Monthly Archives: October 2016

Eloise Decorates for Christmas

Precocious, 6 year old, Eloise observes The Plaza Hotel, where she lives, being decorated for Christmas and decides to help. Illustrator, Tammie Lyon, has Eloise drawing decorations on the hotel’s hallway walls, taking a red ribbon off of a wreath, … Continue reading

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Eloise Skates!

On a cold winter New York City day, Eloise is bored until Nanny takes her ice skating. Eloise zooms past, between, and through several groups of people, as Nanny cries out, “Eloise, watch out!” Then, Eloise begins showing off her … Continue reading

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Eloise and the Very Special Room

6 year old, Eloise, who lives on the top floor of The Plaza Hotel, is off exploring the Lost and Found without her Nanny’s knowledge. Eloise has a great time trying on 19 hats, napping on a fur coat, drumming … Continue reading

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Game Changer: John McLendon and the Secret Game

In 1944, John McLendon, coach of the North Carolina College of Negroes’ Eagles, organized a secret basketball game with Duke University Medical School, an all white team.  Because of segregation, these two top teams were prohibited from playing each other.  … Continue reading

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My Dream Dog

Author / illustrator Arthur Howard provides us with a whimsical story line showing the double meaning of this book’s title.  A young boy with his ‘dream’ pet, a dog: play together in the sprinkler, tail wagging with friends, growling at … Continue reading

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ABCs on Wheels

There must be a hundred or more alphabet books out in circulation at all times.  An author picks a topic and then proceeds to write about said topic using each of the twenty-six letters of the alphabet usually as an … Continue reading

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Proud to be a Ghostbuster

If you have younger students who enjoyed last summer’s revived GHOSTBUSTERS movie, then this book is for them. The book is written in six short chapters, in large text font, and with photos from the movie on every page turn. … Continue reading

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The Ballad of a Broken Nose

Bart lives in Norway with his mother who is overweight and lives in low income housing with drug addicts.  He sings opera songs in the shower.  His teacher wants him to sing in the end of the year show but … Continue reading

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The Art of Not Breathing

Set on the shores of Scotland, this debut novel tells a heartbreaking story of a family: Elsie, her twin brother Eddie, her older brother Dillon, their parents, and how the family deals with the drowning of Eddie. Blame, guilt, teen … Continue reading

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Ghosts and Goblins and Ninja, oh my! #4

Rider Woofson is the leader of the P.I. Pack, who investigates crimes. Westie Barker, a member of the P.I. Pack,  is testing to earn his yellow belt at Pawston Martial Arts Dojo in Bark-Jitsu. Westie is unsuccessful at each stage … Continue reading

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Under the Lights

Under the Lights is the second in The Field Party series, following Until Friday Night, published in 2015. Set is a small southern town, Under the Lights  is a teen romance with a love triangle between two football players and a … Continue reading

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Undercover in the Bow-Wow Club #3

Author- Walker Styles fills his Rider Woofson series full of word play dealing with all things ‘dog’. Rider Woofson is the lead dog in P.I. Pack.  The P.I. Pack is called in to help “Mega- famous rock star, David Bow-Wowie” (6) … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

Jasper John Dooley is quite excited when he finds his dad’s old toy mouse, Marcel. Jasper loves Marcel so much he keeps him on a long string and wears him around his neck. But sometimes Jasper has to take Marcel … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Zorse’s Mask

Kelsey, Becca and Leo have very different personalities and generally don’t hang out, until they rescue three kittens which forms a bond of friendship. They decide to form a club committed to solving mysteries. Becca’s mother runs the Wild Oaks … Continue reading

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It Came in the Mail

“Liam loved to get mail.” So begins the story of a boy who NEVER received mail and decided to do something about it – he wrote a letter to his mailbox! The mailbox responded by sending Liam a fire-breathing dragon. … Continue reading

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Ellie the Flower Girl

This series focuses on four friends and their adventures as Critter Club members, who care for and find homes for pets. They operate a volunteer pet rescue center with help from Amy’s mom, Dr. Purvis, a veterinarian. In this book, … Continue reading

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Secrets, Lies, and Scandals

Five high school students are in their evening summer school Psychology class when their heartless and sadistic professor dies. They spend the next three weeks in a state of absolute terror, dread, and crisis as they try to cover up their involvement, … Continue reading

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Life is Funny

Life is Funny by E.R. Frank is an intense fiction novel that is anything but funny. The author gives insight into 11 teenagers growing up in Brooklyn, NY over a span of 7 years; each character has a voice and … Continue reading

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Piper Morgan in Charge #2

The new Piper Morgan series fills a niche for those young girls living in a single-parent family, where they are the only child and there is no father in the picture. Piper is most likely in the 5-8 year age … Continue reading

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Basil and the Cave of Cats

Named one of “13 Detective Book Series You Obsessed over as a Kid” by Buzzfeed.com and the inspiration for a hit Disney film, the masterful Great Mouse Detective series is now available to a whole new generation of readers! Basil … Continue reading

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The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade

This is the second book in a hilarious new monster adventure series. With fresh, funny illustrations on every page, this is perfect for fans of comics and graphic novels aged 8 and over. Jack Sullivan, originally introduced in The Last … Continue reading

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Do Trees Get Hungry? Noticing Plant and Animal Traits

Mr. Andre’s class is going on a nature walk, but first they must feed and water the class gecko, Jojo.  On their walk, Mr. Andrew and the students observe the similarities between Jojo and the plants and animals they see.  … Continue reading

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Bighorn Sheep

This informational book introduces basic facts about bighorn sheep such as their appearance, size, food, ewes vs. rams, predators, and information about babies. Each page spread contains large photos that supports the information stated. Charts are found throughout this book … Continue reading

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Amazing Mammals

This informational book introduces basic facts about unique mammals such as pangolins, bats, sloths, monkeys, lemurs, moles and more. Mammal facts are also explained. Most page spreads contain a full page photo that supports the information stated. This book contains … Continue reading

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Jellyfish

This informational book introduces basic facts about jellyfish such as their appearance, size, body parts, food and eating habits, and information about baby jellyfish. Each page spread contains a full page photo that supports the information stated. This book contains … Continue reading

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