Friday, December 14, 2007

We have some new fiction books!

The Phantom Isles by Stephen Alter
Three friends and a librarian must help each other free the ghosts that have been imprisoned in books by a professor on a fantastical island many years ago.

Something Remains by Inge Barth-Grozinger
After Hitler becomes Chancellor, a young boy finds out how things radically change because he's Jewish.

The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling
A boy acquires a magical gift that turns everthing his lips touch into chocolate. Is this a good or bad thing?

The Return of the Killer Cat by Anne Fine
Tuffy, the pet cat, is thrilled that his family will be leaving for a week. He thinks he will have a week full of bliss. However, the cat sitter lady has different ideas for Tuffy.

In the Cards Love by Mariah Fredericks
Thirteen year old Anna and her friends think the tarot cards are telling them things that will happen in the future. Anna is "told" that the new boy in school will be interested in her. Are the cards right or are her thoughts leading the way?

The Thing About Georgie by Lisa Graff
Georgie learns to overcome his small stature and his fears of becoming a not-so-big brother.

Remembering Mrs. Rossi by Amy Hest
Things have changed for Annie since her mother died recently. But, she can still find things to make her happy. What are those things?

Gooney the Fabulous by Lois Lowry
Gooney Bird Greene takes charge of a class project where all the children have to make up their own fable based on an animal. See how Gooney helps a classmate solve his problem.

Mary Margaret Meets Her Match by Christine Kole MacLean
Mary is excited about her family going to the Lazy K dude ranch. She wants to learn to ride a horse and then take a trail ride and sleep under the stars with that horse. The only problem is the horse won't cooperate. Will Mary finally take control over the situation or be out of luck?

When Heaven Fell by Carolyn Marsden
Nine-year-old Binh lives in Vietnam with her family and grandmother. When Grandmother tells the family that her child that went to live in America is coming to see them, Binh is excited. She thinks her aunt from America will be rich and take care of all the family's needs. Will she be right or disappointed?

Being Teddy Roosevelt by Claudia Mills
Riley is assigned to do a report on Teddy Roosevelt. He is inspired by the president's tenacity and perseverance and resolves to find a way to get what he most wants - a saxophone and music lessons.

Tarantula Power by Ann Whitehead Nagda
Richard is excited about the school project of inventing a new cereal until he finds out his partner is the school bully. Will Richard have to stick up for himself and others? How will the bully react during this project?

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