Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Judy Moody Goes to College by Megan McDonald

The substitute teacher in Judy Moody’s class thinks Judy needs some extra help with math, and sends Judy off to the local college to meet with a math tutor. Judy is not impressed and has a very bad attitude about the entire situation, right up until she meets her awesome tutor and finds out how radical college can be! Soon Judy is not only passing math but acing it!

The reviewer liked this book and found Judy Moody’s varying moods extremely funny. If you like to laugh, stop in at your local branch and grab this book or any other from the Judy Moody junior fiction series!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Shattered by Karen Robards

Lisa Grant has been banished to the basement of the public prosecutor’s office, looking at cold cases, when things get interesting. One of the cold cases, thirty years old, includes a picture of a family who went missing, and the mother looks uncannily like Lisa. Lisa is immediately intrigued, but it seems that just looking at the case file puts her into jeopardy. She will need a lot of help, even from her bad-tempered boss, Scott, whose shared childhood with her may be influencing their relationship in interesting ways.

Shattered is a romantic suspense novel, so the mystery and the romantic relationship plot lines get fairly equal time. The mystery of Lisa’s lookalike unravels slowly, but Lisa is in personal danger almost immediately. Robards doesn’t waste any time in raising the stakes and keeping them high, the characters are interesting and believable, the writing steamy, and the ending is quite satisfactory.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Mr. Popularity by Lincoln Peirce

This Big Nate compilation includes over 300 full colour comic strips and is sure to please any Big Nate fan! In this volume Big Nate has decided to run for class president but is worried that only the popular kids get elected. Does Big Nate stand a chance or will Lisa and Marcus the king and queen of popularity win again?

The reviewer found this graphic novel hilarious and recommends it to other kids that love a good laugh. Stop in at your local branch to grab a copy from this series today!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Follow Me Down by Sherri Smith

Mia Haas has left her old hometown far behind and has moved on. Unfortunately, she has no choice but to return when she learns that her twin brother, Lucas, has been accused of murdering one of his high-school students, and has now disappeared. Mia is determined to find out what happened to her brother and launches her own investigation into the murder.

Follow me down is an impressive first novel, the pacing is tight, and the story keeps you guessing right till the end. Winnipeg author, Sherri Smith has shown she deserves a spot in the big leagues with this first thriller

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

A Dolphin Wish by Natalie Grant

It’s vacation time and the Glimmer family is off to stay in the city of San Diego, where they get to visit Captain Swashbuckler’s Adventure Park! While visiting, they find out that someone’s letting the animals out of their cages. Twins Mia and Maddie and their sidekick little sister, LuLu are on the case, but can they figure out who is behind all this before their vacation ends?

This faith based junior fiction series have the sisters learn lessons about being good friends, telling the truth and helping others. The reviewer thought it was a nice book to read and that it keeps you guessing right to the end.