Pasadena Public Library Program Home Page
Language 
Welcome to the Spring Reading Challenge Home Page. Once you are logged in, you will be taken to your Reading Challenge Home Page.

   Adult Summer Reading Challenge 2014       Teen Summer Reading Challenge 2014       Children Summer Reading Challenge 2014       Adult Summer Reading Challenge   
   Teen Summer Reading Challenge        Children Summer Reading Challenge   
If you have registered for a program before, enter your user name and password and click on the Login button. New users click on the Sign Me Up button.
Important Messages
Welcome to Spring Reading Challenge!
Reviews
Find this book in our catalog!
Review
Mockingbird is an intense book, about a girl with Asperger's who loses her only connection to the rest of the world--her brother--in a tragic school shooting. She has to learn to make new friends and manage her Asperger's. The book is written in her point of view and the language is very deliberate and unique. It won the National Book Award for what it was doing with language.  Find this book in our catalog!
Title
Mockingbird
Author
Kathryn Erskine
Genre
Juvenile fiction - novel
ISBN
9780399252648
Rating
4
Recommend
Yes because the writing is a work of art in itself. I also think it helped the kids who read it to have more compassion for kids with autism.
Review
A secret group plots to have a US nuclear submarine launch missiles at Iran.
Title
The Trident Deception
Rating
5
Recommend
Recommend to anyone who likes fast-paced, action thrillers that do not stop until the end.
Find this book in our catalog!
Review
This book is so well-written and gorgeously illustrated. My favorite line: 'As the first American astronaut circles in orbit around the Earth, black men, women and children circle around the courthouse, wearing signs that say things like I Ordered a Hamburger. They Served Me a Warrant!' The book really brings home how farsighted, and how shortsighted, humanity can be... how far we have come, and how much farther we have to go.  Find this book in our catalog!
Title
Seeds of Freedom
Author
Hester Bass and E.B. Lewis
Genre
Informational Picture book
ISBN
9780763669195
Rating
5
Recommend
I would recommend it as a great way to learn about an important period in history. The book exaggerates nothing, and presents everything factually, yet puts into perspective just what people had to go through to get Civil Rights.