Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Some Buggy Book Recommendations...

Since this year's Summer Reading Program is all about bugs, I thought I'd pass along the titles of some very buggy books you might like to read. Of course there are classics, like Charlotte's Web and The Cricket in Times Square which never go out of style, but here are some contemporary bug books for your reading pleasure:

The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle by David Elliott. (2001)

Roscoe Wizzle used to be a normal ten-year-old kid - he went to school, did his homework, ate burgers, and hung out with his best friend. He was probably a lot like you - until he started turning into a bug!

The Mysteries of Spider Kane by Mary Pope Osborne. (2006)

Two Stories: Spider Kane and the Mystery Under the May-Apple: With the help of a spider, a moth, and two ladybug friends, a young butterfly tries to uncover the mystery involving a gossamer-winged butterfly with whom he has fallen in love.

Spider Kane and the Mystery at Jumbo Nightcrawler's: Lieutenant Leon Leafwing and Detective Spider Kane investigate the mysterious disappearance of Leon's mother and members of the Order of the Moth.

A Beginning, a Muddle and an End by Avi. (2008)

Avon the snail decides to become a writer with the help of his friend Edward the ant, which leads them into a series of adventures involving close encounters with an anteater, a crow, a tree frog, and a hungry fish.

Secrets of Dripping Fang: The Onts by Dan Greenburg. (2005)

Ten-year-old orphan twins Wally and Cheyenne Shluffmuffins have a hard time at Cincinnati's Jolly Days orphanage, but things get much worse when the Mandible sisters offer to share their home in the Dripping Fang Forest.

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