Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat by Lynne Jonell

Emmy was once the child of poor, but loving parents. Now her family has money and her parents are always away. In her old school, she had lots of friends. In her new school kids don't even see her. Emmy doesn't understand what's going on until the day she is bitten by the classroom rat and consequently has the power to communicate with him. This story starts a little slow and the cover is only so-so, but don't give up. You will be rewarded. Grades 4-6

Sunday, October 14, 2007

A Crooked Kind of Perfect written by Linda Urban.
Carniegie Hall is all 10-year-old Zoe dreams about. When her father returns home after a trip to the mall with an Perfectone-60 Organ her paino concert is out the door. Is perfect what you really need or can imperfection be appreciated and make you a stronger person. Great read for grades 4-6.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Me and the Pumpkin Queen written by Marlane Kennedy.
Will this be the year, for Mildred to finally grow a GIANT pumpkin? 3oo pounds of orange flesh is not even worth bringing to the town pumpkin festival. It must be over a thousand pounds for Mildred to even make top three. Can her hard work and dedication pay off? Will her mother be proud? Grades 3-5.