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Audience: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
Miri and her family live in a small, poor village on Mount Eskel where almost everyone works in the quarry mining linder stone. Miri's father won't let her work in the quarry, and she thinks it's because she's so small. She would love to prove to him that she's capable, but a decree from the king saying that the prince's new bride will come from Mount Eskel changes her life. All eligible girls must attend an academy to prepare them to be princesses. Then the prince will choose his favorite. Princess Academy is a dreary place run by an unpleasant woman. Miri is happy for the education but dislikes the harsh rules and the competition which develops among the girls. She is not sure whether she would like to be princess or stay on the mountain and continue her growing friendship with Peder. When the lives of the girls at the academy are in danger, it's up to Miri to save them.
Date read: 4/28/2009
Audience: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
Fourteen-year-old Mia has a pretty normal life. She does wish, though, that she had a boyfriend and that her mom wasn't dating her algebra teacher! One day, out of the blue, her father comes to visit her and announces that she is the princess of Genovia, a small European principality. Mia is sooo embarrassed! She tries to hide the fact that she is a princess from all of her classmates but suddenly her face is all over magazines and the press starts swarming her school. Mia finds out that being a princess is very complicated. Lots of people now want to be her friend because of her new status. The most popular boy in school asks Mia to go to the cultural diversity dance with him-which she is so thrilled about! Is life going to suddenly become wonderful for Mia? Read this book and the rest in the Princess Diaries series to find out. A good audio book as well.
Date read: 3/22/2012
Princess in the Pigpen
Audience: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
It is 1600. Elizabeth, the daughter of a duke, is in bed ill with a fever when suddenly she finds herself surrounded by pigs on a farm in Iowa in 1988. The family on whose farm she lands does not believe she is who she claims to be, and Elizabeth is shocked at their casual mannerisms and strange technologies. When she is given a seemingly magical drug that cures her illness, she becomes determined to return to her time to heal her mother, who is near death. How will she find her way home when no one believes her?
Date read: 2/11/2010
Audience: 2nd Grade - 5th Grade
Logan Quester is caught running in the reference section of the library by a strange old librarian. The elderly man punishes Logan by casting a spell that forces him to speak in puns. The only way to save him from this nightmare is to find seven examples of each of these vocabulary words: oxymorons, anagrams, and palindromes. What are they? Where can he find them?
Date read: 5/18/2009
Puppeteer's Apprentice, The
Puppeteer's Apprentice, The
Audience: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
A young orphan named Mouse lives and works at Dunston Manor, in England, during the Middle Ages. She escapes the manor, and becomes the apprentice of a puppeteer. Mouse soon finds that the puppeteer holds secrets that may complicate her dreams of a better life.
Date read: 4/13/2009
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