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Wolfie & Fly

Posted on: April 30, 2018 at 4:38 pm, in

Wolfie & FlyBy Cary FaganIllustrations by Zoe Si Renata Wolfman (a.k.a. Wolfie) is a loner.  She has her own ideas about how things should be done and friends just get in the way. One day she finds a giant refrigerator box just lying around.  She decides to build a submarine.  After adding a porthole, a […]

Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package

Posted on: April 30, 2018 at 2:53 pm, in

Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected PackageBy Kate DiCamilloIllustrated by Chris Van Dusen “Eugenia Lincoln was a practical person, a sensible person.  She did not have time for poetry, geegaws, whoop-de-whoops, or frivolity.” (p. 1) When an unexpected package arrives, Eugenia’s world gets a little off-kilter.  Her sister, Baby, is thrilled.  Even the neighbours, Frank, Mrs. […]

The Infamous Ratsos Are Not Afraid

Posted on: April 26, 2018 at 8:53 pm, in

The Infamous Ratsos Are Not AfraidBy Kara LaReauIllustrated by Matt Myers Louie and Ralphie Ratso want to build an arcade – not a video game arcade, but the kind you find at a carnival.  They decide that if they get to work clearing out a vacant lot, they can transform it into the Big City […]

Big Foot and Little Foot

Posted on: April 26, 2018 at 3:15 pm, in

Big Foot and Little FootBy Ellen PotterIllustrations by Felicita Sala Hugo is a young Sasquatch who lives in the North Woods.  His home is in Widdershins Cavern, where a community of Sasquatches lives.  They have stores, a barber shop, a post office, and a school. The Sasquatches enjoy leaving their cavern from time to time […]

Eleanor and Park

Posted on: April 24, 2018 at 3:58 pm, in

Eleanor and Park By Rainbow RowellEveryone sits on the bus, one person to a seat and nobody changes seats, nobody moves to let someone else sit down. That’s the unspoken rules of the bus. Eleanor gets on the bus that first day at her new school and knows the rules, but she also knows she has […]

News of the World

Posted on: April 20, 2018 at 9:45 am, in

News of the World By Paulette Jiles Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd has lived through the American Civil War.  At 72 years old, he deserves a break.  He now makes his living traveling throughout 1870s Texas reading the news to small audiences.  Small town residents love to hear about European wars, the politics of the American […]

Howard Wallace, P.I.

Posted on: April 13, 2018 at 3:33 pm, in

Howard Wallace, P.I.By Casey Lyall Howard Wallace is a twelve-year-old middle schooler.  He’s a bit awkward and doesn’t have many friends.  However, Howard does have skills that bring people to him; he is a private investigator – one of the best.  And although he is often hired for rather minor investigations – such as locating […]

Ten Thousand Skies Above You

Posted on: April 9, 2018 at 2:54 pm, in

Ten Thousand Skies Above Youby Claudia GrayIn book 2 of the Firebird Series, Claudia Gray continues the cross-dimensional adventures of Marguerite Caine as she tries to save Paul from the person she now knows to be the real enemy. Marguerite and her family are coming to terms with all that has happened in A Thousand Pieces […]

Coyote Tales

Posted on: April 9, 2018 at 11:03 am, in

Coyote TalesBy Thomas King With his signature tongue-in-cheek humour, Thomas King presents readers with two tales of Coyote, an important figure in Indigenous stories. Coyote first causes trouble in Coyote Sings to the Moon, when his terrible singing voice causes Moon to dive to the bottom of the pond and hide, plunging the nighttime world […]

Missing, Presumed

Posted on: April 3, 2018 at 11:23 am, in

Missing, Presumedby Susie Steiner Missing, Presumed, by Susie Steiner is an armchair mystery novel that tells the tale of a fictional high profile disappearance case in Cambridgeshire, England. Edith Hind, daughter of Lady Miriam Hind and Ian Hind, a prominent London physician, suddenly disappears without a trace. The apartment she shares with her fiancé, Will, […]