Book Buzz June 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

My Dad’s A Birdman by David Almond
Lizzie more or less has to take care of her father since her Mom died. One day her Dad is acting a bit more strange than usual, so she stays back from school to keep an eye on him. He is eating worms and acting like a bird! Her dad is getting all excited about these giant wings he has created out of feathers. Lizzie learns that he has signed up for a contest to see if he can fly. Auntie Doreen stops by to check on them and she is even more concerned about the way he is acting and tries to take Lizzie away. Read on to be entertained with this short book. The audio book is delightful. Kristin (J Fiction)

School of Fear by Gitty Daneshvari
Madeline, Theo, Lulu and Garrison are all very afraid. Madeline has an intense fear of insects and spiders, living her life under a veil and wearing a belt of repellent cans. Theo is scared of dying (himself and those around him.) Lulu is terribly claustrophobic and Garrison CAN’T be near deep water. In a desperate effort to rid themselves of their crippling phobias, the four children head to the School of Fear. However, the headmistress, Mrs. Wellington, seems more interested in training the students to become beauty queens, than to overcome their fears. This school is definitely strange and the kids want OUT.  This could be the scariest summer of their lives! Meghan (J Fiction)

Vesper’s Rising, Book 11 in The 39 Clues Series by Rick Riordan
For all of you 39 Clues fans, you do not want to miss the 11th addition to the series! Vesper’s Rising, takes the reader back in time to the beginning of the 39 clues. You find out why the special serum was made, why it needed to be hidden, and who it needed to be hidden from. The readers are whisked back in time to the 1500 hundreds and the book goes all the way up to present day. The hunting for clues is not over, not by a long shot!
Jacquie (J Fiction)
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