Monday, August 03, 2015

Reading - Sheep with Boots

Sheep with Boots by Maritgen Matter

A Junior Fiction

It is a cold, dark winter's evening. Wolf goes out,shivering, in search of a meal. He finds Sheep in a lonely barn. Mouth watering, Wolf persuades Sheep to come with him on an adventure. Sheep has found a friend at last. But can he escape Wolf's hungry plan ?

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Reading - I Am So over Being a Loser

I Am So over Being a Loser by Barry Loser

A Junior Fiction

Barry's mom has become a bit of celebrity, and now he can't go anywhere without seeing a poster of her eating a cookie or wiggling her butt in a pair of jeans. It's so annoyingly embarrassing, and everyone at school is making fun of him. But you can't keep Barry down for long. With the help of his napkin collection, new girl Nancy Verkenwerken, and a snail called Snailypoos, Barry is determined to prove once and for all that he is not a loser.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Reading - The Garbage King

The Garbage King by Elizabeth Laird

A Junior Fiction

When Mamo’s mother dies, he is abandoned in the shanties of Addis Ababa. Stolen by a child-trafficker and sold to a farmer, he is cruelly treated. Escaping back to the city, he meets another, very different runaway. Dani is rich, educated – and fleeing his tyrannical father. Together they join a gang of homeless street boys who survive only by mutual bonds of trust and total dependence on each other.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Reading - Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel

Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson

A Junior Fiction

Max Ride and her best friends have always had one another's backs. No. Matter. What. Living on the edge as fugitives, they never had a choice. But now they're up against a deadly force that's racing across the globe, and just when they need him the most--Fang is gone. He's creating his own gang that will replace everyone--including Max.

Max is heartbroken over losing Fang, her soul mate. Her closest friend. But with Dylan ready and willing to fight by her side, and she can no longer deny that his incredible intensity draws her in. Max, Dylan, and the rest of their friends must soon join forces with Fang and his new gang for an explosive showdown in Paris that's unlike anything you've ever imagined . . . or read.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Reading - Emily's Quest

Emily's Quest by L. M. Montgomery

Emily knows she's going to be a great writer. She also knows that she and her childhood sweetheart, Teddy Kent, will conquer the world together. But when Teddy leaves home to pursue his goal to become an artist at the School of Design in Montreal, Emily's world collapses. With Teddy gone, Emily agrees to marry a man she doesn't love, as she tries to banish all thoughts of Teddy. In her heart, Emily must search for what being a writer really means. p.s. Emily of New Moon is the first book in the Emily trilogy. It is followed by Emily Climbs and Emily's Quest.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Reading - Emily Climbs

Emily Climbs by L M. Montgomery

A Junior Fiction

Emily never imagined Aunt Elizabeth would allow her to go to high school in Shrewsbury, and she's thrilled, especially as her close friends Ilse, Teddy, and Perry will be there. But there are certain conditions: for the whole three years Emily must board with hateful Aunt Ruth, and she must promise to stop writing stories. To Emily, this is unthinkable, but she wants an education, and reluctantly agrees.

With the move from her beloved home at New Moon to Aunt Ruth's house, Emily's world is turned upside down. Not only must she prove herself at school, despite rejection and jealousy, but she can no longer count on her friends. Her happy childhood friendships—especially with Teddy and Perry—start to turn into something more complicated, and in a small-town, the merest hint of gossip can cause scandal. p.s. Emily of New Moon is the first book in the Emily trilogy. It is followed by Emily Climbs and Emily's Quest.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Reading - Emily of New Moon

Emily of New Moon by L. M. Montgomery

A Junior Fiction

Emily Starr has never known what it is to be unloved. But when her father dies, she is left in the care of her mother's family. Emily is a stranger to the proud Murrays, none of whom think they can cope with such a heartbroken, headstrong girl. They decide to draw lots for her, and Emily is sent to live at New Moon with stern Aunt Elizabeth, the head of the clan. Kind Aunt Laura and friendly, eccentric Cousin Jimmy also live at New Moon, though, so she is not without hope.

Emily is enchanted by New Moon, but cannot believe she will ever belong there. With her lively imagination and dreams of being a famous writer, she seems to have a talent for scandalizing her family. Before long, though, she has made firm friends: Ilse, a tomboy with a blazing temper, Teddy, an aspiring artist, and Perry, the ambitious houseboy. She brings so much life to New Moon, that even Aunt Elizabeth might one day wonder how they ever lived without her.

p.s. Emily of New Moon is the first book in the Emily trilogy.  It is followed by Emily Climbs and Emily's Quest.