August Book Buzz

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt (A Judy Moody & Stink book) by Megan McDonald
Join Judy and her brother Stink as they head to Artichoke Island (also known as Ocracoke Island) for a pirate adventure and treasure hunt. See if you can answer the clues along with them, and find out who will be the first to win the grand prize of a ride on a real pirate ship with Scurvy Sam, a real pirate. If you read this aloud, you will perfect your pirate voice and your parrot squawk! Ahoy Mateys! Kristin (J fiction)

Dying to Meet You: 43 Old Cemetery Road Book 1 by Kate Klise & Illustrated by M. Sarah Klise
The latest book by the Klise sisters is a departure in theme (but not format) from their popular “Regarding the…”
series. Using letters, notes, newspaper clips and other correspondence, this book tells the story of a grumpy old writer, a young boy, and a ghost all sharing one old house- 43 Old Cemetery Road. This is a quick, funny read and a promising start to a new series. The second book, Over My Dead Body, is due out in October. Meghan (J fiction)

Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender
Alexis is a typical teenager complete with clueless parents and an annoying 13-year-old sister named Kasey. Kasey has always been little eccentric and overly sensitive. Recently, Kasey’s behavior has gone from irritating to creepy. Alexis knows something is wrong. Could her little sister be possessed? And if she is, can Alexis save her before Kasey is gone for good? Anyone looking for a truly chilling ghost story has got to read this! Alia (YA Fiction)

Breathless by Lurlene McDaniel
Travis Morrison is a champion diver and the most popular guy in school. On the first day of summer vacation before his senior year, his life is changed forever. On this day Travis finds out he has a rare type of cancer and all of his dreams for the future come to an end. But it’s not just Travis’ life that has changed; his family and friends have also been affected. This book allows readers to reflect on life, death, family, and friendship. It also challenges the reader to put themselves in the position of the characters, and ask, “How would I handle this situation?” Jaclyn (YA fiction)

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Suzanne Collins, author of New York Times Bestseller The Hunger Games, does not disappoint with the much anticipated sequel Catching Fire. Set to be released September 1, I was lucky enough to get my hands on an Advanced Copy. Katniss and Peeta may have found a way to bend the rules of the hunger games, but they did it by rebelling against the Captiol. Now there are rumors of uprisings in nearby districts and President Snow is not happy. It is filled with action, suspense, humor and of course a messy love triangle. Now through August 15 you can enter for a chance to win an Advanced Copy at the Children’s Circulation desk!!! Michelle (YA Fiction)

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