Book Buzz, February 2014

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
Billy Miller has a problem. A week before 2nd grade he fell and hit his head. The doctors say he is just fine, but his mother worries that he will start forgetting things. So now Billy thinks that he will start forgetting things. According to his father, this is the year of Billy Miller. Follow Billy through typical 2nd grade fun like dioramas, meeting new teachers, and the year of the rabbit. Kevin Henkes proves that he can write not only great picture books, but fun novels as well! Jacquie (J Fiction)
Will in Scarlett by Matthew Cody
Do you think you know the story of Robin Hood and his Merry Men? Well forget everything you know! Will in Scarlett is a whole new take on the legendary hero. Will Shackley is the son of a lord and heir to Shackley House. Rob is a bandit and a drunk - the laughingstock of the Merry Men. When Will is forced to flee the only home he has ever known for the dangerous Sherwood Forest, he becomes a captive of the Merry Men. Stuck sharing a tent with the slovenly Rob, Will begins to devise a plan. Can he help Rob become the Robin Hood of lore? Historical fiction buffs will love this thoughtful retelling of a famous
legend. Alia (J Fiction)

The Sasquatch Escape by Suzanne Selfors
Ben is sent to live with his Grandpa Abe for the summer in Buttonville, and it doesn’t seem that there is much to do, especially compared to Los Angeles where he lives with his parents. The town is old and most of the businesses are closed. Things start to turn around when he meets Pearl Petal and they see something in the sky that no one would believe—it looks a lot like a dragon. This is just the beginning of their adventure, you must read this to find out what other things they encounter. Kristin (J Fiction)
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