Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Neil Recommends

Go, Mutants!
by Larry Doyle

Summertime! The time for drive-in movies, hot-rod races, and no-goodnik punk teens. This has it all, plus some old-fashioned humor sprinkled in for good measure.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Jennifer Recommends

by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos H. Papadimitriou

Math! In Pictures!
Logic! With Bertrand Russell♥!

A thrilling read for comic fans and math-phobes!!! True statement!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Debra Recommends

Heroes of the Valley
by Jonathan Stroud
Disney Hyperion Books

So very "not-your-hero" type, prankster Halli goes on a quest to avenge the family honor–and in doing so learns what it truly means to be heroic. Funny, exciting, scary and totally engrossing.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Catherine Recommends

The Outside Boy
by Jeanine Cummins
New American Library

Pavees–or travelers–are also known as Irish gypsies. We meet them through the eyes of Christy, an 11 year old boy full of sadness and guilt over the death of his ma. When his grandfather dies, Christy begins a search for identity that has him delving into family secret and a past he can't recapture.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Karla Recommends

Hero Type
by Barry Lyga

Lyga is very good at creating believable teen characters who struggle with personal demons and/or current issues. In Hero Type the protagonist examines free speech and the meaning of patriotism.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Rabb Recommends

Essex County
by Jeff Lemire
Top Shelf Productions

A graphic novel of the wind-blown plains of Ontario. A town's history full of Hockey & Heart.

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