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Archive for 12/02/2018

The lost hero (Heroes of Olympus) – Rick Riordan

Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently she’s his girlfriend Piper, his best friend is a kid named Leo, and they’re all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding school for “bad kids.” What he did to end up here, Jason has no idea—except that everything seems very wrong.

Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, and her vivid nightmares reveal that he’s in terrible danger. Now her boyfriend doesn’t recognize her, and when a freak storm and strange creatures attack during a school field trip, she, Jason, and Leo are whisked away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood. What is going on?

Leo has a way with tools. His new cabin at Camp Half-Blood is filled with them. Seriously, the place beats Wilderness School hands down, with its weapons training, monsters, and fine-looking girls. What’s troubling is the curse everyone keeps talking about, and that a camper’s gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist they are all—including Leo—related to a god.

Amazon

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A friend for Grace – Sofie Laguna

It’s 1808 . . .
and Grace is on board the ship Indispensable with her friend Hannah. The girls wonder what the new land will be like – the convict women say there are giant rats and other strange animals! Then sickness strikes the ship . . . Will they survive to reach the shores of New South Wales?

Penguin
Borders

Finders keepers – Emily Rodda

Patrick seems to be in luck when he’s invited to be on a television game show, “Finders Keepers.”
The only problem is that there’s no such channel where he lives and there’s no such game show.
But when the boy tunes in on Saturday morning, he’s pulled through the television into a parallel universe.
There, he must decode the riddles of three “seekers” whose possessions have been lost through the barrier between the worlds.
Patrick must go back to his world and return with the lost objects in order to win fabulous prizes (including the computer for which he yearns).
He faces many dangers, and his ingenuity is tested as he plays the game.
Patrick makes friends, rescues lost souls, and learns a little about the space-time continuum in this lively adventure.
Amazon

Fantastic Fiction

Counting by 7s – Holly Goldberg Sloan

Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn’t kept her from leading a quietly happy life…until now.

Suddenly Willow’s world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world.

Good reads

Pig City – Louis Sachar

Laura Sibbie is trying to find the perfect ‘pigs’ for her new club, Pig City: classmates who can keep the biggest secret ever! To make sure that none of them tells anyone else about the club, each one must give an ‘insurance’ – something totally embarrassing – to be hidden unless they break the most important law of Pig City.

 

Good Reads

Bloomsbury

Scarlett – Cathy Cassidy

Scarlett’s in trouble at school. Again. With black fingernails and dyed ketchup-red hair, she’s not your average twelve-year-old Londoner.

So her mum-sick of trying to get her into another school-ships Scarlett to her father’s cottage in Ireland.

Having to learn Gaelic in a one-room schoolhouse and enduring a new stepmum and younger stepsister is just too much.

Scarlett wants to leave-until she meets Kian.

He seems too good to be true with his dark, rugged looks, kind nature, and horse named Midnight.

As Kian helps Scarlett let go of her anger, she begins to accept her family, her friendships, and most of all, her dreams.

Ramona and Beezus (movie)

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