Category Archives: Youth Services

Today’s Staff Picks

Today’s Staff Picks

BECKY’S PICK A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising by Raymond A. Villareal Don’t be turned off by the title—this is not a typical vampire novel. It reads like a secret dossier, or an FBI case file, of events leading up to the discovery of a new virus, and how the virus turns into an epidemic that threatens to transform culture,

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Home After Dark

Home After Dark

In David Small’s new graphic novel Home After Dark, he soberly explores a 13-year old’s struggle with belonging. Just as he did with the critically acclaimed Stiches: A Memoir, David Small has crafted a somber and compelling coming-of-age story that will resonate with people of all ages. Home After Dark centers around the experiences of 13-year old Russell Pruitt. After his parents divorced,

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Wordless Picture Books

Wordless Picture Books

Reading picture books to children is essential for literacy development in so many ways, but what about books without words? Wordless picture books help children learn to attend to visual images, look for details and visual clues, develop independent reading skills, practice storytelling, and use their imagination. These picture books with few or no words are available at Walker Memorial

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The Disappearing Spoon

The Disappearing Spoon

For all who enjoyed Sam Kean’s 2010 The Disappearing Spoon and Other True Tales of Rivalry, Adventure, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of Elements you will be pleased to learn a Young Readers Edition is now available. For the budding scientist, historian, or even someone who is having a difficult time understanding the table (

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Accio Birthday Cake!

Accio Birthday Cake!

J.K. Rowling, also known as Joanne “Kathleen” Rowling, was born on July 31, 1965. She has sold an estimated of 500 million books and is the author of the Harry Potter series. A writer is a writer is a writer… J.K. Rowling always wanted to be an author. At the age of six, she wrote a story about a rabbit

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Harry Potter Read-ALikes

Harry Potter Read-ALikes

Love Harry Potter? These similar titles suggested by NoveList are available at Walker Memorial Library. Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo : A magical fantasy that is fast-paced and easy-to-read. Charlie Bone has a special gift- he can hear people in photographs talking! (From Goodreads) The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens: These three siblings have been in one orphanage after another

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Ms. Kate reviews Juvenile Non-Fiction!

Ms. Kate reviews Juvenile Non-Fiction!

Today’s selection: Handbook to Bigfoot, Nessie, and Other Unexplained Creatures by Tyler Omoth (Call number: JUV 001.94 Omoth) As a kid, I loved reading ghost stories and mysteries and became very interested in “real life” mysteries like the Loch Ness Monster, Sasquatch, and the Mothman. This book would have been perfect for me! Featuring “cryptids” (any creature that may or

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Free Audiobooks This Summer!

Free Audiobooks This Summer!

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes.   SYNC is sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and titles are delivered through the OverDrive app. In advance of accessing the program, download the app in advance to whichever device you anticipate listening on and be ready to go! Sign-up

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Mysteries With Sherlock Holmes

Mysteries With Sherlock Holmes

Since the character Sherlock Holmes first appeared in 1887, he has found himself solving countless mysteries both in print and on screen. Solve some with him at Walker Memorial Library! Adult Fiction: The Complete Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. First Published: 1887 About: Eccentric, arrogant, and ingenious, Sherlock Holmes remains the world’s most popular and influential fictional detective. In

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