Friday, 4 December 2015

Checking my list—for books

Today is officially Santa’s List Day—and so I thought since the big guy in the North Pole is making his Christmas list, I should start thinking about mine. (P.S.—I’ve been super good this year, Santa!)

Obviously I’m asking for ALL THE RUNNING STUFF—new shoelaces, a stopwatch, thin socks… But at the top of my list this year (and every year, actually) is BOOKS.

So, in no particular order, here are my most anticipated  of the New Year.

My Seventh-Grade Life in Tights by Brooks Benjamin
Dillon wants to be a dancer. His dad wants him to play football.  Obviously, craziness ensues. This book sounds all kinds of funny and I MUST have it.

The Rat Prince by Bridget Hodder
The dashing Prince of the Rats-—who's in love with Cinderella—is turned into her coachman by the Fairy Godmother on the night of the big ball. And he's about to turn the legend (and the evening) upside down on his way to a most unexpected happy ending! Obviously, I’m in!

Ravenous by MarcyKate Connolly
A witch has come to the city of Bryre. She travels in a hut that has chicken feet, and is ravenous for children. And once she gets what she desires, she never lets it go. Yep, I’m bewitched already.

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings? Roz's only hope is to learn from the island's hostile animal inhabitants. Colour me intrigued!

Bad Luck by Pseudonymous Bosch
At Earth Ranch, things can get a little magical (some might say strange). Intrepid readers will discover a runaway boy, fishy cruise ship, strange cave paintings, dragon-like footprints, and other mysteries that Clay and his friends need to solve. Sounds like an adventure!

Speaking of adventure, the new Superman Duffy comic, SHIVER ME TIMBERS, is at the press right now. Aye, it’s a good book, to be sure. Tell me the book on your Christmas list and I’ll send you a copy of SHIVER ME TIMBERS. It’s THAT easy.

Okay, Gotta Jet! See you next week!

— Chase Superman Duffy

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