Saturday, October 20, 2012
LUNCH LADY AND THE PICTURE DAY PERIL by Jarrett Krosoczka. Knopf, 2012.
How odd that on picture day everyone seems to be plagued with zits and bad hair. Another oddity: the school photographer, Stefani diPino seems a little different from the norm. However, she is happy to take cash to "fix" the photos and erase the imperfections. Enter Lunch Lady, always ready to lend a hand. Can she solve this mystery and still cook up a tasty lunch for the kids? Look for a cameo by John Shoemaker (@mrschureads). <568>
SQUISH: CAPTAIN DISASTER by Jenni and Matt Holm. Random House, 2012.
Squish is the single celled amoeba with a heart as big as all outdoors and an overactive imagination that sometimes gets him in some trouble. Join Squish as he tries out for the soccer team and learns an important lesson about sportsmanship and friendship. <569>
LEGENDS OF ZITA THE SPACE GIRL by Ben Hatke. First Second, 2012.
Zita is back in the second book in her story. Zita has been in hiding from the paparazzi since she became an accidental heroine. A robot who assumes Zita's identity is now travelling with Piper leaving Zita stranded with Rat. What could possibly go wrong now? Plenty of action, more backstory, and another open ending mean readers will be seeing more of Zita in books to come. <570>