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Staff Pick: Far Out Fairy Tales

Staff Pick: Far Out Fairy Tales

Far Out Fairy Tales

A compilation of five previously published fairy tales, twisted, turned inside out, and reworked for the graphic novel format.

Sean Tulien delivers five far out takes in this colorful and fun book that breathes new life into classic fairy tales. Classic Tales with Modern Twists presents Far Out Fairy Tales. Sneak along with Ninja-rella as she protects the Prince! Red Riding Hood Superhero takes on the Big Bad Wolf to save President Grandma from the destructive Big Bad Wolf-Bot! A splash of Sci-Fi brings you Snow White and the Seven Robots. Inspire young kids to read with this colorful book of tales that takes them on wonderful adventures. Each story has a summary after it with interesting facts and history about the fairy tale. It also compares the differences between the original and the new story. Help kids that don’t care for fairy tales to discover how much fun they can be.

Recommended by: Jason Walters – Brightwood Branch

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Andrew Luck Book Club Pick: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Andrew Luck Book Club Pick: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Hatchet

Andrew Luck Book Club 150

Summary:

“Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is en route to spending the summer with his father when the pilot of the single engine plane in which he is flying has a heart attack. The plane crashes in a lake in the Canadian wilderness, leaving Brian alone in the woods with nothing but the clothes on his back and a hatchet that his mother had given him. During the 54 days that Brian lives in the wilderness, he learns to read nature, conquer his fears, rely on his own ingenuity, and deal with the haunting secret that caused his parents’ recent divorce. He comes of age in the woods, but in ways he never expected. He is no longer angry at his parents, and he realizes that self-pity has no positive effect on life. He is a survivor, and that is what makes him a man.” ~ www.andrewluckbookclub.com/book/hatchet


When you’re talking survival you’re talking many different things. Can you read a map? Can you use a compass? Could you find food in the woods? How about bears…do you know how to keep one from attacking you? You live in Indiana, do you know how to keep yourself safe during tornadoes? These books will show you all the skills you need to survive all kinds of anxious situations. You can even learn how to protect yourself from piranhas…not a likely attack…but good to know!

Websites

Books

The Boys Book of Outdoor Survival The Boys Book of Surival Using Math to Survive in the Wild I Survived True Stories
Can You Survive in the Jungle? Defying Death in the Desert I Survived Nature Attacks Everest You Decide How to Survive
How to Survive in Antarctica Left for Dead! Survive Alive Finding Your Way Survivor Kid Wilderness Survival
True Mountain Rescue Stories True Wilderness Rescue Stories The World's Most Amazing Survival Stories

And while you’re getting your own skills up to par try some of these survival stories that put characters to the test.  Put yourself in their place. Could YOU do it? For me…dangling from rock outcroppings, dodging poisonous lizards, eating spiders…no! Living in the Swiss Family Robinson treehouse…yes!

Alabama Moon Call it Courage The Girl Who Owned a City The Cay
Hatchet Holes Island of the Blue Dolphins Julie of the Wolves
My Side of the Mountain Poppy Robinson Crusoe Sign of the Beaver
Marooned Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World The Swiss Family Robinson True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
A Girl Named Disaster A Long Walk to Water Night of the Howling Dogs Small as an Elephant

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
TCM Turtles
TCM Logo 150The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Secrets of the Sewer
Sept. 26, 2015–April 10, 2016
A turtle-y awesome exhibit designed for fun-lovers of all ages!  Details

Websites & Activities:

How to Draw TMNT Learn to Draw the Best of Nickelodeon TMNT Coloring TMNT Maze

Music:

TMNT Theme Song

Freegal Download: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Theme Song How to Download from Freegal Using Your Library CardFreegal Notes 150


Books:

The Big Book of Ninja Turtles jP Picture Books:

Pizza Party jZ Early Readers:

TMNT jE & j Chapter Books:

TMNJ New Animated Adventures 1 Series: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures Graphic Novels

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Adventures Vol 1 Series: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures Graphic Novels

Never Say Xever From the Hit TV Series Graphic Novels

Classics Classics:

Crimefighter Collection More eBooks:

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Minecraft

Minecraft

curve150Minecraft Club at Central the Learning Curve (Central LibraryMinecrafters ages 8 to 17 are invited to socialize, plan, build and create together on the library’s Minecraft server! No registration required. Schedule


College Avenue

Minecrafternoons at College Library Minecrafters ages 10 to 15 are invited to play together on the Library’s Minecraft server. Schedule

Mincraft Club at College Library Minecrafters ages 8 – 17 are invited to socialize, plan, build and create together on the Library’s Minecraft server. Schedule


Fountain Square

Family Game & Craft Night at Fountain Square Families are invited to play board games and have fun while hanging out with friends and family. They also play Minecraft! Schedule


Websites & Activities:

Craft Projects for Minecraft and Pixel Art Fans Pixel Craft   Minecraft Tracer  Minecraft Crossword
Minecraft Bingo  Minecraft Steve Draw Minecraft Chicken

Strategies & Hacks:

The Big Book of Building Blockopedia Minecraft Modding for Kids Unofficial Encyclopedia for Minecrafters
Minecrafter 2.0 Construction Handbook Combat Handbook Essential Handbook
Redstone Handbook Hacks for Minecrafters Combat Edition Hacks for Minecrafters Command Blocks Hacks for Minecrafters
Master Builder Hacks for Minecrafters Redstone Hacks for Minecrafters Holy Bible for Minecrafters Minecraft Surival
Minecraft Tips Redstone Devices Minecraft House Ideas

