Last Updated: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Bear Says Thanks
What better way for Bear to say thanks than over a nice big dinner? One by one, Bear’s friends show up with different platters of delicious food to share. There’s just one problem. Bear’s cupboards are bare! What is he to do?
Miss Mousie’s Blind Date
At the deli one day Miss Mousie falls in love with a rat, until her dreams are shattered when the rat insults her in front of Mole, the deli owner. When she receives a dinner invitation a few days later, Miss Mousie decides to give love another try … but she won’t be going as herself. Will her blind date like the new Miss Mousie?
Georgia in Hawaii
Georgia O’Keeffe was a famous American painter who loved the freedom to choose exactly what she wanted to paint. In 1939, the Hawaiian Pineapple Co. invited her to tour Hawaii and paint the pineapple. Though she quickly fell in love with Hawaii, it took her some time to decide whether to paint the requested pictures.
Thanksgiving Sweets and Treats
Sylvester the cat may have taught you the word succotash, but this book will show you how to make it and add it to your Thanksgiving menu. Surprise everyone and serve it along with the roasted turkey and pumpkin pie!
Ellegandia is a country that is part of an ages-old war between good and evil, battled both in the spirit realm and in the human world. A young thief named Promi who steals pies and sweets to survive teams up with a courageous girl named Atlanta, and the two vow to save their land and each other. But their vow may just bring about the creation of Atlantis, an island cut off from the rest of the world, where magic reigns supreme.
The Gargoyle at the Gates
Christopher has a problem. He is going to a new school and has no friends. But that’s not his problem. His problem is the creepy voices he hears coming from the park next door, and the apples getting thrown at his window. His problem is Gargoyles. Gargoyles who have a problem and think that Christopher is the one to help them!
More Than This
Desperate and alone in his final moments, Seth drowns, losing his life as the sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, and starving, but alive. How is that possible? And where is this place that looks like the town where he lived as a child, except it is dusty, overgrown, and abandoned. Seth searches for answers, hoping that he is not alone, that there might be more than just this.
The Beginning of Everything
Ezra Faulkner is a star athlete and front-runner for Homecoming King when tragedy strikes. His knee is shattered along with his athletic career and social life. Now Ezra sits at a table of misfits, where he meets girl Cassidy Thorpe. Cassidy is unlike anyone Ezra’s ever known, achingly effortless, extremely intelligent, and determined to bring Ezra along on her endless adventures.
Dance, Gladys, Dance
The third STARFest – the St. Albert Readers Festival, launches October 15 with Cassie Stocks, winner of the Leacock Medal for Humour. Stocks won for her funny and uplifting novel about a young woman whose life takes a turn for the better when she meets Gladys, an elderly woman. Gladys happens to be a ghost.
Don't Lick the Minivan and Other Things I Never Thought I'd Say to My Kids
Joining Cassie Stocks at STARFest on October 15 is another funny writer, Leanne Shirtliffe. Don’t Lick the Minivan is a hilarious memoir of parenting twins, from Thailand back home to Calgary. Amusing parenting moments include the birthday party where kids got skin rashes from the second-hand face paint she used.