Isinglass Awards

Winner 2012-2013: Divergent by Veronica Roth
Isinglass Teen Read List 2013-2014
*Enclave, by Ann Aguirre
Witchlanders, by Lena Coakley
*In a Heartbeat, by Loretta Ellsworth
Losing It, by Erin Fry
The Warrior’s Heart, by Eric Greitens
Origin, by Jessica Khoury
Insignia, by S.J. Kincaid
*Crazy Dangerous, by Andrew Klavan
The Killing Sea, by Richard Lewis
*Throne of Glass, by Sarah Maas
*Cinder, by Marissa Meyer
Ghost of Graylock, by Dan Poblocki
Auracle, by Gina Rosati
Revolution 19, by Gregg Rosenblum
Endangered, by Eliot Schrefer

*Check these books out at the library!
7th and 8th graders:
Soon we'll begin the process of creating the 2014-2015 list. Please e-mail us at with your suggestions for our next list.  

Please include the author's full name, title, and when the book was published.

Newbery Medal

Click here for Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present 

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

2016 Medal Winner

Book Cover: Last Stop on Market Street"Last Stop on Market Street,” written by Matt de la Peña, iIllustrated by Christian Robinson and published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Books (USA) LLC  


2016 Honor Books"The War that Saved My Life," written by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and published by Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Books (USA) LLC“Roller Girl,” written and illustrated by Victoria Jamieson and published by Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Books (USA) LLC“Echo,” written by Pam Muñoz Ryan and published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.

Adult Summer Reading

The River at the Center of the World by Simon Winchester
When Red is Black by Qiu Xiaolong
Waiting by Ha Jin

Bone Mountain by Eliot Pattison (Or any other book by Eliot Pattison)
In the Himalayas: Journey through Nepal,
Tibet and Bhutan by Jeremy Bernstein
Sky Burial: an Epic Love Story of Tibet by Xinran
Lost in Tibet: the Untolf Story of Five American Airmen, a Doomed
Plane, and the Will to Survive by Richard Starks and Miriam Murcutt
Tibet: Through the Red Box by Peter Sis

A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
Murder in Passy by Cara Black

Doctored Evidence by Donna Leon 
(or any other books by Donna Leon)
Venice: Lion City: The Religion of Empire by Garry Wills

Fleshmarket Alley by Ian Rankin
Scotland: The Complete Guide and Road Atlas
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate by Alexander McCall Smith

The Tree Where Man Was Born/ The African Experience by Peter Matthiessen and Eliot Porter
Wife of the Gods by Kwei Quartey (Ghana)
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton (South Africa)
The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith (Botswana)
(or and other books in the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series)
Cutting for Stone by Abragam Verghese (Ethiopia) 
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (Nigeria)
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (Democratic Republic of Congo)

The Winter of Our Disconnect by Susan Maushart
On the Beach by Nevil Shute
The Bone is Pointed by Arthur W. Upfield
In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
The Road to Kosovo: a Balkan Diary by Greg Campbell

Louisa by Simone Zelitch
The Collaborator of Bethlehem by Matt Beynon Rees
Palestine: Peace not Apartheid by Jimmy Carter

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Rosa by Jonathan Rabb
Auschwitz: a history by Sybille Steinbacher
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson

A Cup of Friendship by Deborah Rodriguez
My Forbidden Face: Growing Up Under the Taliban: a Young Woman's Story by Latifa

Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin
In the Shadow of the Moons: My Life in the Reverend 
Sun Myung Moon's Family by Nansook Hong
The Lucky Gourd Shop by Joan Catherine Scott

Fallout of Heaven: an autobiographical Journey Across Russia by Alan Cheuse
Murder on the Trans-Siberian Express by Stuart M. Kaminsky
The Brother's Karamazov by Feodor Dostoevsky
Nureyev by Julie Kavanagh

The Lacuna by Barbara Kinsolver

Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg

Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
The Man Who Smiled by Henning Mankell
Borkmann's Point by Håkan Nesser
The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg 

Voices by Arnaldur Indriðason
Cold Oceans: Adventures in a Kayak, Rowboat,
and Dogsled by Jon Turk

The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob  de Zoet by David Mitchell
Black Glasses Like Clark Kent: a GI's Secret from Postwar Japan by Terese Svoboda

