CRUISING – Sakura Book Talk #3


Genre: Humor

My Big Fat ZombieWhen Tom’s big brother decides to become an evil scientist, his first experiment was on Tom’s goldfish Frankie. To save save Frankie, Tom zaps him with a battery to bring him back to life, but something is weird about the new Frankie.

He’s now a BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH with hypnotic powers . . . and he’s out for revenge!

Watch the video below to see what inspired the author to write this story! P.S.


 THE SHOW MUST GO ON! by Kate Klise

Genre: Fantasy

The Show Must Go On

The first book in the new series, Three Ring Rascals.

When Sir Sidney, a kindly old circus owner, becomes too tired to travel with his show, he places a Help Wanted ad in the newspaper. Brambles has big plans: More cities! More shows! No more free popcorn. Soon he’s made a big mess of Sir Sidney’s Circus, but Leo, Elsa, Bert, Gert, and the rest of the performers agree: The Show Must Go On!

Are you small and wise? Do you like popcorn? Do you sometimes get into trouble even though you try to be good? If so, you might be a rascal. To find out for sure, take the official Rascal Test.


 MY HAPPY LIFE by Rose Lagercrantz

Genre:  Realistic Fiction

My Happy Life

Best friends Ella and Dani do everything together, but when things change Dani is not prepared. Although, the book is called “My Happy Life,” not everything in Dani’s life is happy.

A sweet, funny illustrated chapter book about a young girl with a lot of optimism—even if sometimes life makes it hard to be happy.





Genre:  Fantasy

Marvin & James

The first book in the new Masterpiece Adventure series. When his best friend, a human boy named James, goes away on vacation, Marvin the beetle worries that their friendship may end.  Without James to keep him company, Marvin has to play with his annoying cousin, Elaine. Marvin and Elaine quickly find themselves getting into all sorts of trouble—even getting trapped inside a pencil sharpener! Marvin misses James and starts to worry about their friendship. Will James still be Marvin’s friend when he gets home or will James have found a new best friend?



Genre:  Science Fiction

Galaxy Zack

Moving from Earth to the futuristic planet Nebulon in 2120, eight-year-old Zack is nervous about starting school and meeting people.

In Hello, Nebulon!, Zack makes the big move from Earth. He is already nervous about starting school and making new friends, but it only gets worse when he dreams that his classmates are slimy aliens with tentacles, pizza comes covered in gross bugs, and he can never communicate with his Earth friends again! Fortunately, when Zack arrives at Sprockets Academy for his first day of school, he meets and befriends Drake Tucker, a Nebulite boy who also loves to explore and learn about the planets. Nebulon isn’t as awful as Zack’s dream, but there are a lot of differences between Nebulon and Earth, and they make Zack miss his home in Dubbsville, Texas, even more. But things start to look up when he receives a mysterious surprise. What could it possibly be?



Genre: Humor

Fortunately the Milk

While picking up milk for his children’s cereal, a father is taken by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space.

Find out just how odd things get in this hilarious story of time travel and breakfast cereal.

Neil Gaiman reading from his book, Fortunately, the Milk.




Genre:  Mystery

Agatha Girl of Mystery

Agatha: Girl of Mystery is a fanciful and fabulous new mystery series about a headstrong girl detective who jets off on exotic and international adventures with the help of her hulking bodyguard and loyal cat named Watson. The first mystery in this series sees young detective Agatha traveling to Egypt. Rumors of a mysterious tablet unearthed in the Valley of the Kings may be just the clue that Agatha needs to unlock the secret curse of an ancient Pharaoh.



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