Book Buzz: July 2009 Selections

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelley
It’s the summer of 1899 and unfortunately for Calpurnia Virginia Tate, girls in her small Texas town are expected to be prim and proper. So while Callie would much rather spend hours with her grandfather in his shed doing experiments and learning about different species of grasshoppers; her mother wants her in the kitchen baking pies and learning to knit for her six brothers. This is a great book for fans of the American Girl series who are ready for something a little more challenging or for anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to live in another time. Alia (J fiction)

Midnight for Charlie Bone, Children of the Red King: Book I by Jenny Nimmo
When it is discovered that Charlie Bone is “endowed,” he is promptly sent to Bloor’s Academy to develop his gift. There, Charlie and his friends get involved in a mystery involving a strange girl and a tightly sealed box. Can they help the girl before the nasty owners of Bloor’s Academy stop them? If you're a Harry Potter fan, give this series a try. Meghan (J fiction and audio)

Mary Margaret and the Perfect Pet Plan by Christine Kole MacLean Mary Margaret is spunky and really tries to get what she wants - a pet. Her mother is pregnant, Mary Margaret is less than thrilled, but her mom explains with the new baby coming she can’t add a pet to the family also. Her big brother likes to tease her, but does occasionally help Mary Margaret with her plan. See what she does to get a pet. If you have read any of the Clementine books, you will probably like Mary Margaret. Kristin (J fiction)
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