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Book Reviews

The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore

No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman

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I loved this book because it’s a really creative idea with a lot of plot twists. It had me on the edge of my seat when Six, Four and Sam got captured and when Marina saw the Mogadoman. I loved how it alternated between two people because I can see how the different things are happening at the same time.
Medford Library

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This book is about a football player, Wallace. He can’t tell lies and has to write a book report, but gets detention because he said it was terrible. I liked how all of the characters were very realistic and I loved the whole book.
Medford Library


An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Fearless by Cornelia Funke

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Colin Singleton is a washed-up child prodigy. After he gets dumped for the 19th time by a girl named Katherine, he goes on a road trip with his friend Hassan. Along the way, Colin attempts to find a math equation (the Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability) that will be able to predict the future of any relationship. I like that some of the Katherine stories were told during the story in different places.
Medford Library

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Jacob Reckless is dying from the curse of a fairy. He has tried everything he knows of and nothing can heal him until he learns of the crossbow. But there is another treasure hunter looking for it. Cornelia Funke is a wonderful storyteller.
Eagle Point Library


Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Savvy by Ingrid Law

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In this second book of the Divergent trilogy, Tris has more decisions to make, some with deadly consequences. Her whole life is falling apart before her eyes and she is willing to do anything to keep those she cares about safe. I liked that all of the characters from the first book were included, as well as new ones.
Medford Library

 

The book is about a family that when they turn thirteen, they get a magical power. Two days before Mibs’ birthday something bad happens to her dad. Mibs does everything she can to show her family that her power will help her dad. What I really liked was the adventure they took.
Talent Library


The Naming by Alison Croggon

1D Where We Are by One Direction

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This is the first book in the Books of Pellinor series. It tells the story of 16 year old Maerad who is rescued from slavery and discovers she has a special power or gift. It is an amazing adventure that had my attention the whole time. I liked the old myths that Croggon used in the book and the imagery.
Talent Library

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This book is about One Direction (the band). They wrote it about their lives together and on stage. I liked that they actually wrote it, instead of other people.
Medford Library


Death Cure by James Dashner

Gadiantons and the Silver Sword by Chris Heimerdinger

This book is about Thomas. He is trying to escape WIKED (World In Catastrophe, Killzone Experiment Department). WIKED is trying to find a cure for a disease. It has a lot of action and suspense. It is in a series and I like series.
Medford Library

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Jim Hawkins, still unable to remember his former adventure among the Nephites, is haunted by fleeting images he can’t seem to connect with any particular source. Join the excitement as Hawkins embarks on a quest to destroy the silver sword. I love the thrill and excitement on every page. You always feel on edge.
Talent Library

Graphic Novel Reviews

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

Bleach 46 by Tite Kubo

Sati sends Yoh to hell to train, but while Yoh is out Safi gets attacked by some guys. Also a short book about racing cars. I liked the cars in the short book.
Medford Branch

After the battle with Aizen Ichigo lost his powers. But a man tells him that he will help him get his powers back. I like the part where Ichigo gets taken by his boss.
Medford Branch

The Tarot Café #1 by Sang Son Park

My Cat Loki #1 by Bettina Kurkoski

A fortune teller by the name of Pamela can predict the future using her cards of fortune. She gets strange clients with supernatural abilities or supernatural beings. She reads a “cat guy’s,” a blind vampire’s, a fairy’s, and an alchemist’s fortune all based around love. I like how much is written detail in the feelings of the characters.
Rogue River Branch

Ameya is an artist in a little town called Cattail Grove. He found a cat named Loki when he was running, because of an agent. Loki is a big ball of mischief, so much that something terrible happens to Ameya. I liked that Ameya looks at all cats like people with ears and a tail.
Rogue River Branch

 

 

Cirque Du Freak, Book 1 by Darren Shan

 

 

 

 

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This book is about two friends, Darren and Steve. Steve is fascinated with monsters, Darren with spiders. When they find a flier to a freak show, they have to go. There was a lot of action in this book and that’s the kind of stuff I like in a book.
Talent Branch

Program Reviews

Brushstrokers Artists Group

Mondrian Art Bookmarks

We drew lines to show where to paint and then painted. We painted the balloon part of the painting, as well as the baskets. Then we wrote our names and took pictures. I liked the painting part.
Rogue River Branch

Making Mondrian Art bookmarks is a fun activity for kids of all ages. Based on the famous artist, Piet Mondrian, kids have fun making bookmarks that are entered into a competition. One bookmark is selected to be shown as a bookmark for the Medford Teen Library. It was really fun!
Medford Branch

Ender’s Game

African Drumming with Laura Rich

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An amazingly clever movie that I thoroughly enjoyed! A great choice for one of the first movies shown at the library. I liked that it was really clever and funny.
Medford Branch

We learned some beats, then a story, then some more beats. After that we did another story and then a story with beats. I like the sound of the drums.
Rogue River Branch

Sharpie Tie Dye Book Bags

Sharpie Tie Dye Book Bags

tiedye

Kids and adults made their own book bags using cups, sharpies, and rubbing alcohol. AWESOME!!! It was really easy and the finished product was pretty, no matter how many mistakes I made.
Medford Branch

tiedye

This was a really fun program. You get a cup and a rubber band and a book bag. Then you create your own cool design. All the people there were really nice and helpful. I liked that you are able to do at home also.
Medford Branch

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