It should not be a surprise that the staff at the Ames Free Library loves books! But have you ever wondered what we’re reading?
Ever been curious what your neighbors are reading? Here are just some of their suggestions!
For additional recommendations, visit our "Your Neighbors Recommend..." book display in the adult fiction section at AFL! (We'll also post more to the AFL Blog as they are received.)
I'm going to give it to you straight: you may never find another series like the Harry Potter books. They are cornerstones for modern literature that create a detailed world of right and wrong in the most amazing, descriptive way. They are such a cultural phenonenon that children have been waiting around for their Hogwarts letter since their eleventh birthday, wondering if there was some sort of mixup.
The first book in the Goosebumps series was published in 1992 and they are still going strong! Since then, R.L. Stine has even published a few spinoffs like HorrorLand and Haunted Library, but at some point it is just time to move on! For you Goosebumps lovers, here are your Next 5 Books:
I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 by Lauren Tarshis came out this week, and I know there are a lot of kids in and around Easton looking forward to it! Historical fiction can be a really interesting genre, and adding the thriller element of disastrous events can make it all the more exciting!
Recently, the leader of a Daisy troop asked for help with finding a good book for each of the petals that the girls will earn, so I put together this little list and realized that she may not be the only one with this need. Here you will find five books for each of the attributes that the petals represent; some books might be too long, some books might be too short, but hopefully there is a book on the list that is juuuuuust right!
I know many kids in Easton are fans of the Percy Jackson books, and I absolutely agree! I love Percy Jackson so much that I made my mom read them--and you know what? She loves them too! Percy Jackson transcends the normal juvenile fiction demographics and there are so many books in the series that they can keep you busy for a long time. Did you know that Rick Riordan is coming out with a new book in the fall? I heard that it is about Norse mythology and the home base is our very own Boston, Massachusetts!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a favorite of a lot of kids around here, and it's no wonder why! The books are funny, they have awesome line drawings, and the main character is totally relatable. But what happens when you've read all of them... twice? Don't worry! Here are your Next 5 Books!