After the break-up, the woman behaved erratically. It was disconcerting, too, to meet Bradley, the lover. Then she gradually becomes friends with him and, when Bradley loses his job, he visits her to talk about it. One day she learns that her husband has accepted a job in San Francisco.
She worries about how her daughter will react to the news.
Ye Ye expresses a level of insight that has been apparent within him for the entirety of the novel but never outwardly expressed until this instance. Find Thank You, Mr. Perfect for: Kids who like sports and games. I'm interested in grades: PreK K 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th. Find The Rag Coat at your local library. This book has it all: adventure, humor and a super-smart robot named Thudd who peppers the story with true facts about the Ice Age.
On the weekend, the four of them meet in New York in order to be together when the daughter is told. The girl is upset. They go to a restaurant the next day to try to cheer her up.
While the husband placates the girl outside, Bradley tells the woman that he wil go to Calif. Find The Trial of Cardigan Jones at your local library. A Caldecott Medal author, Van Allsburg takes us into the world of ants. The story begins when a scout brings his queen a strange new treasure, a crystal that appeals to her sweet tooth. They trek through woods grass and survive a thunderstorm the sound of crickets combined with dropping dew drops and the light of a passing firefly. They climb a mountain the wall of a house and go through a tunnel window to a glassy curved wall sugar bowl.
The artwork lends itself to the sense of mystery, all bold lines and earth tones. Will they make it home? Read the book and find out. Find Two Bad Ants at your local library. The tiny planet is in dire trouble, and the boys are recruited to save it from certain galactic extinction. Bass and the Mushroom People are unforgettable, and the appeal of the adventures is timeless.
Many Allsburg fans waited a long time to finally find out what happened after Judy and Peter discarded the Jumanji game in the park. We were left with the Budwing brothers as they stumbled upon the mysterious box. When they open the box, they see the Jumanji game board and another space-themed board.
This board transports the players from earth to a purple planet called Zathura.
Before they know it the boys are swept up in a nail-biting, outer-space adventure. Will they survive a black hole, space ships and robots? The adaptation is loosely based on the book and offers a cautionary lesson about getting along with your siblings. Find Zathura at your local library.
Some have historical settings like ancient Egypt, and some explain quirky dog behavior. All are told simply and humorously, as a dog might, so they are easily understood by younger readers. The nonfiction aspect of this text appealed to many students, especially male students, because of the ferocious-looking shark on the cover and the many details on these predators of the deep, including their feasts on other ocean life. Find Great White Sharks at your local library. Molly, a Russian immigrant, finds herself in an American school. Instead of being welcomed as the new student in the class, she is treated as an outcast.
Taunting and bullying are two themes explored in this book. Simple story, beautifully told, appeals to kids who like thoughtful character-based stories. This lyrical look at pre-Columbian Taino culture stresses the bonds of family, and behavioral changes involved in growing up, and raises the issue of culture differences in a powerful way.
Find Morning Girl at your local library. Samuel shares the excitement and the hard work that is involved with his first harvest. Samuel quickly discovers how difficult the harvest can be. The story is set in the year Told in the first person, Sarah takes young readers on a historic field trip back in time. Photographs in the book were taken at the Plymouth Museum, which is a replica of the settlement.
The historic backdrop and the words of 9-year-old Sarah invite children of all ages to experience the Pilgrim way of life. Brooks , illustrated by: Kurt Wiese - Alfred A. Knopf, pages. Originally published in , Freddy the Detective is an overlooked classic. Freddy is a pig who finds his true calling when he finds a copy of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in the barn one day. The witty and still very fresh vocabulary in which Freddy expresses himself is just delightful! Find Freddy the Detective at your local library. Eleven-year-old Victor is up way past bedtime when he sees something very unusual on television: a band of giant lizards performing wild music!
Find Lizard Music at your local library. When the kids receive an assignment to create a newspaper expose, Nolan thinks that this is the perfect chance to truly expose Bubba. After gathering some very compromising information, Nolan creates shredderman. Find Shredderman: Secret Identity at your local library. Nancy Drew continues to march into the 21st century with its ubiquitously pen-named writer, Carolyn Keene. Find The Case of the Sneaky Snowman at your local library. This beautiful Jan Brett collection features some of her best winter and Christmas stories.
When magic words are spoken, the pan fills with delicious latkes. Unfortunately, trouble occurs when Sadie leaves the pan in the hands of her younger brothers. The team is equipped with only two things to help them: a mysterious rhyme from the Ice Wizard and a magical rope.
Will they find Merlin and Morgan Le Fay? Are you brave enough to travel along? Find Winter of the Ice Wizard at your local library.
The hook: The sixth installment of the Babymouse series finds our heroine at summer camp. The illustrations are as fun and humorous as ever, in the familiar black, white and pink. Graphic novels are incredibly popular with tweens and teens, so it follows that younger kids want them as well.
And those for the very young — especially for young girls — are few and far between, but gaining a foothold. Here is a well-established series that fills that void with a spirited, likable, adventurous character. Danny is a boy who has a great life with his father.
Find Danny: The Champion of the World at your local library.