Chapter Books & Series:

See ALL Minecraft eBooks

The Battle of Zombie Hill Series: Defenders of the Overworld
#1: The Battle of Zombie Hill
#2: Battalion Banished
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Series: Diary of a Minecraft Zombie
#1: A Scare of a Dare
#2: Bullies & Buddies
#3: When Nature Calls
#4: Zombie Swap
#5: School Daze
#6: Creepaway Camp
Rescue Island Series: Flynn’s Log
#1: Rescue Island
#2: Thorn’s Lair
#3: The Ultimate Form of Life
#4: Offline
Invasion of the Overworld Series: Gameknights999
#1: Invasion of the Overworld
#2: Battle for the Nether
#3: Confronting the Dragon
Herobrine Rises Series: Minecraft Adventures
#0: Herobrine Rises
#1: The Portal
#2: Day of the Creepers
#3: Here Be Dragons
#4: The Dark Temple
#5: Immortal Zombie
#6: Displaced Kingdom
#7: Forgotten Reboot
The Quest for the Diamond Sword Series: Minecraft Gamer’s Adventures
#1: The Quest for the Diamond Sword
#2: The Mystery of the Griefer’s Mark
#3: The Endermen Invasion
#4: Treasure Hunters in Trouble
#5: The Skeletons Strike Back
#6: Clash of the Creepers
Zombie Ambush Series: A Minecraft Novel
#1: Zombie Ambush
#2: The Rescue
#3: Final Play
#4: Battle at Creep Fields
#5: Isle of Adventure
#6: The Wildman
Trouble in Zombie-town Series: Mystery of Herobrine
#1: Trouble in Zombietown
#2: The Jungle Temple Oracle
#3: Last Stand on the Ocean Floor
The Secret Treasure Series: Unofficial League of Griefers Adventures
#1: The Secret Treasure
#2: Hidden in the Overworld
#3: Griever’s Revene
#4: Return of the Rainbow Griefers
#5: The Nether Attack
Saving Crafter Discoveries in the Overworld Quest for Justice Bacca and the Riddle of the Diamond Dragon
A Tale of Friends Enemies & Minecraft A Tale of Friends Enemies & Minecon The Legend The Temple of Distruction
The Doppelganger Trilogy The Dragons Mountain Trilogy The Obsidian Chronicles The Cult Trilogy
Minecraft Short Stories Escape from the Overworld Attack on the Overworld The Quest the Tale of Hero
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The Dungeoneers

The Dungeoneers

The Dungeoneers

Colm Candorly has eight sisters. Eight’s a bunch of anything, but that’s a whole lot of sisters! They call him cutesy names and steal his underwear and giggle all the time. Colm copes by hiding when he can using superior stealth skills and by teasing them mercilessly, like stealing their brushes and hair pins.

Colm’s dad has it worse – he has to feed and clothe them all. But Colm’s parents make do and are happy doing it, until Colm’s sister Seysha gets sick and their  meager stack of coins isn’t enough to pay for food as well as a doctor. Colm might get annoyed at his sisters, but he can’t stand the thought of any of them suffering. He turns his stealthy brother skills to shady but necessary use heading to the Village Square and “acquiring” a rich man’s purse with his nimble fingers. Colm justifies his actions like Robin Hood would – stealing from the rich to give to the poor. When Colm’s father sees the money he doesn’t see it that way at all and is determined to have Colm confess to the Village Magistrate and return the money. Colm’s father wants him to confess, hoping to save Colm from a more severe punishment – like the removal of his thieving hand!

At just the right moment, in steps Finn Argos, a mystery man who observed Colm’s pickpocket skills in the Village Square and has an idea for how best to use them. Mr. Argos is a teacher; a mentor, looking for an apprentice. He thinks Colm is perfect for the job. Stealthy. Quick. Nimble Fingers. What does Mr. Argos teach? “The Aquisition of Resources.”  In other words, “Thievery.” Finn Argos recruits talent for a guild lead by one Tye Thwoden. The  guild practices dungeoneering, a kind of treasure hunting that pits teams of raiders against the trolls, goblins, and other assorted monsters that guard treasure hidden in dungeons – treasure protected further by sinister booby traps, diabolical wizardry and complex locks. Finn agrees to pay off Colm’s debts in exchange for Colm’s talents – Finn wants Colm to come live at the guild and learn to be part of a dungeoneer team, because all good teams need a crack lockpick wiht nimble pickpocket fingers.

Colm takes Finn up on his offer. Arriving at the guild, Colm is put on a team specifically chosen to work together. Colm’s role is to be the Rogue, picking locks & outsmarting traps. His teammates are:

  • Lena, a warrior girl (who can’t stand the sight of her own blood)
  • Quinn, a stuttering wizard (who has major confidence issues)
  • Serene, a druid who can talk to animals (who is too afraid to talk to animals with teeth)

The four of them, with their talents and fears, become a team in Thwoden’s Legion.

Friends. Adventure. Challenges. Treasure. Glory.

It is as exactly as fun as it sounds.

“Now I’m not sure how a stuttering mage, a swooning barbarian, a timid druid, and a fledgling rogue will play out in the bards’ songs, but I’ve shaped the most brittle iron into a blade so strong it can cut through a behemoth’s hide. So as long as you are members of this guild, we will turn you into dungeoneers, or my name’s not Tye Thwodin.” (page 145)

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More Books by John David Anderson:

Standard Hero Behavior Sidekicked Minion

 

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