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Amulet of Samarkand

Jonathan Stroud (2003), 462 pages
Audience: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
Category: Fantasy, Fiction
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Intent on revenge, Nathaniel, a young magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni, Bartimaeus, and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from ruthless master magician, Simon Lovelace. Thus, Nathaniel becomes caught up in a dangerous world of espionage, blackmail, murder, and conspiracy. Book one of The Bartimaeus Trilogy.
Book Series: Bartimaeus Trilogy
Reviewed by: sc
Date read: 3/27/2009
ISBN-10: 0786852550
ISBN-13: 9780786852550
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Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock

Eric A. Kimmel (1988), 30 pages
Illustrated by Janet Stevens
Audience: Preschool - 2nd Grade
Category: Fiction, Folklore, Humor, Picture Books
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What is Anansi, that trickster spider up to now? While taking a walk in the cool forest, Anansi found a moss-covered rock that had mysterious powers. Anansi immediately thought of a plan to trick his fellow forest dwellers so that he could steal, Lion's yams, Elephant's bananas, Rhino's watermelon, Hippo's pineapples, and many more delights without doing a lick of work. However, when Anansi attempted to try this trick on Little Bush Deer, he discovered that he had met his match. Eric A. Kimmel's tale, 'Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock' is a delightful and humorous retelling of a West African Folktale. The young reader will enjoy the antics of this lazy little spider named, Anansi.
Similar authors: Pat Cummings; Verna Aardema; Tololwa M. Mollel; Mary Dixon Lake
Similar books: A Pride of African Tales by Donna L. Washington; Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales; Anansi and the Magic Stick by Eric A. Kimmel; Anansi and the Box of Stories: A West African Folktale by Stephen Krensky; Ananse's Feast: An Ashanti Tale by Tolowa M. Mollel; Trickster Tales: Forty Folk Stories from Around the World by Josepha Sherman
Reviewed by: mb
Date read: 7/29/2011
ISBN-10: 082340689X
ISBN-13: 9780823406890
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Anastasia Krupnik

Lois Lowry (1984), 144 pages
Audience: 4th Grade - 7th Grade
Category: Especially for Girls, Fiction
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Anastasia's 10th year has some good things, like falling in love and, really getting to know her grandmother, and some bad things, like finding out about an impending baby brother.
Reviewed by: sc
Date read: 3/27/2009
ISBN-10: 0440408520
ISBN-13: 9780440408529
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And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon

Susan Stevens Crummel (2001), 56 pages
Illustrated by Janet Stevens
Audience: Preschool - 2nd Grade
Category: Adventure, Animal, Fiction, Humor, Picture Books
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What are Cat with the fiddle, Cow that jumped over the moon, and Dog that laughed, to do? The Dish has run away with the Spoon and they haven't returned. Their nursery rhyme, Hey Diddle Diddle, can't be read, sung, or told tonight until everyone in the rhyme is present! So Cat, Cow, and Dog go on a search for their missing friends. Their journey through Nursery Land is full of adventure, danger, and humorous verse as they enlist the help of various nursery book characters. All is lost unless they can each use their unique talents to rescue their friends. How would their nursery rhyme sound if instead of 'the dish ran away with the spoon', it ended with 'the little dog bit a baboon'? 'And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon' by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crommel, is a delightful romp through the land of nursery rhymes.
Similar authors: Paul Galdone; Jon Scieszka; Tomie De Paola
Similar books: Whatever Happened to Humpty Dumpty?: And Other Surprising Sequels to Mother Goose Rhymes by David T. Greenberg; Yo, Hungry Wolf: A Nursery Rap by David Vozar; The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka; Tomie de Paola's Favorite Nursery Tales by Tomie de Paola; On the Hills and Far Away: A Book of Nursery Rhymes by Alan Marks
Reviewed by: mb
Date read: 7/25/2011
ISBN-10: 0152022988
ISBN-13: 9780152022983
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Angel Experiment

James Patterson (2005), 432 pages
Audience: 7th Grade - 8th Grade
Category: Adventure, Fiction
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Six unforgettable kids, with no families and no home, are running for their lives. Max Ride and her best friends are products of an experiment: they were engineered to fly. And that's just the beginning of their amazing powers. Now they've escaped, and they need to know who made them, who's hunting them, and why they were designed to be superior to all other humans. This is the first book in the Maximum Ride series.
Book Series: Maximum Ride
Reviewed by: sc
Date read: 3/27/2009
ISBN-10: 031615556X
ISBN-13: 9780316155564
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Commenter: St. Charles Reader, grade 0
Six kids all have wings and go through epic journeys to escape from the mad scientists that made them. Read it- it's really good!
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