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Audience: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
Garnet and her sister Opal are named for precious stones. They don't feel so precious, however, when their mother orders them into their car one morning. Their mom is a musician and wants to head to Nashville in hopes of becoming famous. Garnet and Opal are dumped with an aunt who they have never met. Opal soon makes friends at school but Garnet struggles in adjusting to her new environment. This heartfelt book is for anyone who has been through change of one kind or another.
Date read: 1/12/2010
Audience: 4th Grade - 7th Grade
A girl named Marjan gathers stories to be told every night to the Sultan in order to save the Queen's life. She sneaks outside the palace to find new stories. She must not get caught, or the Sultan will kill her!
Date read: 2/13/2010
Audience: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
Annemarie Wilcox, Shug, is your average 12-year-old girl. Her mother is beautiful, and her sister is the prettiest girl in town. Shug has freckles, is taller than everyone else, and is flat-chested. This year she wants things to be different, but she does not know just how different junior high can be. For example, Mark has always been her closest friend but now she feels strange when he is around. She actually thinks that she loves him, and it's not just puppy love. But on the first day of junior high, Mark fails to show up at her door so they can walk together to the bus stop as they have done every school morning since the beginning of time. The school dance makes everything worse. How could he kiss another girl? Then there is Jack. Jack has always been annoying and insulting. Now her grade is dependant on how well she can tutor him in English. Their relationship changes as her life changes. Her parents are fighting, and she thinks they are on the verge of a divorce. The only person who seems to understand the situation is Jack. Could he be her first kiss?
Date read: 4/28/2009
Audience: 8th Grade - 8th Grade
On her first day visiting relatives in Italy, Canadian-born Angela discovers a beautiful, dappled horse, Tempesta, or Storm. She learns that the horse is due for destruction because he seriously injured his owner's daughter, Catarina. Angela and Caterina are determined that Storm will be saved and make plans to do that. Will they succeed? Meanwhile, the handsome jockey, Tony, is obviously very interested in Angela, but her aunt and Catarina warn her that Tony is up to no good. Is everyone wrong about him? This is a fast-paced story that is sure to appeal to horse and adventure lovers.
Date read: 1/28/2010
Audience: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
Three sisters have a club and get in many funny fights over silly things.
Date read: 11/28/2009
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