Thursday, January 27, 2011

From the Desk

One of my favourite things about being a Children and Youth librarian is that every morning someone puts on my desk all the new books that have arrived at our Branch for me to look over. It’s a really great way for me to know what we have in our collection, and I’m learning about all kinds of great new books.

Considering I don’t have time to read everything, I thought I would highlight some of the books that I find on my desk that look really interesting.

The Winds of Heaven by Judith Clarke (2010) - Clementine thinks her cousin Fan is everything that she could never be: beautiful, imaginative, wild. The girls promise to be best friends and sisters after the summer is over, but Clementine’s life in the city is different from Fan’s life in dusty Lake Conapaira. And Fan is looking for something, though neither she nor Clementine understands what it is. Printz Honor Winner Judith Clarke delivers a compassionate, compelling novel with the story of a friendship between two young women, and of the small tragedies that tear them apart from each other, and from themselves.


Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

This was a WoW of mine a while back. Love the cover, and the premise is awesome! Great feature :)

Demitria said...

I always wanted to be a librarian when I was little. I thought it would be a great career for an aspiring writer. Now I just hang out in the library a lot. Thanks for the heads up about the book...I'm looking forward to more suggestions.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i love this cover! your blog layout is so pretty!

Lizzy said...

Hmm, I hadn't heard of this one before. It does sound interesting, though.

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