—Submitted by Los Gatos Librarian Henry Bankhead
1. Ladybug Girl and the big snow, David Soman
Wearing her ladybug costume, Lulu plays in new fallen snow.
2. Melonhead and the We-Fix-It Company, Katy Kelly
In the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., eleven-year-old Adam "Melonhead" Melon and his best friend Sam try to stay out of trouble for a whole month to earn a fabulous reward.
3. Zombie baseball beatdown, Paolo Bacigalupi
While practicing for their next baseball game,
thirteen-year-old friends Rabi, Miguel, and Joe discover that the
nefarious activities of the Delbe, Iowa, meatpacking plant have caused
cows to turn into zombies.
4. The Odd Squad, Michael Fry
Simone, a new student, seems intent on stealing
Molly away from Nick and the only way Nick can think to stop her is by
teaming with his old anti-bullying ally, but that will require Nick
using himself as bait--both as the bullied and bullier.
5. Diary of a wimpy kid, Jeff Kinney
Greg struggles to stay on Santa's 'nice' list while
snowed in with the rest of the Heffley family in the days leading up to
6. Locomotive, Brian Floca
This book presents a visual exploration of
America's early railroads, examining the sounds, speed, and strength of
the fledgling transcontinental locomotives and the experiences of
7. Chitty chitty bang bang and the race against time, Frank Cottrell Boyce
Chitty rescues the Tooting family from a hungry T. rex and takes the family on a tour of early New York among other places.
8. Rufus goes to school, Kim T. Griswell
Rufus Leroy Williams III wants to go to school to learn to read but the principal at first refuses because Rufus is a pig.
9. Olivia the ballerina, Farrah McDoogle
Olivia never stops training in her quest to be just like the famous ballerina Penelope Twinkletoes.
10. Fallout, Todd Stasser
When an unthinkable nuclear attack occurs in an
alternate-reality 1962, Scott is forced into his father's bomb shelter
with his family and neighbors, where they rapidly consume limited
supplies and fear the worst about the fate of the world