NEW FICTION BOOKS AT CAL YOUNG FOR 2008-2009!

Laugh Out Loud!


Anybodies by Bode, N. E.; Ferguson, Peter (ILT)
After learning that she is not the biological daughter of boring Mr. and Mrs.
Drudger, Fern embarks on magical adventures with her real father and finally
finds "a place that feels like home." 2005

Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Sanderson, Brandon
When he comes into the possession of a special bag of sand that has the power
to transform information, Alcatraz realizes the importance of this mysterious gift
when it is stolen by a group of Evil Librarians who use it to suppress truth and
spread lies in order to achieve world domination. 2007

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III
#1; How to Train Your Dragon by Cowell, Cressida
Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock
the Third as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the
Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon. 2004
#2: How to Speak Dragonese by Cowell, Cressida
In this hilarious sequel to How to Train Your Dragon, Hiccup Horrendous
Haddock III must rescue his faithful dragon Toothless from a dastardly
kidnapper, while contending with Sharkworms and the Tribe of the Hairy
Hoolians. 2006
#3: How to Twist a Dragon's Tale by Cowell, Cressida
When the tremors from the erupting volcano on Volcano Island begin to cause
the Exterminator dragon eggs to hatch, Hiccup knows it is up to him to restore
the missing Fire-Stone and save the Tribes from being wiped out. 2008

How to Be Popular by Cabot, Meg (See Girls: big drama, big laughs)

I Am Not Joey Pigza by Gantos, Jack
Joey's father returns, calling himself Charles Heinz and apologizing for his past
bad behavior, and he swears that once Joey and his mother change their names
and help him fix up the old diner he has bought, their lives will change for the
better. 2007

Peter and the Secret of Rundoon
by Barry, Dave; Pearson, Ridley; Call, Greg (ILT)
Fearing that the sinister Lord Ombra was not destroyed, Peter and Molly travel to
the land of Rundoon, which is ruled by the evil King Zarboff. 2007

Sammy Keyes and the Wild Things by Van Draanen, Wendelin
(See Mystery)

Swindle by Korman, Gordon (See Action…)

Willoughbys by Lowry, Lois
After being abandoned by their parents to the care of an odious nanny, the four
Barnaby children, attempting to fulfill their roles as good old-fashioned children,
long for their own happy ending, in a funny parody that pays tribute to classic
works of children's literature. 2008