In small-town Australia, teens Jasper and Charlie form an unlikely friendship when one asks the other to help him cover up a murder until they can prove who is responsible. Find out more about this riveting Prinz Award Honour Book by checking out author Craig Silvey’s comments in the video posted below and join us when Vikings Talk Jasper Jones Wednesday, April 30th at lunch in the library.
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The Hound of the Baskervilles is frequently regarded as one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s greatest Shelock Holmes stories. What’s not to enjoy? The story focuses on a supernatural hound that haunts the Baskerville family. Read the book or the graphic novel as Holmes and his trusted friend John Watson uncover the mystery.
Join us for Vikings Talk when we discuss both the novel and graphic novel on April 23rd in the Library at lunch. See you then!
What if man’s best friend had thoughts just like you and me? What if he read social cues, understood people and television, and sympathized the way we do? Enzo does! Enzo, owned by race car driver Denny, is always loyal to his down-on-his-luck owner. Check out Enzo’s story in Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain. Check out the trailer below:
Join us for Vikings Talk at lunch this Wednesday, March 9th in the magazine section when we discuss this book. Bring your lunch and join the discussion!
Need to catch up on your Vikings Read titles? Come down to the library and pick one or all of the books up now! Voting begins May 1st.
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Imagine if the Earth began to slow its rotation. How would it affect you and those around you?
Age of Miracles is the story of Julia who is coming of age just as the Earth’s erratic rotation wreaks havoc on the environment.
Come join Vikings Talk when we discuss this popular novel on Wednesday at lunch in the Library. Bring your lunch and meet us in the magazine section. Everyone is welcome!
Did you know that one of the books commonly studied at Burnaby North today is the frequent target of challenges in the United States? Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner was the 6th most commonly challenged novel in the US in 2012.
Watch doctor/author Hosseini reading from his book in the video below:
Watch famous authors, including Libba Bray, James Dashner, Jenny Han, Lois Lowry, Eoin Colfer and many others discuss issues of censorship in the video below:
Did you know that efforts are made every year in Canada to remove books from libraries? Would you be surprised to learn that many of these challenges succeed?
Find out more about the censorship of reading in Canada by clicking on the image below. Also, be sure to check out the Freedom to Read display in the library during Freedom to Read Week, February 23 – March 1.