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Dec 11

YA Books Coming to the Big Screen by Miranda Millette

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on December 11, 2020 at 1:31 PM by Genesis Gaule

One of the best things is finding out that your favorite book will be coming to life as a movie or TV show. Here are some of my favorite young adult books that are coming to the big screen!

Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness

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Series Available in book | e-book

This series kept me on the edge of my seat! About a boy named Todd and his dog Manchee, the story takes place on a planet in the future where a mysterious germ killed all the women and affected all of the men, making it so that you can hear all of their thoughts. But things aren’t what they seem, as Todd discovers when he finds a girl, Viola. The movie adaptation is slated to be released in January and stars Spider-Man actor Tom Holland and Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley.

Shadow and Bone/Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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Shadow and Bone available in book
Six of Crows available in book

These two lush, amazing fantasy series both tie together in the same universe. Shadow and Bone is about Alina Starkov, a girl who unleashes a magic she didn’t know she had and then is taken to train with the Grisha, the country’s magical military elite. Six of Crows is about a group of six outcasts who come together to pull off an impossible heist. Filming was just done to make these two book series into a Netflix TV show, and it doesn’t yet have a release date.

Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

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Series Available in book | e-book

This series is an amazing story full of lovable characters and humor. About Percy and his adventures as the son of the Greek sea god Poseidon, him and his friends face monsters, gods, and other figures of Greek mythology. Besides already being made into two movies, those who have read the Percy Jackson books know that the movies had the potential to be much better, so Percy Jackson is currently being adapted into a TV show for Disney with Rick Riordan himself directly involved in the process.

(P.S. Netflix is said to be adapting Rick Riordan’s Kane Chronicles series as well which is about Egyptian mythology!)

The Selection by Kiera Cass

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Series Available in book | e-book

This fairy-tale romance is one I never get tired of. The Selection is the chance of a lifetime for 35 girls who get to compete for the crown and Prince Maxon’s heart. But America Singer wants no part in it—having to turn her back on her secret love with Aspen when she’s Selected—until she meets Maxon. This book has been picked up by many producers to no avail but will finally (hopefully!) become a movie under Netflix in the coming years.

Dec 07

Book Notes 12/6/2020

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on December 7, 2020 at 10:16 AM by Genesis Gaule

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12/7/2020


The Campbell Library is open to the public Tuesdays (9am-7pm) and Fridays (9am-5pm). We also offer Front Door Pick Up and half hour appointments for browsing or computer use Mondays and Wednesdays (9am-5pm), and Thursdays (9am-7pm).


The Socrates Express by Eric Weiner

In Search of Life Lessons from Dead Philosophers // Weiner goes on a pilgrimage, traveling by train (the most thoughtful mode of transport), to uncover the surprising life lessons from great thinkers around the world and reconnect with philosophy’s original purpose: leading a wiser, more meaningful life.

Officer Clemmons by Dr. François S. Clemmons

This book tells the incredible life story of Clemmons who made history as the first African American to have a recurring role in a children’s program, playing Officer Clemmons in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

Honeysuckle Season by Mary Ellen Taylor

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Adrift in the wake of her father’s death, Libby feels truly alone. When asked to photograph the historic Woodmont estate, Libby is immediately drawn to an old greenhouse with generations of secrets buried beneath the honeysuckle vines.

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, glamorous debutante Noemí heads to the distant High Place in the Mexican countryside and soon finds it impossible to leave the terrifying yet seductive world behind.


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Dec 01

Book Notes 11/30/2020

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on December 1, 2020 at 1:26 PM by Genesis Gaule

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11/30/2020


The Campbell Library is open to the public Tuesdays (9am-7pm) and Fridays (9am-5pm). We also offer Front Door Pick Up and half hour appointments for browsing or computer use Mondays and Wednesdays (9am-5pm), and Thursdays (9am-7pm).


Wandering in Strange Lands by Morgan Jerkins

A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots // Between 1916 to 1970, six million black Americans left the South for jobs in a movement known as The Great Migration. In this fascinating and personal exploration, Jerkins recreates her ancestors’ journeys across America.

American Sherlock by Kate Winkler Dawson

Murder, forensics, and the birth of American CSI // Dawson captures the life of Edward Oscar Heinrich, known as the “American Sherlock Holmes” and one of America’s greatest—and first—forensic scientists whose skill for finding clues was almost supernatural.

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Gifty’s brother died of a heroin overdose after an injury left him hooked on OxyContin, and her suicidal mother is living in her bed. Gifty is determined to discover the scientific basis for the suffering she sees all around her.

Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn

Seven-year-old Nainoa falls overboard to sharks, only to be returned safely in the jaws of a shark. His rescue hailed by his family as a sign from the Hawaiian gods, but as time passes, this supposed divine favor begins to drive the family apart.


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