Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New Books for summer reading!

The Tales of Beedle the Bard- The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers' attention in the book known as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Now, thanks to Hermione Granger's new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J.K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. Never before have Muggles been privy to these richly imaginative tales.

Ivy and Bean Take Care of the Babysitter- When Bean's parents leave her in the care of her older sister Nancy for the afternoon, she enlists her neighbor and best friend Ivy to come over and teach Nancy how to be a really good babysitter.

Gregor and the Code of Claw- When twelve-year-old Gregor finally learns the ancient prophecy, which foretells his death, he must gather his courage to defend Regalia from the army of rats, take his mother and sister home safely, and fight his own dark side.

The Diamond of Darkhold- When a roamer trades them an ancient book with only a few pages remaining, Lina and Doon return to Ember to seek the machine the book seems to describe in hopes that it will get their new community, Sparks, through the winter.

Frog Hunt- A group of children set out on a summer morning to catch a frog and along the way they observe a muskrat, minnows, and a fish as well.

Pirate Attack - A brief, simplified retelling of the episode in "Treasure Island" during which Jim Hawkins tries to keep a treasure map safe from Long John Silver and his pirate band.

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