The Edmond Sun

October 29, 2012

10-30-12 Good Reads

Books


The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — ‘MR. NOAH AND

HIS FAMILY’

BY JANE WERNER

This classic Little Golden Book, now back in print, features artwork of a child playing with her toy Noah’s Ark set, accompanied by a rhyme that preschoolers will love to hear as they identify the animals.

Jane Werner was one of the first editors of the Little Golden Book line. She wrote many of them over the years, including the best-selling classic “My Little Golden Book About God.”

Caldecott medalists Alice and Martin Provensen began to illustrate books together in 1946, many of them for Golden Books. Their Little Golden Book “The Color Kittens,” written by Margaret Wise Brown, is a beloved classic.

Ages 2-5.



‘THE COW WENT OVER THE MOUNTAIN’

BY JEANETTE KRINSLEY

Little Golden Books is well-recognized by readers young and old, with stories featuring farm animals as some of their best-selling and most beloved titles.

Little Cow thinks life will be better on the “other mountain,” and convinces a few animals that the grass will be munchier, the bugs crunchier, the water sploshier, the mud sloshier…but when they get there, they find that the grass isn’t really greener on the other side.

This simple, witty tale, brought to life by Caldecott medalist Feodor Rojankovsky, was originally published in 1963 and is now back in print as a Little Golden Book Classic.

Ages 2-5.



‘SAMMY KEYES AND THE POWER OF JUSTICE JACK’

BY WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN

In the latest addition to the Sammy Keyes series, Sammy thought she’d seen all the weirdness her town had to offer — and then she meets Justice Jack, Santa Marina’s very own superhero.

Well, really he’s just a guy in spandex and a mask who rides around town on a dirt bike, hoping to find some crime to fight. The old folks in town think he’s wonderful.

So wonderful that they’ve asked him to track down Sammy’s neighbor Mrs. Wedgewood, who seems to have disappeared — along with a lot of other people’s cash. Sammy’s friends think Justice Jack is funny and cool.

But Sammy thinks he’s kind of … lame. When a real mystery comes along, Sammy finds herself right in the middle of it.

Ages 10 and up.



‘SUCK IT UP AND DIE’

BY BRIAN MEEHL

Brian Meehl’s snarky sequel to the well-reviewed fan favorite “Suck It Up” contains new characters, both good and evil, and more comedic takes on the world of vampires.

From mainstream to bloodstream, all will be revealed in this fang and folly infested follow-up that guarantees someone will suck it up and die.

Nearly two years after “Suck It Up,” all Morning McCobb wants is to complete his training at the New York Fire Academy and to stay head over heels in love with Portia for as long as the chronology-crossed lovers can, given that she’s now 18 and he’s stalled at 16.

Then tension between Morning’s wish for a simple, out-of-the-spotlight life, and Portia’s cinematic obsession with historic events escalates to the breaking point when a super-sinister vampire rises from the grave with a powerful thirst for revenge.

Ages 12 and up.



‘TOUCHED’

BY CYN BALOG

Nick Cross always listens to the voice in his head. Because if he doesn’t? Things can go really, really wrong.

Like the day he decided to go off script and save a girl from being run over … and let another one drown. Trying to change the future doesn’t work.

But this summer at the Jersey Shore, something’s about to happen that Nick never could have predicted. He meets a girl named Taryn and finds out about the Book of Touch.

Now the path that he thought he was on begins to shift … and there’s no way to stop things from happening. In a life where there are no surprises, nothing has prepared Nick for what he’s about to discover — or the choice he will be forced to make….

Cyn Balog has always wanted to be a fortune-teller on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights. She is the author of teen paranormal novels “Starstruck,” “Sleepless,” and “Fairy Tale.”

Ages 12 and up.



NOTE: Email dpeery@edmondsun.com to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “Mr. Noah and His Family/The Cow Went Over the Mountain” combo and/or “Sammy Keyes and the Power of Justice Jack.” Deadline is 10 a.m. Nov. 5. Winner will be notified by return email. Winner is responsible for picking up the book at The Edmond Sun at 123 S. Broadway. All entrants must be 18 or older to win.