Thursday, January 18, 2018

Klepeis, Alicia. ESP, SUPERHUMAN ABILITIES AND UNEXPLAINED POWERS

Klepeis, Alicia.
ESP, SUPERHUMAN ABILITIES AND UNEXPLAINED POWERS
New York : Cavendish Square, 2018
IL 5-8, RL 6.8
ISBN
15062849X

Have you heard of ESP -- Extrasensory Perception? It is also sometimes called the sixth sense.  It is the ability some people say they have to get information without using their five senses of sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste.  ESP can be broken down into three phenomena -- telepathy, clairvoyance and precognition.  But how do you prove this ability exists? Come along and find out.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Hyman, Fracaswell. MANGO DELIGHT

Hyman, Fracaswell.  
MANGO DELIGHT
New York : Sterling Children's Books, 2017
IL 5-8, RL 5.3
ISBN 
1454923326
Mango and Brooklyn are BFFs. They are on the track team together and Mango always comes in 2nd to Brooklyn. Until one day when Mango actually wins the race. Now a true BFF would be happy for her. But not Brooklyn. She becomes distant and even mean. Mango is confused about this new new side of Brooklyn. When Mango gets tossed from the track team, she finds that there may be other opportunities in middle school. Can she navigate this new territory? New friendships, new interests, and mean girls.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Holt, K. A. HOUSE ARREST

Holt, K. A.
HOUSE ARREST
New York : Chronicle Books, 2015
IL 5-8, RL 4.0
ISBN
1452134774

Timothy doesn't know what he was thinking when he stole that credit card. That's not true. What he was thinking is that he could use it to buy his brother's medicine that is so expensive. And that is what he did. But he was caught. Because of the circumstances, he was sentenced to house arrest for a year. No hanging with friends or going to the mall. He can only leave the house to go to school or if his mother is with him. That won't be too hard since he rarely leaves anyway. Ever since his brother Luis was born with medical issues. Luis has a trach which needs to be changed and cleared as needed. And they only only have a part time nurse so it is up to Timothy at times. He will do anything for Luis. Oh, another part of his sentence is to keep a daily journal. This is shared with his probation officer and counselor -- and us.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Haynes, Richard. SLINGSHOT AND BURP

Haynes, Richard.  
SLINGSHOT AND BURP
Somerville : Candlewick Press, 2016
IL K-3, RL 2.7
ISBN
0763670766



Slingshot and Burp are the finest cowboys around. At least in their imagination. They love playing cowboy and looking for loot. When their sisters take over the bunkhouse,they go off in search of some abandoned cowboy bones. Come along on an adventure in the desert as the kids are searching the boneyard.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Griffin, Paul. SAVING MARTY

Griffin, Paul. 
SAVING MARTY
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 2017
IL 5-8
ISBN  
0399539077                 


Lorenzo lives in a small town in western Pennsylvania. He lives with his mother and grandfather.  They barely have enough money to get by and his mother looks for every opportunity to make a few dollars. When the pig has a litter, they are sold and the money comes in handy. But when their dog has a litter, Lorenzo notices a small pig in the corner. One o the piglets was left behind. The dog accepts the piglet and Lorenzo names it Marty after his father who was killed in the war.  As Marty grows, he becomes more and more like a dog and less like a pig.  Lorenzo wants to keep him but he knows his mother needs the money.  Will Lorenzo be able to find a way to save his friend?

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Gregory, Josh. GRAND CANYON

Gregory, Josh.  
GRAND CANYON
New York : Children's Press, 2018
IL 3-6, RL 6.6
ISBN
0531240207



Have you ever been to the Grand Canyon? It is truly a magnificent sight. It is a mile at it's deepest point. The temperature at the top is much higher than at the bottom.  Humans are thought to have first come to the canyon 12.000 years ago. There are lots of animals that call this area their home. Come along and find out about this amazing area.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Farish, Terry. THE GOOD BRAIDER

Farish, Terry.
THE GOOD BRAIDER
New York : Skyscrape, 2012
IL YA
ISBN
1477816283
Viola's life began in Juba in Sudan. The country is a war and it isn't safe for anyone. The family would love to leave but the village is surrounded by land mines and trying to escape is a very dangerous venture. But Viola, her mother and younger brother are able to get out and make the long trek to Khartoum and eventually Cairo.  After years in the refugee camp, they finally get their paperwork to go to the United States. But they have lost so much on the way, including her brother. Life in Portland Maine is so different and Viola reflects on her life and the differences between her old life and the new one.