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Book Recommendations
Childrens:
1. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
2. Bilbo’s Last Song by J.R.R. Tolkien
3. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
4. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
5. John Ronald's Dragons: The Story of J.R.R. Tolkien by
Caroline McAlister

Teens:
1. Anything written by Leigh Bardugo
2. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
3. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
4. The Aurora Cycle by Amie Kaufman
5. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
6. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
7. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
8. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
9. The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen
10. Ranger's Apprentice Series by John Flanagan
Adults:
1. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
2. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
3. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
4. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
5. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
6. Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey
7. The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin
8. Confessor by Terry Goodkind
9. The Sword of Shannara Trilogy by Terry Brooks
10. The Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon

Please note that the Library might not carry all the titles listed.
Movie Recommendations
Childrens:
1. The Hobbit (PG, 1977)
2. The Secret of Nimh (G, 1982)
3. Epic (PG, 2013)
4. Brave (PG, 2012)
5. FernGully: The Last Rainforest (G, 1992)
Teens:
1. Pirates of the Caribbean Series (PG-13, 2003-2007)
2. Star Wars Series (PG to PG-13, 1977-2019)
3. Avatar: The Last Airbender Series (TV-Y7-FV, 2005-2008)
4. The Black Cauldron (PG, 1985)
5. Princess Mononoke (PG-13, 1997)
Adults:
1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG-13, 2012)
2. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13, 2013)
3. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (PG-13, 2014)
4. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (PG-13, 2001)
5. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (PG-13, 2002)
6. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (PG-13, 2003)
Please refer to commonsensemedia.org to determine which movies are right for your family.
Activities
Solve the Hobbit Riddles
Below are riddles Bilbo uses in The Hobbit (1937) by J.R.R. Tolkien. Without looking at the book, see if you can solve them:
1)   Thirty white horses on a red hill,
      First they champ,
      Then they stamp,
      Then they stand still.

2)   An eye in a blue face
      Saw an eye in a green face.
      "That eye is like to this eye"
      Said the first eye,
      "But in low place,
      Not in high place."
3)   A box without hinges, key, or lid,
       Yet golden treasure inside is hid.
4)   No-legs lay on one-leg,
      two-legs sat near on three-legs,
      four-legs got some.
5)   What have I got in my pocket?
Ring
Recipes
Honey
The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit introduce a lot of new food ideas that you can make at home. From Beorn's Honey Cakes to Lembas Bread, be inspired by some recipes and try to re-create your favorite food from the books.
Middle Earth Quiz
Challenge yourself and find out how much you know about the world of Middle Earth. Compete against others and see how well you did before the quiz ends. Available until June 19th at 12:00 P.M., click here and start the quiz!
More to Explore
  • Celebrity Reading: Watch Elijah Wood read Me and My Cat? by Satoshi Kitamura. Click here to watch now!
  • Interactive Map: Have you ever wondered about the journey of Frodo or Bilbo? The Lord of the Rings Project provides an interactive map to see where the characters have been. Click here and follow the map as you read!
  • Paper Chain: Make a One Ring paper chain to decorate your home for Lord of the Rings Week! See if you find out what the Elvish inscription on the ring says here.
  • The Hobbit Party: Interested in a hobbit party? What about hobbit door cupcakes? Click here to check out the recipe and find more ideas on how to have your own hobbit party.
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