Hunger

  Hunger By:  Donna Jo Napoli The plight of the Irish people during the 1840s potato famine is told through the eyes of twelve-year-old Lorraine.  Her father is a tenant farmer in County Galway, Ireland.  She lives in a one-room house with her little brother, Paddy, her ma and her da.  Lorraine wakes up one […]

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Just Like Jackie

Just Like Jackie By:  Lindsey Stoddard Eleven year-old Robinson “Robbie” Hart wants to be more like her namesake Jackie Robinson, but she gets in trouble at school for letting her anger get the best of her.  Robbie is worried about her guardian grandfather’s failing memory.  He is the only family she has.  She wishes she […]

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Did You Hear What I Heard? Poems About School

Did You Hear What I Heard?  Poems About School   Written by Kay Winters, illustrations by Patrice Barton A delightful introduction to poetry for children, with a relatable theme: elementary school.  These poems cover all the basic school-day experiences: the bustle of breakfast and getting out of the door, the arrival at school, subjects, friends, […]

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Secrets of the Sea

Secrets of the Sea By:  Kate Baker The introduction of this book states, “Oceans are one of the least understood places on the planet.”  This is true and there are many ocean creatures that readers are unfamiliar with.  Author, Kate Baker, introduces young readers to many unfamiliar organisms.  The book is broken down by five […]

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