Friday, May 20, 2011
Emma Freke is almost 12 years old, almost 6 feet tall, and almost the smartest person in her school. Obviously, her mother didn't say her name outloud before she choose it. But, it appears to Emma that her mother doesn't think about many things beyond who she's going out with and what she should wear. When her mother decides Emma should attend the Freke Family Reunion in Wisconsin and meet the other half of her family, Emma learns that appearances can be misleading. I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson is a recommended for students in grades 4 - 6 who like self-discovery in their realistic fiction.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Calli is the third Gold child and her brother Alex who is the star on his high school basketball team and her sister Becca who is on a synchronized skating team, Calli is not good at anything. She's tried violin, gymnastics, soccer, baton twirling, but didn't like any of them. She may never live up to the family motto of "Be Gold!" Calli Be Gold by Michele Weber Hurwitz is recommended for grades 4 - 6.