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Hartselle Enquirer

Books of the week

June 7 – 11

Title: “Sloth Wasn’t Sleepy” 

Author: Kate Messner 

Illustrator: Valentina Toro 

Reviewer: Sarah Laughmiller 

 Bad dreams, a hard day, scary sounds – these are a few things that keep us wide awake at night. Thankfully, Mama Sloth knows how to help you calm your mind and slip into an easy sleep.  

You will see Mama Sloth share her secrets for a restful night with her daughter. As you read along, you will see how to release your fears and let them float away. This helps Sloth sink into a peaceful night’s sleep. 

“Sloth Wasn’t Sleepy” is a wonderful bedtime book for young kids. The visualization of the breeze flowing through the night air, and doing gentle calming breathes with sweet little Sloth, sets your mind at ease. It makes you want to drift away with her.  

This book has comfort written all over it, from Sloth’s mama wanting to protect and help her sleep, to the soft words written on the page.  

The illustrations match it well. The cool tones and simply sweet lines and strokes flow so well with the written words.  

This new addition to the library is perfect for naptime, bedtime or anytime. Come see us at the library to check it out! 

 

Title: “Vampire Academy” 

Author: Richelle Mead 

Interest Level: Teen/Young Adult

 “Vampire Academy” is a teen supernatural romance and thriller. The book follows the exciting lives of Rose Hathaway and her best friend Lissa Dragomir, both of whom attend a special school for the Moroi and Dhampir called St. Vladimir’s Academy.  

A year ago, the girls fled from the school because of an unknown threat to Lissa. However, the Academy isn’t going to leave Princess Lissa Dragomir and her guardian-in-training best friend alone.  

The girls are captured and returned to the school. Back at school, the unknown threat appears again and is more persistent than before. The girls, however, are ready to fight the threat while also trying to be normal teenage girls. They experience loss, romance and more after their return to school. 

Throughout the book, the girls learn to lean on each other to face the challenges they are given. The both learn they need each other if they want to survive the school year.  

The twists and turns the book takes only makes their sister-like bond stranger. Even the introduction of love interests for both girls doesn’t tear them apart. 

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