Posts tagged ‘Middle School’

A new year, a new bunch of books ready for you!!

índiceThe House of Hades by Rick Riordan. (The Heroes of the Olympus, 4)

 

 At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea’s forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?

They have no choice. If the demigods don’t succeed, Gaea’s armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus. Frtom Goodreads.

Watch the author talking about this book:

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índiceChildren´s Quick and Easy Cookbook by Angela Wilkes.

 

 

60 easy-to-follow recipes, featuring a wide variety of healthy snacks, satisfying meals, and delicious desserts.

 

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Missy´s Super Duper Royal Deluxe: Picture Day by Susan Ness.

 

Missy makes everything Super!!

 

It´s almost picture day, and Missy has her outfit all picked out. It will have ruffles, rainbows, ribbons, and sparkles! But Mom has a different outfit in mind. Will Missy´s picture day turn into her worst day ever?

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Who is Bob Dylan? By Jim O´Connor.

 

 

A boy named Bobby Zimmerman from Hibbing, Minnesota and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Learn more in this book.

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Who is Michelle Obama? By Megan Stine.

Learn about the U. S. First Lady!

índiceWho Was Christopher Columbus? By Bonnie Bader.

Who helped him to travel? What did he do?

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What Was Pearl Harbor? By Patricia Brennan Demuth.

A terrifying attack!

On December 7, 1941, Japanese war planes appeared out of nowhere to bomb the American base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. It was a highly secretive and devastating attack: four battleships sunk, more than two thousand servicemen died, and the United States was propelled into World War II. From Penguin.

 

 

índiceJudy Moody´s Mini Mysteries and Other Sneaky Stuff for Super Sleuths by Megan McDonald.

 

 

Help Judy Moody, aka Detective Judy Drewdy, solve six uber-tricky mini mysteries. As a detective-in-training, you´ll also learn how to:

 

 

  • Find hidden messages in handwriting
  • Sharpen your eagle-eyed powers of observation.
  • Draw suspect sketches.

 

 

índiceAllegiant by Veronica Roth.

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love. From Goodreads.

 

 

 

 

índiceCoco: My Delicious Life by Kyla May.

 

 

Meet Coco. She loves baking, chatting with her BFF´s and helping animals. Now Coco and her friends are selling cupcakes to help save snails. She love snails.

 

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Outdoor Crafts.

 

 

Transform plants into creative projects for your garden. Packed with fun and inspired ideas to try out.

 

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The Big Book of Things to Make.

 

 

Check out how to build a periscope, design a board game, mastermind a water fight, sculpt soap monsters, and more.

índiceCrafty Creatures by Jane Bull.

From cozy cats and knitted kittens, to soft spring chickens and miniature mice, Crafty Creatures is a treasure trove of animal projects to sew and knit.

 

 

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The Big Book of Crafts and Activities.

 

Inside this book you´ll find plenty of things to do whether you´re by yourself or with your friends. Indoors or out, rain or shine, there´s fun for all occasions.

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52 Christmas Activities by Lynn Gordon.

Nice ideas you can practice during the holidays!!

 

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Make your Own Gifts.

 

This book will show you how to make the perfect present including the wrapping paper!

 

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How I survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Shake Hill by James Patterson.

 

 

Even though I´m stuck at Camp Wannamorra, at least I. Rafe K., actually have friends for the first time in my life!

 

 

So what do you get when you mix a bunch of “losers” with a pack of really mean “cool kids” who always seem to make the grown-ups look the other way? Nothing but a whole lotta trouble!

 

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My brother is a Big Fat Liar by James Patterson.

 

 

 

My name is Georgia K., and I know what my brother Rafe told you: Lies, all lies! He says I´m annoying and a tattletale and a pudding-cup thief.

 

So if you´re ready for the truth about how the life of a totally innocent girl and her first year of middle school were ruined by her horrible brother (Rafe) and his superbad reputation.

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The Ballet Book by Darcey Bussell.

Join Darcy Bussell, principal ballerina with London´s Royal Ballet, and Royal Ballet School teacher Patricia Linton in this fully illustrated guide to the magical world of ballet.

 

índiceLauren Conrad Style.

 

 A lot of tips just for you!

 

índiceFood Fight by Stephen McCranie.

 

A new adventure to enjoy!!

 

índiceHome Sweet Haunt by P. J. Night.

