Friday, January 30, 2015

Reading - Big Nate and Friends

Big Nate and Friends by Lincoln Peirce

Sixth-grader Nate Wright is on top of the world . . . with a little help from his friends! His best buddies, Francis and Teddy, stick with Nate through thick and thin—usually thin. They've seen it all. Nate's disastrous love life, his chess tournament trash talking, even his misguided attempt to be a "bad boy." Along the way, Nate and his pals are joined by Artur, the gentle exchange student who's popular with almost everyone. And don't forget Gina, the teacher's pet who gets an "A" for annoying. They're all here in this collection of cartoons, featuring highlights from Nate's most hilarious adventures.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Reading - Big Nate on a Roll

Big Nate on a Roll by Lincoln Peirce

A Junior Fiction

Nate's a big deal in his scout troop . . . until Artur—aka Mr. Perfect—joins. Now Nate's stuck in second place. And Artur means business. Will Nate take the grand prize? Or wipe out, big time?

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Reading - Big Nate Goes for Broke

Big Nate Goes for Broke by Lincoln Peirce

A Junior Fiction

Mighty Jefferson Middle School always wins. Then Nate decides it's time to go from zeroes to heroes! Will Nate crack under the pressure of the "Ultimate Snowdown"? Or lead P.S. 38 to its biggest victory ever?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Reading - Big Nate Flips Out

Big Nate Flips Out by Lincoln Peirce

A Junior Function

Everyone knows N-A-T-E does not equal N-E-A-T!

And when Nate's sloppiness gets out of hand, his best friend, Francis, is in serious trouble. Can Nate clean up his act, or will he flip out first?

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Reading - Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now

Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now by Lauren Child

A Junior Fiction

It’s the worry you hadn’t even thought to worry about that should worry you the most. At least that’s how it looks to Clarice Bean, who has been writing her worries in a notebook — things like Worry no. 1: infinity, or Worry no. 3: change. And now that her worst never-imagined worry has happened — her utterly best friend is moving away forever — Clarice doesn’t even care about her tickets to the Ruby Redfort, girl detective, movie premiere. That is, unless something happens to change things again. . . .

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Reading - Genius Ideas (Mostly) (Tom Gates)

Genius Ideas (Mostly) (Tom Gates) by L. Pichon

A Junior Fiction

Seeing Delia without her sunglasses on is a BIG shock, but that`s nothing compared with the surprise Dad has in store for me with his new found fitness regime. He says he`s going to compete at my Sport`s Day. Shame! Meanwhile Derek, Norman and I keep practicing in DOGZOMBIES so we`re really ready for the school Talent Show.

Reading - Mrs Pepperpot in the Magic Wood and Other Stories

Mrs Pepperpot in the Magic Wood and Other Stories by Alf Proysen

A Junior Fiction

Mrs Pepperpot never knows when she's going to shrink to the size of a kitchen pepperpot, and it's usually at the most inconvenient moments! But being small can be a lot of fun too -- Mrs Pepperpot will meet the little people in the Magic Wood, be taught to swim by a frog, and even sit on a mouse's back!

A compilation of nine short stories including: Mrs Pepperpot in the Magic Wood; Mrs Pepperpot and the Puppet Show; Midsummer Eve with the Ogres; Mrs Pepperpot and the Baby Crow; Mrs Pepperpot Learns to Swim; Mrs Pepperpot Gives a Party; Sir Mark the Valiant; Mrs Pepperpot turns Detective; Mrs Pepperpot and the Brooch Hunt.