I absolutely love getting new books. I plan on reading every single one of them, but I am fully aware that I download many more than I read.
Here are some of the awesome books that I downloaded this week:
The Tall Tale of Timmy Twice
When Tommy’s parents abandon him as a baby, his grandmother Gaga takes
him to her reclusive house at the top of Pike’s Peak. Gaga’s parenting
methods are extreme, but Tommy soon learns her eccentricities are
nothing compared to the rest of his family. As he’s passed between his
outlandish aunts, Tommy’s journey takes him to the country homestead of
Aunt Tess (who hides surprising objects in her voluminous hair), the
four city houses of Aunt Penny (who prefers to communicate by ESP), and
the cave-like desert home of Aunt Chelsea the coyote hunter. As his
cross-country romp reveals how bizarrely different families can be,
Tommy begins to wonder if the conventional home he’s dreamed of might
not be for him after all.
The Tall Tale of Tommy Twice
captures the unmoored feelings of young adulthood and the complexities
of American identity. It’s a dazzling novel about the ineffability of
childhood and the nature of family and relationships in the increasingly
rootless American experience.
Heartless (FREE Kindle version on Amazon!)
Princess Una of Parumvir has come of age and will soon be married. She
dreams of a handsome and charming prince, but when the first suitor
arrives, she finds him stodgy and boring. Prince Aethelbald from the
mysterious land of Farthestshore has traveled far to prove his love–and
also to bring hushed warnings of danger. A dragon is rumored to be
approaching Parumvir. Una, smitten instead with a more dashing prince,
refuses Aethelbald’s offer–and ignores his warnings. Soon the Dragon
King himself is in Parumvir, and Una, in giving her heart away unwisely,
finds herself in grave danger. Only those courageous enough to risk
everything have a hope of fighting off this advancing evil.
Escape From the Forbidden Planet ($0.99 Kindle version on Amazon!)
Caramel Cinnamon thought the worst day of her life was the day her
grandparents, the King and Queen of the Elves of Cardamom went missing.
She was wrong! The day she spills sticky toffee syrup onto her father’s
computer, that’s when her worst nightmare begins. She finds herself
marooned on a forbidden planet, sent there by an evil clone with a very
sticky secret. Caramel is desperate to escape. If she doesn’t she will
lose her dreams of returning to Cardamom to become a healer like her
Mum. Luckily, she has a secret of her own and the lives of her family
and friends depend on it!
Suitable for children aged 9-12
The Poodle and the Pea
In Animal Fairy Tales, beautiful illustrations and simple text retell classic fairy tales from a new perspective: all the characters are animals! This book, a retelling of The Princess and the Pea, tells the story of the Poodle and the Pea, in which a lost dog is revealed to be a princess after a servant has a good idea.
From the Animal Fairy Tales series. For ages 3-7.
The Silly Looking Thing
“I don’t want to be your friend because I don’t like the way you look!” That’s not a very nice thought! Unfortunately, many children have either had that thought about someone else or have been the recipient of that kind of thinking. It could have been that they were perceived as not as attractive, or of a different color, or because of a handicap. The list is endless. In this story, Itsy-Bitsy Boy Frog discovers that just because someone looks a little different than you, doesn’t mean you can’t be friends – or at least give the friendship a chance. You just might be surprised or shocked at what you find out! Little frog was! . Grades Pre-K to 2.
Change the World Before Bedtime
Written in simple, engaging rhyme, this story takes an inspirational look into how the little things in life a smile, a kind word, a simple deed can help change the world in a big way. Through 18 stunning illustrations, children will read about eating right, cleaning up the Earth by recycling and conserving, helping the sick and those less fortunate, and working in a group to make bigger miracles. Even an ordinary kid can be a superhero before bedtime! Grades Pre-K to 2.
Kylie Jean:Cupcake Queen
Kylie Jean needs money, so she decides to start selling cupcakes. But her doggie cupcakes can fund a really important causehelping orphan dogs at the shelter!