Did you lose a glove or perhaps misplace your phone? Well call Jack Buckles, and you'll have it back in no time. Twelve-year-old Jack Buckles is just an ordinary boy until he finds out that he has the ability to find things very quickly. He is a tracker. A person who can see into the past by touching objects. He is the thirteenth son in the family line of Buckles and therfore he has amazing abilities. But, when a mysterious villan kidnaps Jack's father, even Jack cannot solve this alone. He gets the help of an experienced clerk, named Gwen, from the Ministry of Trackers, a group of trackers who are responsible for keeping the trackers "in line". Can Jack and Gwen solve the mystery? Or will Jack's father be missing forever? Find out in Lost Propery Office.
- Max, a Two Thumbs Up reivewerCategories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids
Meet Anton and Cecil, two mystery solving cats. They are alley cats, and when a new mystery comes calling, they go and solve it. This time, at a fair, white puppies are disappearing without a trace. But instead of one villain, there are actually two! Thanks to some cats, dogs, circus animals, and a burning circus tent, lots of exciting things happen.
Will the puppies ever be found? Will the mystery be solved? Read Anton and Cecil: Cats Aloft to find out.
- Eden, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer
Anton and Cecil: Cats Aloft will be available December 27.Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids
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This book is about a boy that has parents who have disappeared. They've left him a letter in a glass cup and it says that they are either kidnapped, lost, or killed. They have plans for him to go live with his grandfather. They tell him how to get there through a hole in the back of a dishwasher. They ask him what kind of metal he is. Rust, iron, or copper and this describes of what type of person they are. Jed is with a crew of pirates of the junkyard, searching for his parents and grandfather.
I really loved this book. It's full of fiction and adventure. I love fiction and adventuer books! Steven Bohls, if you are reading this, I loved your book!
- Alicia, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer
Jed and the Junkyard War will be available December 6.Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids
Seventh-grade playwright Olive Henry is frustrated by her middle school’s lack of appreciation for anything but sports. While the principal drones on and on during morning announcements about the sports teams’ victories, all non-athletic club meetings are relegated to the school basement, never to be mentioned on the loudspeaker. So Olive and her best friend, Reynaldo, hatch a plan to kidnap the school’s capybara mascot, planning to return it, heroically, just in time for the school’s pep rally and claim a reward: permission for their drama club to practice in the auditorium. And, hopefully, some overdue respect for the school’s non-athletes. But when an animal-rights student activist and an undercover athlete with murky motivations join in the conspiracy, their plans—along with Cappy the capybara—veer wildly out of Olive’s control.
The Capybara Conspiracy is a book for people who like action and sports. I found it a bit confusing because it is written as a play and I have never read a book written in this style. Two words to describe this book are mysterious and action-filled. I think this book is more for older kids as it takes place at a high school. I would give this book 2/5 stars, so overall this would not be my first choice.
- Zoe, a Two Thumbs Up reviewerCategories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids
The New York Times has published their annual list of "100 Notable Books" for 2016.
The list, which includes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, is curated by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. It features titles that have been reviewed by The NYT since December 2015, with links to the full review of each title.
Read the list here.
You can also explore The NYT's list of "Notable Children's Books" of 2016.
Most of the titles are stocked regularly in our bookstores, and those not currently in stock can almost certainly be ordered. You can search individual titles here on our website to see a live stock-check, or you can contact your nearest McNally Robinson bookstore to inquire about stock or ordering.Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Publishing News, Book Lists
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