Friday, April 17, 2015


Kate Milford’s new book Greenglass House is a mystery, a ghost story, a holiday story, a survival story, and a family story. Milo and his adopted parents the Pines run an inn which used to belong to a smuggler. In fact smugglers still come to the House between trips. Now it is Christmastime and Milo is looking forward to a relaxing holiday with just his parents. But as an icy snow storm starts, the guest bell rings and within a day the inn is nearly full of odd, secretive guests who have some connection to the House. Several days of blizzard conditions traps everyone in the House. Milo and Meddy, the cook’s daughter, try to decipher clues, locate missing items, and solve the mystery of Greehglass House.

Monday, March 9, 2015


This popular author of such series as Skeleton Creek, Trackers, and Floors, has started a new series called the Pulse Trilogy for older Young Adult readers. In the first book Pulse, Carman has created a world in 2051 where most Americans lived in one of two gigantic states that still have modern technology. However a few people strive to live outside these states like Faith Daniels and her friends. Faith is at a new school where twins Wade and Clara Quinn rule. With the help of new friends Dylan and Hawk, Faith learns that she has a telekinetic ability called “pulse.” But so do Wade and Clara! Can Faith learn to control her ability and join forces with Dylan to save the world?

Friday, January 9, 2015


In December we added a number of new books to the IMC collection. Here’s a sampling of those new books:
365 Days of Wonder by R.J. Palacio – A  day-by-day collection of sayings by Auggie’s (the main character in Wonder) teacher Mr. Brown.

Super by Matthew Cody – The sequel to Powerless where the super-powered kids are again threatened with losing their powers.

The Darkest Path by Jeff Hirsch – A dystopian novel set in a future when the United States is torn into two countries where Cal tries to protect his younger brother from the horrors of a militant society.
In the After (followed by In the End) by Demitria Lunetta - In a post-apocalyptic world Amy and Baby, a child she found while scavenging, struggle to survive while vicious, predatory monsters roam the Earth.

We also have added new installments in several series like Dragon Spear by Jessica Day George, The White House by Roland Smith, Feeding Frenzy by Michael P. Spradlin, and Blue Moon by Scott Westerfeld. And don’t forget the 2015 Caudill nominees!  These books may be found in the New Book section near the front of the IMC.

Friday, December 19, 2014


It is our tradition to name the top 10 books we have read this year. May you find something on our lists that catches your fancy for the new year. Happy Holidays!

Mrs. Wilson’s List

1.    One for the Murphys by Linda Mullaly Hunt
2.    Unstoppable by Tim Green
3.    The One and Only Ivan by K. A. Applegate
4.    Almost Home by Joan Bauer
5.    Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
6.    Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
7.    The Doll Bones by Holly Black
8.    The Maze Runner by James Dashner
9.    Divergent by Veronica Roth
10. Rump; The True Srory of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff

Miss Hagensee’s List

1.    Unstoppable by Tim Green
2.    The Compound by S. A. Bodeen
3.    The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
4.    The Royal Ranger by John Flanagan
5.    Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
6.    The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
7.    Bomb; The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
8.    Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper
9.    The Candymakers by Wendy Mass

10. Mr. Lincoln’s High-Tech War by Thomas B. Allen