Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Children's Books We Are Thankful For

The Seals On the Bus by Lenny Hort - You might know the song “The Wheels On the Bus,” but this book is about the SEALS on the bus! Join lots of animal friends for a wild bus ride full of all sorts of sounds. There are monkeys, tigers, geese, bunnies, and even more animals riding all around the town. What will the people do after the bus gets turned into a zoo? You'll have to read to find out! ~Ms. Dona

Bad Bears and a Bunny by Daniel Pinkwater - Irving and Muktuk are polar bears who live at the Bayonne New Jersey zoo with another bear names Roy. Irving and Muktuk are known to be bad bears, unlike Roy who has earned extra privileges for good behavior. One day they spy a dangerous looking bunny near their enclosure, so they hide. When Roy's brother Larry invites the bears to a party, he invites the bunny to the party too! What will the two bad bears do? ~Ms. Becky

Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls by Meg Cabot It's a series! - Allie Finkle is a 9 year old girl whose adventures begin when her parents announce that the family will be moving. Being the new girl is not easy to say the least! She has to face a new school, new friends, new everything. It's even worse when another new girl comes along and takes over! Thank goodness Allie has been writing down rules to help her handle all of these difficult situations. ~Ms. Laurie

The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket It's an audiobook! - In this volume, Violet, Klaus and Sunny have been falsely accused of murder, and they are on the run. The Baudelaires have to hide among the House of Freaks at the mysterious Caligari Carnival. Though most carnivals can be fun, this one is dangerous! These three orphans must use their smarts and skills to keep out of the clutches of the evil Count Olaf and his band of henchmen. ~Ms. Candice

Bill and Pete to the Rescue by Tomie dePaola - Bill's cousin, Little Jane Allison Crocodile, has been kidnapped by the Big Bad Guy's Big Bad Brother from Louisiana! It is up to Bill and Pete to travel all the way from the Nile to New Orleans to save her. Too bad Pete gets captured by the Rich Lady who wants him for her very own pet. Lucky for them, a whole bunch of alligators live in the Louisiana Bayou, and they are happy to form a rescue mission. ~Ms. Heather

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