Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella by Cerrie Burnell

The day Harper finds out she owns a secret magical umbrella, is the same day her cat Midnight goes missing. With her friends in toe, some new and some old, Read more...

Posted by on December 15, 2017

Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield by Ann Hood

When their parents go through a divorce, 12 year old twins Maisie and Felix Robbins are forced to move from NYC to Rhode Island, and their lives feel bleak. To Read more...

Posted by on November 14, 2017

Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson

While out skipping rocks on the water, fourth grader Phoebe happens upon a unicorn: Marigold Heavenly Nostrils. Grateful to be freed from the imprisonment of her own magnificence and spellbinding Read more...

Posted by on October 12, 2017

The Know-Nonsense Guide to Grammar by Heidi Fiedler

Need help understanding adverbs? Curious about what anthropomorphism means? The Know-Nonsense Guide to Grammar may be just what you’re looking for!

Posted by on August 25, 2017

The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier

The monster apocalypse has begun in 13-year old Jack Sullivan’s town, and he is holed up in his tricked-out treehouse, protected by a moat and catapults. He’s resourceful and has Read more...

Posted by on July 13, 2017

Mission To Pluto by Mary Kay Carson

This insider’s peek into NASA has a little suspense, a lot of excitement, and shows what is possible with a lot of hard work and big dreams. The only question Read more...

Posted by on July 7, 2017

A History of Civilization in 50 Disasters by Gale Eaton

Whether you want to stock up on fun facts or get a head start on that history or social studies report, A History of Civilization in 50 Disasters could be Read more...

Posted by on June 2, 2017

Motor Girls by Sue Macy

Should horseless carriages be powered by electricity, steam engines, or gasoline? An odd question today, but at the dawn of the 20th century it was a very real debate. Even Read more...

Posted by on May 4, 2017

Flashback Four #1: The Lincoln Project by Dan Gutman

Part history lesson, and part time-travel adventure story, this book could appeal to Dan Gutman fans and also to children who loved the Magic Tree House books, but are ready Read more...

Posted by on April 27, 2017

Moo by Sharon Creech

Reena must turn the most ornery cow in all of Maine into a showable farm animal. The task seems impossible at first. The 800lb cow won’t budge an inch, except Read more...

Posted by on December 17, 2016

Gone Fishing by Tamera Will Wissinger

Sam is eager to set off with his dad on their big fishing trip, but his plans veer off course when his obnoxious little sister Lucy decides at the last Read more...

Posted by on November 10, 2016

School of the Dead by Avi

School of the Dead starts off strong with its gripping opener: “The first time Uncle Charlie came to live with us he was alive. The second time he came, he Read more...

Posted by on November 7, 2016