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Bibliographies Drawn from the Library's Youth Collection

HTML versions of the book lists that you are used to finding in the library will be posted here, often in updated form. The following are available so far. (Paper copies continue to be available: stop by and browse...)

Quick Picks

Brief bibliographies on popular topics, mostly unannotated.

A Closer Look: Featured Book of the Week

Brief introductions to books old and new, including some that are unexpected or offbeat, regularly updated.

This Week:

The Rains of Eriden (1977), by H.M.Hoover.

When working on the possibilities for the colonization of the planet Eriden in the year 2763, Theo Leslie discovers a young girl, Karen, whose parents have just been killed. Theo, who is a loner, finds it difficult and trying to have Karen in her care. She is not used to building emotional ties, nor is she prepared for the girl's honesty and innocence. Gradually, a relationship of trust and affection develops between the two, bringing hope to the feelings of isolation and loneliness of a cold and alien planet.

This is fine science fiction for ages 12 and up.

Previous Books of the Week

Ordinary Jack (1977), by Helen Cresswell.

Story for a Black Night (1982), by Clayton Bess.

Stevie (1969), by John Steptoe.

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1998 Books of the Week

1997 Books of the Week

1996 Books of the Week

Book Reviews by Kids

A World of Readers. This site, created by Mary Timmons of the School of Education at the University of Michigan, features reviews of their favorite books by kids from all over.

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