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Mighty Jack

Posted on: June 26, 2017 at 4:19 pm, in

Mighty JackBy Ben Hatke Mighty Jack is a modern interpretation of Jack and the Beanstalk.  You might call it a fractured fairy tale transformed into a graphic novel. Jack has been left in charge of his autistic sister Maddy for the summer.  Of course, his mom has to work, but Jack doesn’t want the responsibility.  […]

The Boomerang Effect

Posted on: June 19, 2017 at 9:00 am, in

The Boomerang EffectBy Gordon JackThis is the first book that I have read in a really long time that actually had me laughing out loud. Let’s just say the domino effect is in full force here, one bad decision can start a landslide!Lawrence Barry is a junior and reminded me a little bit of Ferris […]

Under Their Skin

Posted on: June 9, 2017 at 12:25 pm, in

Under Their SkinBy Margaret Peterson Haddix Nick and Eryn are 12-year-old twins who lead a pretty normal life, spending half their time at their mom’s house and half the time with their dad.  When their mom announces that she is getting married to Michael, Nick and Eryn know that life will change.  But change comes […]

The Unbreakable Code

Posted on: June 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm, in

The Unbreakable CodeBy Jennifer Chambliss Bertman This follow-up to Book Scavenger has Emily and her best friend James solving yet another mystery.  This time they come across the infamous Unbreakable Code, which has gone unsolved for 150 years.   Emily and James try desperately to crack the code which leads to some kind of treasure.  Along […]

The Last Kids On Earth

Posted on: June 2, 2017 at 1:54 pm, in

The Last Kids On EarthBy Max Brallier, illustrated by Douglas Holgate Jack is a thirteen-year-old foster kid who has bounced from house to house and school to school.  He’s never had a real family or real friends.  When he finally makes friends with Quint, a geeky science-type, they get hit with the zombie apocalypse! Everyone […]

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

Posted on: June 1, 2017 at 12:30 am, in

by Trevor NoahYou probably know Trevor Noah from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show.  Trevor was a surprise pick to replace the indomitable Jon Stewart, but the South African comedian has slowly come into his own and as you read his new memoir, Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood, you might start to […]