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Low-Down Bad-Day Blues
Audience: K - 2nd Grade
'The sun is hiding. The sky is all gray. No kickball, no baseball, and no park today.' So begins this book about having a bad day and about the moment when the clouds lift. With a rhythm that brings to mind blues music, this beginning reader about a boy whose bad day turns into a better one is an ideal choice for anyone who needs a reminder that bad days can improve. (Reading Level: 2.5)
Similar books: Stop, Drop, and Chill! by Derrick D. Barnes
Date read: 3/25/2011
Lowji Discovers America
Audience: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
Lowji and his family have just moved from Bombay,India. Lowji is enjoying learning new American expressions,like bummer and cool, but he is really beginning to miss his life in India. He tries being friendly to his landlady, Crisp, but she is too busy taking care of the apartment building to be friendly to him. Lowji convinces Landlady Crisp to get a pig, dog, cat, and goats to help out with the chores. Humor abounds as Lowji gets settled into his new life. If you liked the 2010 Rebecca Caudill nominee, Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate you probably will enjoy this book as well.
Similar books: Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate
Date read: 2/20/2010
Audience: 7th Grade - 8th Grade
The main character is a girl who is very spoiled, but when her family goes broke she found the true meaning of life.
Date read: 10/22/2009
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Madelyn, who gave herself the nickname 'MadCat' because Madelyn is not the type of name that strikes fear into a competitor's heart, is thrilled when her fastpitch softball team goes National. Finally, MadCat will have a chance to truly shine, competing against the best players in the country. She's happier than she's ever been until she learns that multiple players from her team, friends she's been playing with for years, have been cut and replaced with the most talented players from teams around the area. Her new team will be made up of old rivals. That's not the only thing that's changing, either. MadCat wants a chance to be the best, but will the outcome be worth the cost?
Date read: 5/14/2010
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
'I have a secret. Do not be afraid.' This is written on the note 12 year old Gabe Pace discovers in his mail box the day after his uncle and sole guardian dies. For Gabe, the death of his uncle, a crusty Vietnam vet, could have devastating consequences. Most of Gabe's life has been spent in foster care and now that he has experienced what love and security family life can bring, he fears going back more than ever. He decides to try to manage on his own for as long as he can. The mystery writer also leaves Gabe a big loving dog so he won't be totally alone. This book has some great characters: both friends of Gabe and his uncle. Through these many people, Gabe learns that the strength of love and commitment doesn't necessarily have to be limited to families.
Awards nominated: Rebecca Caudill Award 2011
Date read: 4/14/2010
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