On Wednesday, November 8th, at 9:00 a.m., authors, Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis, are coming to Central to speak with 5th and 6th grade students about writing and creating stories. This imaginative husband and wife team are the authors of the three book Wildwood Chronicles; Wildwood, Under Wildwood, and Wildwood Imperium.. These illustrated novels tell the story of Prue and her friend, Curtis. Living in Wildwood, they find themselves on a rescue mission to save Prue’s brother when he is kidnapped by crows. As they embark on their quest, they uncover a secret world where warring creatures, peaceful mystics, and powerful figures with the darkest intentions are battling for control of the wilderness known as Wildwood. Their latest book, The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid will be released on October 24, 2017. This humorous adventure novel tells the story of young Charlie Fisher, a bored lonely American living with his diplomat father in France. On an ordinary morning, while sketching in the market square, he witnesses a group of pickpockets collecting the wealth of the people strolling through the square. Mesmerized as the thieves rifle through the coats and then dissolve into the crowd, Charlie realizes he has also been one of their victim. Instead of reporting the theft, Charlie convinces one of the pickpockets to teach him the ‘tricks of the trade’, and thus begins Charlie’s dangerous adventure. In addition to writing, Colin is also the singer and songwriter for the band the Decemberists and Carson illustrates the band’s record covers, T-shirts, and website.
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If you are looking for a few good books to read, you should browse through the wonderful books on the 2018 Rebecca Caudill List.
Beneath by Roland Smith
Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar
Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton
A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen
I Will Always Write Back by Martin Ganda
The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson
The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan
The Book Scavenger by Jennifer Bertman
I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest
Last in a Long Line of Rebels by Lisa Lewis Tyre
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans by Don Brown (GRAHIC NOVEL)
All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor
Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova (GRAPHIC NOVEL)
House Arrest by K.A. Holt
Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai
Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt
Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson (GRAPHIC NOVEL)
The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall
Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar
Students and staff of Central School can easily download AUDIO and eBOOKS from the Central CLC to their iPad, laptop, or any device.
1. Download the app Destiny Discover onto your device (from Self-Service, App Store or Google Play).
2. Add Location: Illinois and School: Central School Library, Glencoe, IL
3. Login into Destiny Discover with your Username=CLC code (see Mrs. Meyer if you are unsure of your code) and the password=glencoe.
You are now connected! You may search and use the audiobooks and ebooks available from our CLC!