Monday Children’s Book Reviews for July 23, 2012

Did you know that the Alameda County Library offers more than books? You can check out something to read without coming in to a branch, even if you are away from home!

Check out eBooks and eAudio books to read or listen to on your reader, like a Kindle or Nook, your computer, pad or MP3 player! If you have an Alameda County Library card, you can find all kinds of things and it doesn’t cost you a thing!

There are several different ways to access them. Some are opened directly on your computer from the Library catalog. Other materials can be found by clicking on the eBooks and eAudiobooks link on the Library webpage. This area also has information on the types of readers and how to use them.

Find classics, best sellers and your favorite series! And one of the best things about this: NO LATE FEES! When the checkout period is ended, the item just — disappears


This Friday, July 27, is the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Find information at your Library! Take a look at this new book:

Olympics by Richard Platt

“Come along on a time-traveling adventure to explore the history of the most famous — and most international — sporting competition in the world, from its ancient origins to the present day. Readers will follow from city to city, exploring the impact of the Games on each host nation as well as the key social, political, and cultural events of the era. Amazing cross-sections and finely detailed artwork invite readers to explore the cities, stadiums, and games across time. Woven into this narrative are major sporting highlights, facts, and record breakers of the modern period, beginning in Paris in 1900, and continuing through the upcoming 2012 games in London. Beautifully illustrated and meticulously researched.”         [J796.48 PLATT]

Rush For the Gold: Mystery at the Olympics by John Feinstein

“Bestselling sportswriter and Edgar Award winner John Feinstein is back with another sports mystery featuring Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson — this one set at the summer Olympics in London. In this book, Susan Carol isn’t a reporter — she’s an Olympian, competing as a swimmer at her first Olympic games. Stevie is both proud and envious of her athletic prowess. And he’s worried by the agents and sponsors and media all wanting to get up close and personal with Susan Carol. But the more disturbing question becomes—how far might they go to ensure that America’s newest Olympic darling wins gold?”        [J FEINSTEIN]


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