Author Archives: Joanne T

This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein

Joanne T    August 29, 2012

           Fans of  horror stories may want to give This Dark Endeavor a try.  The action is almost nonstop.  There are plenty of gruesome details describing a sixteen year old Victor’s studies in alchemy.  This is a YALSA 2012 Top Ten nominated title.  For a list of 2012 nominated titles Click  http://www.ala.org/yalsa/sites/ala.org.yalsa/files/content/teenreading/teenstopten/2012TeensTopTenNominations.pdf  To vote, click http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=qFTC266FltB4Kl1VjsbPeeuIZn7VLXi7Li7helyC3qs%3d     Vote now through September… Read more »

Teen Pizza Taste-Off

Joanne T    July 30, 2012

Thank you to everyone who participated in The Teen Pizza Taste-Off. A HUGE Thank You to the 6 restaurants that donated pizza:  Bill’s Pub, Fatman’s Pub, Jimano’s, Kaiser’s, Mama K’s, and Salutos. The winners were: Best Crust: Salutos Tastiest Sauce: Bill’s Pub (Mama K’s was a VERY close second) Cheesiest: Salutos Most Attractive: Salutos Best Overall: Bill’s Pub

The Cupcake Queen

Joanne T    June 11, 2012

The Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler was delicious!  Fourteen year old Penny Lane moves from Manhattan to Hogs Hollow with her Mom, when her parents separate and her Mom decides  to open a cupcake bakery called “The Cupcake Queen.”    Things start off very badly for Penny.  On her first day in Hogs Hollow, she dumps a tray of cupcakes on… Read more »

Curveball by Jordan Sonnenblick

Joanne T    April 14, 2012

Peter Friedman is a baseball All Star.  As long as he can remember, his life has been about being the best athlete that he can be.  He was the best!!  When an injury the summer before freshman year in high school ends his future in baseball, Peter is lost.  He wonders if he will ever enjoy anything as much as… Read more »