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Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Hot Off the Presses (8)
Now is the Time for Running by Michael Williams
While Deo and his friends play soccer on a dirt field down the road from their village, soldiers come to kill their people and destroy their homes.Deo and his brother, Innocent, escape and journey to South Africa in hopes of finding safety with the father they’ve never met.
Secrets of Tamarind by Nadia Aguiar
sequel to The Lost Island of Tamarind
Four years after Maya, Simon, and Penny Nelson return from Tamarind, the Red Coral Project moves to the island and begins to demolish it.Simon must figure out how to save Tamarind and his sisters.He knows that the mineral ophalla, a pirate ship, and Helix’s parentage hold the key, but he’s not sure how.
Warriors Special Edition by Erin Hunter, Book 5…Crookedstar’s Promise
Stormkit’s future in RiverClan seems assured until an accident disfigures him.His mother renames him Crookedkit and rejects him.The young cat plans of becoming Clan leader seem dashed until a dream whispers of “prophecies untold and destinies undiscovered.”
Emmy by Lynne Jonell, Book 3…Emmy and the Rats in the Belfry
Emmy talks to rats.Emmy shrinks to rat-size.She actually became a rat in the last book!Emmy hopes that visiting her aunts in Schenectady will be a nice break from her previous ratty adventures, but her hopes are short-lived when her friend, Ratty, gets into trouble while trying to find his mother.