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Final week of book review prizes awarded

Posted: September 1, 2013 - 12:02am
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Illustration by Dunya Hermann
Illustration by Dunya Hermann

Throughout the year, the Juneau Public Libraries offers events and activities for the whole family. Story and Toddler Times, on hiatus for the summer, will resume at all three public libraries beginning this week. Story Time will be 11 a.m Wednesdays at the Downtown Library, 11 a.m. Thursdays at the Douglas Library and 11 a.m. Fridays at the Valley Library. Toddler Time will be 10 a.m Mondays at the Downtown Library and 11:a.m. Mondays at the Valley Library.

In addition to these fun activities, this summer the libraries handed out prizes for book reviews written by young library patrons. The final week’s winners follow.

Juneau Public Libraries would like to thank the local businesses that provided prizes all summer.

Book reviews will resume next summer.

VALLEY LIBRARY (43 entries)

Dunya Hermann, 15, gift certificate to Peer Amid Beads and a Heritage Coffee card

“Significance” by Shelly Crane

One fascinating part of this book is: These two people find each other and discover that they are soul mates, so they get super powers.

Abigail Portiles, 5, purse from Invisible World

“Big Words for Little People” by Jaime Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell

One fascinating part of this book is: Learning the word “privacy” because the girl needed to use the bathroom while her family waited.

And: “Henry’s 100 Days of Kindergarten” by Nancy Carlson

One fascinating part of this book is: When I heard the name Sydney, because the character has the same name as my ballet teacher.

Sarah Kearns, 9, Gift Certificate to Peer Amid Beads

“Junie B. Jones Boo” by Barbara Park

One fascinating part of this book is: there are five scary secrets and here is one of them. Real monster and witches go trick or treating on Halloween.

Eli Harvey, 2, cap from Juneau Trolly Car Co. and pass from Mount Roberts Tramway

“Today I Will Fly” by Mo Willems

One fascinating part of this book is: elephant yelling.

Raeleigh, 3, Friends of the Library Amazing Bookstore gift certificate

“Sally Goes to the Vet” by Stephen Tunecli

One fascinating part of this book is: I like when her crashed down and went to the vet.


Sahil Bathija, 12

“Queste” by Angie Sage

One fascinating part of this book is: That Hotep-Ra (the first extra ordinary wizard) is alive and he created the House of Foryk.


Martha Dwyer, 8, Friends of the Library Amazing Bookstore gift certificate

“Mountain Goats” by Laura Pratt

One fascinating part of this book is: The cool lives of mountain goats.

Finn Lamb, 5-6, pass from Mount Roberts Tramway

“Captain Underpants” by Dav Pilkey

One fascinating part of this book is: I liked when Fred and George stopped Dr. Diapers’ robots and machines from destroying the world.

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