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Audience: 4th Grade - 7th Grade
Professor William Waterman Sherman intends to fly across the Pacific Ocean. But, through a twist of fate, he lands on the island of Krakatoa in the Pacific Ocean, and discovers a world of unimaginable wealth, eccentric inhabitants, and incredible balloon inventions. The volcano, Krakatoa, blew up just after he left it, and he was picked up three weeks later in the Atlantic Ocean clinging to the wreckage of twenty balloons. Read Professor Sherman's amazing story of his most incredible journey. This book won the Newbery Medal in 1948.
Date read: 4/12/2009
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
The Warrior Cat Clans are settling into their new home around the lake. Dangers lurk between the Clans and in the twilight shadows surrounding the Clans. The four Clans are suspicious of each other, friendships between clans are breaking off and they no longer work together. The medicine cats are receiving strange and ominous dreams from StarClan which seem to be warning them of impending danger. Leafpool will have to decide where her heart lies, as a medicine cat or with Crowfeather. Squirrelflight can't understand why her good friend, Brambleclaw, is behaving so strangely. Is he still trustworthy? Will the cats be able to survive the danger when it comes?
Twilight is Book 5 in the Warriors; the New Prophecy series. The earlier books in the series are: Midnight, Moonrise, Dawn, Starlight, and the sixth book is Sunset.
Date read: 7/15/2009
A story of forbidden love, worthy of your time
Two of Everything
Audience: Preschool - 2nd Grade
Imagine Mr. and Mrs. Haktak's surprise when they discovered that the pot that Mr. Haktak found while digging in the field was a magic pot. It seemed that everything that went into the pot came out double. For Mr. and Mrs. Haktak who lived in a humble little hut and were very old and poor, this could be the answer to all their problems. Or does the pot bring with it a double set of problems as well. Enjoy reading 'Two of Everything' by Lily Toy Hong to find out what happens when Mrs. Haktak takes a tumble into this amazing pot.
Similar authors: Hans Crhistian Andersen, Amy Lowry Poole; Yeh-Shen; Ai-Ling Louie; Ed Young; Eric A. Kimmel
Similar books: Little Sima and the Giant Bowl: A Chinese Folktale by Zhi Qu;
The Dragon Emperor: A Chinese Folktale by Ping Wang;
The Lost Horse: A Chinese folktake by Ed Young;
Ling-Li and the Phoenix Fairy: A Chinese Folktale by Ellen Greene
Date read: 7/29/2011
Audience: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
Scott loves football, but all the other kids notice him for is his brains. New in town, he's eager to make friends, but no one pays any attention to him. Then Chris, the best football player in the sixth grade, steps in when another kid is picking on Scott. Chris and Scott become fast friends, and that helps Scott on the football field. But Chris has a secret that could get him kicked off the team. Can Scott help Chris, or will the team lose Chris's talent forever? Will Scott ever succeed on the football field?
Date read: 7/30/2009
Audience: 7th Grade - 8th Grade
Travel into a future world in which every child will undergo an operation that will change their lives forever. Tally Youngblood is happily awaiting her 16th birthday, the day she will no longer be one of the 'Uglies' but become a pleasure-seeking 'Pretty.' Waiting for her 16th birthday, Tally meets Shay, another female 'Ugly', who shares her enjoyment of hoverboarding and risky pranks. A few days before Shay and Tally are scheduled to become'Pretty', Shay tells Tally about a distant settlement called the Smoke where people have refused to become 'Pretty'. Shay has decided to escape the city and travel to the Smoke and asks Tally to come with her. When Tally refuses, Shay gives her a cryptic note that will help Tally find the settlement if she chooses to follow her. When Shay is found missing, the authorities give Tally an impossible choice: either she finds Shay and the Smoke or she will be 'Ugly' forever. Will Tally turn her friend in or will her dream of becoming a 'Pretty' go up in smoke?
Date read: 7/9/2009
A futuristic world where everyone gets to be gorgeous when they turn 16. One girl rebels...
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