Children’s author Tristan Perry reads Furry Tails New children’s author Tristan Perry brought furry tails, and tales, to the H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library Tuesday, February 20, to the delight of Vance County children and adults.
Cover art from the seventh book of the Harry Potter series to be released July 21 Though Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has been garnering some non-Hogwarts publicity (his London stage performance in Equus is about to open at the end of February), today it is J. K. Rowling’s books that began the whole Harry Potter craze that are getting limelight: more specifically, book seven–the last Harry Potter book ever–entitled Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Three recently-published Christmas books bring enough Christmas spirit to fill a half-hour between presents and feasting, the last corner of the living room not given over to decorations and wrapping paper, or a child’s heart.
Payne at book signing Born in Henderson, North Carolina in 1955, David Payne spent his early school years attending E. M. Rollins Elementary and the 8th grade at Pinkston Street.
Editor’s Note: The following is the second in a series of occasional book reviews by Claire Ramsey, the Director of Youth Services at the H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library. Like all of the books that Ms. Ramsey reviews, each title is available for circulation at the library and is highly recommended.
Editor’s note: Today we introduce an occasional series of reviews of children’s literature by Claire Ramsey, the Head of Youth Services at the H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library.
“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” by J.K. Rowling: Book 6 in the magical Harry Potter series is in a way a book of broken trust. People start dating and working harder, and an important character is killed by someone we suspected of evil since Day 1.