Summers have always been Corie's favorite time of year. She could leave her little village behind and embark on adventures with her sister at Castle Auburn, spending time with Prince Bryan and her uncle Jaxon. All that is about to change, though. Corie returns to the castle only to find out that almost no one is who she once thought they were. Uncle Jaxon is a slave trader who keeps wealthy houses full of Aliora slaves. Her sister Elisandra has become engaged to the prince. And Corie's carefree life is about to come crashing down.
Many times, customers come in to the MCPL Weston Branch and ask us what we are reading. As we all don’t work at the same time, I thought I would conduct a survey to see just what it is my fellow Mid-Continenters are reading. To make it more fun, I have added little personal tidbits about the staff.
Phonological Awareness is one of the most difficult skills for children to master. It is the ability to break words into smaller pieces and to be able to play with those individual sounds. It is also being able to understand how those sounds work together.
Have you ever tried to read a Japanese Manga? They’re confusing and quite different from everything you’re used to. Instead of reading left to right in a sensible, comfortable manner, you’re reading from right to left, which, for most people, is completely disorienting.
The new school year is quickly approaching and with it comes a fresh crop of brand new readers. Nothing is more exciting than learning to read and every student's success depends on their reading ability. Whether you are looking to help your new reader with extra practice at home or teach them to read yourself, we have a new resource at the library that might help.
Sure, you’re doing homework and writing resumes, updating documents and keeping in touch (and maybe using Facebook… we won’t hold it against you) on the library’s or your home computer. But just in case productivity is starting to lag, here are a few free games you can look into when writer’s block kicks in.
History is full of the stories of men, their wars, and conquests, but less often does one hear of the women who have helped to mold history. From Angels to Hellcats, tells the stories of some of Texas’ legendary women, both famous and infamous. The first woman’s life to be examined is Susanna Dickinson, who, along with her fifteen-month old daughter, survived the Alamo.
2010 brings several literary anniversaries with it. Most notability and most noticeably is Harper Lee’s immortal classic To Kill a Mockingbird. But while this book turned a mere fifty, another book celebrated the big One-Zero-Zero. This year marks the One Hundredth Anniversary of Gaston Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera. (2011 marks the 100th Anniversary of its English adaptation.)
Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea, brings us his newest novel, Stones into Schools, which picks up where his first book left off. Three Cups of Tea, a best seller and book club phenomenon, was Mortenson’s account of how the Central Asia Institute worked to bring schools and educational opportunities to the Middle East.