Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Sam the Man and the Chicken Plan by Frances O’Roark Dowell

Sam needs a plan, he wants to make twenty bucks a pop, like Annabelle, his 12-year-old sister who mows lawns for twenty dollars. When Mrs. Kerner, a neighbor, asks Annabelle to watch her 6 chickens for a few days, she declines, but seven-year-old Sam jumps at the chance to make some money and offers to care for them.

Sam takes his first job very seriously, and not only makes twenty bucks, but discovers that chickens are very interesting, and he soon becomes an expert. Sam decides to buy his own chicken and add it to Mrs. Kerner's flock, but how will he know his chicken’s eggs from all the others?

Sam and his dad do some research and find a type of chicken that lays blue eggs. Sam's enthusiasm spreads through the neighborhood and soon everyone, from his bus driver, school friends and lonely elderly neighbor are all waiting to see Helga's first blue egg. Helga gives Sam a passion that enriches his life in more ways than one.

The reviewer suggests this as a great junior fiction read aloud that will be enjoyed by children and adults alike!!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Everyone Loves a Hero by Marie Force

Famous pilot, Cole Langston reaps the benefits of being a hero from meeting the president to being on the cover of a magazine, but with all the perks fame brings it has its price too. When Cole meets Olivia, a beautiful business student, constantly having women throw themselves at him becomes a problem. Olivia already has trust issues and even though Cole is working double time to prove himself to her, his constant barrage of unwelcome fans may too much for their relationship to bear.

If this book seems like something you’d like to read you can find your copy on the eLibraries website!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher

From the archives of the late Dr. Seuss comes this rhyming read along book which assigns colours to moods. Different colours are attributed with a different range of emotions and moods as the character morphs from one page to the next. Along with the charming rhyming text, the accompanying paintings are simple but whimsical. This book will delight readers young and old.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Bullet by Mary Louise Kelly

The nagging ache in her right wrist has finally driven Caroline Cashion, professor of French literature, to get an MRI for a proper diagnosis. The scan revealed something unexpected: a bullet lodged in her neck, sitting perilously close to her spine. The discovery of the bullet leads to one crushing revelation after another. She is adopted, her birth parents were murdered when she was three, and she almost died as well. The killer was never found. Then… things get complicated.

The bullet is written from Caroline’s perspective, and Mary Louise Kelly captures her voice beautifully: she goes from cool and dispassionate to emotionally driven as her life crashes down around her. The plot is nicely twisty, and goes from a measured start to high adrenaline. Characters will surprise you, too, showing depths you wouldn't expect. Kelley has a few side observations about the nature of family and sibling relationships as well that will have you nodding in recognition. The bullet is definitely worth seeking out.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Jelly Bean Mouse by Philip Roy

This book is about a mouse named Happy and his human friend named John.

They take a trip to the Laundromat to wash clothes, but Happy is not very excited about going there. He’d rather go places like bowling, skating or just about anywhere else instead of the Laundromat. Happy has no choice so off they go and when they get there Happy the mouse is surprised to see something he didn’t think a Laundromat would have!

Stop in at your local branch to grab a copy today!