October Book Buzz

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Bad Kitty vs. Uncle Murray by Nick Bruel
always wondered what went through the mind of an animal, when its owner went away on vacation.  Someone usually comes in to feed it, play with it, and walk it if necessary.  But did anyone ask the animal if it was ok?  NOOOOOOO!  Well, Nick Bruel delights again in the latest addition to the Bad Kitty series.  We know that Kitty is temperamental, but in BAD KITTY VS. UNCLE MURRAY, it almost looks like Uncle Murray is not going to make it out alive! When push comes to shove, and Kitty finally gets what she wants… she realizes that it may not be what she really really wants! Get ready for a silly story with lots to look and laugh at! Jacquie (J Fiction)

Princess Posey and the First Grade Parade by Stephanie Greene
Posey is pretty nervous about starting first grade, especially after her neighbors scare her with stories of monsters that live in the halls at school. Posey also doesn’t understand why she can’t wear her favorite ballerina costume to school every day. So, it is a good thing she meets her new teacher in the store.  They help each other get ready for the first day! The illustrations by Stephanie Roth Sisson are a charming addition. Kristin (J Fiction)

Knuffle Bunny Free: an unexpected diversion by Mo Willems
In this third (and supposedly final) installment in Willems’ popular series, Knuffle Bunny and Trixie set out, with Trixie’s parents in tow, to visit Oma and Opa in Holland. It isn’t until Trixie is enjoying some cool chocolate milk in Oma’s garden that she realizes Knuffle Bunny was left on the plane, and OH NO- that plane is headed to China! Is Trixie “big enough” to cope without her beloved friend? I am a huge fan of the Knuffle Bunny books (who isn’t?) and I was thrilled with this touching conclusion. I may have even shed a tear. Meghan (Picture book)

First Light by Rebecca Stead
Peter and Thea are connected, but they don't realize it. Peter lives in New York where his parents are university professors.  He is thrilled when he is given the chance to accompany his parents on an expedition to Greenland to study global warming.  Thea lives in Gracehope, in a world sealed off under the ice. She longs to explore the surface and find a new place for her people to live.  A chance meeting brings Peter and Thea together but it could also put Thea’s whole world in danger.  If you like books like City of Ember you won’t want to miss First LightAlia (J Fiction)

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