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Pie by Sarah Weeks

Cover image for PieWhat’s your favorite type of pie? No matter; whatever your favorite is, it would be available and free at PIE, Aunt Polly’s bakery. She just loved baking pies, and didn’t need the money, so her pies would all be free!

But then she died, and no one, not her sister, not her favorite niece, Alice, no one, had a copy of her famous pie crust recipe. Aunt Polly left the only known copy of it to her cat, Lardo!

How can someone leave a recipe to a cat? Good question. It’s a mystery, and Alice, with her friend, Charlie, is determined to find out!

(Another plus to this books are the 14 pie recipes, each one guaranteed to be delicious! Come to read the book; stay and try out a pie recipe!)

Book reviewed by Loreen S., Youth Services Assistant

Olive and the Backstage Ghost by Michelle Schusterman      

Olive and the Backstage Ghost by Michelle SchustermanAfter an unsuccessful audition, Olive runs into an old vaudeville theatre to escape the New York rain. In the comfort of the empty auditorium, Olive sings her heart out and receives the attention of the mysterious Maude Devore. Olive is immediately offered a part in Maude’s variety show, and she is impressed by the theatre and her new costars. She loves this new “family” especially since her mother has been strict with her. But…why does the food taste strange? And how can her fellow performers demonstrate such death-defying feats without getting hurt? Read this haunting tale to uncover the answers to these questions and more.

This book is also available in e-audio through Libby/Overdrive.

Book reviewed by Amy M., Youth Services Assistant

Picture books on Hoopla

Becca has some great new picture books to tell you about that you can read right away on Hoopla!

The books Becca talked are linked below! Happy reading!

Unstoppable by Adam Rex, illustrated by Laura Park

How to Put an Octopus to Bed by Sherri Duskey Rinker, Viviane Schwarz

Play Like An Animal! Why Critters Splash, Race, Twirl, and Chase by Maria Gianferrari

Tiny T. Rex And The Very Dark Dark by Jonathan Stutzman, Jay Fleck