Nominations for the December 20 Capitol Choices agenda will be due at 11:59 PM on Thursday, December 12. Nominations for the 2014 List will still be accepted for the January 17 meeting as long as the books were published in 2013. The last date for any nominations of 2013 books will be on January 9, 2014.
This wordless graphic novel hauntingly portrays the universality of the immigrant experience as an unnamed man journeys to an unknown land. Surreal sepia-toned images full of imagination and mystery form a visual tone poem inviting multiple interpretations.
Caught in the act of scaling a skyscraper, 14-year-old Peak goes to Thailand with his mountain-climbing father, a man determined to lead the youngest-ever climber to the top of Mount Everest. Nail-biting suspense and terrific climbing details abound.
A highly visual memoir describes growing up in Czechoslovakia in the Iron Curtain years. Sís loved to draw, admired things western, and learned very early that his country hid information, before he finally defected to the West.
Alternating sections of words and bold pictures show how orphaned Hugo, hidden above a Paris train station in 1931, discovers the secret of a broken automaton and its surprising connection to the history of early movies.
The last installment brings the Harry Potter series to a satisfying conclusion. Will Harry survive, and what will happen to Voldemort? All the intricate plot lines come together as we say a final goodbye to the boy wizard.
Holling Hoodhood's weekly afternoons reading Shakespeare with his teacher become the catalyst for the seventh grader to stand up for himself amid the tumultuous events both in the sixties and in his own family.
Nineteen monologues, two dialogues, and six explanatory interludes bring to life the world of young people in a medieval manor in England in 1255. Pen-and-ink drawings reminiscent of manuscript decoration illustrate this useful and engaging read.
The last installment brings the Harry Potter series to a satisfying conclusion. Will Harry survive and what will happen to Voldemort? All the intricate plot lines come together as as we say a final goodbye to the boy wizard.