Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Tanco, Miguel. YOU AND ME, ME AND YOU : BROTHERS

Tanco, Miguel. 
YOU AND ME, ME AND YOU : BROTHERS
San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books, [2018] ©2018.
IL K-3
ISBN 9781452165486



Do you have a brother or sister? Younger or older? Older brothers and sisters like to boss their siblings around. They think they are smarter because they are older. In this book, a little boy talks about all the things he teaches his older brother. 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Thomas, Shelley Moore. FROM TREE TO SEA

Thomas, Shelley Moore. 
FROM TREE TO SEA
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019
IL K-3
ISBN
 9781481495318


 Have you ever just stopped and looked around? When you are outside enjoying a beautiful day, just stop and look around.  Nature has a lot to teach us about life. See how the trees sway in the breeze? Think about sometime you felt like you were swaying but didn't fall.  See those stones? They just keep rolling even when they are kicked.  Think about all the ways nature stays strong. Just like us.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Watt, Melanie. YOU'RE FINALLY HERE

Watt, Melanie.  
YOU'RE FINALLY HERE
Toronto : Kids Can Press, ©2011.
IL K-3
ISBN 9781554535903



Have you ever had to wait for someone? You know, they say they'll be there at 1:00 and it is now 1:05. Sometimes it gets us very mad and even sad.  The bunny in this book has been waiting for a reader and he is sure going to let you know how he feels.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Welsh, Sheila Kelly. THE HOLDING ON NIGHT

Welsh, Sheila Kelly.
THE HOLDING ON NIGHT
McLean, Virginia : Cricket Media, 2018
IL K-3
ISBN 9781642624731

Their teachers have dismissed them early with a warning.  Go straight home and don't stop anywhere. The flu has been going around and they must be careful. The year is 1918 and this flu is like none anyone had ever seen. Millions of people are affected and many are dying and there is no cure. When Anna gets home, she finds that the flu has hit home. Her baby sister is hot and cranky. Will the family escape the fate of many of their neighbors?

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Bowman, Erin. FROZEN

Bowman, Erin.  
FROZEN
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015. ©2014
IL 5-8
ISBN     9780062117304


Leaving their village in search of answers, Gray Weathersby and friends have discovered the mystery surrounding the heists of boys from the village. And now they are trying to stop the government from their cruel plot to use the boys. But they find a frozen world with few allies willing to fight against the Franconian Order. Will they find a way to stop the Order? And are the allies what they seem to be?

Friday, August 09, 2019

Bowman, Erin. FORGED

Bowman, Erin. 
FORGED
New York : Harperteen 2016
IL 5-8
ISBN 9780062117335

Gray Weathersby and the rebels are taking their final stand against the Order. But with so many forgeries in their midst, how can they know who to trust? They are getting harder to detect and even harder to defeat.  Gray and the rebels now join the Expats to try to take down the Order.  And they know it is now or never.

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Apfelt, Kathi. ANGEL THIEVES

Apfelt, Kathi. 
ANGEL THIEVES
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019
IL 5-8
ISBN 9781442421097

Told from the perspective of four characters, this is a story that brings them together. An angel, an ocelot, runaway slaves, and a river. We meet Cade Curtis who is a young boy who is a cemetery thief. He is searching cemeteries in pursuit of carved angels to sell. We also learn the story of runaway slaves many years in the past. The stories slowly weave together.