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Audience: 2nd Grade - 6th Grade
Zack Gaither, alien agent, has been adopted by human parents who do not know that he is an alien. In this third book in the Alien Agent series, Zack's family is going to Mongolia on an archeological dig but Zack will be keeping an eye on an expedition of Tirgizians, descendants of dinosaurs. It should be easy! However, the Tirgizians get kidnapped, including the parents of Zack's fellow agent, Vraj. How in the world will Zack and Vraj find them, much less free them? Follow Zack and Vraj as they use their special powers, two local children and some unlikely assistants in their quest for the Tirgizians.
Date read: 11/24/2010
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Gene and Vince are two boys of very opposite personalities, but are best friends. They publish a two-page newsletter featuring aliens. Most everyone believes the newsletter to be a work of fiction, but it really is the result of genuine reporting. Some of the aliens live in a forest by a trailer park in the desert. Even with hard to believe conversations, the story itself is fun. It's about kids and aliens. The well-developed aliens are weird, strange, and exciting. I think nine to twelve year olds will enjoy this story. The aliens are not nightmare-inducing and the kids are normal and brave.
Date read: 12/8/2010
Aliens for Breakfast
Audience: 2nd Grade - 3rd Grade
Richard's new cereal, Alien Crisp, is staring up at him with tiny silver eyes. Then, it starts moving. When a pink creature crawls out of Richard's bowl and tells Richard he's here to save the planet from the Dranes, Richard joins his quest to overtake Dorf the Drane before Dorf starts multiplying. Can Richard save his planet with the help of a tiny pink alien?
Similar books: Aliens for Lunch by Stephanie Spinner and Jonathan Etra
Date read: 12/2/2010
Audience: 1st Grade - 3rd Grade
Alison wishes she could grow wings. In her dreams, she grows a set of beautiful wings and flies through the sky above her house. Her brother laughs at her for believing she could have wings. Can Alison prove him wrong?
Date read: 9/30/2010
All Shook Up
Audience: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
When 13 year old Josh is picked up at the airport in Chicago, he notices his father's appearance is a little strange. To his horror, he learns his dad has become an Elvis impersonator. It started when his father won an Elvis contest at the mall and now it's his whole career. Josh does his best to keep everyone from knowing including his mom who is in Florida taking care of her mother.
Awards nominated: Rebecca Caudill Award 2011
Date read: 6/30/2010
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