Archive for November 28, 2011

Theodore Boone: The Abduction by John Grisham.

We first met the two best friends, Theodore Boone and April Finnemore, in John Grisham’s first kid’s book, Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer. Now, in Theodore Boone: The Abduction, the second book in the series, April has been abducted, and Theo wants to take action and help as much as he can to find his best friend.

Everyone at school is worried about April. Theo sets up a team to help find her. But when a body turns up in the water, the town gets more and more worried about April and if she is still alive or nott. To find out more, you will have to read Theodore Boone: The Abduction.

I enjoyed this book because it kept me guessing about what would happen next from beginning to end. I loved every part of every chapter — I couldn’t put it down! Grisham’s writing makes you feel like you are part of the book. From The Stacks blog.

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Visit the site of Kid Lawyer site, where you can find odd laws around U.S., like this one:

It is illegal to not keep your promises. Find where?

November 28, 2011 at 11:27 am Leave a comment

Never Swipe a Bully´s Bear by Katherine Applegate.

Roscoe Riley Rules No. 2 is ready to check out at Encino Library!

Pig-napped!

When Roscoe’s stuffed pig goes missing, he is convinced that Wyatt, the class bully, is responsible. When Roscoe finds out where Wyatt keeps his teddy bear, he decides to give that old bully a taste of his own medicine. That will fix everything. Won’t it?

Want to learn more about Katherine Applegate and her books? Click here.

November 28, 2011 at 11:15 am Leave a comment

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier.

Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes is the story of a ten year-old blind orphan who also happens to be the greatest thief who ever lived.

One fateful afternoon, Peter steals a mysterious box that contains three magical pairs of eyes. When he tries the first pair, he is instantly transported to a hidden island where he is presented with a special quest: to travel beyond the known world and rescue a lost kingdom from its treacherous ruler. With the help of the Fantastic Eyes and some unlikely friends, Peter embarks on an unforgettable, swashbuckling adventure to save a people in need – and to discover his true destiny.

Visit the author website: Jonathan Auxier.

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November 28, 2011 at 11:04 am Leave a comment

Every Thing On It by Shel Silverstein.

A spider lives inside my head
Who weaves a strange and wondrous web
Of silken threads and silver strings
To catch all sorts of flying things,
Like crumbs of thought and bits of smiles
And specks of dried-up tears,
And dust of dreams that catch and cling
For years and years and years . . .

Have you ever read a book with everything on it? Well, here it is, an amazing collection of never-before-published poems and drawings from the creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and Falling Up. You will say Hi-ho for the toilet troll, get tongue-tied with Stick-a-Tongue-Out-Sid, play a highly unusual horn, and experience the joys of growing down.

What’s that? You have a case of the Lovetobutcants? Impossible! Just come on in and let the magic of Shel Silverstein bend your brain and open your heart.

Send an e-card, print fun stuff and book marks from his site: www.shelsilverstein.com/play.asp

November 28, 2011 at 10:45 am Leave a comment

Witch & Wizard: The Fire by James Patterson.

Whit and Wisty Allgood have sacrificed everything to lead the resistance against the merciless totalitarian regime that governs their world. Its supreme leader, The One Who Is The One, has banned everything they hold dear: books, music, art, and imagination. But the growing strength of the siblings’ magic hasn’t been enough to stop the One’s evil rampage, and now he’s executed the only family they had left.

You´re not going

Wisty knows that the time has finally come for her to face The One. But her fight and her fire only channel more power to him. How can she and Whit possibly prepare for their imminent showdown with the ruthless villain who devastated their world -before he can truly become all-powerful?

This is the end. There is no happily ever after.

Visit the official page of James Patterson fans and James Patterson site.

 

November 28, 2011 at 10:38 am 1 comment

The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly.

‘Everything You Can Imagine is Real’

High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the loss of his mother. He is angry and he is alone, with only the books on his shelf for company.

But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother he finds that the real world and the fantasy world have begun to meld. The Crooked Man has come, with his mocking smile and his enigmatic words: ‘Welcome, your majesty. All hail the new king.’

And as war rages across Europe, David is violently propelled into a land that is both a construct of his imagination yet frighteningly real, a strange reflection of his own world composed of myths and stories, populated by wolves and worse-than-wolves, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a legendary book . . .

The Book of Lost Things. From the official site of John Connolly.

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November 28, 2011 at 10:21 am Leave a comment

Torn by Margaret Peterson Haddix.

Now available at Encino Library, Book No. 4 of The Missing Series. Don´t miss it!!

Still reeling from their experiences in Roanoke in 1600, Jonah and Katherine arrive in 1611 only moments before a mutiny on Henry Hudson’s ship in the icy waters of James Bay. But things are messed up: they’ve lost the real John Hudson, and they find what seems to be the fabled Northwest Passage – even though they are pretty sure that that route doesn’t actually exist. Will this new version of history replace the real past? Is this the end of time as we know it? With more at stake than ever before, Jonah and Katherine struggle to unravel the mysteries of 1611 and the Hudson Passage…before everything they know is lost. From Fantastic Fiction.

Visit her official site, here.

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November 28, 2011 at 10:02 am Leave a comment


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