Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan is a wonderful, enigmatic picture book which will be enjoyed equally by both the young and old. The book records two boys’ summer adventures as a series of rules–all of which, of course, are determined by the older boy as he attempts to exercise his seniority over his younger […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
When Kara Westfall was 6 years old, her mother was accused for the most heinous of crimes: witchcraft. Now – 6 years later – Kara and her family are still shunned and denounced by the citizens of De’Noran. When Kara ventures into the Thickety – a forbidden forest that covers most of De’Noran – she […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
In her debut novel, Shooting Kabul, N.H. Senzai introduced the precarious world of a childhood in war-torn Afghanistan. The main character from that novel, Mariam, appears in Saving Kabul Corner as best friend to protagonist Ariana, a precocious 12-year-old living in Fremont, California. Mariam’s family owns a market in a large shopping plaza among the Afghan community. […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Once upon a time a pig, a mynah bird, and a cat lived on a farm…sounds like the beginning of a strange joke, doesn’t it? These are the characters from the fun story, Welcome to the Bed and Biscuit. Ernest the pig and Gabby the mynah bird are happy to welcome new animals to their owner’s […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Meet the adorable poodles Fi-Fi, Foo-Foo, Ooh-la-la…and Gaston. Wait, one of these pooches is not like the others. But it’s not for a lack of trying. Gaston may look different and grow faster than his sisters, but he tries to learn everything his mama teaches him and his poodle mama loves him so! What will […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Eastwood Elementary has a new student, and he’s nothing like the other kids in the third grade; he’s a barbarian-warrior from another world, and he’s been charged with the task of keeping a deadly weapon from Skullbania’s vilest villain – Venomous Drool. Can Fangbone’s classmates team up to help him conquer hound-snakes, lava-ferrets, and his […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Nine-year-old Sophie Scott shares her adventure as she travels to Antarctica on an icebreaker with her dad. The mix of drawings and photographs brings to life Sophie’s diary entries about the workings of the ship and the natural world that she sees. Lester does an excellent job of mixing scientific facts with humorous observations. My […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Are you looking for an audiobook to pass the time while traveling over the summer? Here are five great audiobooks that the whole family would enjoy. 1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling: I think we can all agree that the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling is an incredible book series. The audiobooks, narrated […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Hayley has led a quiet, secluded life with her grandparents for as long as she can remember. It isn’t until the day her grandfather introduces her to the mythosphere that Hayley realizes how dull her life really is. The mythosphere is an alternate universe made up of all the stories, beliefs, myths and dreams that […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
A Tangle of Knots is set in a slightly magical world where some people have Talents. Talents can be anything from being able to levitate to being able to perfectly aim spit. Readers are introduced to several different characters whose paths eventually wind together at an old peanut butter factory. Cady is an orphan with […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.