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Audience: 2nd Grade - 4th Grade
When Malcom finally gets the Exto-Handheld-Automatic-Heat-Sensitive-Laser-Enhanced Specter Detector he ordered from a science magazine, he can't wait to use it. He and his best friend, Dandy, plan to visit the Freaky McBleaky house after dark to test it out, but will Grandma Eunice's story about the brothers who used to live there make them loose their nerve? Find out in 'It Creeps!' Book 1 in the Ghost Detectors series.
Date read: 10/12/2010
Jack Bolt and the Highwaymen's Hideout
Jack Bolt and the Highwaymen's Hideout
Audience: 3rd Grade - 5th Grade
Jack Bolt is alone in bed in the middle of the night when he hears strange noises. All of a sudden, a knife begins slicing through his wall, making a hole. When men come through the opening, both Jack and the men are shocked to meet each other. The men are bizarrely dressed, speak oddly, and keep saying Jack's room is above the pigs. It turns out that the men are highwaymen, robbers from the 18th century (1752), and they have somehow found a way to travel forward in time. When they want to store their loot in Jack's room, he agrees. He discovers that he can travel back in time through the same door, and soon he is recruited as a part of the highwaymen's gang. Jack is in for the adventure of a lifetime.
Date read: 4/16/2010
Jay: Ninja of Lightning
Audience: 1st Grade - 4th Grade
Sensai Wu writes in his journal, 'Heroes who can find humor in even the most terrifying situations are often the ones most able to survive.' This is one of the things that make Jay so valuable to the Ninja team. He is always quick with a joke, but he can also cook and he is a talented inventor (even if his inventions don't always work). Of course, like all the ninja, he is skilled in spinjitzu. In this story, Jay and Kai leave the Ninjago camp and go into a nearby town to get supplies. Once in town, they find the store keeper in trouble and themselves the prime suspects in a murder attempt. Can Jay's sense of humor and his skill at inventing save them from the angry and suspicious townspeople? This is one of four early chapter books which each focus on a different Ninjago character.
Similar books: Cole: Ninja of Earth;
Zane: Ninja of Ice;
Kai: Ninja of Fire
Date read: 12/21/2012
Audience: 1st Grade - 3rd Grade
Jack wishes he could jump like the Olympic high jumpers. Then, his Grandma accidentally cooks Jack some jumping beans, and soon Jack is jumping out of control. He jumps over fences and to the tops of buildings. What will happen when he can't stop? This text-heavy beginning reader book is perfect for independent readers whose skill levels are increasing, but who aren't quite ready for chapter books. (Reading Level: 3.9)
Date read: 1/13/2011
Kid Who Only Hit Homers
Audience: 2nd Grade - 5th Grade
To start with, you need to know that I love baseball even though I am not very good at it. Next, you should know that this is my real name - Sylvester Coddmyer III - honestly. Even though I went to the team try-outs and gave it my best, it seemed best not to sign up. Until I met George Baruth. He caught up with me after practice and offered to help me with my hitting and catching. Mr. Baruth knew a lot and I learned quick, quick enough to get on the team. Mr. Baruth taught me so well that everyone in town was soon talking about me and the home runs I was hitting. They all wanted to know how I got so good.
Date read: 2/28/2011
Mr. Baruth acts and plays like Babe Ruth. Interesting. And maybe a little dangerous? Read the rest of the series and you'll find out what I mean by 'dangerous'. (The series is only four books, so, don't worry.)
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