Posts tagged ‘Best Friends’

The Grand Plan to Fix Everything by Uma Krishnaswami.

Eleven-year old Dini loves movies—watching them, reading about them, trying to write her own—especially Bollywood movies. But when her mother tells her some big news, it does not at all jive with the life script she has in mind. Her family is moving to India…and not even to Bombay, which is the center of the Bollywood universe and home to Dini’s all-time most favorite star, Dolly. No, Dini is moving to a teeny, tiny town she can’t even find on a map. Swapnagiri. It means Dream Mountain and it only looks like a word that’s hard to pronounce. But to that open-minded person who sounds the name out, one letter at a time, it falls quite handily into place: S-w-a-p-n-a-g-i-r-i. An honest sort of name, with no surprise letters waiting to leap out and ambush the unwary. That doesn’t mean there aren’t surprises in Swapnagiri like mischievous monkeys and a girl who chirps like a bird. And the biggest surprise of all: Dolly. So now, Dini is hard at work on a new script, the script in which she gets to meet the amazing Dolly. But life is often more unpredictable than the movies and when Dini starts plotting her story, things get a little out of control. From Uma Krishnaswami web page.

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November 30, 2011 at 12:19 pm Leave a comment

My New Best Friend by Julie Bowe.

More of Friends for Keeps series:

Ida May’s friendship blossoms when Ida May’s new best friend, Stacey Merriweather, isn’t dancing off to ballet class or spending the weekend at her dad’s house, she and Ida are together.

They even start a secret club after finding a spooky mermaid nightlight in Ida’s attic. They’re convinced the mermaid can make things happen. Even powerful things – if they help her by stretching the truth! This and more reviews at: Julie Bowe´s website.

July 28, 2011 at 10:38 am 1 comment

Ivy + Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go by Annie Barrows.

There´s a ghost in the bathroom at Emerson School! Ivy and Bean can see its cloudy form and its glowing eyes. They can hear its moaning voice. This is the best thing that ever happened at school – until the teachers find out. Now Ivy and Bean have to figure out how to get the ghost out of the bathroom. Will they succeed? Maybe. Will they have fun? Of course! What about you?

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June 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm Leave a comment

Ivy + Bean Doomed to Dance by Annie Barrows.

Ooo0ps. Ivy and Bean have made a terrible mistake. They thought ballet meant leaping, kicking, and cool costumes. Instead, it means thy´re going to have to be the Two Friendly Squids in a ballet the teacher made up. How embarrassing. Can they avoid this terrible fate? Ivy and Bean come up with a escape plan. It involves a field trip, a couple of sharks, and some weird animals that glow in the dark. Is this another terrible mistake? Maybe. But it´s another great Ivy and Bean adventure for sure! Do you want to join them?

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June 9, 2011 at 10:13 am 2 comments

My Last Best Friend by Julie Bowe.

After her best friend, Elizabeth, moves away, Ida May vows to never make a new one. With bratty, bossy Jenna Drews running the fourth grade, that should not be too hard.

Then sparkly, smiley Stacey Merriweather moves to town, and Ida has to force herself to nor smile back…

A live journal of Julie Bowe, author of My Last Best Friend and more books you can suggest to have in our library: or

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June 9, 2011 at 9:11 am Leave a comment

Glitter, Girls and the Great Fake Out by Meg Cabot.

Allie Frinkle´s rules for girls No. 5 is already at the library. If your miss the others books from this series, just make a comment and I will bring them from San Agustin Library.

See this video of Meg Cabot reading about this book:

June 8, 2011 at 10:52 am Leave a comment

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