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)

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…



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