 

 It’s been a bad few months for Nora Wilson. There was a huge fire in her family’s apartment this summer, and her parents have been acting superweird ever since. They won’t let her or her brother out of the apartment anymore, not even to go to school. So when Nora’s parents say she can go trick-or-treating on Halloween, Nora is thrilled. And she’s even more thrilled to make a new friend, Caitlin, who just moved into the apartment building. Caitlin knows nothing about what happened to Nora’s family, but she does seem to know a lot about the ghosts that are rumored to haunt the building. As she shares these ghost stories with Nora, Nora can’t help but be chilled by them. Are they hitting just a little too close to home? From Amazon.

 

índiceRead it and Weep! By P. J. Night.

 

 When a tattered, old tarot card falls out of Charlotte Torres’s library book, she doesn’t think much of it. It doesn’t even bother her that there’s a message written on the back: “Pass this card along or you’ll be sorry!” But when horrible things start happening—things that seem like bad luck, but frighten Charlotte the most—she begins to believe in the power of the card and its message. She wants to get rid of it, but she doesn’t want to pass it along and doom someone else to its curse. Will she be able to figure out a way to destroy the card for good? Or will the card destroy her life first? From Amazon.

 

índiceStanding for socks by Elissa Brent Weissman.

 

 In fifth grade, Fara Ross stood out from the crowd when she accidentally wore two different socks one day. Now she’s famous for wearing mismatched socks every day, and she’s determined to use that popularity to win the race for sixth-grade student council president. Fara really wants to make a difference, and she has some great ideas about recycling and school fundraisers. But everyone is paying more attention to her socks than to the issues she stands for. Can Fara help people see beyond her feet? Or will her sock celebrity make her lose the election? From Scholastic

 

índiceComplete Dog Care.

 

This comprehensive guide is packed with expert advice on feeding, grooming, exercise, play, and understanding dog behavior.

 

índiceHow to Speak Dog by Aline Alexander Newman and Gary Weitzman.

 

 

This guide features more than 50 different pup poses with detailed explanation of their meaning, plus cool canine info and rich resources that will help humans better understand the behavior of their amazing pets.

 

índicePhobiapedia by Joel Levy.

 

 

This book explores all kinds of things that make us shiver and scream, from common fears to heights and dogs to more unusual fears of termites and the color red.

 

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Ripley´s Believe It or Not!: Dare to Look.

 

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Ripley´s Believe It or Not!:Download the Weird.

 

 

Discover the world´s weirdest facts in another bizarre collection from Ripley´s.

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1001 Inventions & Awesome Facts from Muslim Civilization.

 

More than 1001 fascinating facts from history and modern day plus 400 eye-catching photographs and a highly visual design that brings history to life.

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How to Draw Harley-Davidson  Motorcycles.

 

A step-by-step guide to drawing the steel, rubber, leather, and chrome of America´s hottest motorcycle.

 

 

 

índiceIvy and Bean Take the Case by Annie Barrows.

Watch out, you diabolical masterminds! There’s a new detective on Pancake Court: Bean! She laughs at danger! She solves even the most mysterious mysteries! What? There aren’t any mysteries? Then Bean and her assistant, Ivy, will make some! From Amazon.

 

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Insurgent by Veronica Roth.

I have done bad things. I can’t take them back, and they are part of who I am.

Tris has survived a brutal attack on her former home and family. But she has paid a terrible price. Wracked by grief and guilt, she becomes ever more reckless as she struggles to accept her new future.

Yet if Tris wants to uncover the truth about her world, she must be stronger than ever… because more shocking choices and sacrifices lie ahead. From Goodeads.

The Royal Diaries New Titles:

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Lady of Ch´iao Kuo: Warrior of the South by Laurence Yep.

índiceAnastasia: The Last Grand Duchess by Carolyn Meyer.

índiceKristina: The Girl King by Carolyn Meyer.

índiceJahanara: Princess of Princesses by Kathryn Lasky.

índiceSondok: Princess of the Moon and Stars by Sheri Holman.

índiceWeetamoo: Heart of the Pocassets by Patricia Clark Smith.

índiceMary, Queen of Scots; Queen without a Country by Kathryn Lasky.

índiceNzingha: Warrior Queen of Matamba by Patricia McKissack.

índiceEleanor: Crown Jewel of Aquitaine by Kristiana Gregory.

 

 

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January 14, 2014 at 10:53 am Leave a comment

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skiSki!: your Guide to Jumping, Racing, Skiboarding, Nordic, Backcountry, Aerobatics, and More by Pamela Pollack.

Skiing is the cool but extreme skiing is even cooler! Race down the slopes at supersonic speeds. Do a back flip off a mogul. Soar off a jump the size of a six-story building.

diveDive!: your Guide to Snorkeling, Scuba, Night-diving, Free-diving, Exploring Shipwrecks, Caves, and More by Darice Bailer.

