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Secret of the Old Clock
Audience: 3rd Grade - 5th Grade
Nancy takes on her first case. Good-natured Nancy wants to help an elderly pair of women who were supposed to inherit enough money to send their foster daughter to a good school, but learned that the will left all the money to wealthy relatives. When Nancy learns that there are several others who have also been disinherited, she vows to find the 'real will.' Her search brings her up against the snooty relatives and a gang of thieves. Will she ever find the whereabouts of the real will?
Date read: 7/23/2010
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
She's All That!
Audience: 2nd Grade - 8th Grade
She's All That! Poems About Girls by Belinda Hollyer is an wonderful collection of amusing and thought provoking poems just for girls. These poems tickle the funny bone and make reading poetry a delightful experience. This is the perfect introduction to poetry for the girl who is just testing the waters of the images that poetry can invoke.
Similar authors: Dinah Johnson; Beah E. Richards; Thomas Rockwell; Joy Harjo
Similar books: For a Girl Becoming by Joy Harjo
A maze Me: Poems for Girls by Naomi Shihab Nye
Emily Stew: With Some Side Dishes by Thomas Rockwell
Date read: 6/17/2013
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
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