Saturday, December 21, 2013

New Chapter Books for Winter Break!

The Children's Department has recently gotten in a whole bunch of wonderful new chapter books that will keep you busy over Christmas vacation.  Visit the library and check out all of the books on our "new" shelf, visit our Kids Read webpage for more suggestions or read one of the terrific books below...

Smells Like Pirates by Suzanne Selfors

Homer thought membership in L.O.S.T., the mysterious Society of Legends, Objects, Secrets, and Treasures, would help him find pirate Rumpold Smeller's missing treasure. But when Homer's enemy, Lorelei, forms an evil organization called FOUND, Homer and Dog face an impossible decision: Work with Lorelei to find the prize once and for all, or abandon their lifelong quest to locate the treasure.

Who Stole New Year's Eve? by Martha Freeman

Between Christmas and New Year's Eve, College Springs has a winter carnival, complete with ice sculptures.  However, this year someone has stolen all thirty-seven of them, including one on Chickadee Court. Unfortunately, the twelve-year-old sleuths, Yasmeen and Alex, are having friendship issues--Yasmeen thinks that she's being replaced by a new girl who has come to Chickadee Court. Then, the whole gang comes together to solve the frosty mystery. Believe it or not, the clues lead to a fracking operation and the laboratory of a professor who is racing to invent a new alternative fuel before his competitors do.

Alexander Graham Bell: Master of Sound by Ann Hood (Treasure Chest #7)

Time travelers Maisie and Felix meet a young Alexander Graham Bell (the inventor of the telephone). When the twins get separated from Alexander, they join the thousands of orphans in the streets of Victorian London.

The Life of Ty: Penguin Problems by Lauren Myracle

Seven-year-old Ty gets into mischief and big-hearted schemes while navigating second grade and becoming a big brother.

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