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August 2015

This month's roundup includes NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS GUIDE TO PHOTOGRAPHY by Nancy Honovich and Annie Griffiths, which helps kids of all ages take the perfect picture; DARTH PAPER STRIKES BACK by Tom Angleberger, the second book in the Origami Yoda series; and GOOSEBUMPS THE MOVIE: The Movie Novel by R.L. Stine, a book that echoes the plot of the October 2015 Goosebumps film, complete with images. 

Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book by Tom Angleberger - Fiction

August 11, 2015


It is a dark time at Ralph McQuarrie Middle School. After suffering several Origami Yoda–related humiliations, Harvey betrays Dwight, getting him suspended from school by Principal Rabbski. Origami Yoda pleads with Tommy and Kellen to save Dwight by making a new case file --- one that will show that Dwight’s presence benefits the school. The McQuarrie Middle School gang gets to work, but Harvey has a secret plan that could make Dwight’s suspension permanent.

Fleabrain Loves Franny by Joanne Rocklin - Fiction

August 11, 2015

Franny Katzenback, while recovering from polio, reads and falls in love with the brand-new book Charlotte’s Web. Bored and lonely and yearning for a Charlotte of her own, Franny starts up a correspondence with an eloquent flea named Fleabrain who lives on her dog’s tail. While Franny struggles with physical therapy and feeling left out of her formerly active neighborhood life, Fleabrain is there to take her on adventures based on his extensive reading. It’s a touching, funny story set in the recent past, told with Rocklin’s signature wit and thoughtfulness.

Goosebumps The Movie: The Movie Novel by R. L. Stine - Fiction

August 25, 2015


Zach, 16, has just moved from NYC to a creepy small town. He soon realizes his new neighbor, Hannah (also 16), is in danger. When he tries to rescue her, he accidentally unleashes the monsters created and brought to life by her writer father, R.L. Stine.

Judy Moody, Mood Martian (Book #12) Written by Megan McDonald with illustrations by Peter H. Reynolds - Youth Fiction

August 4, 2015


Will the real Judy Moody please stand up? In honor of Backwards Day, Judy Moody double-dares herself to become a NOT moody, cool-as-a-cucumber Queen of the Good Mood for one whole week. But when her combed hair, matching outfits and good moods hang around for days after, her friends begin to worry. Could this smiley Judy be an imposter?

Make It, Gift It: Handmade Gifts for Every Occasion by Mari Bolte - Arts and Crafts

August 1, 2015


There's nothing more fun than giving the perfect hand-crafted gift! From simple hostess gifts to fully personalized gifts for that very special someone, MAKE IT, GIFT IT has everything you need to get started. Learn how to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces for every important person in your life.

National Geographic Kids Guide to Photography: Tips & Tricks on How to Be a Great Photographer From the Pros & Your Pals at My Shot by Nancy Honovich and Annie Griffiths - Nonfiction

August 4, 2015


This wide-ranging book has sections devoted to composition and photographing different subjects (animals, people, sports, landscapes). Before and after shots offer visual explanations while tips and photographs from National Geographic photographers are featured throughout, making this the best photography guide out there today for children (and adult beginners too!).

Squish #7: Deadly Disease of Doom written and illustrated by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm - Fiction

August 25, 2015


Uh-oh! A deadly disease is spreading through Small Pond! People are dropping like flies! And YIKES --- it looks like Squish is patient #1. Will this epic epidemic be the end of everyone’s favorite amoeba? (And if it is, who will he leave his comic collection to?!) Find out the answers in the seventh hilarious Squish graphic novel.

The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury - Fiction

August 4, 2015


In THE HALLOWEEN TREE, master of fantasy Ray Bradbury takes readers on a riveting trip though space and time to discover the true origins of Halloween.

The Rights of the Reader Written by Daniel Pennac with illustrations by Quentin Blake. Translated by Sarah Ardizzone. - Nonfiction

August 4, 2015


First published in 1992 and even more relevant now, Daniel Pennac's quirky ode to reading has sold more than a million copies in his native France. Drawing on his experiences as a child, a parent and an inner-city teacher in Paris, the author reflects on the power of story and reminds us of our right to read anything, anywhere, anytime, so long as we are enjoying ourselves. In a new translation with a foreword and illustrations by Quentin Blake, here is a guide to reading unlike any other: fresh, sympathetic and never didactic, it is a work of literature in its own right.

The Worst Witch to the Rescue by Jill Murphy - Fantasy

August 25, 2015

In her latest adventure, Mildred is set up for disaster by her arch-nemesis, Ethel Hallow. Ethel steals Mildred’s summer project and her enchanted tortoise, Einstein, and Mildred must brave a broomstick flight through a violent thunderstorm to rescue him. But will she ever get back into Miss Hardbroom’s good graces?

Tom Gates: The Brilliant World of Tom Gates by Liz Pichon - Fiction

April 1, 2011

Tom Gates is the master of excuses for late homework: dog attacks; spilt water; and, lightning. Tom's exercise book is full of his doodles, cartoons and thoughts, as well as comments from his long-suffering teacher, Mr Fullerton. After gaining five merits for his "Camping Sucks" holiday story, Tom's work starts to go downhill --- which is a pity, as he's desperate to impress Amy Porter, who sits next to him...