Our picks for September 2011...
Splat the cat doesn’t like Spike and he doesn’t like water, and so when his classmates (Spike included) all have to take swimming lessons, Splat is sure that it’s the worst day ever. But as Splat learns in this hilariously illustrated tale, sometimes things, and people, aren’t really as bad as they seem.
Livingston Columbus Magellan Crouse loves to explore as much as his name implies, but try as he might he can’t convince his mom to let him bring his adventures home with him into the house. Whether it’s a bug, a mouse, or a moose she always says no! But he may take it too far when he decides to lasso a whale . . . a charming new picture book that is sure to tickle your imagination.
Local author Kenn Nesbitt has brought us a new must read! This deliciously diabolical middle reader is a how-to guide on important topics such as: Equipping your underground lair, stopping time for fun and profit, and your first doomsday device. It’s perfect for those of us who harbor a secret desire to take over the world, and let’s face it, who doesn’t?
The Underdogs is a collection of three novels written by Markus Zusak, author of an Auntie’s favorite – The Book Thief. The stories center on the Wolfe brothers, Ruben and Cameron; who would do anything for each other, and the trials and times that test them. Fans of Zusak should not miss this!