Staff Review - Jeanette

Vampirina Ballerina

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By Anne Marie Pace, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781423157533
Availability: Backordered
Published: Disney-Hyperion - August 7th, 2012

Vampirina loves dancing, but needs a few special considerations (like night classes). But for her to become a great dancer, there are a few rules for her, too! A delightful story showing just because you are different doesn’t mean you can’t have your dreams come true. Spirited illustrations by Pham captures the glee of one little girl’s journey to becoming a dancer and even gaining a few new friends along the way. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


White Fur Flying

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$7.99
ISBN: 9781442421721
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - April 8th, 2014

When your father is a veterinarian who rescues a parrot with an odd sense of humor, why not have a mother who takes in Great Pyrenees dogs? Sisters Zoe and Alice are very different. But what they have in common is a loving family and a desire to help their new neighbor, Phillip, a young boy who does not speak. A touching story of how puppy love, friendship and a little understanding can go a long way. Quirky dialog will put this right up there with MacLachlan’s other great tails. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Chu's Day

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By Neil Gaiman, Adam Rex (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062017819
Availability: Backordered
Published: HarperCollins - January 8th, 2013

Chu is a little panda with a big sneeze. And when he sneezes, well…..things happen! Follow our hero as he goes through his day with his parents. A day filled with fun and the chance he might sneeze. And when he does, boy does our panda sneeze! Delightful illustrations by Adam Rex emphasize the story. Fun surprises on every page wait for you! ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Case of the Deadly Desperados: Western Mysteries, Book One

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780399256332
Availability: Special Order
Published: Putnam Publishing Group - February 16th, 2012

P. K. Pinkerton is a master of disguise. Or at least Pinky thinks so. After Pinky’s foster parents are killed, Pinky goes into hiding. But the Nevada Mountains are dangerous and people will do anything to get the land deed Pinky has. Humor, mystery and historical fact blend together for this aged 10 to 14 year-old readers. First in series. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell

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$9.99
ISBN: 9780316201568
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 2nd, 2013

Twins, Alex and Conner have had many troubles recently. But when they realize the fairy tales of their grandmother tells them are actually real,they have no idea what kind of troubles they are in for now! Combining the traditional telling of the fairy tales, with some fun twits, familiar friends take on new stories and adventures (Goldilocks looking for more than a warm bowl of porridge and a nice place to nap!) this brother and sister team are in for an adventure like nothing they have encountered before. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Noah Barleywater Runs Away

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By John Boyne, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780385752640
Availability: Special Order
Published: Yearling - July 10th, 2012

Noah thinks his problems would be easier if he doesn’t think about them. So, he runs away. Going through village after village until he finds himself deep in a forested area. Here is where he finds a toyshop, with amazing toys. And an unusual toymaker. A toymaker with a very amazing story to tell. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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