Sunday, February 11, 2018

Reading - The 13-Storey Treehouse

The 13-Storey Treehouse  by Andy Griffiths

A Junior Fiction

Andy and Terry live in a treehouse. But it's not just any old treehouse, it's the most amazing treehouse in the world!
This treehouse has thirteen stories, a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a secret underground laboratory, and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and automatically shoots marshmallows into your mouth whenever you are hungry.
Life would be perfect for Andy and Terry if it wasn't for the fact that they have to write their next book, which is almost impossible because there are just so many distractions, including thirteen flying cats, giant bananas, mermaids, a sea monsters pretending to be mermaids, enormous gorillas, and dangerous burp gas-bubblegum bubbles!

Reading - Otis Dooda: Downright Dangerous

Otis Dooda: Downright Dangerous by Ellen Potter

A Junior Fiction

In this story, readers will experience an alien baby invasion, Diablo the made dog, and a rice pudding explosion.  And for his part, Otis will get baby carrots jammed up his nose while competing against Sid Frackas for the title of the Greatest Lego Genius That Ever Lived.

Life a Tidwell Towers sure is getting interest.  In fact, it's getting downright DANGEROUS!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Reading - Kensuke's Kingdom

Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo

A Junior Fiction

When Michael's father loses his job, he buys a boat and convinces Michael and his mother to sail around the world. It's an ideal trip - even Michael's sheepdog can come along. It starts out as the perfect family adventure - until Michael is swept overboard. He's washed up on an island, where he struggles to survive. Then he discovers that he's not alone. His fellow-castaway, Kensuke, is wary of him. But when Michael's life is threatened, Kensuke slowly lets the boy into his world. The two develop a close understanding in this remote place, but the question of rescue continues to divide them.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Reading - Violet and the Hidden Treasure

Violet and the Hidden Treasure by Harriet Whitehorn

A Junior Fictioa

Violet has spent her holidays exploring India with Godmother Celeste, including visiting Celeste's good friend the Maharajah and meeting his very special cockatoo. But when she returns home, Violet gets a surprise visit from the Maharajah's butler, asking her to look after the bird. Violet couldn't be more amazed (and her cat Pudding couldn't be less pleased...), but the cockatoo holds the key to the Maharajah's fortune, and someone is trying to bird-nap her! Can Violet discover who the culprit is before they succeed?

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Reading - Granny Heist (Frontlines)

Granny Heist (Frontlines) by Ann Ruffell

Denise and Vanessa are disappointed when their tough, vigorous granny goes to live with their domineering aunt.  Still, it seems as if it might just be the best thing for the old lady.  But then they visit her, and see that something is terribly wrong.

It's not long before the two girls have hit upon a plan, a plan fraught with danger, a plan to rescue their won grandmother - a granny heist!

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Reading - Stars of Fortune

Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts

Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist, haunted by dreams and nightmares that she turns into extraordinary paintings. Her visions lead her to the Greek island of Corfu, where five others have been lured to seek the legendary fire star, part of an ancient prophecy. Sasha recognizes them, because she has drawn them: a magician, an archaeologist, a wanderer, a fighter, a loner. All on a quest. All with secrets.

Sasha is the one who holds them together—the seer. And in the magician, Bran Killian, she sees a man of immense power and compassion. As Sasha struggles with her rare ability, Bran is there to support her, challenge her, and believe in her.

When a dark threat looms, the six must use their combined powers—including trust, unity, and love—to find the fire star and keep the world on course.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Reading - The Girl You Left Behind

The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes

Paris, 1916. Sophie Lefèvre must keep her family safe while her adored husband, Édouard, fights at the front. When their town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War I, Sophie is forced to serve them every evening at her hotel. From the moment the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie’s portrait—painted by her artist husband—a dangerous obsession is born, one that will lead Sophie to make a dark and terrible decision. Almost a century later, Sophie’s portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston, a wedding gift from her young husband before his sudden death. After a chance encounter reveals the portrait’s true worth, a battle begins over its troubled history and Liv’s world is turned upside all over again.