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New Humor Books
Reading Level: Grades 2-5
Astra and her family are migrating to Nova Mundi. The trip will take 199 years. But Astra won't see any scenery because all the humans will be put in a deep, deep frozen sleep until the ship reaches their new home. Everything WOULD have gone as planned if Astra hadn't slipped off to the dining hall and asked the Num-O-Tron to make a cake that "is so delicious it is scary." Astra doesn't get her cake because the Num-O-Tron is still computing when she is put in her pod. When she wakes up she discovers the ship is infested with giant, ferocious cupcakes. Worse Pibeam, a friendly robot, tells her there are still ninety-nine years left before anyone else wakes up. Can Astra evade the sharp toothed cupcakes long enough to save the ship??
Other books by Philip Reeve
If you liked this wacky science fiction tale try:
Can of Worms by Kathy Mackel
Archie Takes Flight by Wendy Mass
Space Rocks! by Tom O'Donnell and
Escape from Planet Yastol by Pamela Service
Reading Level: Ages 4 - 8
Is there anyone who hasn't done something that is so embarrassing that they don't want to face the witnesses? In this book the boy's horrible blunder was, "I. Called. My. Teacher. MOMMY!!!" The class and laughed and now he sees no alternative but to drop out of school. The illustrations are Jules Feiffer-like. There's a great one that shows the image of the boy's class as a marching band all shouting "Ha Ha" and wearing caps that say "MOMMY." In the end the boy learns a little about laughing off mistakes and laughing at others.
Meet illustrator Matthew Cordell at the library on January 9th.
Reading Level: Grades 6+
Every morning, before she can go to school, Camille has to walk the puppy (which happens to be a werewolf) and clean out the garage (which houses a dragon.) In addition to her high school homework, she also has to memorize spells. Her “mother” (the evil witch who kidnapped Camilla from her parents) insists on it. But Camille has no magic. And she has no desire to be a witch.
That all changes when her “mother’s” spell backfires and Camille’s crush Devon is possessed by a demon. Camille has one week to figure out how to banish the demon before Devon is lost to her forever!
Didn’t know I was magical!
The Lives of Christopher Chant by Diana Wynne Jones
Hold Me Closer Necromancer by Lish McBride
The Iron Trial by Holly Black
Other demon tales include:
Possess by Gretchen McNeil
The Devil’s Intern by Donna Hosie