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Star Wars rides again

The recent re-release of Star Wars. Episode 1: The Phantom Menace has spurred discussion and controversy about George Lucas's revisionist "history." First of all, let's clear one issue up: Han definitely shot first. Love him or hate, Lucas's franchise has left an indelible mark on popular culture. Just look at all the Star Wars items available just in our library:

Glenside Favorites

There is still time to sign up for Carry Out a Good Book, Glenside's winter reading program.  Registration ends next week on Wednesday February 15th.  This is a chance for all readers and audobook listeners to win prizes for something they enjoy doing.  Read or listen to 3 books by February 29th to be eligible for the grand prize drawing (gift certificates for local carry out restaurants).

Glenside patrons are recommending the following books:

Three llustrated Novels for Teens

Last October, I wrote a blog post about photographic novels - books that use photographs to aid the telling of the story. You can read the blog post here. Illustrated novels are also gaining popularity. These books use drawings and other types of illustrations to involve the reader in the story.

Here are three recent young adult novels that employ illustrations:

Rock On!

The Grammys are coming up on Sunday February 12th.  Get ready for the festivities by checking out our Rock On book display.  Here are just a few of the many rock music novels we have at Glenside.

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