New Books 2013

Hunger Games Movie Is Faithful to the Book’s Dystopian Vision

"The movie version of Suzanne Collins’s teen mega-hit, The Hunger Games (Scholastic, 2008), is largely faithful to the book and manages to vividly translate the novel’s bleak dystopian world onto the big screen."

Read more about it from School Library Journals's Online Newsletter.

High School Student Builds School Library in Sierra Leone

Eighteen-year-old Mankaprr Conteh has turned her school project into an international cause. She's helped build a library at the school her father attended as a child in Magburaka, a rural area in Sierra Leone's Northern Provence where school libraries are extremely rare. Read more of the article by Lauren Barack

in School Library Journal's Online Newsletter.

Teen Tech Week @ Your Library

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) of the American Library Association (ALA) has designated this week as Teen Tech Week. We won't be celebrating because CCHS library, like many libraries across the country, is closed this week for testing.

However, I've decided to learn one thing new this week. The Clear Creek High Life newspaper has an article in their February issue about Pininterst. Evidently, it's like an online bulletin board where users find things online they like, then pin it onto their bulletin boards. You do have to be invited by another user, which is kind of weird, but who knows? It might be fun!

Have something technological that you want to share???? This is the week to Get Your Geek ON!

Children's Books Win Big at the Oscars

Two children's books made into movies won Oscar Awards. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick was made into the movie Hugo  which won several Oscars. Also, the children's book The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce was made into a 15-minute short film which won for Best Animated Short Film.

Finally, it hasn't won an Oscar yet, but the YA novel The Hunger Games, which has been made into a movie will open March 23rd. Readers of all ages will be there waiting for their favorite characters to come to life. Might be as big as the Twilight films. You think?