Wednesday, July 30, 2008

It's Only Temporary

When Skye's older brother is in a car accident, Skye is sent "temporarily" to live with her Gran in Sierra Madre, California. Armed with her sketchbook, Skye learns that life in California, with the help of art class and some new friends, is not as bad as she thought it would be. Unfortunately a group of kids try to ruin everything for Skye and her friends, and Skye makes a poor decision, that could ruin all her friendships.

Grade level: 4th - 7th

Friday, July 18, 2008

Comback Kids: Two Minute Drill

Written by Mike Lupica, who writes a syndicated sports column and appears weekly on ESPN's The Sports Reporters, is the football themed book in his series of books for middle elementary kids. Noone is sure why Chris Conlan, the star quarterback of the football team, befriends the new kid, Scott Parry. They are even more shocked when Parry joins the football team. Together the two new friends survive the football season and school.

Ellie McDoodle: Have Pen, Will Travel

Ellie McDoodle is the Wimpy Kid for girls. Through reading the journal of Ellie McDoodle the reader embarks on a camping journey with her aunt, uncle, and cousins. Along the journey Ellie realizes she has more in common with her "extended" family than she thought - and acutally ends up enjoying camping! THe fun style of writing and comical pictures will be enjoyed by kids of varying ages.