Wonderful supply of new books for teens

The new Teen Center in the Sisson Library has a wealth of wonderful new books for teens.

Among the new novels are three special books that are part of the Graphic Shakespeare series — “Macbeth,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Romeo and Juliet.” Also new to the Teen Center fiction shelves are “Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta,” “Airhead” by Meg Cabot, “Fat Kid Rules the World” by K. L. Going, and “Prom Night From Hell,” a collection of paranormal prom stories by five authors.

New nonfiction books for teens include “Philosophy For Teens: Questioning Life’s Big Ideas” and “More Philosophy For Teens: Examining Reality and Knowledge” by Sharon M. Kaye and Paul Thomson, “15,003 Answers: The Ultimate Trivia Encyclopedia/second edition” by Stanley Newman and Hal Fittipaldi, “Chasing Lincoln’s Killer” by James L. Swanson and “The Kid’s Guide to Service Projects: Over 500 service ideas for young people who want to make a difference” by Barbara A. Lewis and “Child Abuse” from the Opposing Viewpoints series.

Lifelong Learning

The third of seven free Lifelong Learning lectures at the library on Saturdays from 3 to 4:15 p.m. takes place this Saturday, April 4. Dr. Lauren Cohen, Pagosa Health & Wellness Network, will speak on “Integrative Health Care: Blending Natural Healing with Modern Medicine.” All Lifelong Learning lectures are free to the public. We hope to see you there.

Earth Day fun

Calling all kids in the second through sixth grades who love animals and other wild creatures! Gretchen Lamar from Durango Studies will be at the library on Friday, April 24, from 1:45-3:15 p.m. to help us celebrate Earth Day by showing us how we can enjoy and respect the wild creatures living in our very own backyards — like bears, skunks, elk, eagles, fish and mountain lions. Spaces are limited so please call 264-2208 to register.

Large print books

“Danger In A Red Dress” is a contemporary romance by Christina Dodd.

“Paths of Glory” is an historical novel by Jeffrey Archer.

“Corsair” by Clive Cussler with Jack Du Brul is a novel from the Oregon Files series.

“Night and Day” by Robert Parker Is a Jesse Stone mystery.

“Promises in Death” by J.D. Robb is a romantic suspense story.

“First Comes Marriage” is a romance by Mary Balogh. “Billy Boyle” is a World War II mystery by James R. Benn. “Seduction of a Proper Gentleman” is an historical romance by Victoria Alexander. “Smooth Talking Stranger” by Lisa Kleypas is a contemporary romance. “Dead Silence” by Randy Wayne White is a mystery.

How-to and self-help

“Ultimate Elk Hunting: Strategies, Techniques and Methods” by Jay Houston promises to increase your odds of a successful hunt.

“Overcoming Prescription Drug Addiction/Third Edition” by Rod Colvin arms readers with knowledge to help them on the road to recovery.

“Business Plans That Work For Your Small Business/Third Edition” takes you through the planning process step by step to allow you to create a tailor-made plan.

New novels

“Dead or Alive” by Michael McGarrity is the latest in the series featuring Santa Fe Police Chief Kevin Kerney. “Crossroads” is a new novel by Belva Plain, author of more than 20 New York Times bestsellers. “Deceived” by James Scott Bell is a suspense thriller set in Los Angeles. “Final Justice” and “Under the Radar” are two more in the Fern Michaels’ Sisterhood series. “The Book of Love” by Kathleen McGowan is a novel about a Gospel supposedly written in Jesus’ own hand. “Dog On It” by Spencer Quinn is the first in what will be a mystery series featuring a dog and a private investigator.

Books for pre-teens

“The Wonderful Wizard of Oz/100th anniversary edition” is a new publication of this much-loved classic by L. Frank Baum. “The Sorcerer of the North” by John Flanagan is book five of the Ranger’s Apprentice series. ”Investigating the Scientific Method With Maxaxiom, Super Scientist” is a book about science by Donald B. Lemke. We also have three books from the Molly Moons series by Georgia Byng — “Incredible Book of Hypnotism,” “Stops the World” and “Micky Minus and the Mind Machine.”


“Blessed Unrest” by Paul Hawken looks at a variety of people ranging from ad hoc neighborhood groups to well-funded international organizations determined to confront issues like the destruction of the environment, abuses of free-market fundamentalism, social justice and the loss of indigenous cultures.

“The Best of America’s Test Kitchen” is a collection of the editors’ favorite recipes, equipment reviews and tastings from 2008.

Paying for college

“How To Pay For College: A practical guide for families” by Gen and Kelly Tanabe is a comprehensive guide to financial sources. “The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2009,” also by Gen and Kelly Tanabe, documents sources of billions of dollars in scholarships, grants and prizes.

Help for parents

“The Smart Mother’s Guide to a Better Pregnancy” by Dr. Linda Burke-Galloway offers tips on how to minimize risks, avoid complications and have a healthy baby. “Parenting Your Internationally Adopted Child” by Patty Cogen guides adoptive parents from preparation for a child’s arrival all the way through the teen years. “Understanding Your Child’s Puzzling Behavior” by Dr. Steven E. Curtis is a guide for parents of children with behavioral, social and learning challenges. “The MySpace.com Handbook” by T. Brian Chatfield helps parents and children understand why MySpace is so popular and helps you learn how to use it.

Thanks to our donors

We are grateful for generous donations from John Hanna and Rowan Emrys. For books and materials this week we thank David Blake, Sue Kehret, Buster Overley, Marcia Stanford, Sharon Stewart, Bev Warburton and Margaret Wilson.

Quotable quote

“A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.” — Canadian novelist Robertson Davies.

Web site

For more information on library books, services and programs, please visit our new Web site at www.pagosa.colibraries.org.