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

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December Recommendations for Kids

Llama Llama Home with Mama by Anna Dewdney - Llama Llama is back and now is sick! Lots of tissues, bed rest, and Mama Llama to the rescue, until Mama Llama feels sick and then Llama Llama takes care of her!

Hound Dog True by Linda Urban - Just one week till school begins and shy Mattie will be the new girl again. Her plan is to be the custodial apprentice to her Uncle Potluck, and avoid awkward fifth grade situations. Mattie is a writer, and Uncle Potluck provides plenty of material with his ‘hound dog true’ stories; like the cafeteria chef who hunts and serves gophers every third Thursday! Mattie learns much about sharing secrets and being brave.

Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to NOT Reading by Tommy Greenwald - Charlie Joe HATES reading, and provides valuable tips on how to avoid reading at all costs. Now he is in middle school, and avoiding reading is becoming truly tricky .He does not hate all books, he likes checkbooks, facebook, comic books and yearbooks. Usually he buys his friend an ice cream sandwich and his friend reads the book and tells him about it, but that is not working anymore!

The Wizard of Dark Street by Shawn Odyssey - Oona has natural magic, a magic so rare it come along every one hundred years, but she wants to be a detective. She is forced to solve an important case when her uncle is attacked, and she must delve into the realm of magic.

Scary School by Derek the Ghost by Scott Fischer - Derek attends Scary School and died when one of the science experiments went terribly wrong, and now is hanging around the school as a ghost, and doing some ghostwriting. The teachers are quite alarming: Ms. Fang ate twelve kids during the last year, Mr.Spidereyes has one hundred tiny spider eyes, and Dr. Dragonbreath ate 29 of his students, but will regurgitate them in nine months as young dragons. Come enjoy the school year at Scary School!

Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King by William Joyce - In the forests of Eastern Siberia lives the last survivor from Atlantis, a wizard of extraordinary powers and imagination. He lives in a small village called Santoff Claussen, which is from an ancient phrase from Atlantis that meant ‘place of dreams”, where every home had a secret trapdoor or magic room. This is the story of Nicholas St. North and his search for another five Guardians.


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