Monday, November 16, 2015

The Mystery of The Third Lucretia

Lucas' and Kira's adventure starts in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts when they see a man copying a Rembrandt painting when he says go away to Kira. The girls decide to walk away from this strange man but without knowing it this was not the last time that the girls would be seeing the man. 

When Lucas and Kira get to go on a trip to London with Kira's mom, when they see the same man that was in the museum in Minneapolis but only wearing a disguise. 


The girls soon come to learn that the man is copying another Rembrandt painting. The girls can not decide whether to leave it to themselves or tell Kira's mom. 


The girls decide to take up the mystery for themselves, but will they be able to solve the mystery all alone. 


Grades: 6-8

Rating: 8 out of 10 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Starbird Murphy and The World Outside

Starbird Murphy and The World Outside is a novel written by Karen Finneyfrock that is about a girl who takes her life from a community farm out to the city.

Starbird has grown up on a farm for all her life and wants to explore more. Until one day she gets the chance to go work at a diner in Seattle when every thing changes.

Starbird has never used money or every gone to school which causes problems, but Starbird never gives up. No matter what the problem is.

Grades: 7-8
Rating: 6-10

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Nickel Bay Nick

Nickel Bay Nick
Nickel Bay Nick is a beautiful holiday book for lower and middle school.

NBN. http://deanpitchford.com/on-the-page/nickel-bay-nick. November 10. 2015
We start in the little town of Nickel Bay. A troublemaking boy named Sam has a father whose bakery is going out of business. His mother is becoming remarried, which is, of course, devastating to him. One fateful day, Christmas Eve, coincidentally, Sam accidentally knocks down his neighbor's Christmas decorations. He is then thrust into a world of espionage and secrets, finding out Nickel Bay's biggest secret-- Who is Nickel Bay Nick?

This book is amazing and I would recommend this to anyone who likes action but some good, heartfelt Christmas spirit!

Rated: 7 out of 10
Grades: 3 to 8

Monday, November 9, 2015

A Dog's Purpose

A Dog's Purpose
This book is a must-have for every bookshelf. Great for kids and adults, this book illustrates what a dog can do, and, of course, what a dog's purpose is. Although this can be classified as "one of those sad dog books", it leaves you with a sweet feeling, whereas most "sad dog books" leave you with tears.

During the story, we follow a dog being reborn and renamed and given new jobs and new owners, all the while thinking of his first-- and last-- owner, Ethan.

This is one of the best books I have read and I would highly recommend this to anyone, even those who aren't big readers!

Grades: 5 - Adult

Rating: 9 out of 10

This is AnnaRose and... GOODNIGHT WORLD! 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

House of Secrets

The House of Secrets is an exciting and adventurous story written by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini. The novel is about siblings, Brendan, Eleanor, and Cordelia Walker who travel back to the past and get stuck in novels by Denver Kristoff.

The story all starts when the Walker family go to tour a house when Eleanor, the youngest in the family sees something strange in the yard. To calm down their sister, Brendan and Cordelia go to the side of the yard to check it out. But all that was there was a statue. All together they go inside the house and end up loving it and buying the house. But, Brendan sees the same mysterious shadow in the yard after the touring.

Then the night they moved in  was the big celebration, until the neighbor came to introduce herself. Next the house was destroyed and their parents were missing.

The kids are forced to find their way home but more importantly, survive.


Grades: 6-8
Rating: 8 out of 10

We Were Liars

We Were Liars is a book about 4 friends (Cadence, Johnny, Mirren, and Gat) that happen to be very rich and own a private island. She and Gat begin to fall in love during summer 15. An accident happens to Cadence that same summer, and once it is over, Cadence can't remember any of it.  The doctors tell her mother she must remember what happened by herself. She skips 2 summers, and once she returns, she tries to remember what happened.This book is all about what happens during these crazy summers with these 4 friends.

Grades: 5+

-Talia

Out of My Mind

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Out of My Mind is a really good, but sad book. It's about girl who is paralyzed and can't talk. She also has photographic memory. 

She goes to a special school for kids who have disabilities. She joins a quiz team, and is the smartest one on the team!

Out of My Mind is a seriously sad book. I cried the whole time while I was reading it, but it is super good!!!!!!!!! 




                                     Grades: 5-7



Happy reading!