New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight (Hardback)

Last Night at the Blue Angel by Rebecca Rotert (Paperback)

Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (Paperback)

The Opposite of Loneliness:  Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan (Paperback)

Just One Day Collection by Gayle Forman (Contains Just One Day, Just One Year, and Just one Night) (Paperback)

Denton Little’s Deathdate by Lance Rubin (Hardback)

All the Rage by Courtney Summers (Hardback)

ACID by Emma Pass (Paperback)

Doll Bones by Holly Black (Paperback)

Ellie’s Story by W. Bruce Cameron (Hardback)

Roald Dahl’s Mischief and Mayhem by Roald Dahl (Paperback)

Uh-Oh! by Shutta Crum (Hardback)

Snow White and the 77 Dwarfs by Davide Cali (Hardback)

The Witches

Roald Dahl’s novel The Witches is a perfect summer read for your nine year old (and up) .  Growing up, Grandmamma always told stories about witches and how much they hated children.  Her grandson found this out the hard way when he met The Grand High Witch and is turned into a mouse.  Now he and his  new friend Bruno, also captured and changed into a mouse by the witch, must find a way  to save all the children in England from becoming mice.

Dahl has such a great way of creating unique and fun characters.  His storytelling is filled with humor and wit that is certain to keep all ages interested.  It is also refreshing to see how empowering Dahl makes his children characters.  He puts them in challenging situations and makes them solve problems that often encompasses the entire world of children.  If you are looking for a book to read aloud with your younger reader, this would be a perfect choice.  The story is filled with amazing descriptions and engaging dialogue that is excellent for  dramatic reading.