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Stuart at the Library

Susan Hill (2001), 32 pages
Illustrated by Lydia Halverson
Audience: Preschool - 1st Grade
Category: Animal, Easy Reader, Fiction
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One afternoon, Stuart Little goes to the library to find some interesting books to read. While visiting the library, Stuart meets Bookworm, an owl that is permitted to live in the library because of his love of reading. When Stuart finds out Bookworm's secret, the owl is all to happy to make Stuart his next meal. Can Stuart help him and avoid being eaten?
Book Series: An I Can Read Book
Similar authors: Arnold Lobel
Similar books: Stuart At the Fun House; Stuart Hides Out; Stuart Sets Sail
Reviewed by: mb
Date read: 6/26/2009
ISBN-10: 0060295384
ISBN-13: 9780060295387
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Stuck in the Mud

Jane Clarke (2008), 32 pages
Illustrated by Garry Parsons
Audience: Preschool - Preschool
Category: Animal, Fiction, Humor, Picture Books
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In this rhyming tale, a hen gets stuck in the mud trying to rescue her chick. One by one, animals come to the rescue, only to be trapped in the mud themselves. With big, colorful pictures and a catchy rhythm, this story makes a great read-aloud for preschoolers.
Reviewed by: emc
Date read: 8/26/2010
ISBN-10: 080279758X
ISBN-13: 9780802797582
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Stuck in Time with Benjamin Franklin: A Qwerty Stevens Adventure

Dan Gutman (2005), 192 pages
Audience: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
Category: Fiction, Historical, Time Travel
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Qwerty Stevens discovered the Anytime Anywhere machine in a previous book, The Edison Mystery. While downloading information for a school report, Qwerty accidentally activates the machine and brings the real Benjamin Franklin into his bedroom! Qwerty realizes that if he doesn't send Franklin back to 1776, there will be terrible historical repercussions since Ben is needed to sign the Declaration of Independence. After taking Ben to school for extra credit on his report, Qwerty activates the machine but he and his best friend Joey can't resist going along, too! Will they be able to get back to the 21st century? Read this book to find out what it would be like to see the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Reviewed by: msp
Date read: 9/16/2010
ISBN-10: 0689878842
ISBN-13: 9780689878848
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Sugar and Ice

Kate Messner (2010), 288 pages
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Category: Especially for Girls, Fiction, Realistic Fiction
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Twelve-year-old Claire loves skating on the cow pond in her yard. She doesn't like competing if a judge is anywhere in the building. She's good at math and knows she's needed to help run the family farm and maple sap business. So how can she accept a scholarship to train at Lake Placid? Claire enters the world of competitive skating and learns some surprising truths about herself.
Reviewed by: donna
Date read: 4/19/2011
ISBN-10: 0802720811
ISBN-13: 9780802720818
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Summer of the Swans

Betsy Byars (1970), 144 pages
Illustrated by Ted CoConis
Audience: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
Category: Adventure, Fiction, Realistic Fiction
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Middle school student Sara feels as if she exists on two planes. Sometimes, she is happy and excited, the next moment, she is plunged into despair. Sara has been living with her Aunt Willie, her older sister, Wanda, and younger brother, Charlie, since her mother died and her father left. An illness with a high fever has left Charlie unable to speak and with the intelligence of a much younger child. Sara feels it is her responsibility to care for Charlie and defend him against the world, especially against boys like Joe Melby. Charlie disappears one night and Sara is sure that he has gone to look for the swans they watched the previous day. Before too long, Aunt Willie calls the police and the whole community is on the alert. When Joe Melby offers to help Sara search for Charlie, she isn't at all sure she wants to accept. While the suspense builds, Sara finds she is also on another search, for herself.
Similar books: The Silent Boy by Lois Lowry
Awards won: John Newbery Medal
Reviewed by: vverscaj
Date read: 1/13/2011
ISBN-10: 0670681903
ISBN-13: 9780670681907
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