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Archive for December, 2010

Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang by Amy Ignatow

Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang Are you a girl? Do you like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid? Then you need to read the Popularity Papers series!!!! It’s like every girl’s journal but even more hilarious, clever, and fancy, with lots of colorful drawings.  Plus, it’s got the coolest characters, the most embarrassing moments, and a great story about the best of friends.

Book reviewed by Erin E., Youth Services Programming Coordinator

 

By MPPL on December 27, 2010 Categories: For Grades 4-6, Funny, Picks by Erin E.

William Marshal, Medieval England’s Greatest Knight by Myra Weatherly

William Marshal, Medieval England's Greatest Knight  William Marshal, Medieval England’s Greatest Knight by Myra Weatherly tells Marshal’s incredible life story, beginning when he was sentenced to be hanged at age 5.  His father, who was rebelling against the king, had given William as a hostage to guarantee a truce.  William’s father then broke the truce anyway—luckily the king couldn’t bring himself to execute the boy.  William went on to become the greatest knight of his time.  He served four kings, was the only knight to ever unhorse Richard the Lionhearted in a joust, and later was with that same King Richard when he visited Sherwood Forest (and, legend has it, met with Robin Hood).  He was the bodyguard of Eleanor of Aquitaine and eventually became Regent of England, when he was assigned to protect the new child king and rule in his place until the child grew older.  This true biography is an action-packed adventure story as incredible as any fantasy novel—if you like knights and castles, don’t miss this amazing book!

 

 

By MPPL on December 20, 2010 Categories: For Grades 4-6, Non-fiction