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Friday, August 29, 2014

The Secrets of Tree Taylor


Every Friday we give a new book away. To get the book, it's simple: just fill out the form at the bottom of the page and you'll be entered into a drawing. The drawing will run from Friday through Sunday and winners are announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Free Fridays.)

The Secrets of Tree Taylor by Dandi Daley Mackall

Thirteen-year-old Tree Taylor has two goals for the summer of '63: 1. Experience her first real kiss. A kiss delivered by a boy. A boy who is not related to her. A kiss worth writing about. 2. Become a famous writer. (Or, at least, write an investigative article that will land her the freshman spot on the Blue and Gold staff.) So when a gunshot is fired right across the street, Tree knows this is the big story she's been waiting for. But the more she goes digging, the more secrets she uncovers, and soon she begins to wonder: When is it important to expose the truth? And when is it right to keep a secret?

To get this book, just fill out the form below and you'll be entered into the drawing!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Teen Read Week 2014 is Coming Soon!!


TEEN READ WEEK, TURN DREAMS INTO REALITY!
OCTOBER 12-18, 2014
Teen Read Week is Coming Soon!!  This year, Fresno County Public Library will be giving away a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook to one lucky FCPL teen! Our theme for this years TRW? Turn dreams into reality!

How does it work?

·         Post a book review to the teen website during the week of Oct 12-18, 2014
·         For every book review posted, Fresno County teens will be entered in the drawing for a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook!
·         Teens--- you must write a review for an Adult or Teen Book (audio and e-books okay)
·         Only Fresno County teens age 13-17 will be entered into the drawing. You can post as many reviews as you like to increase your odds of winning!
·         The winner will be announced on Monday, October 20, 2014

Have fun reading and good luck!




Even if you don't win the Nook, we are still giving away a free book for every review you post. While supplies last, so get reading and send us those reviews!





Monday, August 25, 2014

Free Books!

By popular demand, Fresno County Public Library will continue to give away free teen books for every review submitted on the teen blog! Teens who submit reviews will continue to get their prizes until our supplies run out! Don't miss out on your chance to get a free book!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Between Two Worlds


Every Friday we give a new book away. To get the book, it's simple: just fill out the form at the bottom of the page and you'll be entered into a drawing. The drawing will run from Friday through Sunday and winners are announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Free Fridays.)

Between Two Worlds by Kathryn Reiss

On the treeless shores of Itta, Greenland, as far north as humans can settle, sixteen-year-old Inuit Billy Bah spots a ship far out among the icebergs on the bay--a sight both welcome and feared. Explorers have already left their indelible mark on her land and its people, and a ship full of white men can mean trouble. The ship carries provisions for Robert E. Peary, who is making an expidition to the North Pole. As a child, Billy Bah spent a year in America with Peary's family. When her parents went to America years later, they died in a tragic scandal. Now, Peary's wife, daughter, and crew are in Itta to bring him supplies. Winter comes on fast, and when the ship gets caught in the ice, Billy Bah sets out to find Peary. The journey will imperil her life, and that of the man she loves. By turns lyrical and gripping, Between Two Worlds is an impassioned coming-of-age novel set in a land of breathtaking beauty and danger, where nature and love are powerful and unpredictable forces.

Thank you to everyone who enetered. Annissa B., you are this weeks winner!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Blackthorn Winter


Every Friday we give a new book away. To get the book, it's simple: just fill out the form at the bottom of the page and you'll be entered into a drawing. The drawing will run from Friday through Sunday and winners are announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Free Fridays.)

Blackthorn Winter by Kathryn Reiss

The last place fifteen-year-old Juliana wants to be is halfway around the world in Blackthorn, England, an idyllic seaside artists' colony her mother has dragged her off to while her parents weather a trial separation. Juliana misses her father terribly and doesn't understand why her mother needs to travel so far to resurrect her artistic self, which she claims to have lost in the marriage. Soon after they arrive in the tiny village of Blackthorn, the artists' colony is set on its heels by the murder of one of its own. Juliana feels compelled to solve the crime, but she is shocked and frightened when it seems that clues in the matter are hitting a little too close to home. Can she figure out who the murderer is before anyone else--herself included--gets hurt?

Congratulations to Trina N., our winner for the week!