Monday, September 15, 2014

PETER & THE STARCATCHERS by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson

Don't even think of starting this book unless you're sitting in a comfortable chair and have lots of time. A fast-paced, impossible-to-put-down adventure awaits as the young orphan Peter and his mates are dispatched to an island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They set sail aboard the Never Land, a ship carrying a precious and mysterious trunk in its cargo hold, and the journey quickly becomes fraught with excitement and danger.

Discover richly developed characters in the sweet but sophisticated Molly, the scary but familiar Black Stache, and the fearless Peter. Treacherous battles with pirates, foreboding thunderstorms at sea, and evocative writing immerses the reader in a story that slowly and finally reveals the secrets and mysteries of the beloved Peter Pan.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive.
Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

How to Survive Middle School

David Greenberg is scared. He is getting ready to embark on the most terrifying journey he could imagine. David is starting middle school. Why is this terrifying? Don’t you know that sixth graders get their heads flushed in toilets on their birthdays? When David’s plans to spend the summer preparing to survive middle school are ruined by his ex-best friend Elliot, he is forced to start the school year completely unprepared. Will David survive sixth grade? Will he ever realize his dream of becoming the next Jon Stewart? Once readers start this book they will not be able to stop.

Friday, January 8, 2010


Quirky! Mudshark tells the tale of one boy’s claim to fame - his uncanny ability to solve mysteries at school. Mudshark has his own detective agency and he is on the case of the missing erasers. Unfortunately he is not the only detective in town? What will happen when a Psychic Parrot shows up in the library trying to outwit Mudshark? Which detective will be up to the challenge of finding Mr. Patterson’s missing gerbil? Read Mudshark by Gary Paulsen to discover the truth.

Matisse on the Loose

Matisse (named after the artist) seems like an ordinary kid. The cool thing is he too is an artist and he loves to copy the work of the masters. When a Henri Matisse exhibit comes to the museum where his mom is in charge of security, Matisse is excited. Matisse likes to spend his afternoon painting in the exhibit rooms but then the unthinkable happens and the security system has problems. What was Matisse thinking when he replaced an original Henri Matisse with his copy and then takes the original home. Will he be able to fix this mistake? Read Matisse on the Loose to find out.