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Audience: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
Thea and her dad are always on the move, from one small Cariboo town to another, trying to leave behind the pain of Thea's mom's death. They never stay long enough in one place for Thea to make friends, but when her dad gets work renovating a guest ranch on Gumboot Lake, she dares to hope that their wandering days are over. At the ranch, she makes friends with Van, a local boy, and works hard to build the trust of an abused horse named Renegade. When Thea unearths the decades-old story of a four-year-old girl who disappeared from the ranch and was never seen again, she enlists Van to help her solve the mystery. When some disturbing facts come to light, she finally starts to come to terms with the losses in her own life.
Date read: 10/7/2011
Misty of Chincoteague
Audience: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
The band of wild ponies on Assateague Island includes the mysterious Phantom. Paul and his sister Maureen are determined to own a pony from this herd. What happens when the Phantom and her foal Misty are included in the annual pony roundup? If you enjoy this book, be sure to read the sequel: Stormy, Misty's Foal.
Awards won: Newbery Honor book 1948
Date read: 10/20/2011
Audience: Preschool - 3rd Grade
This book is a retelling of the traditional Ukrainian tale in which a boy's lost mitten becomes a home from the cold for more and more animals. The repetition of what the animals say and the realistic looking illustrations make this book a great retelling.
Awards nominated: Monarch Award Nominee 2012
Date read: 4/11/2011
Mog and Bunny
Audience: Preschool - Preschool
Mog the cat loves his stuffed bunny and plays with him constantly. Eventually Bunny becomes a stinky, dirty mess of a toy, and Mrs. Thomas wants to throw him out. After a tragic accident where a barbecue tong falls on top of Bunny in the rain, the family realizes how much Bunny means to Mog and decides that Bunny is irreplaceable.
Date read: 4/28/2009
Audience: K - 1st Grade
In this rhyming tale, a boy counts the many monkeys visiting his home. The monkeys have lost something. Where is it? Short, easy-to-read phrases alternate with longer sentences, so this is a good choice for a beginning reader who is building confidence with reading sentences. Colorful pictures adorn each page. (Reading Level: 1.5)
Date read: 5/5/2011
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