The Sasquatch Escape: book 1 of The Imaginary Veterinary by Suzanne Selfors 215 pages
This book was a hoot. It is a great book for kids in 3rd grade and up. The premise is that young Ben has to go stay for the summer with his grandpa he barely knows. Grandpa Abe lives in Buttonville, once home to a big button factory, but now basically a retirement community. Ben, having lived his whole life in Los Angeles, is pretty sure he's going to have the most boring summer ever. What's he going to do? Head to the Senior Center with his grandpa every day? He has no idea that he may be headed for the most interesting and exciting summer of his life. It all starts when Grandpa Abe's cat drags home what looks suspiciously like a baby dragon.
This was a Mark Twain preliminary nominee this year, which means it didn't make the final list. Too bad, because it was a lot of fun!