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Teen Summer Reading Program Ends August 8

The Summer Reading Program ends on Saturday, August 8, 2009 so this is your last week to register for and complete the program.  Earn your certificate by reading 5 books or by reading for 600 minutes.

Picture Book Best Friends

I love the Mo Willem's Early Reader series about Elephant and Pig.  They are sweet stories about friendship.  Elephant and Pig are best friends though sometimes problems do arise like a broken toy or a misunderstanding.  This started me thinking about other best friends in picture books and there have been some great ones!



The Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel is a classic.  Each book about Frog and Toad contains several short tales about their adventures. 



2009 Winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award

How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham won the 2009 Charlotte Zolotow Award. 

July/August Teen Newsletter

Who is this woman in the yellow rain pancho?  And what does she have to do with Teen Services at Harris County Public Library?

What is the Teen's Top Ten and when can I vote on them?

I'm out of reading material.  Has the library added any new books for Young Adults?

To find out the answer to these questions and more check out the latest issue of the Teen Newsletter.

Move Over Nancy Drew, Here Comes Bianca Balducci

Uncovering Sadie's Secrets coverI love teen sleuths and was thrilled to discover the Bianca Balducci mysteries by Libby Sternberg.  Bianca is funny and smart and works hard to solve the mystery in each book before her older "private investigator" sister solves it.  As a typical teen, Bianca spends time hanging

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