Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My Fake Boyfriend is Better Than Yours
by Kristina Springer

How would you feel if your best friend spent the summer in Florida, promised to keep in touch, then didn’t? Always picked out first day of school outfits with you, but not this year? This is what happens to Tori. She sees her best friend Sienna for the first time since summer vacation on the first day of school along with everybody else. She’s looking glamorous and talking about her new BOYFRIEND! This is a very different Sienna. Tori suspects Sienna is making him up. Tori, feeling insecure and left out, makes up her own fabulous fake boyfriend without really even meaning to. Well, this brings Tori unexpected attention and popularity; things are going great… except the whole lying to her best friend thing.
A fun, don’t want to put it down, kind of book!
Recommended for Grades 5-8

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Daniel discovers a secret when he moves to Noble Green. There is a group of kids in town with special powers. Some can fly, some are very strong, one can disappear. Unfortunately when they turn 13 their powers disappear and they don't remember anything about their childhood.

Mollie doesn't want to lose Eric as a friend when his birthday arrives in a few weeks so she convinces Daniel to solve the mystery of their disappearing powers. Grades 4 and up

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Monday, September 20, 2010

The Ninth Ward is the area where Lanesha lives in the city of New Orleans. Everyone in the neighborhood is talking about the storm that’s coming, Hurricane Katrina. Some are leaving the city, others stay because they can’t leave, and hope they can weather it. Lanesha stays. She has to use her brains, her strength, and her courage to survive it. An incredible journey!
For grades 5-8

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Uncle said the dead did not return. He was wrong. Sophia is back and she wants revenge in The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall, Mary Downing Hahn's newest ghost story.

Grades 3 and up (not as scary as some of her novels)

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