Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Why Are These Books Sitting on the Shelf? a.k.a. Vacation Reads for You!

 So this is Ms Eileen, at the Library on a quiet snowing day, doing some weekly chores. While taking some books off the 'NEW' shelf, what do I find but a bunch of great new books that should NOT just be sitting here! They should be checked out! Now I know your parents have lots to do this time of year, but you need to get yourself to the Library pronto and borrow these books! You're going to need something to read over school vacation anyway. So here are some titles to get you started:

The Grimm Conclusion by Adam GidwitzI don't even need to say much about this one. The final book in the Grimm trilogy (A Tale Dark & Grimm, In a Glass Grimmly) should really be scaring you while simultaneously making you laugh - RIGHT NOW.

Einstein the Class Hamster by Janet Tashjian
C'mon - who doesn't love a book about a class hamster? Check out these glowing reviews!
* “Give this to kids who think they don’t like reading. It might change their minds.” —Booklist, starred review
* “A kinder, gentler Wimpy Kid with all the fun and more plot.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The Menagerie by Tui T. Sutherland
The first in a new series! It's supposed to be flying off the shelf! Listen to this:
"Filled with unicorns, dragons, phoenixes, and other fairy tale creatures, the Menagerie is a highly guarded secret facility in the small town of Xanadu, Wyoming. At least, it was a secret—until six griffin cubs escaped."
Fans of Fablehaven, mysteries and/or animals need to read this!

The Gumazing Gum Girl! Chews Your Destiny by Rhode Montijo
 Sort of an intro to graphic novels for the younger set - how awesome is a superhero made of chewing gum??

Bongo Fishing by Thatcher Hurd
Sci-fi lite. All I'm going to say is UFO, glazed donuts, and the word 'zany'.

Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi
I shouldn't even have to say anything - the cover (and title) speaks for itself.

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt
This is a finalist for the National Book Award! (that means it better be good!)
Look what the New York Times said:
"Librarians often say that every book is not for every child, but “The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp” is.” (The New York Times Book Review, July 14, 2013)

The Wig in the Window by Kristen Kittscher
First in a planned series, give this to fans of Sammy Keyes mysteries. In fact, I think I'm going to take this one home myself...so there.