The Edmond Sun

December 23, 2012

12-26 Good reads


The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — ‘CALVIN COCONUT: ROCKET RIDE’

BY GRAHAM SALISBURY

Calvin’s dad is a famous pop singer, and he’s going to be in a concert on the island. Everyone wants to go.

Dad gave Calvin’s mom 10 tickets, and Calvin has to decide who gets the last ticket: Teacher’s pet Shayla, who has a crush on him (ick!) or Tito the bully.

But much more important: Calvin hasn’t seen his dad in four years, since his parents got divorced. And he’s never met Dad’s new wife. Will Dad still like Calvin now?

Ages 7-10.



‘LUNCH LADY AND THE PICTURE DAY PERIL’

BY JARRETT J. KROSOCZKA

It’s picture day at Thompson Brook, but the students are plagued by a freak acne epidemic.

While the Breakfast Bunch scrambles to put their best faces forward, their highfalutin photographer raises Lunch Lady’s eyebrows.

She suspects the photographer may have an underhanded plan to break into the world of high fashion that puts the students in danger!

Will Lunch Lady be able to storm the runway and stop the vogue rogue without blowing her cover?

Fans of “Captain Underpants” will love the latest installment in this beloved series about an ordinary school lunch lady who fights crime and injustice when she’s not serving sloppy joes.

Jarrett J. Krosoczka was inspired to write the “Lunch Lady” series when he visited his own elementary school and discovered that the very same lunch lady that served him lunch in his school days was still working there. He began to wonder about her life, and after years of thought, drawing, and fun, this unusual superhero was born.

Ages 7-10.



‘MINE!’

BY SHUTTA CRUM

Have you ever had a toy you really, really liked? Have you ever had a lot of toys you really, really liked? Have you ever said “MINE!”

If so, this book is for you!

Enjoy this playful, picture-based book about two very young children and an adorable dog navigating the troubles and triumphs of sharing, now available in a board book edition.

Ages 1-4.



‘THE MOURNING EMPORIUM’

BY MICHELLE LOVRIC

Venice is in peril. Bajamonte Tiepolo is back, and his baddened magic has spread across the globe, from the island of Hooroo in the South Pacific, all the way to London, where Queen Victoria lies dying.

Now two cities need saving by Teo, the Undrowned Child, and Renzo, the Studious Son of a Venetian prophecy.

Time is running out as they try to unravel the mysteries threatening London and Venice. They meet mermaids and mourning children, giant squid, a talking bulldog, and the delectable, deceptive Miss Uish.

But who is friend, and who an enemy in this companion to “The Undrowned Child?”

Ages 10 and up.



NOTE: Email dpeery@edmondsun.com to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “Calvin Coconut: Rocket Ride” and/or “Lunch Lady and the Picture Day Peril” and/or “MINE!” Deadline is 10 a.m. Dec. 31. 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.