Saturday, March 17, 2018

Reading - The 52-Storey Treehouse

The 52-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

A Junior Fiction

Andy and Terry's incredible, ever-expanding treehouse has 13 new storeys, including a watermelon-smashing level, a wave machine, a life-size snakes and ladders game (with real ladders and real snakes), a rocket-powered carrot-launcher, a Ninja Snail Training Academy and a high-tech detective agency with all the latest high-tech detective technology, which is lucky because they have a BIG mystery to solve—where is Mr. Big Nose???

Reading - The 39-Story Treehouse

The 39-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

A Junior Fiction

Andy and Terry are once again inviting readers to come hang out with them in their astonishing 39-story treehouse (it used to be 13 stories, then 26 stories, but they keep expanding). And this year they will have even more time to jump on the world's highest trampoline, toast marshmallows in an active volcano, swim in the chocolate waterfall, pet baby dinosaurs, and go head-to-trunk with the Trunkinator, since Terry has created the greatest invention that he―or anyone else―has ever invented . . . a Once-upon-a-time machine that will write and illustrate their entire book for them!

Reading - The 26-Storey Treehouse

The 26-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

A Junior Fiction

Andy and Terry live in a 26-story treehouse. (It used to be 13 stories, but they've expanded.) It has a bumper car rink, a skate ramp, an antigravity chamber, an ice cream parlor with 78 flavors, and the Maze of Doom―a maze so complicated that nobody who has gone in has ever come out again. Well, not yet, anyway.
This time, the two friends have a whole week to finish their next book, and Andy even knows what it should be about―the story of how he and Terry first met. But, life is NEVER boring in the treehouse, and emergency shark operations, giant storms, and wooden pirate heads are just the beginning….

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?