Lake Rescue (Beacon Street Girls, No. 6) by Annie Bryant

Beacon Street Girls Lake Rescue

The Beacon Street girls go on an exciting camping trip that changes their lives and someone else’s. This fast moving story is about friends that are always there for each other event after event.

Rowan, 3rd grade

Savvy by Ingrid Law

Mibs and her brothers are great characters who have surprising, sometimes scary, abilities.  It is exciting because the characters go on a road trip in a big pink bus and have some crazy adventures.  It  is also about love, friendship and family.  It is wonderful because you are sad when it ends.

Amanda Clarke, parent

Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling

Any book in the series is recommended.

When the problem happens it’s really exciting when the culprit gets found.  In the second book it’s amazing how the chamber of secrets is opened.  There is fantasy when everyone starts falling in love!

Adedayo, 3rd grade

Inside Out and Back Again – Thanhha Lai

Inside Out and Back Again

Ten-year old Ha plants papaya in the yard of the house she shares with her mother and 3 older brothers. She samples the sweets at the market stalls, celebrates the lunar new year of Tet, and proudly recites the calculations she’s learned in school. The year is 1975, the place is Saigon. When the Vietnam War reaches her village, she and her family must leave, leaving behind her beloved home and her father who has been missing-in-action for 9 years. Boarding a ship and leaving her war-torn Vietnam behind, Ha, along with her mother and brothers, hope to find a more secure future in America.  Determined, Ha begins school in the foreign world of Alabama with its confusing language, dull food and unfamiliar landscape.  Experience Ha’s year of loss and learning as she leaves behind one life to begin another.

 

Susan

Escape! The Story of The Great Houdini – Sid Fleischman

Escape!

The Great Houdini worked his way up to stardom with an incredible will to thrill.  He traveled the world breaking out of handcuffs, jails, handcuffs and jails (after being searched) and developing stunts that left his audiences breathless.   Fleischman enhances this account of Houdini’s life with outstanding photographs of Houdini on his long and bumpy road to fame.

 

Joy, volunteer

A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls

It comes at 12:07 each night, waking the boy. But it is not the monster Conor expects. This monster knows his fear, knows his nightmare. The monster comes wanting something from thirteen-year-old Conor who dreams the same nightmare night after night since his mother began her cancer treatments. What the moster wants is terrible, shuddering: he wants the truth– from Conor. The truth that could free him.
Susan

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