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Tale Dark & Grimm
Audience: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
Everyone knows the tale of Hansel & Gretel but this one is quite different and certainly reads as the title forecasts, as dark and Grimm. Yes, the familiar story is there but the twists and turns are most unexpected and take you down paths that are somewhat reminiscent of other Grimm tales. Quirky, scary and funny, this tale has deep truths and remarkable vision into the heart and soul of people of all ages.
Companion book: In a Glass Grimmly with another title to be released in October 2013.
Similar authors: Lemony Snickett; Michael Buckley
Similar books: The Sisters Grimm series and the Series of Unfortunate Events.
Awards nominated: 2014 Rebecca Caudill Nominee
Date read: 2/19/2013
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Audience: 3rd Grade - 5th Grade
Peter's little brother, Fudge, gets away with everything. Fudge refuses to eat, so their mom lets him eat on the floor while pretending to be a dog. Not long before, she made Peter stand on his head to try to coax Fudge into eating. There's no doubt about it, Fudge is the one who matters in this family. Can Peter ever get his parents to notice him, or will he remain a fourth grade nothing? If you like this one, look for other books starring Peter and Fudge.
Date read: 4/23/2010
Tales of Beedle the Bard
Audience: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
For all Muggle children who wonder what stories their friends in the wizarding world grew up listening to, here comes a new classic. The Tales of Beedle the Bard are the fairy tales of the magical world and show the amazing things magic can do... and also many things it can't. From the amusing, to the strange, to the possibly prophetic, these tales provide a wonderful glimpse into wizard-lore. Compiled by J.K. Rowling, this volume is a new translation from the ancient runes by Hermione Granger with helpful commentary from none other than former Hogwarts headmaster, Albus Dumbledore. Companion to the Harry Potter series.
Date read: 7/8/2009
Tales of Oliver Pig
Audience: Preschool - 2nd Grade
Five stories about Oliver Pig, who lives with his mother, his father, and his little sister Amanda. Oliver helps get ready for Grandmother's visit, and he helps bake cookies on a rainy day. Sometimes he isn't very nice to little Amanda, but there is one thing he does for Amanda better than Mother or Father. Getting ready to play in the snow is hard work, and Oliver is very good at hiding from Father. Oliver is a very busy little pig.
Date read: 10/9/2012
Audience: 5th Grade - 6th Grade
When Ryan moves to Kentucky with his family, he misses his old home. To make things worse, not only is he short for his age, he'll be starting sixth grade in a school with seventh and eighth graders. He'll be the youngest and the smallest, and he's heard the older kids like to play pranks on the younger ones. Furthermore, his new bedroom is pink. Things aren't looking good. Then he hears about Slam Dunk Sky Jumpers, the shoes all the older basketball players at his school are wearing. As he sees it, if he could just get the shoes, maybe he has a chance to be cool. How will he ever earn enough money to buy them? Maybe he can, with a little help from his pet tarantula, Fang.
Date read: 3/30/2010
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