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Meet Wild Boars
Audience: Preschool - 1st Grade
Never trust a wild boar! Boris, Morris, Horace, and Doris, the wild boars, are rude and disgusting. They'll soak in your toilet, clip their toenails in your bed, and make truly awful smells. What if just this one time, they promise to be good? Should you trust them?
Awards won: 2005 BCCB Blue Ribbon Picture Book Award
Date read: 7/16/2010
Mercy Watson to the Rescue
Mercy Watson to the Rescue
Audience: 1st Grade - 3rd Grade
Mr. and Mrs. Watson have a pig named Mercy. Mercy loves Mr. and Mrs. Watson and buttered toast. One night, she decides that the dark is too scary so she goes to sleep in Mr. and Mrs. Watson's bed. When the weight is too much for the bed and the floor beneath it, Mercy is the only one who can go for help. Will she call the fire department before she finds some buttered toast? Read Mercy Watson to the Rescue to find out. This is the first of several early chapter books about Mercy. Look for Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride; Mercy Watson Fights Crime; Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise; and Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig.
Date read: 6/23/2009
Audience: Preschool - Preschool
Three animals find a crown in the forest on a rock labeled, 'For the Mightiest.' Soon, the elephant, bear, and lion are arguing about who deserves the crown. They decide that whichever one of them can frighten a little old woman the most will win the crown. One by one, they jump out to scare her, and soon they are fighting over which animal was most terrifying. Suddenly, a giant appears, and he takes the crown and seizes the animals. Will someone come along to save the animals? Who could be mightier than the giant?
Date read: 6/4/2010
Million Shades of Gray
Audience: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
It's 1975 and Y'Tin lives in Viet Nam with his Dega family. At 13, Y'Tin is the youngest elephant handler in the village. He is also the best. He dreams of spending his whole life with the elephants and maybe someday opening a school so he can teach other Dega how to train wild elephants. But the war has a way of dashing peoples dreams. The Americans leave Viet Nam and without their protection, the North Vietnamese overrun the Dega villages. Y'Tin's life changes forever as he deparately tries to save his family and his beloved elephants.
Date read: 9/7/2012
Audience: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
Thea and her dad are always on the move, from one small Cariboo town to another, trying to leave behind the pain of Thea's mom's death. They never stay long enough in one place for Thea to make friends, but when her dad gets work renovating a guest ranch on Gumboot Lake, she dares to hope that their wandering days are over. At the ranch, she makes friends with Van, a local boy, and works hard to build the trust of an abused horse named Renegade. When Thea unearths the decades-old story of a four-year-old girl who disappeared from the ranch and was never seen again, she enlists Van to help her solve the mystery. When some disturbing facts come to light, she finally starts to come to terms with the losses in her own life.
Date read: 10/7/2011
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