Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Today's book 05/03/2016

Griffin, Paul. 
WHEN FRIENDSHIP FOLLOWED ME HOME 
New York : Dial, 2016 
IL 5-8
ISBN 0803738161 

As a foster kid, Ben Coffin has learned not to make friends. But that changed when he was adopted by a marvelous woman who showed him love and friendship. When his mother passes away, he is sent to her sister's home where it is clear he is not really welcome. He spends his days in the public library and finds a friendship with an unexpected person. Rainbow Girl is different from anyone he has ever known. Together with a scruffy little dog who follows him home, Paul may just find a way to trust again.
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Monday, May 2, 2016

Today's book 05/02/2016


Frost, Helen.
SALT: A STORY OF FRIENDSHIP IN A TIME OF WAR 
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013. 

Anikwa and James are both 12 years old and living in 1812. They have been friends all of their lives even though they come from different backgrounds. Anikwa and his family live with the Miami tribe and this land has been their home for centuries. James and his family live near the fort that houses the American soldiers. James' father has traded with the tribe for a very long time and considers them his friends. When tension mounts and there is talk of a war between the Americans and the Native Americans, the two boys find their worlds changing forever. The British want to stop the Americans from moving further west so the war is coming.
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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Today's book 05/01/2016


Clemson, Wendy.
SOLVE A CRIME 
New York : Tick Tock, 2014
IL 3-6, RL 6.2 
ISBN 1783251921 

 Do you like to solve crimes? Do you think you have the makings of a great detective? Do you like math? Did you know that detectives use math a lot in their work? From analyzing the crime scene to finding the bad guy, math plays a very important role.
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Friday, April 29, 2016

Today's book 04/29/2016

Mills, Claudia. 
ZERO TOLERANCE 
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2013
IL 5-8, RL 5.5 
ISBN 0374333122 

Star student Sierra Shepard accidentally brings a paring knife to school when there is a lunch bag mix-up at home, but she knows the school policy and immediately brings it to a school official. She doesn’t expect to face expulsion, but a zero tolerance rule for weapons applies to all situations, even accidents made by model members involved in every aspect of the school community. (Booktalk by Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Committee, 2016)
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Today's book 04/28/2016


Messner, Kate.
WAKE UP MISSING 
New York : Walker Books for Young Readers, 2013 

After suffering various head injuries that leave them with unpleasant aftereffects, four strangers seek treatment at a distinguished, isolated, neurological clinic that promises to restore their lives to normal in record time. When they begin to experience strange side-effects and grow wary of the mysterious final treatment stages, they discover a misguided plot involving their brains and those of historically significant scientists. (Booktalk by Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Committee, 2016)
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Today's book 04/27/2016


MacHale, D. J.
SYLO 
New York : Razorbill, 2013 

Amidst suspicious quarantine orders for a seemingly nonexistent virus, a martial takeover by an organization called SYLO, and a new drug that gives dangerous strength to the user, everyday life is suddenly turned upside down for high school football player Tucker Pierce and his entire island community. Tucker makes the risky decision to escape to the mainland state only to find that the mysterious situation is even more extensive than he imagined. The sequels are STORM and STRIKE. (Booktalk by Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Committee, 2016)
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Today's book 04/26/2016


Lupica, Mike. 
QB1 
New York : Philomel Books, 2013 

Jake Cullen has big shoes to fill if he wants to follow the football legacy of his father and brother, both successful quarterbacks and celebrities in their hometown. Jake enjoys football like the other men in his family, and he has the talent and leadership skills to be great. At the same time though, he’s still just a high school kid. He feels that he must fight the extra pressure of living up to his family’s reputation in order to be himself and make his own name. (Booktalk by Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Committee, 2016)
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