The City of Joy by Dominique Lapierre
Chef by Jaspreet Singh

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Teen Summer Reading

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” 
– St. Augustine

Want to take a roadtrip?
An Abundance of Katherines - John Green
Desert Crossing - Elise Broach
All the Way - Andy Behrens
Honey, Baby Sweetheart - Deb Caletti
Rules of the Road - Joan Bauer
ZigZag - Ellen Wittlinger
Sister Slam and the Poetic Motormouth Roadtrip - Linda Oatman High
Two*Way Street - Lauren Barnholdt
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour - Morgan Matson
Crash Into Me - Albert Borris
Far From You - Lisa Schroeder
Going Bovine - Libba Bray
The Miles Between - Mary E. Pearson
You Are Here - Jennifer E. Smith
Don't Stop Now - Julie Halpern
13 Little Blue Envelopes - Maureen Johnson
Are We There Yet? - David Levithan
The Secret Life of Prince Charming - Deb Caletti
Zane's Trace - Allan Wolf
Paper Towns - John Green

Want a European getaway?

Die for Me - Amy Plum
Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins
Folly - Marthe Jocelyn
The Betrayal of Maggie Blair - Elizabeth Laird
A Brief History of Montmaray - Michelle Cooper
A Spy in the House - Y.S. Lee
Ruby Red -Kerstin Gier

You don't have to go far, you just have to leave the couch...
Write Naked - Peter Gould
Better Than Running at Night - Hillary Frank
Beyond the Burning Time - Kathryn Lasky
Devilish - Maureen Johnson

Gideon the Catpurse - Linda Buckley-Archer
Infinite Days - Rebecca Maizel
Sarah's Daughter - Ruth Bass
Sorceress - Celia Rees
Blind Faith - Ellen Wittlinger
Bounce - Natasha Friend
Edenville Owls - Robert Parker
Girl in the Arena - Lise Haines
Girl Parts - John M. Cusick
Shadow Hills - Anastasia Hopcus
Sisters of Misery - Megan Kelley Hall
Uncommon Faith - Trudy Krishner
What's in a Name? - Ellen Wittlinger

"Just a mirror for the sun
These Smiling eyes are just a mirror for
In Big Sur we take some time to linger on
We three hunky dories got our snakefinger on
Now let us drink the stars
It's time to steal away
Let's go get lost
Right here in the U.S.A"

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Children's Summer Reading Program

Monday, June 20th
Registration Starts
Monday, June 27th
Make a Passport and Flags
Monday, July 11th
Bake Some Country-shaped Bread
Monday, July 18th
Make a Sock Monster
Monday, July 25th
Make a Piñata
Monday, August 8th
Make a Kimono Boy or Girl

“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home 
and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang

Take a trip around the world without leaving your seat!

Some books to help get you on your journey:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (Scotland/ London)
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (Prince Edwards Island, Canada)
Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord (Maine)
Pippi in the South Seas by Astrid Lindgren (South Seas)
The Star of Kazan by Eva Ibbotson (Viena, Austria)
Where the Street Had a Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah (Bethlehem)
The Zombie Who Visited New Orleans by Steve Brezenoff (New Orleans)
The Crook Who Crossed the Golden Gate Bridge by Steve Brezenoff (San Francisco, California)
Nory Ryan's Song by Patricia Reilly Giff (Ireland/ Brooklyn, New York)
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (Paris, France)
Heidi by Johanna Spyri (Swiss Alps, Switzerland)
Off We Go to Mexico!: an Adventure in the Sun by Laurie Krebs and Christopher Corr (Mexico)
My Granny Went to Market by Stella Blackstone and Christopher Corr (Around the world)
We're Sailing Down the Nile: a Journey through Egypt by Laurie Krebs and Anne Wilson (Nile River, Eqypt)
The Magic Pillow by Demi (China)
The Day of the Pelican - Katherine Paterson (Kosovo)

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Summer Reading Sock Monsters!

The Great Stone Face Award

2014-2015 Winner...

Escape-From-Mr.-Lemoncellos-LibraryCongratulations to Chris Grabenstein, author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library! We’re already mentioned on his website and his Twitter feed, @CGrabenstein,  too!

With 762 votes, Mr. Lemoncello narrowly edged out Cardboard, the graphic novel by Doug TenNapel, followed by Mathlete vs. Athlete, by W.C. Mack. 

Click here for the complete list of nominees and final voting tally.

 Click here to see the 2015-2016 nominees.