Books & Media
Penguin Problems by Lauren Myracle (J FIC MYRACLE)
7-year old Ty Perry is dealing with a bit more than he'd like. First, there's his new baby sister Maggie who's taking up a lot of Ty's mom's time. Then there's Breezie, who doesn't seem to really like Ty. Finally, there's the matter of the baby penguin. But Ty is certain he'll figure everything out soon - just maybe not right away.
This week's book pick is The End of the Beginning by AVI.
What can a snail and an ant have in common? Adventures, of course! Avon the ant is reading all about the adventures of other creatures, and decides to have one himself! Just as he is about to embark on his new journey, his friend, Edward the ant, joins the quest. What does it mean to start before beginning? Read along to find out and see what Avon and Edward find in the great outdoors as they trek into the wilderness. We’ll give you one hint—a dragon is involved. Check it out!
This week's book pick is The Dream Stealer by Sid Fleischman.
Eight year-old-Susana lives in a small town in Mexico. As she goes to bed one night, something comes to visit her. What does it want? This orange and red winged creature has only one purpose. It is the Dream Stealer Zumpango, and it is here for Susana’s dreams. Little does this dream burglar know that Susana is not going down without a fight. She treasures her dreams, especially those containing her best friend, Consuelo Louisa. So how does Susana fight back? Travel the dreamy road less traveled with Susana and Zumpango as truth and reality intertwine.
The Center of Everything by Linda Urban (J FIC URBAN)
Ruby Pepperdine always did what she was supposed to do: she went to school, did her homework, and helped look after her cousins. But now that Ruby's grandmother Gigi is gone, nothing is right and "supposed to" doesn't make much sense anymore.
This week's book pick is Poppy and Ereth by Avi. Has Ereth lost Poppy forever? Poppy, a deer mouse, has spent the long winter curled up inside her home in Dimwood Forest. When the ground thaws and life returns to the woods, Poppy sets out in search of excitement. Suddenly, swooped up by Luci the bat, Poppy is flying high over the forest. Meanwhile Poppy's best friend Ereth, the grumbling porcupine, is convinced she has died. He sets out to give her the best funeral ever. Can Poppy find her way out of the bats' cave to set Ereth straight? And will she ever return home after the adventure of a lifetime?
This week's book pick is Darkwing by Kenneth Oppel.
Dusk is a misfit in his colony, a freak. He has only two claws instead of three, weak legs, unusually strong chest and shoulder muscles and the ability to see in the dark. And where other chiropters glide, he has the urge to flap his sails. He is a pre-bat, perched on a new branch of evolution. In the age where the saurians are dying out and mammals are on the rise, Dusk is a new kind of animal, and his is the story of the misfit finding the courage to spread his wings and fly. When his colony is attacked by a prowl of rogue felids led by the evil Carnassial, Dusk uses his skills to lead the survivors to a new homeland, with many adventures along the way. Rich sensory details bring to life the Paleocene epoch of 65 million years ago - the steamy heat, heady fragrances, giant sequoias and vast grasslands.
Gingersnap by Patricia Reilly Giff
Warning: Don’t start reading Lee Child’s Jack Reacher novels unless you want to get h