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Great Reading

For the week of Sept. 11 to 18, 2019


Goodnight Mice!
By Frances Watts
Kiss Dad once. Cuddle Mum twice. 'Goodnight, Mum and Dad.' 'Goodnight, mice.' It's time to say goodnight – but the four cheeky mice skittering, scampering and scurrying to bed don't seem very sleepy! This warm, affectionate story is the perfect bedtime book for the whole family to share.

My Mom Always Looks After Me So Much
By Sean Taylor
Little Gorilla is going to the doctor for a shot. His mom says it’s because she has to look after him. But that’s the problem – his mom always looks after him so much. First, she makes him eat broccoli, then, whenever he sneezes, he has to put on an extra sweater. And now a shot! A funny, heartwarming tale, that is ultimately about the love between a mother and child.


Odd Gods
By David Slavin
Oddonis, is the twin of popular, handsome Adonis and the imperfect son of Zeus and Freya. Oddonis isn't strong, athletic, or artistic, and he has no idea what his talent is. Running against his brother for class president, Oddonis seeks to become the voice for the "odds" of Mount Olympus Middle School, find his unique godly power, and impress his father. 

To Night Owl From Dogfish
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
One day Avery receives an email entitled "You don't know me" from Bett. Bett has discovered that their fathers are in love, and they’re secretly planning for the tween girls to meet at summer camp. The girls devise a plot to sabotage their fathers' plans, until they realize they may have more in common than they had realized. 


The Dictionary of Difficult Words
By Jane Solomon
All the words featured in this book are difficult to spell or hard to say and have meanings that are obscure to most children (and most adults too.) Written with simple, easy-to-understand language, this book would
do well at family trivia time! Here’s one to think about – what is spaghettification?

100 Steps for Science
By Lisa Jane Gillespie
Ten scientific topics are each discussed in a 10-step format that shows the progression of science through the ages. From counting to computing, from sound waves to ultrasound imaging, the result is a deeper understanding of how each discovery had a role in the sophisticated world of science that we live with today.


Once & Future
By Amy Rose Capetta
A queer retelling of the King Arthur legend set in space follows fugitives Ari and her brother Kay. The epic adventure begins when they crash on Old Earth and Ari pulls out Excaliber from a willow tree. She becomes the next king. With this new power, she must train to defeat evil and save the universe.

Patron Saints of Nothing
By Randy Ribay
Seventeen-year-old Filipino-American Jay's life is turned upside down when he learns of the sudden death of Jun, his cousin in Manila. Following an online tip that claims Jun's death was a wrongful execution, Jay travels to the Philippines to reconnect with his family and investigate the injustices of Rodrigo Duterte's dictatorship.


The Break: a novel
By Katherena Vermette
When a Métis woman sees a possible crime she telephones the police. Told from the perspectives of various people connected to this violence in a Metis community, we hear their stories leading up to that fateful night. Join us for our first StarFest event of the season with Katherena Vermette on Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in Forsyth Hall. Tickets at the library or on Eventbrite.

All the wrong places: a novel
By Joy Fielding
Driven to desperation by divorce, boredom, infidelity, or a beloved husband's death, a young woman named Paige, her cousin and rival Heather, her best friend Chloe, and her mother, Joan, all decide to try their hand at online dating. One of them unwittingly makes a date with a killer. Experience Joy Fielding in conversation with mystery author Janice MacDonald at the Arden on Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m.