Book Buzz November, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming
This is a fascinating book, telling the story of Amelia’s life growing up and how her fascination with flying began. The biography is intermixed with accounts of the last few days of her life, and her attempts to contact people for help. The author does an amazing job of keeping the reader on the edge of  their seat, even though you know the outcome of her tragic last flight.  Kristin (J Non-Fiction)

The Wedding Planner’s Daughter by Coleen Murtagh Paratore
Who would not want to have a wedding planner as a mother?  How fun and romantic does that sound?  Well, when your mother no longer believes in love and moves you from state to state to avoid finding a new husband and new father, it kind of takes the fun out of the job.  Coleen Murtagh Paratore writes a sweet story about a young girl who really wants nothing more in life than to have a father and to have her mother be truly happy.  Can Willa, our main character, and her mother ever find their own happily ever after? Jacquie (J Fiction)

No Passengers Beyond This Point by Gennifer Choldenko
The three Tomkins kids should have realized that they were in trouble a lot sooner. India, Finn and Mouse-thought that they were just flying to their Uncle Red's in Colorado. But instead they’ve landed in a very strange place – a place that doesn’t seem to be on any map.  A place that doesn’t want them to leave.  Can the three siblings figure out how to stick together and find their way home before time runs out?  Alia (J Fiction)  

Red Blazer Girls: The Mistaken Masterpiece by Michael Beil
Those red blazer girls are back.  I really don’t know how they find the time.  They go to school, are in a band, have families to attend to, mysteries to solve, swim meets to compete in, and they STILL have time to meet Nate Etan, the most popular young actor out there! This new addition to the great series has our main characters on the hunt to authenticate a real painting.  When two paintings appear that look almost identical, the girls need to figure out which is the original.  While doing so, the girls also realize how much “art imitates life”.  Jacquie (J Fiction)

The Trouble With May Amelia by
Jennifer L. Holm
Our beloved heroine is back, in this follow-up to the Newbery Honor Book- Our Only May Amelia. The year is 1900 and May Amelia is still as irritating as a grain of sand.  “My brother Wilbert tells me that I’m like the grain of sand in an oyster. Someday I will be a Pearl, but I will nag and irritate the poor oyster and everyone else up until then.” She always has the best of intentions but somehow May Amelia ends up falling into the Nasal River, letting the hog loose, and (in her father’s eyes) leading the family to financial ruin. May Amelia makes life during the early 20th Century in the Pacific Northwest come alive. Meghan (J Fiction)

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