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Coming Soon to Our Library…

4 Oct

The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, by Christopher Healy

14 Oct

Hello Friends! I have just finished a book that I can’t wait to share with you! The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom is funny, original, and action-packed. Have you ever wondered what happens after “And they lived happily ever after?” Have you ever wondered about the real names of all those Prince Charmings? Curious about whether or not Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Cinderella, and Snow White are really as perfect as they seem? If so, this is the perfect book for you.

It turns out that the Princes Charming have been having a hard time since the end of their well-known adventures. The actual princes do not truly match up with how the bards (songwriters for kings and queens) have described them. For example, Duncan is Snow White’s Prince Charming, and he is silly and not the most intelligent of princes. When he sees small forest animals, he yells out made-up names for each of them. He can’t help it! However, he is happy and truly loves Snow White.

Get to know the rest of the Princes Charming, and find out if they’ll be able to work together against all odds to beat the evil witch, Zaubera. However, a word of warning: don’t try to read this one after you’re supposed to be asleep, under the covers with a flashlight. You won’t be able to stop yourself from laughing out loud!

This is the perfect book snack for both boys and girls in fourth through sixth grade who enjoy humor, adventure, fantasy, and terrific illustrations. Enjoy! Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below!

Dead End in Norvelt, by Jack Gantos

13 Apr

Dead End in Norvelt

Caution: Do not read this book while snacking on milk & cookies unless you enjoy snorting milk out of your nose. Dead End in Norvelt, by Jack Gantos is a very, very funny book. 🙂 The main character in the book is a boy named Jack Gantos, and he is growing up in the town where Jack Gantos lived, Norvelt. That doesn’t mean this is an autobiography, though. This novel is semi-autobiographical, meaning that parts of this book are true, and other parts are made up. Which parts are which? Try checking out his website to find out!

My favorite scene is right in the beginning. Jack is playing with his father’s things, including a Japanese rifle. Jack doesn’t know that it is loaded, and when he pulls the trigger, the explosion knocks him off his feet! Jack sees blood everywhere and is afraid that he’s shot himself – but it turns out to be just a nosebleed. (He suffers from nosebleeds every time he gets upset). He breathes a sigh of relief – and then an ambulance pulls in to his neighbor’s house – sirens blaring! Has he shot his neighbor? What will Jack’s father do when he finds out?

We have two copies of this book in the library – you’ll have to get on the reserve list to get a taste of this delicious book snack! Don’t forget you can reserve it today by logging in to the library catalog! I definitely recommend this book to any student in 5th or 6th grade. Check it out!