Top 10 Los Gatos Library Children’s Paperback Fiction Books

The following list is for the week of Sept. 12-19, 2012.

1. Phineas and Ferb: Wild Surprise, Dan Povenmire

Phineas and Ferb plan to do something wild to top their efforts of last year's celebration for Candace and find that things do not always go according to plan.

2. Loser, Jerry Spinelli

Even though his classmates from first grade on have considered him strange and a loser, Daniel Zinkoff's optimism and exuberance and the support of his loving family do not allow him to feel that way about himself.

3. Coraline, Neil Gaiman

Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.

4. The new step-mummy, Kiki Thorpe

As her father prepares to marry their new neighbor, Veronica Kreep, Polly tries to convince him that there is something sinister and strange about Veronica and her family.

5. Raven's gate, Anthony Horowitz

Sent to live in a foster home in a remote Yorkshire village, Matt, a troubled fourteen-year-old English boy, uncovers an evil plot involving witchcraft and the site of an ancient stone circle.

6. Sleeping Beauty, the one who took the really long nap, Wendy Mass

In alternating chapters, Princess Rose, a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty, and the Prince who awakens her from her deep enchanted sleep both share their stories of how they grew up, fell in love, and solved the problem of how to be together.

7. Artemis the loyal, Joan Holub

It's time for the annual Olympic Games, and the four goddessgirls are not happy! It's boys only--and the girls at MOA are not pleased. Led by Artemis, Athena, Persphone and Aphrodite, the ladies of Mount Olympus hatch a plan to get Zeus to open up the games to everyone. Will they succeed--or end up watching from the sidelines again?

8. Holes, Louis Sachar

As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.

9. The girl games, Joan Holub

The Goddess Girls series by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams puts a modern spin on classic Greek myths! Follow the ins and outs of divine social life at Mount Olympus Academy where the most privileged godboys and goddessgirls in the Greek pantheon hone their mythical skills.

10. I survived the sinking of the Titanic, 1912, Lauren Tarshis

Excited to board the Titanic with his aunt and little sister, ten-year-old George begins to explore the ill-fated ship's first-class storage cabin when the ship is rocked by a collision with an iceberg and begins to sink.


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