Venture below the surface and experience a whole new world. From exploring underwater caves, to daring rescue missions, to following fabulous fish and sea life-diving is more than just swimming down deep. Find out the essential gear, tips, and techniques for any type of diving from the basic to the extreme. Then take the plunge.

climbClimb: your Guide to Bouldering, Sport Climbing, Trade Climbing, Ice Climbing, Alpinism, and More by Pete Takeda.

Grab a hold! Climb on up!

Feel the rush of clinging to rock 3,000 feet high, bouldering without ropes, and climbing solid pillars of ice. Learn about the gear the pros use and how they reach the highest peaks on Earth.

grueGruesome facts.

Packed with over 1,500 disgustingly gruesome and fiendishly foul facts, you are guaranteed to be fascinated for hours!

reeReal Pirates: the Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship by Barry Clifford and Kenneth J, Kinkor.

The Whydah left Africa in 1716, bearing the weight of human cargo. Reaching Caribbean waters, the ship was seized by Sam Bellamy, commander of a growing fleet of pirate ships. Shipwrecked in a nor’easter in 1717, the Whydah sank deep into Cape Cod waters, only to be discovered by intrepid diver Barry Clifford, who was dedicated years of his life to recovering the artifacts of this ship, from cannon and pistols to buttons and buckles-and, of course, pirate treasure: gold, silver, and pieces of eight.

volVolcano! by Judy and Dennis Fradin.

The Icelandic eruption of 2010 & other hot smoky, fierce, and fiery mountains.

dogDog Whisperer with Cesar Millan. By Jim Milio and Melissa Jo Peltier.

150 compelling stories of the dogs Cesar has met and mastered-from Nunu the demon Chihuahua to Wilshire the firehouse Dalmatian.

figFigure Skating Today: the Next Wave of Stars by Steve Milton.

40 profiles and over 140 photographs of the world´s best skaters who are jumping higher, skating faster, and reaching new artistic and technical heights.

100Top 100 Finger Foods by Annabel Karmel.

This essential collection is packed with tempting, nourishing recipes for babies and older children-from French Toast Fingers and Mini Chicken Sliders to Tuna Muffin Melts and Salad lollipops- helping to safely introduce new tastes and textures to your baby and ensuring that your child is healthy, happy, and content.

priPrincess Party Cookbook by Annabel Karmel.

Every Little girl dreams of being a princess…

And there´s nothing a princess likes more than throwing a party! From Fairy Finger Sandwiches and Rice Krispies Hearts to Emerald Pizza, Ruby-Glazed Chicken, and Gelatin Gems, these are magical, delicious dishes fit for a royal banquet. You´ll be able to celebrate every occasion in style, with Snowflake Cupcakes for the holidays, Pretzel Broomsticks for Halloween, and Tropical Smoothies for the beach. Filled with ideas for creating themed invitations and table settings, plus tips for making jewelry, gifts, and decorations, this is truly the indispensable guide to the perfect princess party!

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Top Secret: Shady Tales of Spies and Spying by Lauren Buller, Joe Fullman, Ben Gilliland, and Jim Pipe.

No secret is safe. Tiptoe into the top-secret world of espionage to discover why spies spy, how spies spy, and what spies spy on…

  • From spooks to sleuths, Top Secret lifts he lid on real-life spying:
  • Meet the real James Bond and get shaken and stirred!
  • Crack a code that took experts 200 years to decipher.
  • Discover how your cell phones spies on you.

kitI´m a Scientist Kitchen by Lisa Burke.

Turn your kitchen into a learning laboratory with a few household items and a little help from a grown-up.

leWho Could That Be at This Hour? by Lemony Snicket.

Before you consider reading this book. Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Are you curious about what is happening in a seaside town that is no longer by the sea?
  2. Do you want to know more about a stolen item that wasn´t stolen at all?
  3. Do you really think that´s any of your business? Why? What kind of person are you? Are you sure?
  4. Who is that standing behind you?

redRed Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright.

Valerie´s sister was beautiful, kind, and sweet. Now she is dead. Henry, the handsome son of the blacksmith, tries to console Valerie, but her wild heart beats fast for another: the outcast woodcutter, Peter, who offers Valerie another life far from home.

After her sister´s violent death, Valerie´s world begins to spiral out of control. For generations, the Wolf has been kept at bay with a monthly sacrifice. But now no one is safe. When an expert Wolf hunter arrives, the villagers learn that the creature lives among them-it could be anyone in town.

It soon becomes clear that Valerie is the only who can hear the voice of the creature. The Wolf says the must surrender herself before the blood moon wanes… or everyone she loves will die.

houseHouse at the End of the Street by Lily Blake.

In the wake of a divorce, Elissa and her mom leave the big city for a quiet house in the country-but the only reason they can afford to rent their new place is the lingering echo of a tragedy that happened in the house next door.

But a chilling secret is still hidden, waiting to be discovered in the house at the end of the street.

bunBunheads by Sophie Flack.

Until now, nineteen-year old dancer Hannah Ward has followed the Manhattan Ballet Company´s unofficial mantra, “Don’t think, just dance.”

But when she meets Jacob, a spontaneous musician, Hannah´s universe begins to change. With her eyes newly opened to the world beyond the theater, she must whether to compete against the other “bunheads” for a star soloist spot or to strike out on her own.

Watch the author talking about her book:

aniAnimal Encyclopedia by Dr. Lucy Spelman.

Simply the best children animal encyclopedia. This stunning family reference volume has 2,500 animal species, the best animal photography, and exclusive from-the field reports that take you into the wild.

upcAnimals Up Close by Igor Siwanowicz.

This book is full of tiny creatures you cold hold in your hand. Come down to their size and see what they´re really made of, with fantastic photographs that take you into an alien world.

beauBeauty by Lauren Conrad.

Guide dedicated exclusively to beauty, Lauren covers everything you need to know to maximize your own beauty potential.

piWhy Pi? By Johnny Ball.

It´s an incredible geometrical journey into the world of measurement, math, and beyond!

heidiHeidi Heckelbeck Goes to Camp! By Wanda Coven.

Heidi can´t wait to go camp with Lucy! Bit when Lucy´s friends from last year ignore Heidi, Heidi tries to think of a way to fit in. At first Heidi uses her Book of Spells to help her, but in the end she decides to ask the girls why they don´t like her. Heidi is surprised by their answer… and by the time camp ends she has made two new friends!

ideasIdeas that Changed the World by Julie Ferris, Mike Goldsmith, Ian Graham, Sally MacGill, Andrea Mills, Isabel Thomas, and Matt Turner.

Stop, look, and marvel at the creations that have shaped our world. Read the human stories behind some of history´s most amazing inventions and be inspired.

sharShark by Fleur Star.

From giant whale sharks to deadly great whites, find out all about sharks-some of the most amazing creatures in the world.

alleAll about Ellie by Callie Barkley.

The Critter Club is up and running, and so are the girls-especially Ellie! It´s time for Santa Vita Elementary´s spring play, and Ellie is trying out for the lead. As the play draws near, will Ellie let her moment in the spotlight get in the way of being a good friend?

weirWeird but True! 4.

Find more about all the things you want to know in this fun series.

mosMosquito Bite by Alexandra Siy & Dennis Kunkel.

Learn about how a female mosquito hatch, reach adulthood and seek out the blood meal that will allow her to reproduce.

jourJourney to Jo´Burgby Beverley Naidoo.

Mama lives and works in Johannesburg, far from the village thirteen-year. Old naledi and her young brother, Tiro, call home. When their baby sister suddenly becomes very sick, Naledi and Tiro know, deep down, that only one-person can save her. Bravely, alone, they set off on a journey to find Mma and bring her back.

childChildtimes by Eloise Greenfield and Leslie Jones Little.

Three generations of black women remember their “childtimes” in this lyrical memoir spanning a century of American history.

bighBig Book of How.

Answers to questions that every kid wants to know. Great photos, illustration, and diagrams. Packed with facts and hands-on activities.

biwBig Book of What?

June 24, 2013 at 7:52 am Leave a comment

Middle School Get Me Out of Here! by James Patterson.

If you like Big Nate and The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, this book is for you!

After sixth grade, the very worst year of his life, Rafe Khatchadorian thinks he has it made in seventh grade. He’s been accepted to art school in the big city and imagines a math-and-history-free fun zone. Wrong! It’s more competitive than Rafe ever expected, and to score big in class, he needs to find a way to turn his boring life into the inspiration for a work of art. His method? Operation: Get a Life! Anything he’s never done before, he’s going to do it, from learning to play poker to going to a modern art museum. But when his newest mission uncovers secrets about the family Rafe’s never known, he has to decide if he’s ready to have his world turned upside down.

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December 4, 2012 at 12:02 pm Leave a comment

Big Nate Goes for Broke by Pierce Lincoln.

Mighty Jefferson Middle School always wins. Then Nate decides it’s time to go from zeroes to heroes! Will Nate crack under the pressure of the “Ultimate Snowdown”? Or lead P.S. 38 to its biggest victory ever? From Amazon.

Browse inside the book here.

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December 4, 2012 at 11:09 am Leave a comment

Stories to enjoy and share.

Jenny have spent her life as an official adventurer. She travel across enchanted kingdoms saving magical creatures and fighting horrible beasts that most of you think are only myths and legends. She have never had a social life. Her friends have all forgotten her. And let’s not even talk about trying to do her homework. So — She´s done!! She is tired and she want to go back to being a normal girl. But then along comes “Prince Charming” asking for help, and, well, what’s a tired girl like her supposed to do?

 

Hayley´s world is far from perfect: her parents have divorced, her mom has lost her job, and she and her sister, Chloe, are stuck sharing a bedroom in their grandmother´s apartment. Luckily, Hailey has a knack for baking cupcakes – and cupcakes always make life just a little sweeter! But when she and her best friend, Artie, start disagreeing about everything, she realizes that it´s going to take  a lot of sugar to sweeten this situation.

Seventh graders Olivia, Kate, and Georgia have been best friends since their families all moved into the same Brooklyn apartment building. But lately their friendship has been strained – confident Kate doesn´t notice much but the latest gossip, shy Georgia cant´s say out loud what´s on her mind, and both Georgia and Kate are ready for Olivia to stop being a n observer and start taking action, especially when it comes to the object of her mega-crush. When a blizzard turns Valentine´s Day into a snow day, the girls hatch a plan to distribute homemade fortune cookies throughout their building. If their scheme works, it will bring a little bit of romance and happiness to their neighbors- and perhaps help remind the girls why they´re such good friends to begin with.

Ginny has big plans for eighth grade. She’s going to try out for cheer leading, join Virtual Vampire Vixens, and maybe even fall in love. But middle school is more of a roller-coaster ride than Ginny could have ever predicted. Her family has just moved into a fancy new house when Ginny’s step-dad loses his job. (Can worrying about money make you sick?). Ginny’s big brother keeps getting into trouble. And there’s a new baby on the way. (Living proof that Ginny’s mom and step-dad are having sex. Just what she needs.) Filled with Post-its, journal entries, grocery lists, hand-drawn comic strips, report cards, IMs, notes, and more. From Goodreads.

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Four fabulous flower-power girls, three uncool bullies, two crush-worthy cuties, and one teacherly romance… It´s another drama-filled week in the lives of fifth graders Milla, Yasaman, Violet, and Katie-Rose. Milla is shocked to find that her old nemesis has picked a new “recruit” to join her band of Evil Chicks, while Katie-Rose is even more shocked to realize -GASP- that despite the disgustingness of fifth-grade boys, it might be possible that a certain boy isn´t quite as vile as she suspected. Violet is caught up in a whirlwind of emotions about her mother, who is home form the hospital at last but may not be completely well. And then there ´s Yaz, struggling to be the good, studious girl everyone expects her to be, even as a soft voice within her whispers, “But what do you want? Don´t you want more?”

It´s a wild ride for the four friends, with lessons, pranks, pizza fights, and plenty of misunderstandings.

Nancy Clancy has everything she needs to be a super sleuth (that´s a fancy word for detective): She has a glamorous magnifying glass complete with rhinestones, a totally professional pink trench coat, and a sleuthing partner with awesome code-breaking-skills-her best friend, Bree.

Now all she needs is a good mystery to solve. But when crime strikes right in the middle of her classroom, will Nancy have what it takes to crack the case?

Browse inside Nancy Clancy.

 

 

October 31, 2012 at 9:41 am Leave a comment

Big Nate from the Top by Lincoln Pierce.

Big Nate is taking it from the top-the top of the troublemaker´list! Nate Wright is eleven years old, four-and-a-half-feet tall, and the all-time record older for detentions in school history. He´s a self-described genius and a sixth-grade Renaissance man. Middle school kids everywhere can relate to Big Nate´s daily battle against overzealous teachers, undercooked cafeteria food, and all-around conventionality.

Visit Big Nate webpage.

April 26, 2012 at 12:10 pm 2 comments

Anya´s Ghost by Vera Brosgol.

 

Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend wasn´t one of them. Especially not a new friend who´s been dead for a century.

Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya´s normal life might actually be worse. She´s embarrassed by her family, self conscious about her body, and she´s pretty much given up on fitting in at school. A new friend-even a dead one- is just what she needs.

But Anya´s new BFF isn´t kidding about the “forever” part…

 

December 1, 2011 at 12:55 pm Leave a comment

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