Last Updated: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Over the River: A Turkey’s Tale
Over the river Mama, Papa, and Baby Turkey embark for their vegetarian Thanksgiving feast. But when a hungry boy and his dog start sniffing around, the turkeys have got to think fast before they become the main course.
Step Gently Out
Step gently out, be still, and look closely at the world just outside your door – you are sure to be amazed by the tiny creatures you can find. You might see a cricket leap and land, a moth opening her wings, or a spider walking across the air! A poetic invitation to notice the many small creatures that share the world with you.
Made By Me
Fun projects with needle and thread! Just a few materials needed, and hours of creative fun can result in beautiful handmade gifts for friends and family. Excellent directions for beginning knitters, and tips for sewing and embroidering. Good ideas for any time of the year.
UnBEElievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings
Take poetry, painting, and a little science, mix it all together and this is what you get — an entertaining book about the honeybee. This is a book with buzz!
A Greyhound of a Girl
Mary is a sharp and cheeky 12-year-old Dublin girl who is facing the fact that her Granny is dying. But when a mysterious young woman turns up in Mary's street she gets pulled into an unlikely adventure. The woman is the ghost of Granny's own mother, who has come to help her daughter say good-bye. She needs the help of Mary and they embark on a time travel road trip to the past.
Nanny Piggins and the Wicked Plan
The world's most fabulous nanny pig is back! When Mr. Green announces his “diabolical” plan, (he has decided to get re-married) his children are horrified! Why? It’s because if he finds a wife, then he will fire their beloved nanny pig. Breakfast without chocolate? Never! Obviously their father has to be stopped, and Nanny Piggins is just the pig to do it! Because you should never, ever, cross a flying pig.
Beyond: A Ghost Story
Just in time for Halloween this is a ghost story that you will never forget, bringing new meaning to being afraid of your own shadow. Jane is not your typical teen. She and her best friend Lexi call themselves the Creep Sisters. Everyone at school thinks that Jane has attempted suicide more than once, but the truth is: her shadow is trying to kill her.
What's Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles #1)
Addie and Eva are two sisters whose souls are woven together in one body. At some point things were supposed to take their natural course: Eva’s soul was to simply fade away. Years pass and Eva is left clinging to the remnants of her life beside Addie’s dominant soul. Then one day, they discover that there may be a way for Eva to move again.
The Reading Promise
October is Canadian Library Month, with the theme “Libraries Connect.” This sweet memoir about a father and a daughter and the books they shared shows how books, reading and libraries do connect people. From Grade 4 onwards, Alice and her school librarian dad vow to read aloud together for as many consecutive nights as they can.
Coming this October is the second annual STARfest – the St Albert Readers Festival. Acclaimed writer Charlotte Gill visits St. Albert on October 25. Gill’s vivid memoir of her life as a tree planter in B.C. was nominated for several major prizes and won the B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction.