Friday, October 31, 2008
Until one day he takes off to visit his friends in a far village and when he comes back things have changed do to the very clever neighbors of his. They are on to something... to put a stop to his blah blahs and blee blees. But what can they possibly have come up with since nothing seems to change the man?
THE MAN WITH BAD MANNERS by IDRIES SHAH and the illustrations by ROSE MARY SANTIAGO is a quick, inventive and fun read.
For grades K-3rd
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man by Wendelin Van Draanen
Which witch will the Wizard marry? All the local witches compete to be the great wizard's wife and they create the most amazing magic to impress him. But one beautiful witch can only make beautiful white magic and not black magic like the others. Does she stand a chance? For 4th -6th
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Hard times lie ahead for Pia when he is torn away from his family and sent to the leper settlement when life is anything but pleasant. Fortunately he has the skills learned from Kamaka and is able to survive. But will he ever be able to forgive his friend's desertion?
Healing Water: A Hawaiian Story by Joyce Moyer Hostetter gives the reader a compelling and interesting perspective on an actual period in the history of the Hawaiian Islands. While this story is a work of fiction, the leper colony on Molokai is not, nor is Father Damien a Catholic priest who chose to live and work on the island. For readers in grades 5 though 8.
Monday, October 20, 2008
The Eye of the Crow: the Boy Sherlock Holmes by Shane Peacock. A complex story of how poverty and his parents shape the young boy into the tormented man and famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. For mature 6th and up.
Death in the Air - 2nd in the series
The Fall of the Amazing Zalindas: Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars by Tracy Mack
The boys who work on the street follow clues to help Sherlock Holmes figure out what happened to a group of tightrope walkers. For 4th - 8th grade readers.
The Raven League: Sherlock Holmes is Missing by Alex Simmons
Sherlock Holmes is missing and the Irregulars who normally assist him must now become detectives themselves and find Sherlock before he is killed. For 4th - 8th grade readers.
The Raven League: Buffallo Bill Wanted- series
The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Enola Holmes Mystery by Nancy Springer.
Sherlock and Mycroft have a younger sister! Enola is a product of her mother; strong-willed, spirited and unwilling to conform to her brothers' Victorian ideas of what a girl can or can't do. She escapes and hides from her brothers in London while working as a detective in various disguises. For 6th - 8th grade readers.
The Case of the Left-Handed Lady, The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets -series
Down the Rabbit Hole: An Echo Falls Mystery by Peter Abrahams
Seventh grader, Ingrid must use her skills, like her idol, Sherlock Holmes, to find out who killed a woman in her small town while trying not to be a suspect herself. For 6th - 8th grade readers.
Behind the Curtain: An Echo Falls Mystery, Into the Dark: An Echo Falls Mystery - series
Friday, October 17, 2008
This thrilling installment tests Cadel's resolve to overcome his evil past and work on the side for good which can only happen if he can avoid the clutches of the very wicked Prosper English. An exciting adventure, this will keep readers in grades 5 through 8 on the edge of their seats.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Paolo Levi has become a world famous violinist, traveling the world and mesmerizing audiences all over with his beautiful music. However, he never plays the music of the famous composer Mozart, people that ask him never get to find out the answer. Until one woman gets to find out by simply not asking it.
THE MOZART QUESTION by MICHAEL MORPURGO and the illustrations by MICHAEL FOREMAN.
For grades 4th and up.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
The Secret of the Tom Trueheart is a fun read. I know that other Glendale readers are ready to continue the adventure, too! Click on the book cover and reserve your copy of the next adventure story, Tom Trueheart and the Land of Dark Stories.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Katie Davis tells the story of a talented creator of her own "autobiogra-strip"* in The Curse of Addy McMahon. Best for readers in grades 4-6,
*Read the book to discover just exactly what this is!
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
For grades 5 through 8.