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Mallory vs. Max
Audience: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
Mallory's older brother Max gets a dog. The dog is then lost, but Mallory's cat finds him. This is a very funny book- trust me!
Date read: 11/19/2009
Audience: K - 3rd Grade
I loved the story of The Little Red Hen when I was a child, and this story puts a whole new twist on the old fable. Follow Iguana as she tries to get her friends to help her prepare for a great fiesta (party) on sabado (Saturday). With each new day, Iguana becomes more frustrated with her friends' excuses. Conejo (co Nay ho - Rabbit) is much too fast to help, Tortuga (tor TU gah - tortoise) is much too slow, and Culebra (cu Lay brah - snake) will have to try to grow arms tonight so that maybe he can help Iguana manana. Sabado arrives, and the fiesta begins, but Iguana whips her tail around in angry circles when her friends think they can attend the party. The lazy friends can only watch from afar as Iguana and her party guests enjoy their evening. But the story is far from over: read Manana, Iguana to see what her friends do to surprise Iguana on domingo (Sunday).
Date read: 6/29/2009
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Maniac Magee is a legend in Two Mills. He can run faster, kick farther, and untie knots better than anyone. But Maniac has no home. He's adopted for a while by a family, but leaves when his white presence in their all black neighborhood brings trouble to the family. His next home is with an old, minor league baseball player, but he is soon on the move again. There are so many stories about Maniac Magee, it's hard to separate the truth from the myth. Maniac Magee won the 1991 Newbery Medal and the 1993 Rebecca Caudill Award.
Date read: 4/13/2009
Audience: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
Some kids get a male nanny (a manny.) The older sibling doesn't like him, so she writes these files to show her parents what crazy stuff the manny does.
Date read: 10/22/2009
Mariah Mundi: The Midas Box
Mariah Mundi: The Midas Box
Audience: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
Travel back in time to England in 1886 to a small town on the seacoast where Mariah Mundi is starting his first job at the Prince Regent Hotel. He has been sent by the principal of the Colonial School to be an assistant to the magician Bizmillah. At the train station, Mariah meets a man who gives him a fancy deck of playing cards to keep safe. On the train, Mariah meets two men; a very sinister-seeming man who is also going to the Prince Regent Hotel and a man who seems very helpful. Why do these men seem to know who Mariah is? Upon arrival, he meets Sacha, another assistant, and learns that several other boys, sent from the Colonial School, have disappeared. Mariah and Sacha accidentally discover a dreadful plot which they try to unravel. They search through the many secret tunnels and caves beneath the hotel and encounter terrifying beasts as they try to stay alive and prevent further disaster. Will they find the missing boys? Will they figure out who are the good guys and who are the bad guys? What evil does the eccentric owner of the hotel have in mind? Read this page-turner to find out.
Date read: 8/21/2009
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