Today’s Library Book Haul

Posted at Sep 24, 2012 1:53 am in

Got some great stuff today at the library! 

I got BATS AT THE BEACH by Brian Lies. Here’s the summary: 

Quick, call out! Tell all you can reach: the night is just perfect for bats at the beach! 

So pack your buckets, banjos, and blankets—don’t forget the moon-tan lotion—and wing with this bunch of fuzzy bats to where foamy sea and soft sand meet. 

Brian Lies’s enchanting art and cheery beachside verse will inspire bedtime imaginations again and again. Come visit a bedazzling world of moonlight, firelight, and . . . bats!

I also picked up HERO CAT by Eileen Spinelli:

Five tiny kittens cry for their mama, as smoke begins to fill the building. But Mother Cat has left her cozy heap of kittens to go in search of food. 

Determined to save her babies, Mother Cat dashes into the burning building and follows the sounds of frightened mewing. 

In five daring acts, she saves the day – a true hero cat!

And Alice Hoffman’s INCANTATION:

Estrella is a Marrano: During the time of the Spanish Inquisition, she is one of a community of Spanish Jews living double lives as Catholics. And she is living in a house of secrets, raised by a family who practices underground the ancient and mysterious way of wisdom known as kabbalah. When Estrella discovers her family’s true identity–and her family’s secrets are made public–she confronts a world she’s never imagined, where new love burns and where friendship ends in flame and ash, where trust is all but vanquished and betrayal has tragic and bitter consequences.

Infused with the rich context of history and faith, in her most profoundly moving work to date, Alice Hoffman’s first historical novel is a transcendent journey of discovery and loss, rebirth and remembrance.

(Summaries from book flaps and publisher descriptions on Amazon)