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Stuck in the Mud
Audience: Preschool - Preschool
In this rhyming tale, a hen gets stuck in the mud trying to rescue her chick. One by one, animals come to the rescue, only to be trapped in the mud themselves. With big, colorful pictures and a catchy rhythm, this story makes a great read-aloud for preschoolers.
Date read: 8/26/2010
Summer Reading is Killing Me
Summer Reading is Killing Me
Audience: 2nd Grade - 4th Grade
At the beginning of summer vacation, Sam, Joe and Fred find themselves transported to a bizarrely bookish universe. They find themselves trapped in their summer reading list. Can they find The Book, and get home, before the Headless Horseman, and a dastardly Mr. (Teddy) Bear, do away with the heroes of their stories OR will Alice become Frankenstein in Wonderland?
Date read: 3/27/2009
Audience: K - 3rd Grade
Learn the ABC's with the new heroes of the universe. Bob McLeod is a comic book illustrator and has published his first children's book using his knowledge of what influences super heroes have on the young. He introduces a new hero for each letter of the alphabet using silly sayings that begin with the same letter as the superhero's name. Identify with superheroes such as Ms. Incredible, Rain-Man, Firefly, and Upside-Down Man. Engaging comic-style illustrations with funny concepts that display multiple uses for each letter make the alphabet memorable and fun.
Similar books: Atomic Ace: (He's Just My Dad) by Jeff Weigel
Date read: 6/15/2009
Audience: 3rd Grade - 7th Grade
Can you imagine how you would feel if you were tricked into selling your most valuable baseball card by a mean collector? Griffin Bing had this happen to him and he is not about to stand still until he recaptures the card. He and two of his buddies, all misfits of some kind or other, try to recover the card, but must go through several challenges to do so. Griffin is known as 'The Man with a Plan' so through his various 'PLANS' you find out if he is able to retrieve the Babe Ruth baseball card which he found in an old dilapidated house that was being torn down.
Awards nominated: Bluestem Nominee 2012
Date read: 4/18/2011
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
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