Last Updated: Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Nugget and Fang
Nugget the minnow and Fang the shark are best friends. Until Nugget goes to school and learns that sharks are dangerous to minnows. Fang does everything he can think of to let Nugget know he cares about him as a friend and not as a snack. But Nugget is too afraid of him. Will Fang wander the ocean alone from now on?
You’re Wearing That to School?
Penelope is excited for the first day of school. She’s already picked her out her outfit (the sparkly rainbow one) and planned her lunch (a picnic!) But her best friend Tiny has other ideas. The first day of school can be tricky he tells her, so best to be plain and not stick out. But does the first day have to be so tricky?
You’ve Got Spirit!
If you have ever thought you would like to be a cheerleader, you will find cheers, chants, tips and tricks here that you need to know. Check this out and get started!
China: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
Do you find Chinese culture intriguing? Writing with 2000 characters, delicacies such as sparrow nest soup, fighting crickets, wall-to-wall people in many public places are all examples of a different lifestyle. This is part of a travel series, Not-For-Parents, done in partnership with Lonely Planet.
Rise of the Balloon Goons
Alexander has just moved to a new town where he is about to uncover all sorts of trouble! He finds an old notebook with the word "DOOM" inscribed on the front cover. The Notebook of Doom, which Alexander now holds, contains top secret information about the creatures that live in his new town. Now Alexander must face the spooky balloon goons – a unique and twisted arm-waving balloon monster!
Trout St. Kroix has been searching for his missing father for the last two years, after he disappeared during the Bot Wars. The Bot Wars began after robots became so advanced that they revolted and demanded more workers' rights, causing the government to declare all robots terrorists and ban them from the Districts. Now Trout believes his dad might be alive, but when his brother disappears, Trout learns nothing is what it seems . . . not even his own father.
Not your typical princess, Adela prefers working in her garden to teatime gossip. When she is invited to a party hosted by Lady Hortensia, whose loveliness is said to be rivaled only by the beauty of her garden, Adela can’t resist. But something is amiss in Lady Hortensia’s garden, where flowers are blooming in October and a magpie is stealing the guests’ jewels. Can Adela solve the mystery of the garden before time runs out?
Girl Meets Boy: Because There Are Two Sides to Every Story
What do guys and girls really think? Twelve YA authors team up for this unique collection of “he said/ she said” stories – he tells it from the guy’s point of view, she tells it from the girl’s. These stories of love and heartbreak teach us that relationships are complicated because there are two sides to every story.
As students flow back to area schools, here’s a great new campus novel from Edmonton’s Michael Hingston. A university student newspaper struggles when a big-money free daily comes to campus. What will it take to survive? See Hingston in person at the library on September 28, part of Alberta Culture Days.
Nominated for the 2013 Man Booker Prize, this is a haunting, unsettling novel about a remote English village sometime in the pre-industrial past. A mysterious fire and the appearance of three strangers upset the quiet village just after harvest time. And soon the community turns in on itself.