Monday, March 15, 2010

March JP Book of The Month!

TRACTION MAN IS HERE!

It's Christmas morning and Traction Man arrives in a gift box. Traction Man with his combat boots, battle pants and warfare shirt is a little boy's dream come true! He has grippy hands, swivel eyes and extra string. He patrols his boy's house protecting toys from the Evil Pillows, guarding the breakfast toast and searching for sunken wrecks in the dishwater. While in the dishwater he meets the poisonous Dishcloth who tries to suffocate him! Here comes little Scrubbing Brush to the rescue, and Traction man has been saved. Traction Man action figure is ready for anything . . . except for his boy's granny who has knit him a humiliating green outfit. You'll just have to check it out to find out what happens next.
This is a great read especially for little boys who love their superheroes (little girls will like it too).
Mini Grey is the Author of this book and also Traction Man Meets Turbo Dog. Both of these books are available at Lansing Public Library.
Traction Man Is Here was also one of the 2008 Monarch Children's Choice Book award nominees, and 2005 Boston Globe Book Awards winners.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Sixth grader Greg records his middle school experiences in this funny, often realistic journal. And as Greg points out, this is definitely a journal, not a diary! Tag along as he deals with an older, wanna-be-rock-star brother, a younger can-do-no-wrong brother and a best friend who surprisingly passes him up on the popularity ladder. Greg is like many 6th grade boys who think about girls, ALOT, find clever ways to avoid all forms of work, and day dream about life after the dreaded middle school. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney is a quick read with amusing illustrations that every middle-schooler will enjoy. FYI--Look for this movie in theaters March 19th and the Borders in Schaumburg will host a meet & greet with the author and cast on March 10th at 7pm but you first must get a wristband at the store starting at 9am.