Thursday, July 14, 2011

New Chapter Books

Attack of the Vampire Weenies and other Warped and Creepy Tales- Thirty creepy stories about warped technology, revengeful ants, sadistic gym teachers, and other terrifying things. Includes author's notes on how he got his ideas for these stories.  

Tink- Feeling as though he does not belong there, Tink leaves Crow Cove, only to return with the drunken Burd, who teaches Tink to fish and to have confidence in himself and his place in the community. 

Till Death Do Us Bark-In this story told mostly through letters, Noah Breth's feuding children come to Ghastly, Illinois, to follow a trail of limericks to their inheritance, while Seymour tries to convince Iggy and Olive to let him keep Mr. Breth's dog.    

Grin and Bear ItWill stage fright prevent a very funny bear from becoming a stand-up comedian?    

The Adventures of Sir Gawain the TrueRelates the adventures of Sir Gawain, the only undefeated knight in King Arthur's court, who eventually learns the value of friendship, courtliness, and courtesy after a challenge from the Green Knight.       

EllRay Jakes is Not a Chicken- Eight-year-old EllRay's father has promised a family trip to Disneyland if EllRay can stay out of trouble for a week, but not defending himself against Jared, the class bully, proves to be a real challenge. 

Hothead- Connor Sullivan, All-Star third baseman on his Babe Ruth League team, has a terrible temper and problems at home, but when the sports editor of the school paper threatens to publish an embarrassing story about his tantrums, Connor must make a change.     

Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Plum Fantastic- When her mother moves the family to Harlem and enrolls her in the Nutcracker School of Ballet, reluctant dancer Alexandrea is picked to be the Sugar Plum Fairy in the big recital.  

Theodore Boone: The Abduction- When his best friend disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, thirteen-year-old Theo uses his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save April.    

The Absolute Value of Mike- Fourteen-year-old Mike, whose father is a brilliant mathematician but who has no math aptitude himself, spends the summer in rural Pennsylvania with his elderly and eccentric relatives Moo and Poppy, helping the townspeople raise money to adopt a Romanian orphan.     

Tales For Very Picky Eaters- A father tells outlandish stories while trying to get his young son, who is a very picky eater, to eat foods he thinks he will not like.    

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