Hilton's Monthly Picks
for September 2007
By Joe Hilton of the Free Library of Philadelphia
| On the Go with Mr. and Mrs. Green
By Keith Baker
Mr. and Mrs. Green the alligators practice disappearing magic tricks, bake cookies and create some very fancy new inventions.
| The Case of the Climbing Cat
By Cynthia Rylant
The High-Rise Private Eyes are two best friends Bunny Brown and raccoon Jack Jones who live in the same apartment building. Together they track down suspects and solve crimes in their community.
| Akiko: Pieces of Gax
By Mark Crilley
Sixth-grader Akiko and her friends from the planet Smoo travel to the upside-down city of Gollarondo where an accident befalls Gax the robot and a search begins for all his missing pieces.
| The Thing about Georgie
By Lisa Graff
Nine-year-old Georgie is a fourth grader who is 42 inches and won't grow much bigger. He worried that his new baby brother who will probably grow taller than him. At the same time Georgie has to repair his friendship with his best friend and learn how to deal with Jeanie the Meanie.
| Andrew Lost in the Jungle
By J. C. Greenburg
Andrew, his cousin Judy, and Thudd the robot, having been shrunk by a shrinking machine, are transported by a bird to the Australian rain forest where they encounter many terrifying creatures, including rhinoceros beetles, tree kangaroos, and insect eating plants.
|The Shamer's Signet- Book 2
By Lene Kaaberbol
Apprentice shamer Dina is captured and her mother is wounded by agents of the evil Dragon Lord Drakan who want to misuse her inherited powers. Davin, Dina's 16-year-old brother is on a mission to save his kidnapped sister.
By Shannon Hale
14-year-old Miri lives on Mount Eskel, home to the precious linder stone. When it's foreseen that the prince's bride will come from her village all the eligible females are forced to attend a special academy for Princess training. Miri discovers her special ability to communicate in a silent way that seems to work through the linder stone.
| The Root Cellar
By Janet Lunn
Rose Larkin, a twelve-year-old orphan, is sent to live with her unknown relatives in a ramshackle old house on a farm in Canada, after her grandmother's sudden death. When she enters her aunt's root cellar it takes her back to the Civil War period where she meets people who lived on the farm more than a century ago.