Check out what’s new for youth at the library
The following books for youth have been added to Petersburg Library shelves:
"If You Ever Want to Bring a Pirate to Meet Santa, DON’T!" - Written and illustrated by Elise Parsley
Little Magnolia is told by her dad that she is going to meet Santa, and he means in the traditional sense, with a white beard and dressed in a red suit. Santa also has a bag of treasure. Somehow, Magnolia meets up with a pirate with a white beard and wearing a red suit. The pirate is also carrying a bag of treasure. Magnolia’s dad tries to tell her that pirates are on the “naughty list” however, Magnolia insists on playing along with the pirate as they wait their turn to see Santa. Pirate mischief and mayhem ensues full of snarls and exclamations of “Yarg!” Magnolia begins to see the error of her ways in befriending the pirate. Will she be able to convince the pirate to change his scurvy ways? "Construction Site on
Christmas Night" - written by Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrated by Ag Ford
The construction site is busy on Christmas Eve as the crew of dump trucks, cranes, and earth movers gather to complete a very special project for their friends. A winter storm blows in and the busy crew plows on through the snow and wind and ice in order to finish in time. Each crew member receives mystery gifts appropriate to their task as they complete their mission. With midnight fast approaching, the crane tops off the building with a lovely star. Shiny new fire engines and rescue vehicles fast approach the sturdy building to claim their new home just in time for Christmas.
"Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment" - written by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
Max Einstein is your typical 12-year-old girl who attends college every day, plays speed chess. Max also builds inventions to help the homeless and enjoys talking to Albert Einstein. A mysterious organization called the Change Makers Institute (CMI) recruits Max to create ways to bring power to those in need. While at CMI, Max meets others from all over the world that are just like her in being young, brilliant, and driven. Max soon learns that other organizations exist that may not want to see these young people succeed in ridding the world of pollution, hunger, disease, and homelessness. Join Max Einstein as she endeavors to build a better world for everyone.
"The Belles" - written by Dhonielle Clayton
Camellia Beauregard is a Belle who lives in the Orléans archipelago, and she is about to make her debut. She hopes to be chosen by the Queen of Orléans as her favorite, entitling her to live in the royal palace serving the royal family and its court. Camellia wants most to be recognized as the most talented Belle, believing all she has been told about the royal family, the palace, but especially believing what it means to be a Belle. When Camellia is approached by the queen herself asking her to risk her own life for that of the princess, she must choose between the demands of the queen or to defend her way of life and that of her sister Belles.