These are the books the Children's Area staff reviewed for December 2012. Click on the "check the catalog" link to see if the book is available. If it isn't, ask a librarian to put it on hold for you.
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Those Darn Squirrels Fly South
- By Adam Rubin
- Call number: JE Rubin
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- Recommended for ages: 4 and up
Old Man Fookwire really likes to paint the crazy colorful birds in his yard. But sometimes, those darn squirrels get in the way! The season changes, and then all of the birds- the Baba birds, Bonga birds, Baba birds... even the Floogle bird- decide to fly south for the winter. Little does anyone know that the squirrels are fabulous aerodynamic engineers and are capable of building gyro-copters and zeppelins! What will happen with those darn squirrels? And will Old Man Fookwire ever get to paint his beloved birds again? Check out this ridiculously funny story and you'll find out.
The Time Warp Trio: It's All Greek To Me
- By Jon Scieszka
- Call number: J SCIESZKA
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- Recommended for ages: 7 and up
Joe, Fred and Sam were in a school play about Greek mythology when green smoke began to ooze from the back of Joes bookbag... it was coming from the magic book inside! It's a book that takes the trio on trips through time. In this adventure they travel to a strange place full of monsters and gods from Greek mythology, only the gods of this Mount Olympus aren't like the ones they've read about in books- they are more like the gods from their school play.
The boys go on a strange adventure in their quest for the magic book. It is hidden somewhere on Mount Olympus, but they have to outsmart the gods and tame the monsters to do so. How will the boys find their magic book before they get fried by one of Zeus's lightning bolts or annihilated by a ferocious group of scary monsters? Read The Time Warp Trio: Its All Greek to Me and find out.