Man-eating catfish! Ferocious piranhas! White-water rapids! Cannibals, snakes, starvation! Does that sound like the description of a really bad horror flick? Actually, it’s only a few of the real-life dangers faced by President Theodore Roosevelt on one of the most ill-fated exploratory journeys of all time.
What could happen if the Queen of England, Elizabeth, decided to leave one afternoon to have a solo adventure?! This charming book addresses that. Her staff goes on a frantic dash to find her while she takes the evening train to one of her favorite spots, Scotland. This book is full of characters that are so British, it almost hurts! They are all bound to protect and serve this "little old lady in a hoodie" as she traverses the country and makes friends.
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand is a delightful read focusing on Nephilim, or as they prefer in this book, angel-blood. Clara learns she’s part angel, then she starts having visions, which is supposed to show her what her "purpose" is. After piecing together the visions with her mother, they decide to move to a new town. Clara’s trying to find her way among this new world and find herself in the midst of being told what and who she’s supposed to be.
What could happen if the Queen of England, Elizabeth, decided to leave one afternoon to have a solo adventure?! This charming book addresses just that! Her staff goes on a frantic dash to find her while she takes the evening train to one of her favorite spots, Scotland.
My Dog is a Hero is an example of a book for kids that is both fun and educational at the same time. It is about dogs that do special jobs, such as saving lives and helping disabled people. This book is written in a way that makes it easy to follow and also has lots of good, quality pictures of dogs in action. You will also find all sorts of graphics shaped like a child’s drawings that add to its appeal.
Thursday’s Mystery Book Club discussed The Last Detective by Robert Crais. This is the ninth book in Crais’ Elvis Cole series. Everyone found this one to be a quick read, but there was a divided line between those who didn’t care for the book and those who really enjoyed the book. Not much middle ground with this one and more of the group enjoyed this than not.
Storm Chaser is an entertaining, yet realistically told story of a 13-year-old girl and her experiences in taming a wild horse. This book was written with readers aged 9 through 12 in mind. However, anyone who likes stories about horses will really enjoy it.
Erin Gruwell had high expectations going into teaching her English class. Her idea of a perfect classroom, with everyone being accepting of everyone, was soon crumbling down around her. She intercepts a racial caricature circulated in her room and realizes she needs to begin a journey of acceptance and tolerance with her students.