Staff Picks for July 2014

What are the staff at Woozles enjoying these days? We have come up with a list of our latest staff picks, and here they are:

Ann-Marie’s pick:
dreams
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
This is the final book in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series. The series overall is one of my favourite fantasy series of all time, and Dreams of Gods and Monsters definitely lives up to the others! Karou and Akiva try to unite their people who have been enemies for centuries, in order to create a combined army to defeat the seraph emperor. Rather than just tying together the series, this book adds to the plot, to further develop an already richly detailed world, and teach you more about the characters that you have come to love.
$21.00 in hardcover Ages 14+

Mollie’s pick:
barefoot
Adventures with Barefoot Critters: An ABC Book by Teagan White
This charming take on an alphabet follows five adorable critters through the seasons. From building bridges over frosty rivers to building cardboard rackets in the backyard, these friends make the most of every season. Rife with nostalgia, parents will recall similar adventures of their own childhoods. Beautifully illustrated, Adventures with Barefoot Critters encourages children to get creative, get outside, and get playing – no matter the season! Great for new parents or for children ages 3-8.
$19.99 in hardcover

Lydia’s pick:
tiger

Mr Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown
Prim and proper day in and day out, Mr Tiger is tired of doing what is expected of him. He feels an itch for wilder ways. To walk on all fours. To leap. To climb. To roar!
Brought to life with bold and colourful illustrations, children will delight in the antics of Mr Tiger as he discovers his true nature. (And don’t forget to peek under the book jacket!).
$20.00 in hardcover Ages 3-7

Nadine’s pick:
bell

Me and Mr Bell by Philip Roy
It is 1908 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Ten year old Eddie helps out on the family farm. At school he has trouble keeping up with the other students in his reading and writing. He wants to write left-handed but is not allowed. He feels inadequate but knows that he is capable of more. He teaches himself math that the teacher doesn’t think that eh can do, and uses these skills to invent things. A chance encounter with Alexander Graham Bell while out walking one day leads to a friendship between the two and Eddie’s new found courage to believe in what he can do.
$11.95 in paperback Ages 8+

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