Publication Date: 27 September 2016 Juana and Lucas By Juana Medina Juana is an enthusiastic young girl from Bogota, Colombia. She loves to read, loves her school, loves her family and friends, but loves her dog, Lucas, best of all. This year at school, however, she has a new challenge she must learn English. She … More New releases for the week of 25 September 2016
Ana of California by Andi Teran Ana has just had her last chance at a foster family. She is almost 16 and could either go to a group home (which no one wants) or possibly be emancipated if she plays her cards right. She gets placed with a family organic farm in Northern California. Ana … More Ana of CA retells Anne of Green Gables
Both of the books I read this week just kind of leave the reader hanging at the end. The reader will have to get, at least, the second book. There may be more in these series. I just know that both could have left the reader with a more definitive ending. (like the Harry … More New releases for the week of 18 September 2016
Lucy & Andy Neanderthal by Jeffrey Brown Lucy and brother Andy are Neanderthals who, not only have to deal with the other kids in the cave, but a new type of hominid that comes to their area. The story is told comic-book style which make it easily accessible for kids. Between the sections, the reader … More Learning was never so funny!
After Harry Potter came out there were many books capitalizing on that theme. A young hero who didn’t know his background but had some sort of magical ability. After Wonder by R.J. Palacio (which was a fantastic story) which came out in 2012, there have been a number of books that tell of a … More New releases for the week of 11 September 2016
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm Ellie has to deal with middle school and all that entails, but to top it off, her best friend is drifting away from her. Then her mother brings home a boy, Melvin, who is very similar to her grandfather, who is obsessed with immortality. Ellie is trying to … More The Fourteenth Goldfish helps girl with her family
The Great Shelby Holmes By Elizabeth Eulberg John’s mom has gotten out of the army and taken a job in NYC where he meets his new neighbor, Shelby. John’s used to making new friends, but Shelby is different. Very different. She’s a pint-sized detective, Shelby Holmes, and he’s her Watson, literally. His name is … More New releases for the week of 4 September 2016