Saturday, October 30, 2010

New Books!

Here are a few books we just got in. Check them out now before they're gone!

Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
In 1973, when a renowned Canadian behavioral psychologist pursues his latest research project - an experiment to determine whether chimpanzees can acquire advanced language skills - he brings home a baby chimp named Zan and asks his thirteen-year-old son to treat Zan like a little brother.

Empty by Suzanne Weyn
When, just ten years in the future, oil supplies run out and global warming leads to devastating storms, senior high school classmates, Tom, Niki, Gwen, Hector, and Brock realize that the world as they know it is ending and lead the way to a more environmentally-friendly society.

Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
In the spring of 1929, eighteen-year-old Cordelia Grey and her stage-struck friend Letty Larkspur run away from their small Ohio town to seek their fortunes in New York City and soon find themselves drawn into situations and relationships, particularly with the dazzling Astrid Donal, that change their lives forever.

Monster High by Lisi Harrison
Frankie Stein was created in a laboratory, and when she enters Merston High School camouflaged as a "normie," all she wants is to fit in, but it takes the help of another new student who believes that everyone should be treated equally before Frankie even has a chance.

Hush by Eishes Chayil
After remembering the cause of her best friend Devory's suicide at age nine, Gittel is determined to raise the awareness of sexual abuse in her Borough Park, New York, community, despite the rules of Chassidim that require her to be silent.

Reckless by Cornelia Funke
Jacob and Will Reckless have looked out for each other ever since their father disappeared, but when Jacob discovers a magical mirror that transports him to a warring world populated by witches, fairies, and dwarfs, he keeps it to himself until Will follows him one day, with consequences.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

November Book of the Month

The Clique
A Novel By Lisi Harrison

Just a quick heads up: This is a mean book!

Massie Block is the 7th grade girl that everyone wants to be. She is the ruler of the clique and the social scene at OCD, Octavian Country Day School, an exclusive private girls' school in Westchester County, New York. Her life is just perfect until Claire Lyons shows up.

Claire is the daughter of her father's old college friend. Claire's family will be living in the Block's guesthouse while her father starts work for Mr. Block and they look for a new home. It is clear from the start that Claire is not clique material with her new Keds and two year old white Gap jeans.

Massie decides to make Claire's life miserable for no other reason than that she can and that she is the "new girl". Massie enlists her clique of friends to help harass and humiliate Claire. Claire fights back and ends up getting her revenge . . . sort of.

This book sucks you into the shallowness of the has, versus the has nots. The school has a Starbucks in the cafeteria, designer clothes, cameras, phones and all of these "things" have an expiration date and before the year is out so is everything you own!

This is the first book in this series so stay tuned for more meaness. You will just love it!

The Clique . . . the only thing harder than getting in is staying in so come in and check it out!

Friday, October 01, 2010

October Book of the Month, Demon Chick

So you think you have a bad relationship with your mother? Wait until you read Demon Chick by Marilyn Kaye and you will end up eternally grateful for your own mom. Sixteen year old Jessica Hunsucker should have everything to look forward to: it's her birthday, she's getting a total makeover and she's finally spending some quality time with her mom, an aspiring presidential candidate. Or so she thought. Turns out mommy dearest has other plans, like trading her daughter's soul to the devil in exchange for political power. Jessica finds herself entangled in a massive cover-up that includes her kidnapping, murder and descent into hell. We learn that there are different levels of hell and Jessica doesn't have it too bad, everything is just okay. The food is neither too hot nor too cold, the houses are not exceptionally comfortable or pretty to look at, and the selection in tv viewing is severely limited but enough to keep you tuned in. As Jessica learns of her mother's dangerous political influence over the world, she devises a plan to return to earth and save mankind.