Sunday, March 29, 2015

Reading - I Am David

I Am David by Anne Hlom

David's entire twelve-year life has been spent in a grisly prison camp in Eastern Europe. He knows nothing of the outside world. But when he is given the chance to escape, he seizes it. With his vengeful enemies hot on his heels, David struggles to cope in this strange new world, where his only resources are a compass, a few crusts of bread, his two aching feet, and some vague advice to seek refuge in Denmark. Is that enough to survive?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Reading - About That Man (Trinity Harbor)

About That Man (Trinity Harbor) by Sherryl Woods

Daisy Spencer's name is on everybody's lips How could the sensible daughter of Trinity Harbor's self-proclaimed patriarch have taken in the boy caught hot-wiring her car? Whether the boy is a modern-day Huck Finn or not, Trinity Harbor is in an uproar. But for Daisy, guiding the orphaned ten-year-old is easy, an escape from her own tragic past. She can ignore the town's nay-saying. The only real obstacle is that man. That man is the boy's uncle, Walker Ames, a tough D.C. cop who sees his unexpected nephew as his last chance at redemption. Soon he's commuting to the charming fishbowl of a town, where everyone assumes he's seduced Daisy -- their best Sunday-school teacher! But to Walker, Daisy is a disconcerting mix of charming innocence and smart-mouthed excitement in a town that's not as sleepy as it looks.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Reading - A Whiskery Mystery (Pip Street)

A Whiskery Mystery (Pip Street) by Jo Simmons

A Junior Fiction

Bobby Cobbler's family have only just moved to Pip Street when his beloved cat Conkers goes missing. As a mammoth-sized search begins, Bobby makes friends with the tiny and fizzy Imelda who lives next door. The friends soon discover that a lot of cats from Pip Street are missing. In fact so are the ones from Chip Street and Dip Street too! What on earth is going on? Something mysterious that's for sure! Bobby is determined to solve this whiskery mystery and see the safe return of his pet, but little does he realize that the culprit won't rest until Pip Street is completely catless!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Reading - Salsa with Me

Salsa with Me by Roni Denholtz

When her grandmother is injured while trying to learn to salsa dance, Marisol Acevedo brings her to the hospital where she meets Dr. Alejandro Lares. She soon learns that the handsome, brilliant doctor will be attending the evening salsa class that she assistant teaches.

Alex isn't enthusiastic about learning to salsa for his cousin Pablo's wedding, but his ideas change when he discovers that vivacious Marisol will be one of his teachers. As they spend time together both on and off the dance floor, he can't deny the attraction between them. But Alex, betrayed by his former fiancee, finds it hard to trust this beautiful woman.

Marisol dealt with her own heartache years ago, but can't help her growing feelings for Alex. To complicate matters, trouble brews in class when Alex's cousin becomes attracted to Marisol's friend.

With meddling families, friends, and salsa students surrounding them, Alex and Marisol will have to be light on their feet to dance their way to a happy ending.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Reading - Big Nate: In a Class by Himself

Big Nate: In a Class by Himself by Lincoln Peirce

A Junior Fiction

Nate knows he’s meant for big things. REALLY big things. But things don’t always go your way just because you’re awesome. Nate barely survives his dad’s toxic oatmeal before rushing off to school—minus his lunch. He body slams the no-nonsense principal. He accidentally insults his least favorite teacher, the horrifying Mrs. Godfrey (aka Godzilla). And school has barely started! T

rouble always seems to find him, but Nate keeps his cool. He knows he’s destined for greatness. A fortune cookie told him so.

 Here comes BIG NATE, accidental mischief maker and definitely NOT the teacher’s pet.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Reading - Oscar and the Lady in Pink

Oscar and the Lady in Pink by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

Oscar is ill and no one, especially not his parents, will tell him what he already knows: that he is dying. Granny Rose, the oldest of the 'ladies in pink' who visit Oscar and his fellow patients, makes friends with him. She suggests that he play a game : to pretend that each of the following twelve days is a decade of his imagined future. One day equals ten years and every night Oscar writes a letter to God telling him about his life.

The ten letters that follow are sensitive, funny, heartbreaking and, ultimately, uplifting.

Oscar and the Lady in Pink is a small fable with a big heart, it will change the way you about death, and about life.

Reading - Everything's Amazing (Sort Of) (Tom Gates)

Everything's Amazing (Sort Of) (Tom Gates) by Liz Pichon

A Junior Fiction

Back to school, but it's not all bad. We're entering Rooster in a dog show, the School Disco and my birthday are coming up so this term's going to be amazing! Mostly because Delia's not inviteto do any of these. There's only one small problem with my birthday, Granny Mavis says she's going to cook which could be a DISASTER !