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  • The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy's Great Idea

    Posted by Lindsey Long at 11/15/2016

    The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy's Great Idea

    by Ann M. Martin

     

    Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey are best friends and founding members of The Baby-Sitters Club. Whatever comes up--cranky toddlers, huge dogs, scary neighbors, prank calls--you can count on them to save the day. Baby-sitting isn't always easy and neither is dealing with strict parents, new families, fashion emergencies, and mysterious secrets. But no matter what, the BSC have what they need most: friendship.

    This is a new version of an old series of books (one that I read as a kid!). The stories are now graphic novels with illustrations by Rain Telgemeier, the woman who wrote Sisters and Smile. I love the new format with the same great stories. If you like Sisters or Smile, give this series a try!

    Call number:

    741.5

    TEL

     

    Genre:

    Graphic novel

     

    (Summary from the back cover.)

     

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  • Save Me a Seat

    Posted by Lindsey Long at 8/1/2016

    Save Me a Seat

    by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan

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    A new friend could be sitting right next to you.

    Joe and Ravi might be from very different places, but they're both stuck in the same place: school. Joe's lived in the same town all his life, and was doing just fine until his best friends moved away and left him on his own. Ravi's family just moved to America from India, and he's finding it pretty hard to figure out where he fits in.

    Joe and Ravi don't think they have anything in common--but soon enough they have a common enemy (the biggest bully in their class) and a common mission: to take control of their lives over the course of a single crazy week.

    I read this book in one night because I loved it so much and I couldn't stop reading! Ravi tells one chapter, and then Joe tells the next, so you get to hear some of the same stories from both boys and their different points of view. You will like them, think that Dillon is one mean kid, and hope that everyone has someone to save them a seat in the lunchroom. It's an AWESOME book. Check it out!

     

    Call number:

    F

    WEE

     

    Genre:

    Realistic fiction

     

    (Summary from the dust jacket.)

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  • Sidekicks

    Posted by Lindsey Long at 8/1/2016

    Sidekicks

    by Dan Santat

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    If you liked "Cardboard" or "Tommysaurus Rex," this might be the next graphic novel for you!

    Introducing: Metal Mutt! Static Cat! And...Fluffy!?!

    Captain Amazing, hero of Metro City, is so busy catching criminals that he rarely has time for his pets at home. He doesn't even notice when they develop superpowers of their own. So when he announces that he needs a sidekick, his dog, hamster, and chameleon each decide to audition. Buth with each pet determined to win the sidekick position, the biggest battle in Metro City might just be at the Captain's house.

    Then archvillain Dr. Havoc returns to town, and suddenly the Captain's in serious trouble. Can the warring pets put their squabbles aside? Or is it curtains for the Captain?

    Dan Santat is the author/illustrator of the Caldecott winner "The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend," and his illustration style works perfectly for a graphic novel. This one will make you laugh, gasp, and cheer. Check it out!

    Call Number:

    741.5

    SAN

    Genre:

    Graphic novel

    (Summary from the dust jacket.)

     

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  • Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth

    Posted by Lindsey Long at 7/29/2016
    Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth
    by Judd Winick
     
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    Meet Hilo, D.J., and Gina! D.J. and Gina are TOTALLY ordinary kids. But Hilo...isn't. Hilo doesn't know where he came from, or what he's doing on Earth. (Or why going to school in only your underwear is a bad idea.) But, uh-oh, what if Hilo wasn't the only thing that fell to our planet?
     
    Can the trio unlock the secrets of Hilo's past? Can Hilo survive a day at school? This is the first graphic novel in a new series and I know that you will love it. Hilo is funny, brave, and can do all kinds of cool things like fly and shoot fire power out of his hands!
     
    If you like funny adventures, this series is for you. Check it out!
     
    Call number:
    741.5
    WIN
     
    Genre:
    Graphic novel
     
    (Summary from the back cover.)
     
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  • Mutt's Promise

    Posted by Lindsey Long at 7/29/2016

    Mutt's Promise

    by Julie Salamon
     
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    This is my favorite book of the summer!
     
    Luna the farm puppy has led a happy life, surrounded by her mother and siblings, and cared for by Gilberto, the son of farm workers. But now Gilberto and his parents have moved on, and Mr. Thomas the farmer doesn't feel he can take care of a whole family of dogs. He finds new homes for the puppies, not realizing that the man who took Luna and her brother does not have their best interests at heart. Luna and Chief, hungry and scared, are trapped in the smelly barn of a puppy mill--until they take matters into their own paws and find a way to escape.
     
    This story takes place in Pennsylvania. Sadly, our state has lots of puppy mills like the ones the Luna and Chief are sent to in the story, and not all dogs have happy endings. The author includes information on how we can adopt a dog who needs a good home. If you love dogs, this is the book for you. Check it out!
     
