Disney sent us a beautiful book from their company Disney Book Group. The Book they sent was Don’t call me Pruneface! by Janet Ahearn. This new book was released on August 3 and is a cute story about Paul and his new not so good friend. Paul is his grandmother’s little angel and in the book, he does follow all the rules and tries very hard to be nice to his new neighbor. He thinks she is crazy, a lunatic in fact, I mean the girl walks her cat on a leash. Finally one day he just loses it with her meanness and he calls her pruneface. She loses it and goes home sad. Then they decide to be friends. My only issue with the book was that they didn’t apologize to each other. They made up in their own way and I guess I’m going to learn as a mother that is what life is.
Disney put together a list of tips to get through the school year this year. An entertaining mix of fantasy, education, and paranormal, Disney Book Group’s Back to School Survival Guide is a perfect complement to the the school year!
Tip #1: When the science fair rolls around, please be sure you don’t submit a project that has a gigantic laser eye, can read dogs’ minds, and well, may possibly destroy your city. And if you do… make sure you have a back-up plan!
Tip #2: If you ever stumble on a cottage on your way home after school, don’t go in and eat their soup, break their chair, and sleep in their bed no matter how hungry and tired you may be. Bears may live there, and well, in general, that’s just trespassing!
Tip #3: Take part in extracurricular activities and volunteer. Everything you do helps gain skills in the future. Who knows, you may follow in the footsteps of President John F. Kennedy!
Title: Jack’s Path of Courage: The Life of John F. Kennedy
Author: Doreen Rappaport
Grades: Kindergarten to 3rd
Publication Date: October 26, 2010
About the Book: In due time for the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s inauguration (January 20, 1961), this is a moving portrait of a beloved American figure.
Tip #4: Try to get along with everybody in your class and don’t be quick to judge someone’s personality negatively, especially if that person is your best friend. Your classmates may end up surprising you and doing something really nice when you need it the most!
Title: Clementine, Friend of the Week
Author: Sara Pennypacker
Grades: 2nd to 5th
Publication Date: June 27, 2010
About the Book: Clementine learns the true meaning of friendship in this fourth entry in the bestselling series!
Tip #5: Don’t bully fellow classmates or school guest speakers. They may turn into giant evil food products set on destroying the world!
Title: Super Chicken Nugget Boy vs. Dr. Ned-Grant and his Eggplant Army
Author: Josh Lewis
Grades: 2nd to 6th
Publication Date: October 26, 2010
About the Book: After his tasty alter-ego felled the Furious Fry, Fern Goldberg went back to being a normal fourth grader. But not for long. Bert Lahr Elementary is about to be thrown into chaos by a mad food scientist and an army of evil eggplants bent on world domination!
Tip #6: On your way to school, be careful that you don’t get kidnapped by pirates and sent to work for a murderous captain. That wouldn’t be too fun.
Tip #7: As much as a genius or mastermind you may be at something, take time to relax and unwind a little. The last thing anyone needs is to come down with the Atlantis Complex.
Title: Artemis Fowl – The Atlantis Complex
Author: Eoin Colfer
Grades: 5th to 6th
Publication Date: August 3, 2010
About the Book: Artemis Fowl, the world’s greatest – and youngest – criminal mastermind, returns for another high stakes, multi-continent adventure in this seventh book in the internationally best-selling series.
Tip #8: If you are ever placed in a leadership or spotlight position, whether it be heading a school project or planning someone’s quincenera, don’t be overly controlling. Teamwork is key!
Title: Amigas – Lights, Camera, Quince!
Author: Veronica Chambers
Grades: 7th to 12th
Publication Date: August 17, 2010
About the Book: Amigas is back to plan another quince and this time the project is even more full of drama!
Tip #9: If recruiters come to your house to invite you to attend a prestigious private school when you never even applied, be a little cautious. You may have special powers.
Title: Delcroix Academy: The Candidates
Author: Inara Scott
Grades: 7th – 12th
Publication Date: August 24, 2010
About the Book: Join the students of Delcroix Academy in this captivating debut novel with a supernatural twist.
Tip #10: If your school restricts dating, watch out because there may be undead people walking amongst you in the hallways, ready to suck your soul out with a kiss.
Title: Dead Beautiful
Author: Yvonne Woon
Grades: 8th – 12th
Publication Date: September 21, 2010
About the Book: A supernatural romance about the impossible love between a teen girl and the undead boy whose soul she shares.
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