Our picks for March 2012...
Hugo and Bella are a hippo and a bird, and they are getting ready to go to the Hippo-Bird Fairy-Tale Fancy Dress Party, (or Bird-Hippo Fairy-Tale Fancy Dress Party, if you ask Bella). But try as they might, they can’t decide on a costume that suits them both! This delightful story of friendship is one that should not be missed!
“My name is August, by the way. I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.” Auggie Pullman has been home schooled his whole life, but now he is starting the fifth grade at Beecher Prep. He’s an ordinary ten year old boy, but his face is anything but ordinary.
Told from Auggie’s first person point of view, and also from the perspectives of those he has touched and changed this story is at times heartbreaking, at times hilarious, it will make you angry and it will make you giddy with joy. While Auggie’s facial deformities make it hard for people to accept him, his big heart makes it impossible for people (and readers) to remain untouched by him.
Nothing is more important to Cate Cahill than keeping her sisters safe. Not even the magic that all three of them possess. If the Brotherhood discovered that they were witches they would be imprisoned, or worse. But the day of Cate’s 17th birthday is approaching, when she must choose between marriage and joining the Sisterhood, and she wonders how she can continue to protect her sisters. Then she uncovers a secret prophesy that makes her wonder if it’s possible to protect the at all. This blend of history and paranormal romance will leave you aching for the sequel.