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Audience: 4th Grade - 7th Grade
There is excitement in the air as Little Georgie tumbles down the Rabbit burrow to tell his parents that new folks are coming to the Big House. It's been some years since the Big House has been filled, and everyone knows that new folks may mean a good garden. Food has been scarce for the animals. The last tenants had not planted a garden at all. As more and more signs of the approaching new tenants appear, the excitement grows, but Mother Rabbit begins to worry. The new tenants may have dogs or cats, they might set traps, and they might even have Boys! The new folks come, and the animals' joy rises as they see that the new folks are kind, and considerate to all living creatures. They also make preparations to plant a garden. The animals can hardly believe it when they overhear the man saying that the wall to the garden was not going to be fixed, and no traps were to be set to rid of the animals. The neighbors begin to think that the new folks are crazy, and won't have a garden left when harvest time comes. What do you think? Rabbit Hill won the Newbery Medal in 1945.
Date read: 4/12/2009
Audience: 2nd Grade - 3rd Grade
The Amazing Karlovsky is coming to town. While the Monroe family is excited about the magic show, Harold the dog, Howie the dachshund puppy, and Chester the cat aren't as excited. They've seen the poster advertising the show where he pulls a rabbit that looks just like Bunnicula out of his hat. Another Bunnicula? That means more vampire bunnies running around town! The Amazing Karlovsky has to be stopped before there are hundreds of vampire bunnies on the loose and Chester has just the plan.
Date read: 6/22/2010
Rare Animals: A Chapter Book
Rare Animals: A Chapter Book
Audience: 2nd Grade - 5th Grade
All over the world, people are trying to save animals from becoming extinct. This book tells the story of four successful attempts, in four chapters. Learn how 60 years ago, there were only 21 whooping cranes in the world, and now there are over 400, due to the efforts of the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership. They collected eggs, incubated them to hatch, raised the birds, and even used ultra-light airplanes to teach them to fly. The book also has interesting stories about seals, elephants, and polar bears. The stories may inspire you to make your own efforts to conserve wildlife.
Date read: 4/13/2009
Audience: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
Charlotte Parkhurst was orphaned as a toddler when her family's team of horses were frightened in a thunderstorm and their wagon went over a cliff. She survived the crash, as did the horses who watched over her until neighbors found her. She spent most of her young life in an orphanage for boys. She worked in the kitchen, but her true love was the stable and her beloved horses. She disguised herself as a boy and ran away at the age of twelve. She found work as a stable boy and her amazing way with animals soon helped her advance to become the most trusted stagecoach driver in the country. She eventually made her way to California to become the first woman to vote in any United States Federal Election, even though she did so registered as 'Charley' Parkhurst. Riding Freedom is a fictional account of the true story of Charlotte 'Charley' Parkhurst, the most fearless stage coach driver in the country.
Awards nominated: Bluestem Award Nominee 2012
Date read: 3/22/2011
Robert the Rose Horse
Audience: K - 3rd Grade
Robert has a wonderful life on the farm until, on his birthday, a cake surrounded by roses makes him sneeze so hard he upsets his guests and the cake. The doctor tells Robert that he is allergic to roses and must move to the city to get away from them. Robert goes to the city and tries job after job, but always runs into roses that make him sneeze and lose his job. Will Robert ever be able keep a job and live in the city?
Date read: 10/15/2012
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