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Grace for President
Audience: 1st Grade - 3rd Grade
When Grace's teacher puts a poster up in her classroom with pictures of all the US Presidents, Grace is surprised and unhappy to see that there has been no woman President. She declares right then that she will be President when she grows up, to much laughter from several of her classmates. Her teacher suggests that the school run an election just like the United States' Presidential election, using students to represent the states. Grace, of course, will run. The most popular boy in school decides to run against her, and figures to win, since boys are representing the states with the most electoral votes. What can Grace do?
Awards nominated: Monarch Award Nominee 2012
Date read: 4/15/2011
Granny Torrelli Makes Soup
Granny Torrelli Makes Soup
Audience: 4th Grade - 7th Grade
Granny Torrelli makes wonderful soup and pasta, but how good is her advice? Rosie is having some problems with her best friend Bailey (the boy next door). Can her grandmother help?
Date read: 4/28/2009
Great Alaska Adventure!
Audience: 2nd Grade - 4th Grade
Ben and Lucy along with their scientist parents live in Florida. Mr. and Mrs. Baxter need to travel to Alaska for research and Ben and Lucy go along. Their first destination is Juneau, the capital of Alaska, where the temperatures can be more mild. (The climate is actually considered a Rain Forest.) They meet up with Will, their wildlife guide. Will takes the family to see sea lions, bears and eagles then they travel to Nome, where it is much more wild. Throughout the book, there is discussion about climate change and lots of facts about the animals and people of the Alaska wilderness are given. If you like Magic Tree House stories, you will probably like this.
Date read: 3/31/2013
Audience: 2nd Grade - 3rd Grade
Amelia's big brother, Jay, the sports star of the family, has been off his feet ever since he broke his ankle. Now, after months of television and junk food, he's out of shape for soccer tryouts. Can Amelia use the book her neighbor gave her to help her brother get back in shape the healthy way? This Science Solves It chapter book features facts about eating a healthy diet and exercising in a story with lots of pictures.
Date read: 8/26/2010
Great Wide Sea
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Within 2 months of their mothers' death in a car accident, Ben, Dylan and Gerry are uprooted from everything they have ever known when their father decides to sell their house and announces that they will live on board a sailboat and cruise the Bahamas for the next year. Their trip starts fairly smoothly sailing around a few more populated islands to get their 'feet wet'. But things start to spiral out of control when Dad comes up with the idea to set a course for Bermuda and disappears overboard during his evening watch. Soon after discovering that their dad is missing a fierce Atlantic storm hits the boat. Will the boys ever find their father? Can they survive the storm?
Awards nominated: Rebecca Caudill Award 2011
Date read: 5/4/2010
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