Saturday, August 12, 2017

Foster, Stewart. BUBBLE

Foster, Stewart.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2017
IL 3-6, RL 3.2
Joe has been in the hospital so long that he doesn't even remember what it is like to be outside. Joe has an autoimmune disease which means he is allergic to just about everything. He lives in a special room in the hospital in London that keeps him alive. The air is pure and everyone who comes in must wash with antiseptic soap and wear special clothes. It is hard for an 11 year old boy to be cooped up all the time. His sister and nurses are very good to him but it is  still hard.  When a new nurse is assigned to his case, Joe believes the nurse is crazy. Amir talks about aliens and crop circles and landing fields.  But as Joe gets to know Amir, he begins to find him exciting. And maybe a bit dangerous. When Amir suggests that Joe do something against all the rules, what will Joe do?

Friday, August 11, 2017


Cuyler, Margery.
New York : Crown Books, 2017
IL K-3
Bonaparte has a big problem.  You see, he is a skeleton and he keeps losing his parts! When he catches a baseball, his hand falls off.  As each body part falls off and he sticks them back, he gets really worried about going to school. He just knows the kids will laugh at him.  He asks his friends for help but their solutions are not quite right. Will Bonaparte find the bona-fide solution to his problems?

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cronin, Doreen. CYCLONE

Cronin, Doreen.
New York : Atheneum Books 2017
IL 3-6, RL 5.8

Can she take it back? Nora just really, really wanted to ride the the Cyclone roller coaster at Coney Island. And this was her last chance. Her parents wouldn't ride with her so her cousin Riley was her only chance. But Riley really, really didn't want to ride the Cyclone. She was so scared. But Nora blackmailed her into it. It will be all over in a couple of minutes. It will be fine. But it wasn't. And Riley will never be the same. What do you do when you have blackmailed your favorite cousin to do something and it goes so wrong?