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Staff Picks 4 Kids

Jane in Bloom by Deborah Lytton

Jane in Bloom Have you ever wondered if you are strong enough to overcome a great challenge? Jane lives in her older sister’s Lizzie’s shadow. In Jane in Bloom by Deborah Lytton, Jane gets a chance to discover who she is and what her talents are after her sister Lizzie dies. Will Jane ever feel happy again? Will she be able to go on? Read more to find out. 5th grade and up.

Book reviewed by Anne W., Youth Services Assistant

 

By MPPL on January 20, 2010 Categories: For Grades 4-6, Picks by Anne W., Realistic Stories

Jane in Bloom by Deborah Lytton

Jane in Bloom Have you ever wondered if you are strong enough to overcome a great challenge? Jane lives in her older sister’s Lizzie’s shadow. In Jane in Bloom by Deborah Lytton, Jane gets a chance to discover who she is and what her talents are after her sister Lizzie dies. Will Jane ever feel happy again? Will she be able to go on? Read more to find out. 5th grade and up.

Book reviewed by Anne W., Youth Services Assistant

 

Hannah’s Winter by Kierin Meehan

Hannah's Winter

If you like mysteries, ghosts, and international travel, then you have to read Hannah’sWinter by Kierin Meehan! Hannah is staying in Japan while her mom is working. When she and her friends find an ancient clue in a stationery shop, the mystery begins. Will Hannah and her friends solve the mystery? Is the ghost friendly or evil? Read more to find out!

Book reviewed by Anne W., Youth Assistant.

By MPPL on September 23, 2009 Categories: For Grades 4-6, Mystery & Suspense, Picks by Anne W.

Hannah’s Winter by Kierin Meehan

Hannah's Winter

If you like mysteries, ghosts, and international travel, then you have to read Hannah’sWinter by Kierin Meehan! Hannah is staying in Japan while her mom is working. When she and her friends find an ancient clue in a stationery shop, the mystery begins. Will Hannah and her friends solve the mystery? Is the ghost friendly or evil? Read more to find out!

Book reviewed by Anne W., Youth Assistant.

Masterpiece by Elise Broach

Masterpiece I just finished Masterpiece by Elise Broach. Do you like mysteries, art, or beetles? Then you will enjoy reading about James and Marvin. Marvin is a beetle that lives in James’ house, and he has the ability to draw beautiful delicate pictures. Marvin’s drawing ability comes in handy when an art thief tries to steal art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Will the art thief succeed? Will Marvin and his family be discovered by the rest of James’ family? Read and find out!

 

Book reviewed by Anne W., Youth Assistant

By MPPL on June 22, 2009 Categories: For Grades 4-6, Mystery & Suspense, Picks by Anne W.

Masterpiece by Elise Broach

Masterpiece I just finished Masterpiece by Elise Broach. Do you like mysteries, art, or beetles? Then you will enjoy reading about James and Marvin. Marvin is a beetle that lives in James’ house, and he has the ability to draw beautiful delicate pictures. Marvin’s drawing ability comes in handy when an art thief tries to steal art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Will the art thief succeed? Will Marvin and his family be discovered by the rest of James’ family? Read and find out!

 

Book reviewed by Anne W., Youth Assistant

The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester

syndetics-lcWhat makes you special and unique? Piper McCloud is the heroine of The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester, and Piper can fly!  She’s excited when Dr. Hellion comes to take her to a school to learn more about her abilities. Will she learn new things? Will she ever return to her parents? I really enjoyed this book, and I hope you try it out too!

 

Book read by Anne W., Youth Library Assistant

By MPPL on February 4, 2009 Categories: Fantasy, Picks by Anne W.

The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester

syndetics-lcWhat makes you special and unique? Piper McCloud is the heroine of The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester, and Piper can fly!  She’s excited when Dr. Hellion comes to take her to a school to learn more about her abilities. Will she learn new things? Will she ever return to her parents? I really enjoyed this book, and I hope you try it out too!

 

Book read by Anne W., Youth Library Assistant

By MPPL on Categories: Fantasy, Picks by Anne W.

Fearless by Tim Lott

syndetics-lcI just finished reading Fearless by Tim Lott. One girl, Fearless, has the courage to stand up for herself and the other girls at her “school.” (It’s really a prison, and the girls are treated horribly!) Will the girls escape? Will anyone on the outside believe them if they escape? I enjoyed this book, and I hope you do too!

Book read by Anne W., Library Assistant

By MPPL on October 21, 2008 Categories: For Grades 4-6, Picks by Anne W.

Fearless by Tim Lott

syndetics-lcI just finished reading Fearless by Tim Lott. One girl, Fearless, has the courage to stand up for herself and the other girls at her “school.” (It’s really a prison, and the girls are treated horribly!) Will the girls escape? Will anyone on the outside believe them if they escape? I enjoyed this book, and I hope you do too!

Book read by Anne W., Library Assistant

By MPPL on Categories: For Grades 4-6, Picks by Anne W.