Posted by: nchslibrary | October 22, 2009

Teen Read Week 2009

October 18-24 is Teen Read Week, and this year’s theme is Read Beyond Reality @ your library. So find a fantasy or science fiction book and read away…here are some titles available at your very own NCHS Library:


Lady of Avalon

Call #: FB

Lady of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley
A multi-generation story of three priestesses in legendary Britain. Caillean veils the land in everlasting mist to protect it from enemies, Teleri tries to save it by marriage to a Roman general, and Viviane must safeguard the Grail in preparation for the king to come. Adventure, magic, romance.


Call #: FP

Eragon, by Christopher Paolini
In Alagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Call #: FR

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Gulliver's Travels

Call #: FS

Gulliver’s Travels, by Jonathan Swift
Gulliver’s Travels is Jonathan Swift’s satiric masterpiece, the fantastic tale of the four voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, an English ship’s surgeon. At first, he is shipwrecked in the land of Lilliput, where the alarmed residents are only six inches high. His second voyage takes him to the land of Brobdingnag, where the people are sixty feet high. Further adventures bring Gulliver to an island that floats in the sky and to a land where horses are endowed with reason and beasts are shaped like men.

The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again

Call #: FT

The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien
Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Call #: F Tol T649

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien
The dark, fearsome Ringwraiths were searching for a hobbit. Frodo Baggins knew they were seeking him and the Ring he bore–the Ring of Power that would enable evil Sauron to destroy all that was good in Middle-earth. Now it was up to Frodo and his faithful servant Sam, with a small band of companions, to carry the Ring to the one place it could be destroyed–Mount Doom, in the very center of Sauron’s dark kingdom.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Call #: F Tol T649

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, by J.R.R. Tolkien
Frodo and his Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in a battle in the Mines of Moria. And Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape, the rest of the company was attacked by Orcs. Now they continue the journey alone down the great River Anduin–alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Call #: F Tol T649

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien
While the evil might of the Dark Lord Sauron swarmed out to conquer all Middle-earth, Frodo and Sam struggled deep into Mordor, seat of Sauron’s power. To defeat the Dark Lord, the accursed Ring of Power had to be destroyed in the fires of Mount Doom. But the way was impossibly hard, and Frodo was weakening. Weighed down by the compulsion of the Ring, he began finally to despair.

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