Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New Fiction Yeah!

Kickers Fake Out - Nine-year-old Ben and other members of the Bobcats co-ed soccer team improve their skills and begin to win, especially after Ben learns the importance of concentration from his older brother and finally masters the fake out.

Dragonbreath Lair of the Bat Monster- When Danny and Wendell find an injured bat at the neighborhood pool, they take it to Mexico where Danny's cousin, a bat specialist lives, but once there Danny is snatched up by a giant bat monster, and it is up to Wendell to save him.

Zora and Me -A fictionalized account of Zora Neale Hurston's childhood with her best friend Carrie, in Eatonville, Florida, as they learn about life, death, and the differences between truth, lies, and pretending. Includes an annotated bibliography of the works of Zora Neale Hurston, a short biography of the author, and information about Eatonville, Florida.

The Unicorn's Tale -Beastologist-in-training Nathaniel Fludd and his Aunt Phil nurse a mysteriously ill unicorn, try to stop Obediah from taking the unicorn's horn, and finally get a solid lead on the whereabouts of Nathaniel's parents.

Hungry Book Club - Nate and his dog Sludge help Rosamond discover who has been tearing pages out of her books.

Hamster Magic - When the Willows move into a new house, Celia, the youngest of four children, traps an enchanted hamster, who reluctantly agrees to grant the children one wish in exchange for his freedom.

BabyMouse Mad Scientist - Babymouse discovers Squish, a new species of amoeba, while working on a school science fair project.

Big Nate Strikes Again-Sixth-grader and self-proclaimed genius Nate Wright faces his all-time enemy, Gina, when they are paired to work on a research paper together and she also gets a position on his intramural team.

Keepers School Fear Itself -As the new Keepers of the School, sixth-graders Ben and Jill must decipher a handful of clues written as maritime riddles to save their school from demolition by a greedy company.

True Things Adults (Don't Want Kids to Know) -
Amelia Louise McBride's eleventh birthday party is fabulous, but soon her friends are fighting all the time, she gets a terrible report card, and when she summons the courage to tell a boy how she feels about him, she learns why it is called a "crush."

Hero of Hawaii -When a hurricane causes the river near his Hawaiian home to flood, a boy named Calvin Coconut makes a daring rescue.

The Story of Darth Vader - Describes how Anakin Skywalker, a boy with Jedi potential, turned into Darth Vader, and how the Sith Lord wielded his dark powers.

I Want to Be A Jedi -Text and photographs from the movies describe the Jedi characters in the Star Wars films.


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