Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Club Read #12 Can't-Miss Kids & Young Adult

You can't-miss with these summer reads.

Samphire Song by Jill Hucklesby
Jodie forges a bond with her new horse, Samphire, but must find and rescue him when he goes missing.

I Funny by James Patterson
Jamie Grimm is a middle schooler on a mission: he wants to become the world's greatest standup comedian--even if he doesn't have a lot to laugh about these days. He's new in town and stuck living with his aunt, uncle, and their evil son Stevie, a bully who doesn't let Jamie's wheelchair stop him from messing with Jamie as much as possible. But Jamie doesn't let his situation get him down. When his Uncle Frankie mentions a contest called The Planet's Funniest Kid Comic, Jamie knows he has to enter. But are the judges only rewarding him out of pity because of his wheelchair, like Stevie suggests? Will Jamie ever share the secret of his troubled past instead of hiding behind his comedy act?

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Vulgar the Viking and the great gulp games by Odin Redbeard
Vulgar the Viking is all a-quiver. The villages of Blubber and Gulp are about to compete in the Great Gulp Games! Every year, Blubber gets clobbered, but Vulgar is determined that this time, things will be different… With the help of his friends, Vulgar starts training in earnest. There isn't a goat he doesn't hurdle over, a hammer he won't throw or a walrus he hasn't wrestled. Vulgar is out for glory and he'll stop at nothing - NOTHING - to bring home the gold...

Baseball and it's Greatest Players by Michael Anderson
Perhaps the most iconic representation of Americana, baseball captured the hearts of the American public when it first gained traction around the country in the mid-19th century. The sport continues to enthrall audiences both in the United States and around the world through informal games, regional associations, and at the professional level. This volume introduces readers to the history of a sport that in many ways is inextricably tied to the American ethos and surveys the lives of some of its key professional players.

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