SEPTEMBER Titles for Young People

Adventure Stories

Kortney's Pick

Bear Wants More
by Karma Wilson
Join Bear and his friends as they adventure through the forest to find the perfect post-hibernation snacks for all to enjoy.

Laura's Pick

Star Wars Galactic Baking: The Official Cookbook of Sweet and Savory Treats from Tatooine, Hoth, and Beyond
With over thirty mouthwatering recipes, explore baking in a galaxy far, far away!

Nancy's Pick

David Bowie narrates Peter and the Wolf (music CD)
Sergei Prokofiev. Eugene Ormandy conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra. Includes Britten’s “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra,” and Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker Suite.”
A favorite childhood memory is putting our “Peter and the Wolf” 33 1/3 rpm on the hi-fi turntable, closing my eyes, and imagining Peter’s adventure with the bird, duck, cat, wolf, and Grandfather.

Randall's Pick

The Golden Compass
by Philip Pullman
First in the beloved, fantasy adventure series, The Golden Compass is enjoying renewed interest thanks to the HBO adaptation (season 3 is currently in production). Also downloadable as eBook and eAudiobook on Libby.

Sandy's Pick

BLANKET: Journey to Extreme Coziness
by Loryn Brantz
Who says you must leave your house to have an adventure? You don't even have to get out from under the covers.  In this adorable picture book, author Loryn Brantz shows how all you really need to explore the world around you is a good imagination... and maybe a good blanket. So, check out this title, wrap up in your favorite blanket, and see what you can discover today!

Sharon's Pick

The Crayon Man: The True Story of Crayola Crayons
by Natascha Biebow
This is a wonderful biography of Edwin Binney who was on a great adventure, who loved nature's vibrant colors, and invented a way to bring the outside world of color to children in a bright green box for a nickel! In this beautifully illustrated book, you will learn the story of the invention of the Crayola crayon. 

Vanessa's Pick

Ella Enchanted
by Gail Carson Levine
Ella Enchanted all starts with a girl named Ella who is given the gift of obedience at birth by Lucinda, her whimsical Fairy Godmother. Lucinda has a habit of bestowing well-meaning blessings and gifts that turn out disastrous.  Although Ella’s gift forces her to oblige the whims and desires of everyone who wishes her to do something, she finds a way to stay true to herself. But after her new stepmother and stepsisters come into her life and make things so much worse, Ella sets out on a journey to find Lucinda and break her curse of Obedience. This is one of my all time favorite books that I read over and over again as a child. Be sure to check out the movie adaptation starring Ann Hathaway! 

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