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Kern County Library Staff Suggests...: September Recommendations for Kids

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September Recommendations for Kids


Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies by Andrea Beaty - How do you think twins Kevin and Joules react when their unique summer camp is attacked by evil, sugar-addicted seven-foot-tall bunnies from outer space? The Rockmans have relegated their children to Camp Whatsitoya, located on the shores of Lake Wahtsosmelly while they compete in an International SPAMathon Dessert Competition. Prepare yourself for a rollicking adventure complete with flaming burps as the campers save the universe. Zany illustrations add to the fun!

Sleepover at Gramma’s House by Barbara Joosse - What could be more fun or silly than a sleepover at Gramma’s house? Brimming with kid friendly activities, bright illustrations, concluding with a satisfying end to the day by falling asleep inside a hug!

Smells Like Dog by Suzanne Selfors - A high stakes mystery with an improbable hero, Homer Pudding and his dead uncle’s droopy basset hound. Uncle Drake met his untimely demise when he was eaten by a killer tortoise, and Home leaves his goat farm to untangle a treacherous treasure hunt and locate a missing pirate map. A rollicking adventure, laced with comedy and droopy Dog who has no sense of smell!

Please Take Me for a Walk by Susan Gal - Everyone loves puppies, especially this one, who just wants you to take him for a walk to chase squirrels, meet the neighbors, catch Frisbees, feel the wind lift his ears, and meet all the other dogs in the park!

Happenstance Found (the Books of Umber series) by P.W. Catanese - Happenstance opens his otherworldly green eyes in a cave with no memory of his past or who he is. As he escapes the cave with Lord Umber and his motley crew barely ahead of catastrophic danger, his night vision is put to valuable use. Umber has been informed Hap is the key to saving the Earth, but he must provide him protection from a gruesome villain. The first in a series, this fantasy, with its clever technological allusions, create an intriguing world, where Umber hails from another dimension.

Gruffen by Chris D’Lacey - When nine-year-old Lucy sees a monster in her bedroom her mother creates a guard dragon for her and brings it to life!


The Buzz on Bees: Why Are They Disappearing? by Shelley Rotner - Bees play a vital role in the agriculture of Kern County. Why are bees disappearing at an alarming rate, and what do scientists know about this phenomenon?

Space: A Visual Encyclopedia by DK Publishing - A comprehensive exploration of space with charts and gorgeous color photos, from the nearest planets to distant galaxies.

A Fabulous Fair Alphabet by Debra Frasier - Get ready for the Great Kern County Fair with this eye-popping illustrated alphabet book!


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