Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
While the characters have a connection and some reappear in subsequent chapters, CLICK is a work of ten very different authors who each have written a chapter that takes the story in far flung directions. The first chapter introduces Gee, a famous photojournalist, and it is basically his story that is told here but not necessarily in order as the stories tend to jump around in time and are told by different narrators. Many of your favorite authors (Linda Sue Park, David Almond, Tim Wynne-Jones) have written a chapter for this unusual book that tries to solve the mystery that surrounds one man's life.
This is best for readers in grade 6 and older.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Saturday, April 05, 2008
- 1. Wait for a rainy day. Pour paper confetti into your mom's closed umbrella and wait for her to go outside and open it.
2. Chew on some small white mints, then pretend to bump into a wall. Moan and spit the mints out. Your dad will think you are spitting out your broken teeth.
3. Or, want to make an icy-cold milk shake without a blender or ice cream? Than you need to check out this book that is full of so many fun and exciting activities that you would want to have a copy of this book for your own library at home.
Check out THE GIRLS BOOK: HOW TO BE THE BEST AT EVERYTHING. The author is JULIANA FOSTER and the illustrations are by AMANDA ENRIGHT.
For ages 9 and up.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
"I started to draw on the top of my binder,
like it seems I always do
when I don't know what else to do, so I
didn't notice that she was trying to hand me
a red leather notebook (this very one i'm writing in),
and she said: "Georgia, why don' we make
a deal? I will excuse you
from coming to Guidance for a while, provided-
you promise to write down your thoughts and feelings
at least a few times a week
in this diary. You don't have to show it to me, or to anybody,
unless you want to,
and it might be a good idea if you tried-sometimes , or
all the time if you want-
to write down what you might tell, or what you might ask,
if she were here."
Pieces of Georgia: A Novel by Jen Bryant is a heart wrenching story of a girl coping with the loss by piecing herself, family and friends back together one piece at a time.
For readers in 4th and up.