October 28, 2010

In My Mailbox

Here are the newest books to arrive at the Lemme Library!  Ask Mrs. Butcher if they are ready to be checked out- and leave a comment with your book review!!  Do you want to put one of these on hold?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion, but Mo Willems E WIL (2 copies!)
This appears to be the last of the Knuffle Bunny books... I read it and then sat at my desk and cried.  So sweet... especially if you are a parent. While traveling with her family to Holland to visit her grandparents, Trixie once again loses her beloved Knuffle Bunny.

The Clockwork Three, by Matthew Kirby F KIR
This book has appeared on several mock Newbery lists...  A must read, for sure! 
From Amaozn.com: Three ordinary children are brought together by extraordinary events. . .
Giuseppe is an orphaned street musician from Italy, who was sold by his uncle to work as a slave for an evil padrone in the U.S. But when a mysterious green violin enters his life he begins to imagine a life of freedom.  Hannah is a soft-hearted, strong-willed girl from the tenements, who supports her family as a hotel maid when tragedy strikes and her father can no longer work. She learns about a hidden treasure, which she knows will save her family -- if she can find it.  And Frederick, the talented and intense clockmaker's apprentice, seeks to learn the truth about his mother while trying to forget the nightmares of the orphanage where she left him. He is determined to build an automaton and enter the clockmakers' guild -- if only he can create a working head.  Together, the three discover they have phenomenal power when they team up as friends, and that they can overcome even the darkest of fears.

Ghost Dog Secrets by Peg Kehret F KEH
She writes such great ghost stories for kids!  I hope this one is creepy... it is very short. Sixth-grader Rusty, determined to help an injured dog that is chained outdoors in frigid weather, calls animal control then takes matters into his own hands, aided by his best friend and a ghost collie that leads Rusty to an even deeper secret. Includes instructions for knitting cat blankets.

The Lightning Thief Graphic Novel, by Rick Riordan F RIO (3 copies!)
A graphic novel adaptation of "The Lightning Thief" in which Percy, expelled from six schools for being unable to control his temper, learns the truth from his mother that his father is the Greek god Poseidon, and is sent to Camp Half Blood, a special camp to prepare him to stop a war among the gods.
The Lost Hero, by Rick Riordan F RIO (4 copies!)
Does this man ever sleep??  How can he write so many successful books that are more than 500 pages each?!  Jason, Piper, and Leo, three students from a school for "bad kids," find themselves at Camp Half-Blood, where they learn that they are demigods and begin a quest to free Hera, who has been imprisoned by Mother Earth herself. 

Penny Dreadful, by Laurel Snyder F SNY
I read her book Any Which Wall that is set in Iowa City & loved it!  I can't wait to read this one! When her father suddenly quits his job, the almost-ten-year-old, friendless Penny and her neglectful parents leave their privileged life in the city for a ramshackle property in the eccentric town of Thrush Junction, Tennessee.

Havoc, by Chris Wooding F WOO
The sequel to Malice: Seth, having managed to escape from Malice, a world that exists within a frightening comic book, is desperate to save Kady, who remains trapped, but cannot figure out the best way to mount a rescue attempt; while Kady searches for Havoc, a rebel group of kids who want to fight Malice's cruel overlord, Tall Jake, and stop his influence from spreading beyond the comic book world.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, Lemme Library,

    I'm so glad you've got a copy of PENNY Dreadful, and I really hope you all like it! I ran across this blog post, and I thought I'd let you in on a secret, which is that while Thrush Junction isn't Iowa City (like Quiet Falls was), Penny's house there )The Whippoorwillos) *is* based on a place in Iowa City. For awhile, when I lived in town, I had an apartment on Brown Street, in a complex called Black's Gaslight District. It was a really interesting place, full of strange features and interesting people, and in a ton of ways it inspired the book.

    Thanks for reading!