Monday, November 21, 2016

Recommended Reading: The Wishbone Wish

Judy Moody and Stink are getting ready for their school’s annual Gobblers-A-Go-Go Thanksgiving Festival. Judy trains to win the Turkey Trot race so she can win a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner at Grandma Lou’s. Judy even persuades Grandma Lou not to purchase a turkey. Will Judy win the race, or will the family have a turkey-less Thanksgiving? The Wishbone Wish by Megan McDonald is a humorous addition to the Judy Moody series.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Recommended Reading: School of the Dead

Tony is devastated when his Uncle Charlie passes away, but when he is enrolled in the Penda School, where Charlie went as a child, Tony starts seeing his uncle’s ghost everywhere! Tony also starts seeing other ghosts as well, and is worried about their intentions. Could the Penda School truly be a School of the Dead? This riveting ghost story by Avi will thrill upper elementary and middle school readers.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Recommended Reading: Pete's a Pizza!

You may not realize that October isn't just a time to celebrate Halloween -- it is also National Pizza Month!

Which means it's time to pull out what is possibly the best picture book about pizza ever written! This is a book about a boy named Pete, his papa, pizza and pretending. And the great thing is -- once you've read the book -- you can join in the imaginary fun.

Pete's a Pizza by William Steig is too good to miss.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Recommended Reading: The Hollow Boy

For those who love scary stories, The Hollow Boy by Jonathan Stroud is a great selection for Halloween reading. Anthony Lockwood, Lucy Carlisle and George Cubbins, aka Lockwood & Co., work together to rid London of evil ghosts that can kill people simply by touching them. Full of thrills, scary adventures and close calls, this novel will appeal to students in grades 5 and up. The first two books in the series are just as spooky: The Screaming Staircase and The Whispering Skull

Thursday, October 6, 2016

The New Small Person

The new small person changed everything.  It changed Elmore Green's status in life.  It changed the security status of his precious possessions. Lauren Child  has written this delightfully insightful book straight from a child's point of view about a new sibling. 

The New Small Person shows the changes that Elmore goes through, from beginning as an only child, then being invaded by a new small person, to finally realizing that the new person is no longer too small, has a name and is actually fun to have around.