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Audience: Preschool - 1st Grade
A child flies a sailboat to a lush island where he meets five cinder-eyed wildcats. As night time falls, they begin to play together, and all the fish emerge from the sea to cavort with the boy and the cats. Each page is filled with action as the creatures swirl about in the air. Many gorgeous illustrations portray play and movement, until morning comes as the creatures return to the sea. Then all is quiet, and the boy returns in his boat as the cinder-eyed cats give him an affectionate goodbye. The story is reminiscent of Where the Wild Things Are, but with less defiance, and more grace, mystery, and play.
Date read: 2/26/2010
Circle of Time
Audience: 7th Grade - 8th Grade
When Allison falls into a coma after a bike accident in the modern day, she is suddenly thrust into the body of Becky Thompson in 1906. It turns out that Becky helped Allison stay alive, and now Becky wants Allison's help to prevent something horrible from happening in Becky's own time. Now Allison is trapped in Becky's body in 1906, trying to solve a mystery in a race against time to save Becky - and herself.
Date read: 4/23/2010
Audience: Preschool - 2nd Grade
In this rhyming tale filled with vivid, expressive illustrations, fifteen circus animals are traveling by ship with their ill-tempered owner when the ship crashes in a storm. The animals surface on an island, where the residents are shocked and skeptical of the animals until an emergency proves their value. When the mean owner wants the animals back, how will the townspeople hide them? This is a fun read, full of bright, playful illustrations.
Awards nominated: 2013 Monarch Nominee
Date read: 3/30/2012
City of Dogs
Audience: 3rd Grade - 5th Grade
Jenny, a mysterious dog, shows up on Sam's birthday and is happily taken in. At first, Jenny feels safe in her new home, but then she realizes there's danger about. She pulls together a ragtag band of neighborhood dogs to help her in her quest to prevent the destruction of the world.
Date read: 5/19/2009
City of Ember
Audience: 4th Grade - 7th Grade
Ember is a city with no lights. The residents think they have found the way out! This suspenseful book will keep you reading for hours. And check out the sequels, The People of Ember, The Prophet of Yonwood, and the Diamond of Darkhold.
Date read: 10/22/2009
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