Last Updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Haunted House, Haunted Mouse
Sour balls! Gumdrops! Chocolate! Mouse is stunned as he watches goblins and skeletons and ghosts collect candy. He wants to go trick-or-treating too, so when the little bitty ghost drops her sack, Mouse scrambles inside. Now he’s in for a Halloween adventure!
The witch is cooking. Banshees are singing. The goody bags are oozing with ooey, gooey snacks. Everyone’s warming up for the best Halloween party ever. Get ready for a frighteningly fun time, because you’re invited!
Usborne Greek Myths for Young Children
The Greeks, who lived thousands of years ago, had wonderful stories to tell about gods, monsters, and brave heroes. In the magical world of Greek myths, foolish and wicked people were punished and the brave and daring were richly rewarded. This is the perfect introduction to these fascinating stories.
Some people live or work in buildings so tall they seem to stretch up to the stars. Skyscrapers, as they are called, can be beautiful to look at and economical in the use of Earth’s space, but they are costly to build and maintain. Problems with air quality and conservation of resources have also arisen. Read about greenscrapers as an effort to protect our Earth’s precious resources while still stretching to the sky!
Princess Posey and the Monster Stew
Halloween frights are no match for Princess Posey and her tutu. But after Miss Lee announces that the first grade class will be eating Monster Stew, Posey gets worried. Luckily, her tutu turns her into Princess Posey, the girl who can tackle any problem! She finds out what "lizard livers" and "monster eyeballs" really are, and her new neighbour has just the right thing to light up Halloween night.
Clueless McGee is just your average fifth-grader: snarky, awkward, and a magnet for trouble. The only difference: he's also an amateur detective. Only he's no Sherlock Holmes. Or Encyclopedia Brown. Or even Scooby-Doo. When the school bully is framed, Clueless is on the case. But can he catch the culprit before he strikes again?
League of Strays
This suspenseful debut follows a group of teenage misfits in their delicious quest for revenge on those who have wronged them. When a mysterious note appears in Charlotte’s mailbox inviting her to join the League of Strays, she’s hopeful it will lead to making friends. What she discovers is a motley crew of loners and an alluring, manipulative ringleader named Kade.
Second Chance: The Slayer Chronicles #2
The summer after Joss failed to kill the vampire Vladimir Tod, he gets a second chance to prove himself as a Slayer. He is sent to New York City to hunt down a serial killer that the Slayer Society believes is a vampire. The Slayer Chronicles can be read alongside The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod or entirely on their own.
The Energy of Slaves: Oil and the New Servitude
Nikiforuk appears at STARFest – the St. Albert Readers Festival, on October 26, discussing his most provocative book yet. A radical analysis of our master-and-slave relationship to energy and a call for change. He believes there needs to be a new abolitionist movement to free all of us from the slavery of cheap oil.
Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter
Carmen Aguirre closes STARFest – the St. Albert Readers Festival, on October 27, discussing her 2012 Canada Reads-winning memoir. Her family were refugees who fled the Chilean military dictatorship. When Aguirre was 11, she moved back to South America and joined the underground movement opposing the regime.