Katherine Farmer

Good Reads Kids
9:30 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Good Read: 'Bomb' by Steve Sheinkin

We continue our occasional series previewing good reads for young adults from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University. This week's recommended read is "Bomb: The Race to Build - And Steal - The World's Most Dangerous Weapon" by Steve Sheinkin. This nonfiction book tells the story of how the atomic bomb came to be - and how it came to be used. Critics have called this book a 'must read,' 'a complicated thriller that intercuts action with the deftness of a Hollywood blockbuster.

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Good Reads Kids
9:45 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Good Read: Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

We continue our occasional series previewing good reads for young adults from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University. This week's recommended read is Splendors and Glooms, by Laura Amy Schlitz. Winner of the 2013 Newbery Honor, Splendors and Glooms tells the story of two orphans in splendorous Victorian London who unravel the mystery of a girl gone missing, a suspicious puppeteer, and a sinister old witch. Critics describe this young adult novel as "wonderfully twisty, delightfully eerie, and utterly transporting." 

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Good Reads Kids
1:12 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Good Read: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Age Range: 12 and up

We continue our occasional series previewing good reads for young adults from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University. This week's recommended read is Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Saenz, winner of the 2013 Stonewall Book Award, Printz Honor, YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, and Pura Belpre Author Award. It's a lyrical novel about family and friendship that critics and readers have called "tender, thought provoking, and breathtaking."

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Good Reads Kids
2:32 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Good Read: Dodger by Terry Pratchett

We continue our occasional series previewing good reads for young adults from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University. This week's recommended read is Dodger, by Terry Pratchett, a 2013 Printz Honor recipient for young adults that The New York Times describes as "a masterwork from a treasure and hero of a writer... that will delight you."

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Good Read Kids
3:58 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Good Read: The One and Only Ivan

We continue our occasional series previewing good reads for young adults from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University. This week's recommended read is The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate, a Newberry Winning book for ages 8 and up that School Library Journal describes as a must-have, that the characters will capture readers' hearts and never let go.

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Good Reads Kids
3:34 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Good Read: Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

We continue our occasional series previewing good reads for young adults from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University. This week's recommended read is Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage, a Newberry Honor Winner that School Library Journal describes as a hilarious modern day mystery, that leaves the readers hoping for sequels.

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Good Reads Kids
11:37 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Good Read: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

We continue our occasional series previewing good reads for young adults from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University. This week's recommended read is Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, a book that The New York Times calls "a fiendishly-plotted mind game of a novel."

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Good Reads Kids
3:37 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Good Read: Every Day by David Levithan

If you're doing some holiday shopping for a young adult or anyone who enjoys a simply good read, consider picking up this week's recommended read, Every Day by David Levithan, from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University.

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Good Reads Kids
11:00 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Good Read: Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

If you're doing some holiday shopping for a child in middle school or anyone who enjoys a simply good read, consider picking up this week's recommended read, Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead, from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University.

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Good Reads
11:08 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Good Read: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

If you're thinking about holiday shopping for a young adult or anyone who enjoys a simply good read, consider picking up this week's recommended read, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University.

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