Monday, August 24, 2009



The Secret Hour

By Scott Westerfeld

Young Adult

Jessica is the new kid at school. She has moved from the big city to the small town of Bixby, Oklahoma. But Jessica has no more than unpacked her first box before she notices that things are amiss in Bixby. Strange things happen at midnight.....time freezes.

Nobody or anything moves, except Jessica. She barely has time to explore this strange new world before she is caught up in an age old war with creatures that are the things that nightmares are made of.

For one hour every night Bixby is filled with unspeakable terror. Jessica soon finds out that she shares this horrific new world with four other people, who call themselves midnighters.

Each one has a special power. Rex is a seer with the talent to see the future and read the past. He wants to lead the group of midnighters against the creatures of the night. Jonathan is an acrobat which mean he can fly. He prefers to be seperate from the group for his own reasons. Melissa is a mindcaster with the ability to hear thoughts and taste people's feeling. Dess is a polymath, she develops the weapons they use to fight the monsters.

Although Jessica is clearly a midnighter she seems to have no special talent to help their cause. She is reluctant to join the group yet knows she is in danger on her own. The creatures of the night also sense some hidden power in Jessica and will stop at nothing to stop her before she can discover what it is. Time is running our for Jessica.......
I recommend this book for reader 12 and up. It has the perfect mix of action, mystery and a little romance. This book is the first in a trilogy and all of them are available at the Salmon Public Library.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

More Summer Reading Program Books

To prepare for a great summer reading program takes a lot of time and energy. There's crafts to be thought of, games to be played and snacks to be bought. But the perfect read a loud book is a must. It has to have a great story with emotion, eye catching pictures and memorable characters. The great story sets the tone and becomes the ultimate ice breaker. It's a wonderful thing to watch 60 kids be transported by way of imagination and story to another place.

Here are some great books that we found for our Summer Reading Program that were big hits...

All of these books are available for check out at the Salmon Public Library!

Great Books About Music!

Our Summer Reading Program featured some great books about music.

Here are a few great read alouds that we enjoyed.


All of these books are avaliable for check out at the Salmon Public Library!


Other books featured at our Summer Reading Program....

Here are some really fun books we
found about ART!

All these books are available to check out at the Salmon Public Library!