Librarian Recommendations: December 2018
Looking for a new series to get into? Try one of these:
Space Case by Stuart Gibbs
Dash Gibson is stuck on the moon. His parents have signed the family up to be one of the first to live on a new moon base, but it’s not as exciting as you think. Kids aren’t allowed to go outside the base and explore, and the base itself is tiny! The food is horrible, and the only fun thing to do is play virtual reality games. Then, one of the base’s top scientists turns up dead, and Dash is the only one who thinks that he was murdered. It’s up to him to solve the mystery and prove that something is very wrong on the moon! Book One of the Moon Base Alpha series.
Swindle by Gordon Korman
Sixth grader Griffin Bing spends the night in a haunted house with his friends and discovers an extremely rare and valuable Babe Ruth baseball card hidden in an old desk. However, he ends up getting tricked into selling it to a collector for only $120. To get back at the collector, Griffin and his friends plan an elaborate heist to steal the card. Will they be able to get past high-tech security systems and dangerous guard dogs to get what they want? Read Book One of the Swindle series to find out!
Magnus Chase: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan - Book Review by Mrs. O’Malley
The book I would like to recommend is called “Magnus Chase: The Sword of Summer” by Rick Riordan.
This is a book about a young teenage boy Magnus Chase who has been on the run for 2 years, when his uncle finds him and tells Magnus the stories about the Norse tales are true and Magnus is related to one of the gods. Just when the information starts to make sense, he dies. Magnus Chase finds himself in the afterlife with other warriors who are waiting for the final battle of Raganork. Now he must find this weapon and claim his birthright. With help from new friends, and some old ones his adventure begins.
This book is a fast-paced adventure that keeps you guessing. Will he be able to find the weapon in question? Will he meet his real father? Can he trust his uncle when his mother said not to? Rick Riordan introduces the reader to Norse history. What will happen? Will he survive just living in hotel Valhalla? What about his new friends? Can he even survive their friendship? Read this book to find out. Book One of the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series.