Seventh grader Harper Raine knows something is wrong with the old fixer-upper house that her family now calls home. Different rooms are hot or cold, and her brother has started talking to someone only he can see. After befriending a a neighbor and learning more about the history of her house, Harper realizes she must do something fast or else her family may be in trouble. But what can she do if her own parents don’t believe her? She knows she must first uncover the important mysteries in her own past, but can she do it in time?
This book is also available as an ebook in Overdrive’s Digital Library. It is also available as an ebook and e-audiobook on Hoopla.
Book reviewed by Amy M., Youth Services Assistant
This month is a great time to start a new book series. Pottermore Publishing and OverDrive have the perfect one. Now through April 30, read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ebook or e-audiobook without a wait time. You can also join in the Harry Potter fun with activities and games at Harry Potter at Home.
The Library’s digital collection is always available even if the building is closed. Hoopla Digital Media is a great resource for streaming ebooks, e-audiobooks, comics, movies, and more. It always has some favorite titles available from series like Big Nate and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Have you ever had a hard time making friends? Charlie is more of a shy, quiet person, but she is able to connect with people through music. She discovers opera music and Maria Callas specifically, and is able to be more empathetic to her friends Luka and Emile. Charlie sees that she is not the only person who struggles or feels unsure. She also has a wonderful teacher, Mr. K, who is just the understanding adult you need who will listen to you and not laugh at you. I feel like Charlie could be my best friend if she were a real person.
This book is also available as an ebook in Overdrive’s Digital Library.
Book reviewed by Anne W., Youth Services Assistant
Are you looking for a new activity to do while at home? Check out our new Web page, Activities from Home. Our staff has created a list of some great digital activities and resources including virtual museum visits, storytimes, and more. We’ll keep updating as we find more, so check back for more fun while also practicing social distance.