Monthly Archives: March 2014

Author Reading — Bomb

Look and listen! Steve Sheinkin, author of Bomb: The Race to Build — and Steal — the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon, explains how he became interested in this spy-thriller story. He also has a cool collection of black-and-white photos you can flip through to see the people at the centre of this real-life drama.

1) Bomb Photo Slideshow

2) Bomb Author Reading (1:52)

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Book Trailer — Far Far Away

This book trailer perfectly captures the quirky, foreboding mood of Tom McNeal’s Far Far Away:

“What follows is the strange and fateful tale of a boy, a girl, and a ghost. … Will this fairy tale end happily ever after?”

Book Trailer — Seraphina

Today’s book trailer takes you into the tense, magical world of Seraphina and asks, “Can one girl unite two worlds?”

Book Trailer — The 5th Wave

Not sure which Top 10 book to read next? Book trailers can help! Like a movie trailer, a book trailer provides a 1-2 minute preview of a book’s plot and characters. Over the next weeks, we will be posting  trailers for many of the Top 10 books. Today we bring you a creepy quartet: Four short trailers that set the backdrop for The 5th Wave.

Welcome to TRCA 2014! Get ready to read…

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CCRSB Library Services staff carefully chose the 2014 Top 10 based on the best critical reviews, readers’ reviews, and the books’ performances on well-respected awards lists. These titles represent a wide range of genres and include some of the best fiction and non-fiction published between January, 2012  and January, 2013. They are (in alphabetical order by title):

  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  • The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
  • Bomb: The Race to Build – And Steal – The World’s Most Powerful Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Every Day by David Levithan
  • Far Far Away by Tom McNeal
  • I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb
  • Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick
  • Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman