Posts tagged ‘Sisters’

Cloudy with a Chance of Boys by Megan McDonald.

As the middle sister in a family with three girls, Stevie Reel doesn´t know much about boys, and that´s always been just fine with her. But lately, things starting to pair up, and Owen, the new boy in her Earth Science class, seems to have his sights set on her.

The trouble is, Stevie doesn´t want a boyfriend –she´s not even sure that she´s ready to have a boy friend. And her sisters, who know exactly here they stand on the issue of boys, are no help: Alex is too busy trying to orchestrate a perfect, Romeo-and-Juliet-style first kiss from her crush, Scott Towel, while Joey can´t understand why anyone would prefer a boy over a frog, anyway.

Look for more fun at Megan McDonald website!

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May 21, 2012 at 12:35 pm Leave a comment

The sisters club by Megan McDonald.

Meet the Sisters Club: twelve-year-old Alex, aspiring actress and born drama queen; eight-year-old Joey, homework lover and pioneer wannabe; and smack in the middle, ten-year-old Stevie, the glue that holds them together — through dinner disasters, disputes over stolen lucky sweaters, and Alex’s going gaga over her leading man. Playfully weaving Stevie’s narration with Alex’s scripts, Joey’s notebook entries, and hilarious elements such as “How to Swear in Shakespeare” and “Dear Sock Monkey” letters, this hugely engaging novel showcases Megan McDonald’s ear for dialogue, comic timing, and insight into the ever-changing dynamics of sisterhood. From The Sisters Club.

Megan McDonald at National Book Festival:

November 8, 2011 at 11:27 am Leave a comment

Durinda´s Dangers by Lauren Baratz-Logsted with Greg Logsted & Jackie Logsted.

Sisters 8,  book 2

The story always begins the same . . . until it changes.

The Sisters Eight are still on their own. Mommy and Daddy are still missing (or dead). But Annie´s found her gift and her power-only fourteen more to go! So maybe things are looking up.

Or not.

Carl, the talking refrigerator, ids on the fritz. He can´t keep anything cold and leaves puddles of salty water on the floor. And the Wicket, their nosy neighbor, is up to no good. Could it have something to do with Mommy and Daddy´s disappearance? The Sisters Eight are going to find out.

Meanwhile, the girls continue to look for their powers and gifts. This time it´s Durinda´s turn, and boy, is her power a doozy!

The search for Mommy and Daddy continues in Georgia´s Greatness, already available at Encino Library.

Look for crafts at: www.sisterseight.com/

June 28, 2011 at 11:21 am 2 comments

Petal´s problems by Lauren Baratz-Logsted with Greg Logsted & Jackie Logsted.

Oh, No!

It should be Petal´s month -June- now, right? The only thing is, it´s not -at least, not yet. It´s still May, and here are the Eights, looking at a wedding invitation.

This is perfectly fine. As far as Petal is concerned, it could stay May forever. Your see, Petal doesn´t want June to come, because Petal desn´t want her power.

But it doesn´t really matter what Petal wants, does it?

Time can´t be stopped. So even if it´s not quite June yet, the month must inevitably come. And when it does, it will be time for…

Oh, no! Petal power!

Visit Petal at Sisters 8 website: http://www.sisterseight.com

June 23, 2011 at 9:19 am Leave a comment

Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis.

“I was twelve years of age when I chopped off my hair, dressed as a boy, and set off to save my family from impending ruin. I made almost to the end of my front garden.” Kat

Read its first chapter: http://www.stephanieburgis.com/books/most-improper-magick/chapter-one.php

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June 8, 2011 at 11:17 am Leave a comment

The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June by Robin Benway.

If there´s anything stronger than magic, it´s sisterhood.

When they move to a new town after their parents´separation, sisters April, May and June recover special powers from childhood – powers that come in handy when dealing with the living nightmare that is high school. The powers also help them cope with the hardest year of their lives. But could the magic have a great purpose?

April, the oldest, can see the future. Middle-child May can literally disappear. And the youngest, June, reads minds. But when April gets a vision of disaster, the girls must come together to save the day of risk falling apart forever.

 

June 3, 2011 at 10:42 am Leave a comment

Georgia´s Greatness by Lauren Baratz-Logsted with Greg Logsted and Jackie Logsted.

It was a dark and stormy night, when Annie and Durinda had discovered their gifts and powers. Now we´re in March, that menas is Georgia´s turn. What a fitting month it is for her – all that in-like-a-lion stuff really suits her personality.

So, here it is, the first of March, rain pouring down. Georgia, with her usual glum puss, is staring out when a pigeon crashes into the glass. Oops! The poor bird is carrying something. Why, it´s Georgia´s gift! A beautiful compact mirror!

What does Georgia do with this lovely gift?

June 3, 2011 at 9:47 am Leave a comment

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