August/September 2009 Display
It’s another weird display from Gayle, your artistically challenged YA Librarian. I have to say making this display was quite fun. I haven’t utilized crayons in ages. Now that I’ve discovered glittery crayons my displays may all look like some random kid’s sidewalk chalk drawings. But then again, I think kids have more color sense than I do. And they probably could utilize a banner creating program like PrintShop (old school software) better than me.
So what are the books on display you’re probably wondering. The short list is at the bottom of this post, there’s many many more that could fit this theme. Feel free to add to my list in the comments section as all you wonderful, resourceful people always do.
If you’re as old as me you probably remember the REM song “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine).” When reading some of the books on this list, I can’t help but think of this song.
I like a good “what if…” scenario book as much as the next person. Watching cable programming about 2012 draws me back to the genre. I know it’s supposed to be make believe and entertaining, but I can’t help but check my cupboards for emergency supplies whenever I read one of these books.
Fever, 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Atherton series by Patrick Carman
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
City of Ember by Jeanne Du Prau
Alphabet of Dreams by Susan Fletcher
Gone and Hunger by Michael Grant
Epic and Saga by Connor Kostick
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Encyclopedia of the End: Mysterious Death in Fact, Fancy, Folklore and More by Deborah Noyes
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett
Life as we Knew It and The Dead and Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Nation by Terry Prachett
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
Unwind by Neil Shusterman
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld