Book Buzz July 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Bad Kitty Meets the Baby by Nick Bruel
Those of you who are Bad Kitty fans know that kitty is not just a Bad Kitty. She is a very bad, bad, Bad Kitty. When last we saw her, she was tearing up the house because her owners left for a week and left Uncle Murray in charge. Could things get worse? Yes they could. Kitty finds out why the owners left for that week. They brought her back something special. Something that Kitty is not too sure about. So Kitty’s other friends come over and they try to welcome this new “thing” into the family. Will Kitty figure out what the baby is and when she does, will she like it? You will have to read it to find out!!! Get ready to chuckle in this newest Bad Kitty adventure. Jacquie (J Fiction)

The Birthday Ball by Lois Lowry
This is a wonderful tale of Princess Patricia Priscilla as she approaches her 16th birthday and the ball that her parents are throwing for her to find a suitor. She realizes she is bored by her everyday life and she doesn’t get to do anything interesting. She starts talking to her chambermaid, she finds out her name is Tess, and she sneaks off to attend school with the peasants. While at school she meets wonderful people and wants to do something nice for them. In the meantime, her suitors are preparing for the ball. You will find that each one is worse than the next. How will she ever choose?
Kristin (J Fiction)

Ben Franklin: His Wit and Wisdom From A-Z by Alan Schroeder
If you are fan of Ben Franklin, or a fan of history in general, this wonderful picture book is a must read!  Ben Franklin is known for many things.  Electricity, the Declaration of Independence, and the almanac.  But this book opens a whole world of knowledge.  Did you know that Mr. Franklin loved reading so much he started the first subscription library in America?  Did you also know that Mr. Franklin was the man who organized Philadelphia's first fire company?  This great non-fiction book is full of facts, anecdotes, and quotes, all about the great Ben Franklin.  Jacquie (J Biography)

The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps by Jeanette Winter
When Jane Goodall was five years old she hid in the henhouse to watch how an egg comes out. Even then Jane was a great observer of animals. This simple biography tells the story of how little Jane from England became the voice of the chimps in Africa. Details from her life, from her years in the African forests of Gombe, Tanzania, to her worldwide crusade to save the primates who are now in danger of extinction, are accompanied by delightful illustrations. Young animal lovers will be inspired to become watchers like Jane. Alia (J Biography)
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