September Book Buzz

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Princess Pigsty by Cornelia Funke
Little Princess Isabella has taken off her crown with no intentions of ever putting it on again! Isabella does NOT want to have her hair curled by the royal servants. She does NOT want to learn how to smile for hours on end. And she certainly does NOT want the royal footmen to blow her nose for her! Isabella intends to wear pants, climb trees, get dirty and pick her own nose, thank you very much! And her father, the king, cannot stop her. For a good laugh and some good, dirty fun check out Cornelia Funke’s Princess Pigsty. Michelle (Picture book ages 4-8)

Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express by Megan McDonald
This was just as fun as McDonald's other books, this one starring Stink, instead of his sister Judy. Join him and his two friends as they find, capture and help find good homes for 101 guinea pigs. They help Mrs. Birdwhistle of Fur & Fangs save these creatures and create a traveling guinea pig home to help get them adopted. Kristin (J fiction)

Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
Imagine a mysterious stranger arrives at your door one evening and announces that you are in fact a Romanian vampire princess —and worse, you have been pledged to each other from birth? If you are anything like Jessica Packwood, you would probably think the guy was crazy, tell him “thanks but no thanks,” and try to go about your senior year. Can life ever be normal for Jessica again as she tries to get a date for prom, take down a cheerleader, and, oh yeah, prevent a
vampire war that's been brewing for years from happening? Fans of vampire fiction won’t want to miss Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side. Alia (YA Fiction)

Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell in Love by Lauren Tarshis
Emma-Jean and her friends (as well as the whole seventh grade) are buzzing about the upcoming seventh grade dance. When Colleen receives a note from a secret admirer, Emma-Jean is on the case. Can she figure out who sent it? Will she be able to deal with her own new feelings for popular boy Will Keeler? Though Emma-Jean knows a lot about birds and trees, she struggles to understand her fellow students. Her latest adventure is as enjoyable as the first- Emma Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree. Meghan (J Fiction)

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Lia and Cassie had been best friends since elementary school. But, Lia wasn’t there the night Cassie died alone in a motel room. Now she is left dealing with the ghost of her friend, the anxiety of her parents, and her own insecurities. This book gives a dark but realistic look into the world of anorexia and the risks some teens will go through to make themselves feel “good”. Jaclyn (8th Grade & Up)

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