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Audience: Preschool - Preschool
Three animals find a crown in the forest on a rock labeled, 'For the Mightiest.' Soon, the elephant, bear, and lion are arguing about who deserves the crown. They decide that whichever one of them can frighten a little old woman the most will win the crown. One by one, they jump out to scare her, and soon they are fighting over which animal was most terrifying. Suddenly, a giant appears, and he takes the crown and seizes the animals. Will someone come along to save the animals? Who could be mightier than the giant?
Date read: 6/4/2010
Million Shades of Gray
Audience: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
It's 1975 and Y'Tin lives in Viet Nam with his Dega family. At 13, Y'Tin is the youngest elephant handler in the village. He is also the best. He dreams of spending his whole life with the elephants and maybe someday opening a school so he can teach other Dega how to train wild elephants. But the war has a way of dashing peoples dreams. The Americans leave Viet Nam and without their protection, the North Vietnamese overrun the Dega villages. Y'Tin's life changes forever as he deparately tries to save his family and his beloved elephants.
Date read: 9/7/2012
Audience: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
Thea and her dad are always on the move, from one small Cariboo town to another, trying to leave behind the pain of Thea's mom's death. They never stay long enough in one place for Thea to make friends, but when her dad gets work renovating a guest ranch on Gumboot Lake, she dares to hope that their wandering days are over. At the ranch, she makes friends with Van, a local boy, and works hard to build the trust of an abused horse named Renegade. When Thea unearths the decades-old story of a four-year-old girl who disappeared from the ranch and was never seen again, she enlists Van to help her solve the mystery. When some disturbing facts come to light, she finally starts to come to terms with the losses in her own life.
Date read: 10/7/2011
Misty of Chincoteague
Audience: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
The band of wild ponies on Assateague Island includes the mysterious Phantom. Paul and his sister Maureen are determined to own a pony from this herd. What happens when the Phantom and her foal Misty are included in the annual pony roundup? If you enjoy this book, be sure to read the sequel: Stormy, Misty's Foal.
Awards won: Newbery Honor book 1948
Date read: 10/20/2011
Audience: Preschool - 3rd Grade
This book is a retelling of the traditional Ukrainian tale in which a boy's lost mitten becomes a home from the cold for more and more animals. The repetition of what the animals say and the realistic looking illustrations make this book a great retelling.
Awards nominated: Monarch Award Nominee 2012
Date read: 4/11/2011
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