When the leaves turn, and the weather grows cooler, it’s the perfect time to turn the pages of a new book. These recommended reads let you lose yourself in fictional worlds or become immersed in fascinating nonfiction narratives. [Read more…] about Recommended Reads for Early Fall
Archives for September 2018
If you’ve been waiting for your favorite YA author to come out with a new book, you’re in luck. Here are ten new YA books arriving this fall — authors include Markus Zusak (The Book Thief), Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children), and Kwame Alexander (The Crossover).
Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
From the author who gave us the extraordinary bestseller The Book Thief, comes the breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father’s disappearance. At the center of the Dunbar family is Clay, a boy who will build a bridge—for his family, for his past, for greatness, for his sins, for a miracle. The question is, how far is Clay willing to go and how much can he overcome? [Read more…] about New YA Books From Bestselling Authors
It’s back to school time! As you gear up for the school year, consider adding these library resources to your study routine. The best part? You can access them without ever leaving home!
We love LearningExpress for its job skills and college admissions test help, but don’t overlook the School Center for younger learners. Elementary, middle, and high school sections offer practice exercises for improving skills in math, English, social studies, science, and more. Eighth-graders can even find practice tests for their high school entrance exams!
Brainfuse is a library of resources for learners of all ages. Be sure to explore everything it offers, but here are a few of our favorites:
- Writing Lab – If you’re not confident in your writing skills, you’ve got your own writing coach! Upload an essay and receive expert feedback.
- SkillSurfer – A huge collection of articles, practice tests, and media to help you learn about your favorite (or least favorite) school subjects.
- Live Tutoring – Chat live with a tutor matched to you by your grade and subject, available daily from 2 to 11 p.m.
Need more help? Come in to your local library! We’re always happy to help you explore Bucks County Free Library’s electronic and traditional materials.
These resources are sponsored and funded by the Bucks County Free Library for all county residents. Visit buckslib.org for more.