Monday, February 10, 2014

The Books of Elsewhere:  The Shadows by Jacqueline West

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This book is a mysterious book about Olive who has just moved into an old stone mansion. She quickly discovers that she can enter old antique paintings that are hung on the walls of the old house by putting on a pair of special glasses.  She finds witches, magical cats, and people that are stuck in these old paintings.  Will Olive be able to help any of the people that are stuck in these paintings, or will they be forever stuck in "Elsewhere"?  Read this book and others in the series to find out!

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Escape Under the Forever Sky by Eve Yohalem

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Once I started reading this book, I could not put it down!  This story is about Lucy, who is 13 years old and is living in Ethiopia with her mom who is an American ambassador to Ethiopia.  She isn't allowed to do many things outside of her home there because her mom is very protective of her.  One day, she goes out with a friend and ends up getting kidnapped.  Now she has more adventure than she bargained for.  She ends up all alone in the wild.  Read this story to find out if she knows enough about the African wilderness to survive!  

This is a 2013-2014 Maud Hart Lovelace Division 2 book nominee.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Missing Manatee by Cynthia DeFelice

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If you like adventure, animal or mystery books, this one is for you!  This is about a boy, Skeet, who finds a dead manatee in the water near the Florida coast.  He spends a lot of time trying to figure out who shot the manatee and why.  When he returns to where he found the dead manatee, it is gone. Read this book to see what he finds out about who would shoot a member of this protected species.  

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Kllipfish Code by Mary Casanova
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This book takes place in Norway during the early 1940s.  Marit and her brother Lars find out that all of Norway is dangerous right now.  They are not even safe once they move to the small island with their aunt and their grandfather while their parents fight for Norway.  Read this book to find out how Marit's aunt, who is a teacher, is taken away by the Nazis. If you enjoy historical fiction, this book is for you!

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Dark Life by Kat Falls
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The oceans rose up swallowing the continents on earth. There is little land left. Earthquakes shattered the land. People now live in stack cities. The only place that people have more room to live is under the ocean: the Dark Life. Read this story to find out what happens to Ty when outlaws attack his families homestead undersea. Find out more about this books at

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds
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Jasper Rabbit feels that the carrots from Crackenhopper field are out to get him. He loves eating the carrots each time he passes the field until he thinks that the carrots are following him...or are they? Find out what is happening in this "scary story!" Unforgettable pictures. A new favorite of mine!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Man In the Moon by William Joyce
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The Man in the Moon is the first children's picture book in the Guardians of Childhood series. It is about a boy who becomes the very first guardian who watches over all of the dreams of the children on earth. The illustrations are amazing. 5th graders on down will love this story. This is part of the movie The Rise of the Guardians, where the guardians join forces to protect the hopes and beliefs of children all over the world. Check out the movie trailer at Also, look for other books in our library from this series.