“There’s been a good run of fantasy and science fiction books this year. Joining the list of great fantastical reads is John Scalzi’s Lock In. Scalzi is best known for his military SF (especially the Old Man’s War series), so his latest is a change of pace. A blending of SF and police procedural that hits every note just right.” @libraryreads pick! #atyourlibrary #pspl
Noggin by John Corey Whaley | Expectations are pretty high for the Louisiana native’s sophomore novel, which features a 16-year-old boy whose head is chopped off, frozen, and, five years later, attached to a different body.
Lexile: N/A. The Martian. Andy Weir. Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone. Recommended by Rebecca Vasilakis. Eastland-Fairfield CTC
(Grades 6-8) It's terrible when your mother dies, but it's unsettling when she won't stay dead. Siblings Merciful and Gospel go to The Minister to ask for help, but then the thing inhabiting their mother's body says that they are the only ones who can save the world from the fog encroaching it. Click to read an excerpt from the book.
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