HOT ENOUGH FOR YA???? Ready to sit under the AC unit in a deep freezer? It might not be that hot (yet) but if you are making your disaster plan to beat the heat, we’ve got some suggestions. Curl up with one of these titles–as recommended by youth patrons of the St. Louis Public Library. Check one out today!
Marvel Superhero Squad: Squad Up! by Paul Tobin with art by Dario Brizuela
It’s about funny things that happen to the superheros while they were on vacation. My favorite part was when Hulk Traded Falcon to the Super Villain team in exchange for two baby ducks.
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
Trenton Lee Stewart has a LOT of talent. This book was written very well. I’m glad I decided to read it. He makes all the characters pop out and I couldn’t stop turning the pages. My favorite character was Sticky. His real name is George Washington but people call him Sticky because everything he has seen or heard sticks in his head. He is scared of almost everything, but he overcomes his fears by the end of the book.
The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan
This Book is about three friends who go on an adventure to return Zeus’ lighting bolt. I did not like this book because it was boring and too long. Their adventure was only exciting if they encountered a monster. It goes on and on and on and on and on about nothing at times and it makes me zone out. I also don’t know anything about Ancient Greek monsters and heroes. If you don’t know much about that, you might not know what’s going on. If you are interested in Ancient Greek heroes and know a lot about them you might enjoy this book!
How They Croaked by Georgia Bragg; illustrations by Kevin O’Malley
(Albert Einstein’s chapter)
Albert Einstein was born in Germany and his mother noticed he had an overly large head. He was 26 when he came up with a general theory of Relativity. Albert also won the Nobel Prize. Einstein died in New Jersey on April 18th, 1955 form a burst artery. He was 76 years old. his body was examined in a so-called autopsy. They sliced open his body, right down the middle! His rib cages jammed right open. They also combed Einstein’s hair and then scalped him ear to ear. They cut his skull in half, just above his eyebrow with a special tool. Einstein’s cranium came off with a sticky, sucking sound. Everything that was wired from his brain like his spine, etc. was snipped free then the doctor reached into Albert’s head and grabbed the brain. The doctor took the brain to a grocery store and weighed it. It was actually a tad less smaller than the average brain. As you can see, Albert holds a lot of facts.
Spider-man: Secret Wars by Paul Tobin with art by Patrick Scherberger
Peter Parker a.k.a. Spider-man is a superhero. So are Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, and the Human Torch, etc. What was to happen if all these superheroes were to be transported to an alien world where they were to fight super villains? What if they got buried under a 5,000,000,000,000 ton mountain that only the Hulk could lift??? This is what happened. If you want to know what happened next you will have to read the book. Well no, I will tell you. They won and even had wishes granted!
Have a book you want to recommend? Tell us about it in the comments, or visit the Youth Services Staff at your local Branch of the St. Louis Public Library!