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Turtle in Paradise
Audience: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
When Turtle's mother finds a job as a live-in housekeeper in New Jersey she accepts it even though they don't allow children. It is 1935 and jobs are very difficult to find. Turtle is sent to live with her aunt and uncontrollable boy cousins in Key West. Everything is very different here. No one wears shoes and scorpions are common. She meets a long lost grandmother and possibly her true father. A treasure map hidden in an old piano leads her and the boys on a nearly deadly adventure as a storm rips the island they are stranded on. Just as soon as Turtle thinks all her dreams have come true, they're crushed by a man that she and her mother trusted.
Awards nominated: 2013 Rebecca Caudill Nominee
Date read: 10/5/2012
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
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