Thursday, April 22, 2010

New book alerts

The Popularity Papers by Amy Ignatow is hilarious.  Lydia and Julie are two fifth-grade friends who are trying to figure out what makes people popular.  For readers in grades 4 through 6.

Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve takes place in a dystopian future London where names like Battersea are spelled B@tersea and keys from computer keyboards are used as floor tiles.  Fever is a foundling girl brought up by the all-male Engineers, an order of men dedicated to the pursuit of logic and knowledge who believed that women are too irrational to sturdy science.  When Fever is apprenticed to an archaeologist, she is accused of being a member of an alien race and her life is threatened.  This book is for teens and adults.  This is a prequel to Reeve's Mortal Engines Quartet.

My Garden by Kevin Henkes is a beautiful book in which a little girl describes all the beautiful things that will grow in her imaginary garden.  Henkes' illustrations are delightful.  For preschoolers and Henkes fans.

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