    Call number:
    F
    SAL
     
    Genre:
    Adventure fiction
    (Summary from the dust jacket.)
     
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  • Masterminds: Criminal Destiny

    Posted by Lindsey Long at 7/24/2016
    Masterminds: Criminal Destiny
    by Gordon Korman
     
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    The clones of Project Osiris are free--but they're being hunted...
    After their narrow escape from their "perfect" hometown, Eli, Tori, Amber, and Malik are finally in the real world and determined to expose the leaders of Serentiy. Evading capture by breaking laws and sneaking into houses, hotels, buses, and cars--are they becoming the criminals they were destined to be? What they learn will change everything, leading them straight back into the Plastic Works and the heart of the experiement in order to uncover the deadly criminals they're cloned from--and any evidence that will convince the outside world to believe the truth. But the outside world isn't exactly what they expected--strangers aren't just unfriendly, they're dangerous. And the wrong move could send them right back into the arms of Dr. Hammerstrom--and trapped in Serenity for good.
     
    This is the second book in a series. The first book, "Masterminds," is also on my blog. These books are full of action and lots of twists and turns. If you like adventure, check it out!
     
    Call number:
    F
    KOR
     
    Genre:
    Adventure
    (Summary from the dust jacket.)
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  • What Was Pompeii?

    Posted by Lindsey Long at 7/24/2016
    What was Pompeii?
    by Jim O'Connor
     
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    What was Pompeii? Which of these facts are true?
    • It was a popular vacation spot in the Roman Empire.
    • A volcano buried the city for centuries.
    • It was rediscovered two hundred years ago.

    Turns out, it's all of the above! The "What Was" series examines true events from history. These books are great--they're pretty short, they have lots of cool pictures, maps, and other text features to help us learn more, and they're SUPER interesting. Not interested in Pompeii? No problem! Our library has lots of these great "Who Was" books. Ask Mrs. Long to help you find one, or check this one out!

    Call Number:

    937

    COO

    Genre:

    Nonfiction

    (Summary from the back of the book.)

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  • Cici: A Fairy's Tale

    Posted by Lindsey Long at 7/10/2016

    Cici, A Fairy's Tale: Believe Your Eyes

    by Cori Doerrfield and Tyler Page

     

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    A lot is changing for Cici. Her parents are separating, her wacky abuela is moving in, and on her tenth birthday, she wakes up with fairy wings! Cici's new magical powers let her see people as they truly are. But what she learns about her friends and family isn't always easy to accept. She has only one day to decide wheather to keep her wings. When Cici wishes life could just be normal again, will she choose to believe in the power of fairies?

    I love this new series about Cici and how growing up isn't always easy. This book made me laugh out loud and is a quick read. Check it out!

    Genre: Graphic novel

    Call number: 741.5 DOE

    (Summary from the back of the book.)

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  • Alamo All-Stars

    Posted by Lindsey Long at 7/10/2016

    Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales:

    Alamo All-Stars

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    "Remember the Alamo!" Lots of us have heard that saying, but what does it really mean? Who were the group of adventurers that made up the "Alamo All-Stars" and how did they end up barricaded in a fort against a Mexican army? This is the sixth book Nathan Hale's Hazardous tales about dangerous, amazing times in history that all kids need to know about.  It features legendary guys like Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett, along with other settlers and soldiers who made the wild frontier of Texas their home--until the bitter end.
     
    If you like history, wars, or great adventures, check it out! (There are also five other books in this series, shown below and all found at the same call number.)
     
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    Genre:
    Graphic novel
     
    Call number:
    741.5
    HAL
    **Read this book as an eBook! Check it out here: http://www.mackinvia.com
     
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  • The Terrible Two Get Worse

    Posted by Lindsey Long at 7/3/2016

    The Terrible Two Get Worse

    by Mac Barnett and Jory John
     
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    Miles and Niles are back at it! They've spent a full year pranking the students (and principal!) at school in Yawnee Valley, but it seems that maybe they've done TOO good a job...because Prinicpal Barkin is fired since he can't control all the pranking! He's replaced by his strict father Former Principal Barkin. The Terrible Two faces a tough opponent because Former Principal Barkin says that a prank is only a prank if it's recognized...so he doesn't react to any of the pranks that they pull. What fun is that? Turns out that the Terrible Two have to recruit a new member to their team to try and defeat the new principal...and it's the old Principal Barkin!
     
    If you liked the first Terrible Two book (or even if you didn't read the first one), definitely read this book. It's super funny and has tons of illustrations that will make you laugh, too. Check it out!
     
    Genre:
    Humorous fiction
     
    Call number:
    F
    BAR
    **Read this book as an eBook! Check it out here: http://www.mackinvia.com
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