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The Horned Toad Prince
This is a retelling of the fairy tale The Frog Prince set in the American southwest. Like in the original tale, a young girl makes a promise to a toad ...more
Oct 15, 2009
Dec 21, 2009
Anything But Typical
This novel is told from the point of view a 12 year old boy with autism. Jason attends a public school, but doesn’t have any friends and is often the ...more
Nov 02, 2009
Dec 21, 2009
Silver Packages: An Appalachian Christmas Story
After a wealthy man is injured in a car accident in Appalachia, he is nursed back to health by the locals only for them to refuse payment when he is w ...more
Dec 2009
Dec 21, 2009
Tuck Everlasting
Winnie Foster is an overprotected only child who lives in a rural area near a wood. On the day she decides to run away, she meets the Tuck family who ...more
Nov 2009
Dec 21, 2009
Miss Happiness and Miss Flower
Miss Happiness and Miss Flower are Japanese dolls that are given to two little girls living in England. The book is told from the point of view of the ...more
Oct 15, 2009
Dec 21, 2009
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Calpurnia Tate, #1)
It’s 1899 and eleven year old Calpurnia Tate lives in central Texas on her family’s cotton plantation. Callie Vee, as her brothers call her, is the mi ...more
Nov 15, 2009
Dec 21, 2009
Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott (Bank Street College of Education Flora Stieglitz Straus Award (Awards))
This book tells the story of the Montgomery bus boycott that started in 1955 when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus. However, this book ...more
Nov 22, 2009
Dec 21, 2009
O The Red Rose Tree
The book tells the story of four eighth grade girls living on the west coast of Washington in the 1890s. The girls befriend an old woman, Mrs. Hankins ...more
Nov 2009
Dec 21, 2009
Sister Wife
This book is told from the point of view of three female characters: Celeste, a 14 year old girl born and raised in a polygamist community, Nanette, h ...more
Dec 20, 2009
Dec 20, 2009
The Breadwinner (The Breadwinner, #1)
This book tells the story of Parvana, an 11 year old girl, living in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule. Girls and women are not allowed to leave the ...more
Nov 21, 2009
Dec 21, 2009
The Emperor's New Clothes: A Tale Set in China
A fairly basic retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s tale, but with lovely, traditional Chinese paintings. An Emperor is convinced that he is going t ...more
Nov 2009
Dec 21, 2009
The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey
Tells the story of the lives of Margret and H.A. Rey, from their childhood up until they first published the beloved children’s book Curious George. T ...more
Nov 2009
Dec 21, 2009
The Graveyard Book
I read this book in about two hours because I could not put it down! This is a delightful story in a macabre setting. I then read this aloud to my 8 y ...more
Feb 27, 2009
Mar 02, 2009
The Akhenaten Adventure (Children of the Lamp, #1)
John and Philippa are 12 year old twins who live in New York City. When their wisdom teeth come in early, their parents grow unusually concerned. What ...more
Oct 2009
Dec 21, 2009
The Rag Coat
After Minna’s father dies from working in the coal mine, there is no money to buy her a coat so she can go to school. Her mother’s sewing group all wo ...more
Sep 15, 2009
Dec 21, 2009
It's Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends
This book is about human bodies and reproduction, written specifically for very young children. The factual text is designed to be read aloud and it i ...more
Oct 2009
Dec 21, 2009
Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great (Fudge #2)
10-year old Shelia lives in New York City and is not very happy when she finds out her family is going to spend the summer out in the country. Sheila ...more
Oct 2009
Dec 21, 2009
The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
Told from the point of view of Kenny, this book tells the story of a black family living in Flint, Michigan in 1963. The mother is originally from the ...more
Nov 2009
Dec 21, 2009
Ginger Pye (The Pyes, #1)
I am reading Newberry winners for a class I am taking on the history of children's literature. I LOVED this book. This book is a delightful story abou ...more
Feb 02, 2009
Mar 02, 2009
The Wild Things
I haven't decided if I liked this or not - actually, no, I liked it.

I haven't decided if I LOVED it yet or not. I don't think I really understood this
Oct 09, 2009
Oct 08, 2009
I am reading Newberry winners for a class I am taking on the history of children's literature. This is a powerful book, very moving and deep. It gives ...more
Feb 09, 2009
Mar 02, 2009
Shopaholic Takes Manhattan (Shopaholic, #2)
I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first one in the series. The progtagonist, who seemed charmingly naive in the first book, was simply stupid in ...more
Aug 28, 2009
Aug 19, 2009
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #1)
Written in the form of a diary, this book tells about the everyday happenings of Greg, a sixth grade boy. The story is punctuated with cartoon line dr ...more
Oct 15, 2009
Dec 21, 2009
Shopaholic Ties the Knot (Shopaholic, #3)
I don't know why I even read this book because I was so frustrated with the main character in the last book. I found this installment in the series to ...more
Aug 31, 2009
Aug 29, 2009
Popo and Fifina
A delightful story that feels real and true over 60 years after it was written. The writing is very descriptive and the characters have very real pers ...more
Sep 09, 2009
Sep 10, 2009
Four Blondes
This was the first book by Candace Bushnell that I have read and I thought it was just okay. The chapters with the parentheses about made my head expl ...more
Aug 20, 2009
Aug 14, 2009
Nanny Returns (Nanny, #2)
A compelling follow up to the Nanny Diaries. I stayed up way too late to finish this one because I just HAD to find out what happened.
Dec 31, 2009
Dec 28, 2009
People of the Book
This is the One Book, One Community Selection for Lancaster County, PA and I probably would not have otherwise chosen this book to read. At first glan ...more
Sep 06, 2009
Aug 14, 2009
When You Reach Me
If you have read and loved A Wrinkle in Time, I think you'll enjoy this book. Tesser Well!
Dec 27, 2009
Dec 21, 2009
On The Wings of Heroes
This is a delightful book!
Sep 07, 2009
Sep 10, 2009
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