‘HOW TO BE A PIRATE’
BY SUE FLIESS
Featuring a hapless band of lovable pirates, “How to be a Pirate” is a hilarious new addition to the Little Golden Books collection, a mainstay in home and classroom libraries.
Little landlubbers get to earn their sea legs on a pirate ship amidst the goofiest pirates ever. There’s lingo to learn (Gangway! Blimey! Yo-ho-ho!), a pirate look to choose (Pick a parrot for your arm. Every pirate’s lucky charm!), and most importantly, pirate rules to learn (No more toothpaste! Farewell, bath! Once ye choose the pirate path!).
This rollicking read-aloud will be a hit among boys, girls and parents alike!
‘SEVEN STORIES UP’
BY LAUREL SNYDER
What if you could meet your grandmother and change her life for the better, just by being a good friend?
In Laurel Snyder’s “Seven Stories Up,” a leap back in time and an unlikely friendship changes the future of one family forever. When Annie meets her grandmother for the first time, she is an angry old woman.
However, a magical leap back in time places Annie in just the right place to discover what her grandmother’s childhood was like in the 1930s — and to actually change it.
Molly is an invalid. She lives by herself on the top floor of a hotel. She seems a little lonely, but friendly and fun — nothing like the horrible woman Annie has met. Annie entices Molly down from her room, and together the two girls explore the brick streets of old Baltimore.
But as Molly becomes bolder, and ventures further from the safety of her room, Annie begins to wonder if she will get back home or if she has changed the past so much that she no longer exists in the future…
Snyder creates a blend of reality and magic that deals with friendship and family and poses real questions about time travel and its consequences.
NOTE: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “How to be a Pirate” and/or “Seven Stories Up." Deadline is 10 a.m. Feb 17. 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.