The Bad Guys

  The Bad Guys By:  Aaron Blabey I just discovered a hilarious chapter book series the other day.  I couldn’t stop laughing.  The text and the illustrations work together very well.  This great series is called THE BAD GUYS by Nick Blabey. Mr. Wolf is the leader of the group.  He recruits Mr. Piranha, Mr. […]

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Duke

Duke By:  Kirby Larson Newbery Honor-winning author Kirby Larson (Hattie Big Sky 2007) has crafted a timeless tale for dog lovers.  It is 1944 and World War II is in full swing.  Fifth-grader Hobie Hanson lives in America and he is coping with wartime complications like everyone else.  His father is a B-24 bomber pilot […]

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Hatched

  Hatched By:  Bruce Coville Author Bruce Coville writes in a very conversational, humorous style that children will appreciate.  His new series, The Enchanted Files, is a delight and I found myself laughing all the way through HATCHED, which is book 2 in The Enchanted Files. This story centers on Gerald Overflight, a cowardly griffin, […]

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The Forbidden Library

The Forbidden Library By Django Wexler When I stumbled upon this book and saw the title, I had to read the cover summary: “Alice always thought fairy tales had happy endings. That–along with everything else–changed after she met her first fairy hovering in the kitchen, threatening her father. The next day her father left, never […]

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Moo

Moo By Sharon Creech What happens when 12-year-old Reena and her family transfer from the crowds, noise and hectic pace of New York City to the farms, beaches and beauty of coastal Maine?  More than they ever expect! Shortly after settling into their new home, Reena’s mother volunteers Reena and her 7-year-old brother Luke to […]

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