Prince Etcheon and the Secret of the Ancient

Prince Etcheon and the Secret of the Ancient by Joann Arnold (Summary taken from the back book cover) “Etcheon always believed he would live and die in his small village that he moved to with his grandmother, Granna Fela–safe, loved, and protected. But with Granna’s death comes new information about Etcheon’s royal heritage and destiny, …

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The Liquid City

The Liquid City by Curtis J. Hopfenbeck (Summary taken from the back book cover) “Shadoe Kilbourne is the consummate intellectual assassin, with an impressive arsenal of both wit and weaponry at his disposal. As Seattle’s most successful nightclub owner and restaurateur; he is also a man of great resource, humor and humanity. His lethal charms …

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Uglies

 Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (Summary taken from the back book cover) “Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait. Not for her license–for turning pretty. In Tally’s world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise …

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T-Rex Virus

T-Rex Virus by Tom Forest (Summary taken from the back book cover) “A small hunk of ferrous rock from an ancient asteroid which has roamed the cosmos for eons falls to earth. Discovered by a university paleontologist, a long dormant enzyme impregnated within the galactic stone is revitalized by accident in a university laboratory. A …

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Summary taken from the inside book jacket) “January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in …

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The Napping House

The Napping House by Audrey Wood, Illustrated by Don Wood I love this book! Kids love this book as well! The story is so cute. A Grandma is napping on a bed and then all sorts of things start to nap on top of her, including a dog and a mouse. Then a flea comes along and…..you’ll …

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A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (Summary taken from the inside book jacket) “‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s last thirty years–from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding–that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in …

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The Touch of the Master’s Hand

The Touch of the Master’s Hand by Myra Brooks Welch, Illustrated by Greg Newbold The poem The Touch of the Master’s Hand was written by Myra Brooks Welch in 1921. I have heard it before and have always enjoyed it. It is very touching and has such a good moral in it. It is great for teaching …

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