Hello, Squinks. Let’s get back into the swing of things, shall we? This year’s March Break Bookcation will include a slew of some loved and hotly anticipated middle-grade titles. If you’ve read or are planning to read any of them, drop me a line!
D’abord, let me introduce you to Poptropica, a fabulous new graphic-novel adventure series that I think you will really love. I haven’t gotten my hands on this yet, but from the excerpts I’ve read, I just know that this book will be completely unputdownable.
First, the concept of the series was conceived by the brilliant mind of Jeff Kinney (that’s right the same guy behind the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series), and it is written by Jack Chabert … which is the nom de plume of Max Brallier (and you’ll remember him from the The Last Kids on Earth, which many of you just devoured). Second, it all begins with three kids – Oliver, Mya, and Jorge – on a hot-air-balloon ride, which goes swimmingly … until they crash-land on an unknown island. And when I say unknown, I mean the rest of the world has no idea it even exists. Or that there are extinct animals and some rather angry-looking Vikings. How could you not love this premise?
The first book of the series, Poptropica: Mystery of the Map, just pubbed on the first of March, so you can bet it will be in our library soon. While you’re waiting, check out these videos to whet your appetite; then head over to Poptropica’s official website for some more fun activities.
Have you read Mystery of the Map already? How did you like it? Let me know!