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

Friday, October 1, 2010

October Recommendations for Kids


Felix Takes the Stage by Kathryn Lasky - The Deadlies are such a nice family of spiders, but unfortunately they are brown recluses, among the most deadly spiders. When Felix attempts to meet the Maestro in the Philharmonic Hall where they live, the man faints dead away, and the family is forced to flee before the feared exterminators arrive. Catching a ride on Fat Cat, they settle in an antique shop with other opinionated spiders. Felix molts and grows back the leg he lost, and the spiders weather an attack by pirate spiders. A story for all of us who long for a comfy home.

The Zombie Chasers by John Kloepfer - Brain gobbling zombies infest Zack’s town and destroy his house. Zack, his best friend Rice, and his older sister’s cute but mean friend Madison, combat the crazed undead. Stench and rotting parts abound, and the tension increases when Madison’s annoying pet dog Twinkles begins to exhibit signs of becoming a zombie dog. An amusing romp.

Spellbinder by Helen Stringer - Belladonna Johnson can see ghosts, and lives with her parents who are ghosts since that terrible accident. It’s not so bad living with ghosts: they still have dinner together, although her parents are unable to eat and Belladonna does miss hugging them. Suddenly, all the ghosts vanish from this world and Belladonna and Steve, a mischievous classmate, venture to the next world to investigate why. An amusing, eerie ghost story.


You Wouldn’t Want to Meet a Body Snatcher by Fiona Macdonald - Be careful of bodysnatchers this month! In the 1820’s in Edinburgh, Burke and Hare could get $30 -$50 for healthy young males! A gruesome history in an entertaining, well-illustrated format.

Lives of the Pirates by Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt - These pirates are not the likeable blokes of the movies, as evidenced by this overview of 19 legendary pirates. Black Bart was third mate aboard a captured slave ship, and forced to join a pirate band. When the captain was killed in a skirmish, he was elected as his replacement. Most pirates had one set of clothes worn till they fell apart, but Black Bart dressed in a lacy shirt, formal red coat and pants, powdered wig, and a red hat with a red feather. He was the only known teetotaler pirate. Madame Chang was a Chinese commander of 2,000 ships who claimed four-fifths of all booty, and served her crews wine mixed with gunpowder to increase their ferocity. Sometimes her crew would be reduced to eating rice with boiled caterpillars or rats. Stede Bonnet was an odd pirate; he left his plantation, bought a ship, hired a crew and was often seen on deck in his pajamas!

There’s No Place Like School: Classroom Poems - School is back in session, and here are amusing poems about what kids really do when the teacher’s back is turned—sleeping! It covers students coping with mountains of homework, forgetting about a science test, and magical lunchroom moments when milk comes out of someone’s nose.

Bones by Steve Jenkins - Bones are alive! They come in all shapes and sizes, and grow with animals, and can repair themselves. Bones provide protection and are adapted to each animal. Snakes can have over 400 pairs of ribs, and humans have 206! Stunning illustrations of animal and human bones, and three large gatefold spreads.


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