MAHS Computing Class Book Display

The Morris Area High School Personal Computing Class, under the direction of Jenny Maras, will have their projects on display here at the library during the month of March.  The class has chosen different children’s books and written sequels to them.  On March 21 at 10:30 a.m., the group will lead story time at the library reading the one of the original books and then reading the sequel they wrote.  They will also be doing some activities relating to the book afterwards.  Everyone is welcome to come to the library and participate in the fun!

New Juvenile Books

We have several new juvenile books here in the library!  Here are just a few:

Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin.  Sasha Zaichak has known the rules for Stalin’s Young Pioneers for years and now that he is ten the time has come for him to join.  The day has arrived, but everything goes wrong for Sasha.  Could it be that the Young Pioneers is not all he has dreamed it would be?

Hothead by Cal Ripken, Jr.  Connor Sullivan is the best player on his Babe Ruth Team.  He is an all-star shortstop, a great cleanup hitter, and all around good guy that everyone likes.  Lately though, things are bothering him and he can’t keep his anger under control.  His best friend starts to avoid him and the coach wants to bench him.  Will Connor be able to straighten out his life in time to win the championship?

Peter and the Star Catchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.  In this fast paced prequel to J. M. Barrie’s well know book “Peter Pan”, an orphan boy named Peter and his friend Molly take to the high seas.  Along the way they try overcome a band of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a secret safe.  Aboard the “Never Land” there is a mysterious trunk that is claimed to hold the greatest treasure on earth.  Our characters eventually land on Mullosk Island where the action really begins!

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz.  Gsrpare Grinsini, expert puppeteer, is invited to entertain at the home of Clara Wintermute, who is spellbound by Gaspare’s act.  Gaspare accepts the invitation and brings along his two assistants, Lizzie Rose and Parsefall.  That night Clara disappears and Gaspare is suspected of the crime.  Together Lizzie Rose and Parsefall seek to find out what has happened to Clara.

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman.  In the kingdom of Geredd, dragons disguise themselves as humans.  They endear themselves to the kingdom by sharing their mathematical knowledge with universities as teachers.  Seraphina, a gifted musician, joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered.  As Seraphina investigates the murder, she works with the captain of the Queen’s guard, Prince Lucian Kiggs.  She also tries to protect her own terrible secret from being known.

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.  Ivan lives at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall.  He has grown accustomed to humans and watches them through the glass walls.  He rarely misses life in the jungle anymore.  Ivan spends his days thinking about TV and his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog.  But mostly Ivan thinks about art.  Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant.  Ruby helps Ivan see their home and his art in a new way.

You may request your copy by going to or calling 320-589-1634.


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