Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Farley Follows His Nose by Lynn Johnston

From the author of the comic “For Better or Worse” comes this new picture book about Farley the family dog! Always friendly and hankering for food, Farley follows his nose from one good smell to another all over town. Along the way he meets new friends and explores places he’s never been before, and soon Farley realizes he is lost. Will any of the smells be familiar enough to lead Farley home?

The reviewer enjoyed this book very much and has always enjoyed Farley in the “For Better or Worse” comic books.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King

As women around the world go to sleep the men around them realize they are not waking up, and what’s even more worrisome is the cocoon like gauze that seems to shroud the sleeping beauties. As the women of the world slowly disappear into sleep the men try to find a way to get them back, and when disturbing the sleeping forms results in disastrous consequences, the men turn to the one woman that seems to not be affected, Evie. She appeared out of thin air and is shrouded in mystery, half the population of men wants to save her, and the other half want to destroy her, but only Evie can give them the answers they seek.

In this remarkable father/son collaboration, Stephen and Owen King spin an epic tale that spans over 700 pages. The reviewer found this novel very entertaining and even though it was a slow burn throughout the plot line it held the reviewer’s attention right till the end.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey

The animals you normally know as the bad guys are finally here, and they are going good! They have a daring plan for their first “Good” mission but can they pull it off and will they really change?

The reviewer loves Aaron Blabey and thought this new chapter book series of his was hilarious. The reviewer recommends this author to anyone who likes to laugh. Stop in at your local branch to grab this funny junior fiction novel.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy

Centered in Chinatown, Vancouver in the 30s and 40s, this book follows one Chinese Canadian family and their struggles with finding their own identities in an ever changing world. Told from the perspective of the three children, you watch them struggle to straddle two worlds and learn to navigate life beyond their sheltered Chinatown neighbourhood. This book encompasses a look at what Chinese immigrants had to deal with, their economic hardships, and the discrimination they faced daily.

The reviewer enjoyed the book and recommends that you head to your local branch to grab your copy today!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Missing Pieces by Jerry B. Jenkins

13-year-old twins, Bryce and Ashley Timberline seem to find mystery and adventure wherever they go. So, when they find out someone is playing mailbox baseball in their town they set out to find the culprit. The twins are convinced that their stepsister’s boyfriend is to blame and are determined to prove it. Can they solve the mystery?

The Red Rock mysteries series is fast paced, faith based, and sure to keep even reluctant readers on the edge of their seats. The reviewer loves how these books are always action packed and full of suspense. Stop in at your local branch to grab a copy from this junior fiction series today!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Thirteen year old Sal is on a road trip of discovery with her grandparents. They are following the path her mother took from Kentucky to Idaho when she left them months earlier and Sal doesn’t understand why her mother has not returned to them as she promised. As they travel toward the place where they last heard from her, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe and how her mother left her family as well.

This book is so descriptive and draws you in to the story of Sal’s life and her love of everything outdoors. She is so different from her uptight friend Phoebe; it makes you wonder how they could have ever been friends. The bond between them is shared as they both have the most important person in their life leave them for reasons they cannot understand. Sad but funny, it is an excellent story for young and old.