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Six Days
3.37
liked it
Part dystopian novel and part science fiction, this title imagines a future world where the remaining residents of London spend their days scavenging ...more
Nov 12, 2011
Nov 12, 2011
 
437
Wodney Wat's Wobot
3.54
liked it
When Rodney Rat receives a talking robot for his birthday, he is delighted to find that it can easily pronounce the letter r with which he struggles. ...more
Nov 06, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
 
97
Deadly
3.58
really liked it
Medical mysteries are intriguing, and this one, told through a series of letters and journal entries, has much to offer even though most of the myster ...more
Jun 10, 2011
Jun 11, 2011
 
308
Hey 13!
2.69
liked it
In this collection, the popular author provides 13 short stories dealing with issues that face anyone on the edge of 13. Teen readers will see themsel ...more
Sep 10, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
110
I Am the Book
4.01
really liked it
Thirteen poets use thirteen different poems to pay tribute to reading. Tireless promoter of literacy and poetry Lee Bennett Hopkins has selected poems ...more
Jun 16, 2011
Jun 16, 2011
 
132
Flood and Fire (Raiders' Ransom, #2)
3.73
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In the sequel to Raiders' Ransom, Lilly, Lexie, and Cat have escaped from the raiders and somehow survived a battle in the waters that surround twenty ...more
Jul 05, 2011
Jul 05, 2011
 
300
The Dragon's Tooth (Ashtown Burials, #1)
4.00
really liked it
This fast-paced title--the first in a series--follows two siblings, Cyrus and Antigone--on an eventful few days. Having moved to a rundown motel with ...more
Aug 29, 2011
Aug 29, 2011
 
204
Bear with Me
3.76
really liked it
Change is inevitable, and it's often hard for children and adults to handle changes in their lives. When Owen's perfect world is shaken up when his pa ...more
Jul 29, 2011
Jul 29, 2011
 
261
What Are You Doing?
3.61
really liked it
There are many reasons for learning how to read, and this picture book provides some of them, making it a sure-bet for the first day of school. Curiou ...more
Aug 05, 2011
Aug 05, 2011
 
527
Everfound (Skinjacker, #3)
4.30
really liked it
In this third and final title in his Skinjacker series, the fight continues. On one side is Mary Hightower who lies in a glass coffin waiting to be re ...more
Dec 30, 2011
Dec 30, 2011
 
570
Dodsworth in Rome
4.18
really liked it
Dodsworth and his duck companion have already visited New York, Paris, and London, and now they're off to Rome. As in the previous titles, the duck ta ...more
Feb 26, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
 
403
Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto
4.19
really liked it
Adding to the body of Holocaust literature, this story of an incredibly brave Polish woman who risked her life countless times in order to smuggle out ...more
Oct 17, 2011
Oct 17, 2011
 
290
Walk the Wild Road
3.92
really liked it
It's hard not to like young Leo. When the ten-year-old boy rescues two lambs, he is caught, whipped, and ready to go on trial when a kindly neighbor h ...more
Aug 15, 2011
Aug 15, 2011
 
304
The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale
3.87
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Looking for a home, alley cat Skilley ends up living in a London inn known for the best cheese around. Skilley's job is to catch the ...more
Aug 27, 2011
Aug 27, 2011
 
565
Emma Dilemma: Big Sister Poems
4.20
really liked it
As much as fourth grader Jessica loves her little sister Emma who is three going on four, she sometimes finds it frustrating to deal with her. After a ...more
Feb 23, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
 
174
The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred
3.88
really liked it
In a twist on the classic "The House That Jack Built," this version features a farm girl who is preparing rice pudding. To prepare her dish, she start ...more
Jul 13, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
 
299
Trapped
3.55
really liked it
Marc Aronson makes history, even recent history, come alive in his books. In this one, he takes readers back to last summer when 33 miners were trappe ...more
Aug 28, 2011
Aug 28, 2011
 
539
It Happened on a Train: Brixton Brothers, Book 3
4.06
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He may be in the seventh grade, but Steve Brixton is one smart boy. Having been disappointed at what he has learned about the author of his favorite d ...more
Jan 10, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
 
495
Franklin and Winston: A Christmas That Changed the World (Junior Library Guild Selection)
3.85
really liked it
By the Christmas of 1941, the United States has just entered WWII after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. This picture book biography describes a c ...more
Dec 14, 2011
Dec 14, 2011
 
227
My Name Is Not Alexander
4.03
really liked it
As time goes by, Alexander imagines himself as various famous men, including Teddy Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, Chief Joseph, Fred Astaire, Jackie Robins ...more
Aug 2011
Aug 01, 2011
 
321
Lottie Paris Lives Here
3.38
liked it
Her curiosity takes Lottie Paris all over the place, and she learns a lot when she takes a walk in the park near her house. This is a girl with plenty ...more
Sep 22, 2011
Sep 22, 2011
 
303
Storm Called Katrina
3.98
really liked it
When the after-effects of Hurricane Katrina force his family to flee to the New Orleans Super Dome for refuge, young Louis--named after the great Loui ...more
Aug 27, 2011
Aug 27, 2011
 
225
Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet
3.91
really liked it
What's a fish that has everything a fish could ever want--food, a castle, a treasure chest, a nice bowl--to do when all he really wants is a pet of hi ...more
Aug 2011
Aug 01, 2011
 
330
Superhero Joe
3.20
liked it
Comic-reading Joe once was afraid of everything, even his own shadow and what might be in his closet. But now, he is quick to come to his parents' res ...more
Sep 25, 2011
Sep 25, 2011
 
175
Magic Trash: A Story of Tyree Guyton and His Art
3.98
really liked it
When Tyree Guyton was growing up, his Detroit neighborhood provided a place for him to "paint the world," as his grandfather told him to do. With a pa ...more
Jul 13, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
 
326
The Busy Life of Ernestine Buckmeister
3.92
liked it
Like so many children of busy parents, Ernestine Buckmeister's life is over-scheduled. She has extracurricular activities every day of the week since ...more
Sep 24, 2011
Sep 23, 2011
 
432
Five Little Monkeys Reading in Bed
4.08
really liked it
It's bedtime, and after Mama has read several books to her five offspring, she turns the lights out. But the five monkeys are intrigued by the books l ...more
Nov 04, 2011
Nov 04, 2011
 
479
Eddie's War
3.87
liked it
Spanning January 1934 through November 1944, this novel in verse follows the experiences of Eddie Carl who grows up in Ellisville, Illinois. Although ...more
Dec 07, 2011
Dec 07, 2011
 
340
Orani: My Father's Village
3.86
really liked it
With incredibly detailed illustrations and carefully chosen words, the author of Planting the Trees of Kenya takes readers to a village in Sardinia wh ...more
Sep 30, 2011
Sep 30, 2011
 
248
Diego Rivera: His World and Ours
3.78
really liked it
This picture book biography provides background on the artistic influences and inspirations of artist Diego Rivera. I appreciated that the author disc ...more
Aug 03, 2011
Aug 03, 2011
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