Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Elemental by Anthony John

Elemental by Anthony John, 326 pages
Book 1 of series

The population of Earth suffered a huge blow in the form of a rat borne plague. Cities have been replaced by colonies and modern technology no longer exits. Thomas has always been an outsider in his colony because he possesses no elemental gift unlike every other resident of the island... or so he's been told. The island is buried in secrets and Thomas knows none of them until one fateful night when truths began to reveal themselves one by one. Thomas, his deaf/lame brother Griffin, and other children born in the colony, will have to use their gifts to outsmart pirates, live through a hurricane and protect their home and family.

I Know a Librarian Who Chewed on a Word by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton

I Know a Librarian Who Chewed on a Word by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton - 32 pages

I wasn't fond of this book.  In it a librarian chewed a word and then chewed a book to join it.  Then she chewed other objects related to books and story times.  The act made the children very excited, as in the illustrations their eyes are nearly popping out.  Will they find out the word int he end?  Will they realize the word and actions' significance?

Shark in the Library! by Cari Meister

Shark in the Library! by Cari Meister - 25 pages

On a visit to the library, Noah must research a sea animal.  He draws the whale, but wanted the shark.  He researches the shark instead and looks all over the library for the shark.  The librarian assists as needed.  Will he find it?

Note: This is a graphic novel-style book.

Hooray for Reading! by Patricia Hall

Hooray for Reading! by Patricia Hall - 32 pages

Marcella comes home from school and teaches her toys how to read using the methods she had been taught.  After she goes outside to play, Raggedy Ann takes over and teaches the toys the same way.  The next day, Marcella comes home and demonstrates reading a book in the same way the librarian did earlier in the day during story time.  Plus the setting is the nursery, which includes a small library.

Book, Line, And Sinker by Jenn McKinlay

Book, Line, And Sinker by Jenn McKinlay, 292 pages

Book, Line, and Sinker is the third book in the Library Lover's Mystery series.  However, I did read this one first.  I did not feel like I was missing anything because I read this one first.  I did really enjoy this book!  The story follows the adventures of Lindsey Norris, Library Director of the Briar Creek Public Library in Briar Creek, Connecticut.  The town wants to dig for Captain Kidd's Treasure on Pirate Island.  But, when Trudi Hargrave, the town's tourism director, is found murdered in the excavation site, adventure follows. Lindsey gets caught in her own love triangle with her ex boyfriend, John and her boyfriend, Sully. Lindsey puts all her library senses to good use in this mystery.  There are even suggestions how to do a crafternoon club involving books, crafts, and food.

Miss. Smith And The Haunted Library by Michael Garland

Miss. Smith And The Haunted Library by Michael Garland, 30 pages

Miss. Smith's class is going to the library along with her book, the Incredible Storybook.  The class meets the librarian, Miss. Creeper. Miss. Creeper reads stories from the Incredible Storybook. The Headless Horseman, Frankenstein, Captain Hook, and the Wicked Witch appear.  Miss. Creeper serves snacks, and everyone enjoys the party.  Oh no, the seniors are coming for book club.  The characters go back into the Incredible Storybook.  The kids were looking forward to checking out books and reading about the characters they just met.  This would be a great book for Halloween!

I.Q. Goes To The Library by Mary Ann Fraser

I.Q. Goes To The Library by Mary Ann Fraser, 20 pages

Mrs. Furber announces to her class it is library week. I.Q. the class pet who is a mouse wants to go to the library too.  Mrs. Binder, the librarian, welcomes the class.  On the first day, she explains how to check out a book.  Tuesday is puppet day.  On Wednesday, she talks about nonfiction, and on Thursday, she talks about fiction.  Finally, Friday is computer day.  I.Q. finds all the books that she reads funny and wants a library card.  I.Q. gets his card.  Saturday he reads his book, and Sunday, he thinks of all the other books he can read!