no prisoners could escape … Continue reading

Thankless in Death falls flat

December 2, 2013 by  

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By Jamie Bayne, BCPL Information Services supervisor I can honestly say I have never read a Nora Roberts’ romance novel before, or anything written by J.D. Robb, the name she pens under for her “In Death” series of books.  But in preparing for this column I was looking for something fresh and Thanksgivingesque. By venturing into new territory, I am pleased to say that I have found an interesting, new-to-me author! Thankless in Death transports us to New York, New … Continue reading

Meg series

November 19, 2013 by  

meg

Prehistoric shark, blood, death … yay!                                      By Renee Schmutz-Sowards, Boyd County Public Library circulation specialist I love ocean life. The fantastic creatures that inhabit the world’s vast oceans, particularly the obscure and weird ones, have fascinated me since I was very young. Just as much as the stunning real life sea creatures I found in the pages of National Geographic, I equally relished learning everything I could about sea monsters – mythical creatures from legends and the massive prehistoric beasts … Continue reading

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