Friday, July 22, 2011
Vincent Shadow: Toy Inventor by Tim Kehoe
Vincent has invented toys most of his life. He and his mom built a secret lab behind his closet door and created (or tried to create) all kinds of cool stuff. But, now his mother is dead and his Dad has married an evil stepmother he met on the Internet. His life as toy inventor seems to be over since they've moved from New York City Minneapolis. But, maybe not, when his teacher encourages them all to enter a toy contest. Recommended for grades 3 - 6
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Missing On Superstition Mountain by Elise Broach. The Barkers have just moved to Arizona and their parents have told them not to go into the mountains behind their home. The desert is too dangerous. But, when their cat runs into the mountains, they have to follow him to protect him from mountain lions. And when they find three human skulls, they know they will have to go back.
Recommended for grades 4 and up.