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When four superfans of the hot boy band The Ruperts stay in the same hotel as their heartthrobs, they have no idea one of the Ruperts is going to end up in their room, dead. This is on the surface a hilarious, fast paced murder mystery romp, with up-to-the-minute slang and attitude. But look deeper and you'll find real questions about the nature of friendship, the nature of fandom, the lie of celebrity, privacy and more. Fourteen and up.
A boy and his dog, what could be better for a picture book, but his only gets better as both learn about each other and their world. Perkins reminds us that both are "pups" and defines for us Frank's interests (Botany is about plants, Entomology is Science about bugs). Big words interspersed eith wonderful pictures of Frank's adventures chasing ducks and squirrels and deer and looking at the stars together. And there are even predicting the future questions. Science and dogs and boys, what could be better. Up to Seven. Edie Ching.
Two siblings, completely opposite from each other and not very tolerant of each other encounter "monsters" at the vacation cabin, all because sister Jenny breaks the rules. Barnett leaves lots of room for his illustrator to also tell the story and Myers doesn't miss opportunities for little details that tell us more about these characters. The dialogue between the siblings rings true as does the anger on both faces when they don't get their way. The "monsters" are unique and Ian's transformation will delight all. The lesson to be learned....look on the back cover. Up to Seven. Edie Ching
Beginning in spring (when this book will be published) we are taken through the seasons, in long poems and short, and illustrations that give one a feel for the weather and the location. A joyful book that celebrates change and the experience of the natural world. The language is evocative, "if you could take a bite out of the middle of the morning". A wonderful book to share or just savor on your own. Seven to Ten. Edie Ching