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Going Wild

going-wildTitle: Going Wild
Author: Lisa McMann
Series: Going Wild
Recommended for: 3rd-7th Grade
Pages: 375 pages
Call Number/Link:  J FICTION MCMANN
Synopsis: Charlie Wilde knew her life would change forever when her family moved from the city of Chicago to the suburbs of Arizona…and that was before she found the bracelet. After putting it on, she notices odd things start to happen. Suddenly Charlie seems to have the speed of a cheetah and the strength of an elephant—and that’s just the beginning. She would be thrilled about her transformation if she had any idea how to use the device or control her amazing powers. So Charlie is forced to put her trust in new friends to help her uncover the surprising truth behind the mysterious bracelet.

This was a fun book, lots of action.  I really liked Charlie the main character, she was someone you could connect with.  Charlie and her family has just moved to Arizona and so you see how they struggle to get settled in their new jobs and schools.  It is hard for Charlie and her brother to adjust to a new school as well as Dad not being a stay-at-home dad anymore.  Then Charlie stumbles on a package that is addressed to Charlie Wilde.  The package held a bracelet and an note saying, ” You know what to do.”  Charlie puts it on and then strange things happen.  She is able to run really fast at times or is really strong.  She finds out there are five powers connected to the bracelet.  Charlie and her new friends try to figure out the bracelet, while someone is searching for the bracelet.  Some of the things Charlies does gets noticed.  This does end with a cliff hanger.

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Posted by on January 23, 2017 in Juv, Sci-Fi


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King of the North Pole

King of the North Pole cover

Title:   King of the North Pole
Author:   Lisa Shea, illustrated by Dario Brizuela, inked by Andres Ponce
Series:   Marvel Superhero Squad; Passport to Reading 1
Recommended for:   preschool and grade school superhero fans
Pages:   32 pages
Call Number/Link:   READER SUPER


Rating:  ****





Loki wants nothing more than to be a king. He decides to take over the North Pole and brings an army of frost giants to unseat Santa. Now it is up to Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, Storm, and Human Torch to swoop in and save Christmas.


This one is just for fun.  Our superhero books fly off the shelves without any help from us.  However, I got such a kick out of this one that I wanted to tell you about it.

Loki decides that he wants to be the King of Christmas.  His Frost Giants tie up Santa and hide him in a secret room.  Santa warns Loki that he won’t get away with it.  Loki’s response:  “You have eaten your last Christmas cookie, big boy.”

The Marvel Superhero Squad saves the day.  Hurray!




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Posted by on February 2, 2016 in Based on TV, Funny, Readers


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Supertruck book jacket

Title:   Supertruck
Author:   Stephen Savage
Series:   none
Recommended for:  Babies, toddlers, preschoolers.  Especially those who like trucks and superheroes.
Pages:  32 pages
Call Number/Link:   E SAVAGE, S.

Rating:   ****

Synopsis:   “When the city is hit by a colossal snowstorm, only one superhero can save the day. But who is this mysterious hero, and why does he disappear once his job is done?”

Comments:   Cute story about trucks that is written simply enough that it can be enjoyed by toddlers and younger preschoolers.  It has minimal words and big bold illustrations so would work well in storytimes.



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Posted by on February 4, 2015 in Picture Books, Transportation


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