Friday, October 14, 2011

New books for the Reading Corner

The more children read, the better readers and writers they will become. Here are a few of the books we have added to our growing youth section. The Magic Tree House adventures are a great place to start for the young readers.

Want to find out more about one of the titles listed below? Click on the title to read a full summary of the book, and find out more interesting details about the author too.

The Boxcar Children: a Blue Bay Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner 

The Aldens find a castaway on a South Sea island. How did he get there and who is he?

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family .

Gregor and the Code of Claw by Suzanne Collins

Everyone has been trying to keep Gregor from seeing the final prophecy, The Prophecy of Time. It says something awful: It calls for the warrior’s death. The warrior being Gregor, of course. Now, an army of rats is quickly approaching and Gregor’s mom and little sister, Boots, are still in Regalia. The entire existence of the Underland is in Gregor’s hands and time is running out. There is a code that must be cracked, a new princess to contend with Gregor’s burgeoning dark side, and a war designed to end all wars.

Hour of the Olympics by Mary Pope Osborne 

No girls allowed at the Olympic Games!

That's the rule when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to ancient Greece. But when Annie tells jack to go to the games without her, he knows she's up to something. Will Annie find a way to see the games? Or will she get herself—and Jack—into Olympic-size trouble?
Sabotaged by Margaret Peterson Haddix

To repair the damage of time kidnapping, Jonah and Katherine are helping Virginia Dare return to her 17th century birthplace in the American colonies. Unfortunately, Roanoke has been abandoned and, without communication devices, our young time-travelers don't quite know what to do!
Sent by Margaret Peterson Haddix

There is good news and bad news: The good news is that time orphans Chip and Alex finally learn their true identities. The bad news is that they are the famous imprisoned "Princes in the Tower"!

Tigers at Twilight by Mary Pope Osborne

Tigers in trouble?

That's what Jack and Annie find when the Magic Tree House whisks them and Teddy, the enchanted dog, to a forest in India. The rare tigers are being trapped by greedy poachers! Can Jack and Annie find a way to help? Or will a fierce tiger eat them instead?

Tonight on the Titanic by Mary Pope Osborne

The Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie to the decks of the ill-fated "Titanic", where they find themselves in danger of becoming two more victims of the tragic event.

Torn by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Still reeling from their experiences in Roanoke in 1600, Jonah and Katherine arrive in 1611 only moments before a mutiny on Henry Hudson’s ship in the icy waters of James Bay. But things are messed up: they’ve lost the real John Hudson, and they find what seems to be the fabled Northwest Passage—even though they are pretty sure that that route doesn’t actually exist. 

Will this new version of history replace the real past? Is this the end of time as we know it? With more at stake than ever before, Jonah and Katherine struggle to unravel the mysteries of 1611 and the Hudson Passage...before everything they know is lost.

Viking Ships at Sunrise by Mary Pope Osborne 

In search of another story in jeopardy, Jack and Annie go to ancient Ireland where they visit a monastery. When the Vikings land, Jack and Annie have to escape!

Did you find something on the list you have to read? If you did, stop by the library or give us a call and we will hold the book for you!