Book A Day: Rufus Blasts Off!

For the month of December, we will be featuring (at least) a book a day leading up to Christmas.  Start a Christmas tradition of reading a new book each day this month until Christmas Eve.  You can get books from the library or pick up new ones to add to your home library while you are out shopping for the holidays.  Our books will range from board books for infants and toddlers, to chapter books for teens, to craft books for the holidays to books for adults.  Let us know if you pick up one either at a bookstore or the library and what you think about it.

To check out a full list of books from our Book a Day December 2017, click here.


rufus blasts off

“Perfect for fans of Where the Wild Things Are, as it too features a voyage by a kid who doesn’t play by the rules. A great storytime choice for young book lovers and adventurers.” —School Library Journal

“My name is Rufus Leroy Williams III. And I am ready to blast off.”

This is an adorable book full of imagination and a little pig that isn’t going to give up.  Rufus is adorable and after reading this book, you will be searching for the books featuring his other adventures.  A great book to read aloud at bedtime or in a classroom situation.

Rufus the Pig has already sailed the seven seas on a pirate ship. Now he dreams of the Moon, the stars, and Mars! So he bids his mateys goodbye and reports for duty at the space center. But Commander Luna tells him: “No pigs in space!” Why? Because pigs pester the pilot, do loop-the-loops in the cabin, and always want to push buttons. Then Luna learns that she needs someone to read a book live from the Red Planet—or the mission is scrubbed. Will Rufus finally blast off? This third tale about the adventurous pig is sci-fi fantastic!