A Ball for Daisy

Posted on: March 21, 2015 at 11:29 pm, in

By Christopher RaschkaThis is a picture book, only pictures. Author/illustrator Chris Raschka tells a wonderful tale of a dog and her favorite toy, a ball. Through only pictures readers are treated to a sweet story about Daisy the dog. Daisy loves her ball and does everything with it. From playing to napping, Daisy’s ball is […]

Shadow and Bone

Posted on: March 20, 2015 at 9:26 pm, in

By Leigh Bardugo Shadow and Bone readers are taken into a whole new world, surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee. […]

The Metro Dogs of Moscow

Posted on: March 19, 2015 at 2:53 pm, in

by Rachelle Delaney Moscow, a city of architecture and history is home to JR, a Jack Russell Terrier who lives there with his owner George. George works for the Canadian embassy and JR has travelled all over the world with George and has some personal opinions on his current residence. This city is busy like […]

Almost Home

Posted on: March 19, 2015 at 2:29 pm, in

Joan Bauer                      “They can take away your house, but they can’t take away your hope.” Sugar Mae Cole loves to write poetry to express her questions and frustrations about life. Payments on her family home have been late and now they have to move out because the bank has seized their home. Suddenly, Sugar […]

SuperCat vs. the Chip Thief

Posted on: March 15, 2015 at 12:15 pm, in

Jeanne Willis He’s not your average kitty-cat. He is Supercat! After licking a left-over oven chip from a moldy sock, Tiger the cat develops super powers. Now he can reach new heights, strum the guitar and speak English, French and Spanish. When his best mate James (a human boy) finds out they decide to keep […]

End Zones and Border Wars

Posted on: March 10, 2015 at 12:53 pm, in

by Ed WillesI’ll start off by mentioning the fact that I’m not a big football fan.  At all.  That said, I am interested in Canadian culture and things that are meaningful to us as a nation.  After all, the Grey Cup (the Canadian Football League’s bug prize) is, along with the Stanley Cup, featured in the […]

Shouldn’t You Be In School?

Posted on: March 9, 2015 at 4:55 pm, in

Shouldn’t You Be In School?   by Lemony Snicket Whenever adults ask the inevitable question, “Shouldn’t you be in school?”, Lemony Snicket tells them he is an “apprentice”  in a “special program”.  He and his chaperone Theodora S. Markson are trying to solve the mystery of a series of arsons that have occurred in the town […]

Wake Up Missing

Posted on: March 9, 2015 at 4:22 pm, in

Wake Up Missing  by Kate Messner Cat has sustained a serious concussion and has severe symptoms.  Standard treatments have been ineffective, so Cat is sent to a head injury clinic located in the middle of a Florida swamp. When she meets Dr. Ames he seems friendly and approachable.  She dares to hope that she can […]

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X

Posted on: March 6, 2015 at 11:14 pm, in

By James PatersonJames Paterson has partnered up with Adam Sadler to bring us the Daniel X series. The Dangerous Days of Daniel X is the first in the series. This is a fast paced read with James Paterson’s traditional short chapters helping the story fly by. Daniel X is the son of Alien hunters from […]

Afterworlds

Posted on: March 6, 2015 at 9:14 pm, in

By Scott Westerfeld This book takes place in parallel universes. Our main character Darcy Patel has put college and everything else on hold to publish her novel, “Afterworlds.” Darcy drops everything she knows and heads to New York. Once she gets to New York she has no apartment or friends and she wonders whether she’s […]