Monday, 9 January 2012

The Best of 2011 #2

The next Best of 2011 comes courtesy of Helensville Children's and Teens Librarian Rachel.

Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis - This book is a biography of Katie Davis who moved to Uganda when she was 19 to spread love to it's citizens. She adopted 14 Orphans at age 21 and continues to be a mother to them. She is an inspiration and a demonstration of love in action.

Bow-wow bugs a bug by Mark Newgarden & Megan Montague Cash - It's a children's picture book and you may be thinking what the?!? This is a sophisticated picture book with no words. It's illustrations are cute and all the adults (and children) that I have shown it to have had a good chuckle.

Book of spies by Gayle Lynds - "The library can be a dangerous place..." Any book that starts like that grabs my attention very quickly. I enjoyed it so much that most of my branch has read it as a result! It's a thriller about a secret library. I don't want to say anymore in case I spoil it for you hehe.

Save me from myself by Brian "Head" Welch - This book is another biography but from a famous guy who used to belong to the death metal band Korn. This guy was on drugs and living a lifestyle that wasn't exactly conducive to living a long life. This book details that life and how he managed to change it around. It gave me a better perspective on what life is like for those people who end up in a bad place due to drugs and alcohol.

The Brick Bible by Brendan Powell Smith - A visual version of the Bible done in Lego. It's very cool!

Utterly Charming by Kristine Grayson - This book is a fairytale with a difference. This is told from the point of view of the evil stepmother Mellie. She is sick to death of her story being told wrong and aims to change it. Because it's a romance, the love interest is none other than Prince Charming! Yes, it's light, fluffy and a title page that would make me be embarrassed to read it in public but rest assured, it is a good read and the cover doesn't really match the story.

1 comment:

mj said...

Great suggestions - I'll be putting a couple on hold.