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Hartselle Enquirer

Books of the Week July 8-12

By Michelle Blaylock and Patricia Poe 

Wiliiam Bradford Huie Library 

For the Enquirer

Title: “The Universe Ate My Homework”
Author: David Zeltser
Illustrator: Ayesha L. Rubio
Reading Level: 2.9

This is a fantastic picture book!  It is the universal story of a young girl, Abby, who does not want to do her homework – and the amount of work she does to avoid doing it. 

Abby will sneak around her home and dream under the stars. She will discuss galaxies and universes with her father and, in a final act of determination not to do that homework, she decides to make her homework disappear into a black hole.  

The vocabulary in this book is great, with words such as “comet,” “universe,” “black hole,” “atoms,” and “gravity.” The words are used appropriately so it feels they belong and they are adding to the book.   

Of course, the book is totally fiction. However, there is some science behind it, as explained by the author at the end of the book.  

As for the illustrations, they grab your attention from the beginning. They are bright and colorful, and there fun things to talk about on every page.  

This is just an overall fun book. I would love to share it with you. Hope to see you soon at the library!

Title: “Defending Allye” 

Author: Susan Stoker

This romance book is the first of the Mountain Mercenaries series by Susan Stoker. 

This rugged group of mercenaries are true heroes. They are all ex-military men who have bonded together to right the wrongs against women and children. 

This particular book is centered on former Navy Seal Gray Rogers and Allye Martin – the woman he saves from a human trafficker. 

Keeping Allye safe is the main objective for Gray. He does not realize she is becoming important to him personally. With his mercenary friends and handler watching his back, will Gray and Allye find the trafficker and find their lives together?

Please enjoy this new series at the William Bradford Huie Library of Hartselle.

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