Book Talks: What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible by Ross Welford

From Ross Welford, the author of Time Traveling with a Hamster, comes What not to do if you turn invisible. 13 year old Ethel is plagued by acne, and after a combination of untested medications and a visit to a sunbed she gets more than she bargains for when she develops the ability to turn invisible. At first it’s fun being invisible – at least her acne isn’t a problem when no one can see you – but when one day the invisibility fails to wear off, she has to race to find an antidote, and possibly solve an even deeper mystery.

What not to do if you turn invisible by Ross Welford is available to reserve at the Haliburton County Public Library.

*Originally aired in September 2018 on 100.9 CANOE FM.

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Book Talk: A Tiding of Magpies by Steve Burrows

Detective Chief Inspector Jejeune finds his most celebrated case suddenly reopened in A Tiding of Magpies by Steve Burrows. When the case that made Domenic Jejeune’s career is pulled apart in the spotlight, long buried secrets threaten to come to light. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, Lindy, faces an unseen threat of her own, one which may also be connected to the old case. With Jejeune preoccupied fending off inquiries from the Crown Prosecution Service and the media, it will be up to the stalwart Sergeant Maik to protect Lindy. With the chief superintendent’s long-standing support for Jejeune fading, the pressure is on to solve a recent murder case. Clues from the old case may be helpful in solving this new crime, but delving into the past may prove difficult for Domenic Jejeune … and dangerous for them all.

A Tiding of Magpies by Steve Burrows is available to reserve at the Haliburton County Public Library.

Book Talks: A Dog Named Doug by Karma Wilson, Illustrated by Matthew Myers

36373662Anyone with a dog that loves to dig will love A Dog Named Doug, a picture book written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Matthew Myers.

Meet Doug. Doug is a dog that loves to dig. But when Doug digs he doesn’t just dig holes in the backyard.

He digs ditches the size of tractors! He digs tunnels through gold mines! He even digs his way to the White House! Yes, not even the Secret Service can stop this doggo.

A Dog Named Doug written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Matthew Myers is available to reserve at the Haliburton County Public Library.

Book Talks: Short for Chameleon by Vicki Grant

In Short for Chameleon by Vicki Grant, Cam Redden and his dad are rent-a-relatives, available for hire to anyone looking to upgrade. Embarrassed by your brother? Estranged from your uncle? Then you might need some help from Almost Family Surrogate Agency. Cam’s job is all about being whoever other people want him to be. Then two new clients come along. Albertina is an old lady with a big mouth, a bigger wig and a serious mission. Raylene is a beautiful girl with a nose ring, a wonky eye and a painful secret. Now, to get to the bottom of the tragic mysteries that fuel them both, Cam may finally have to be himself.

Short for Chameleon by Vicki Grant is available to reserve at the Haliburton County Public Library.

*Originally aired in August 2018 on 100.9 CANOE FM

Book Talks: Black Panther : The Young Prince by Ronald L. Smith

35099656For young fans of Marvel’s Black Panther, the graphic novel Black Panther: The Young Prince by Ronald L. Smith brings us the origin story of T’Challa, future Black Panther and ruler and protector of Wakanda.

Twelve year old T’Challa is living a comfortable life in Wakanda, getting into mischief with his best friend M’Baku, when his father, the current Black Panther makes the startling decision to send T’Challa and M’Baku to school in America – to South Side Middle School in Chicago. Even with a high tech suit and vibranium ring to use in emergencies, T’Challa soon finds he may not be equipped for life in America – especially when it comes to navigating new friendships and hiding his true identity as the prince of a powerful nation. When strange things start happening around the school, T’Challa investigates, uncovering something far more sinister than he could ever have imagined. Now he must take on the mantle of hero to protect his classmates and friends from an ancient evil, setting him on the path to become the future Black Panther.  

Black Panther : The Young Prince a graphic novel  by Ronald L. Smith is available to reserve at the Haliburton County Public Library.

*Originally aired in August 2018 on 100.9 CANOE FM.

Book Talks: The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George

In The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley are forced to confront the past as they try to solve a crime that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of a quiet, historic medieval town in England. The cozy, country town of Ludlow is stunned when one of its most revered respected citizens–Ian Druitt, the local deacon–is accused of a serious crime. Then, while in police custody, Ian is found dead. Did he kill himself? Or was he murdered? When Barbara Havers is sent to Ludlow to investigate the chain of events that led to Ian’s death, all the evidence points to suicide. But Barbara can’t shake the feeling that she’s missing something. She decides to take a closer look at the seemingly ordinary inhabitants of Ludlow–mainly elderly retirees and college students–and discovers that almost everyone in town has something to hide. A masterful work of suspense, The Punishment She Deserves can be requested through the Haliburton County Public Library.

*Originally aired in August 2018 on 100.9 CANOE FM.

Book Talks: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

32148570Based on a notorious true-life scandal, Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate begins in Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty. In present day South Carolina, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history. Before We Were Yours can be requested through the Haliburton County Public Library.

*Originally aired in July 2018 on 100.9 CANOE FM.