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Dish: Stirring it Up by Diane Muldrow

Dish: Stirring it Up If you like middle school drama and cooking, then Dish: Stirring It Up by Diane Muldrow is for you.  Twins Molly and Amanda Moore along with their friends decide to take a cooking class because they are tired of eating “carry out.” Everything was great until nasty Natasha showed up at the cooking class.  The book in this series have great cooking tips and recipes!

Book reviewed by Barb M., Youth Outreach and Programming Assistant

 

By MPPL on March 22, 2010 Categories: For Grades 4-6, Picks by Barb M., Realistic Stories

Dish: Stirring it Up by Diane Muldrow

Dish: Stirring it Up If you like middle school drama and cooking, then Dish: Stirring It Up by Diane Muldrow is for you.  Twins Molly and Amanda Moore along with their friends decide to take a cooking class because they are tired of eating “carry out.” Everything was great until nasty Natasha showed up at the cooking class.  The book in this series have great cooking tips and recipes!

Book reviewed by Barb M., Youth Outreach and Programming Assistant

 

Bea Rocks the Flock by Victoria Jamieson

Bea Rocks the Flock   Bea Rocks the Flock by Victoria Jamieson.  The rule in Sheepdom is: Sheep are not UNIQUE.  Bea couldn’t stand it any more so she packed her backpack and left her flock for the big city.  Everyone in the big city was unique and Bea could be anything she wanted to be but she missed her friends terribly.  When she returns to her flock she makes a big discovery about being unique.
 
Book reviewed by Barb M., Youth Outreach and Programming Assistant

By MPPL on December 28, 2009 Categories: Picks by Barb M., Picture Books

Bea Rocks the Flock by Victoria Jamieson

Bea Rocks the Flock   Bea Rocks the Flock by Victoria Jamieson.  The rule in Sheepdom is: Sheep are not UNIQUE.  Bea couldn’t stand it any more so she packed her backpack and left her flock for the big city.  Everyone in the big city was unique and Bea could be anything she wanted to be but she missed her friends terribly.  When she returns to her flock she makes a big discovery about being unique.
 
Book reviewed by Barb M., Youth Outreach and Programming Assistant

By MPPL on Categories: Picks by Barb M., Picture Books

Watch Out For Wolfgang by Paul Carrick

Watch Out For Wolfgang Watch Out for Wolfgang by Paul Carrick.  Do you like robots and fractured fairytales?  You will love this new twist to an old fairytale “The Three Little Pigs”.  Mother robot sends her three very different young robots out to seek their fortunes.  She warns them to watch out for Wolfgang the Recycler who would love to recycle all their parts.  Read this book to see if Wolfgang captures a robot.

Book reviewed by Barb M., Youth Outreach and Programming Assistant

 

By MPPL on November 23, 2009 Categories: Picks by Barb M., Picture Books

Watch Out For Wolfgang by Paul Carrick

Watch Out For Wolfgang Watch Out for Wolfgang by Paul Carrick.  Do you like robots and fractured fairytales?  You will love this new twist to an old fairytale “The Three Little Pigs”.  Mother robot sends her three very different young robots out to seek their fortunes.  She warns them to watch out for Wolfgang the Recycler who would love to recycle all their parts.  Read this book to see if Wolfgang captures a robot.

Book reviewed by Barb M., Youth Outreach and Programming Assistant

 

By MPPL on Categories: Picks by Barb M., Picture Books

Campfire Mallory by Laurie Friedman

syndetics-lcYou will enjoy this book if you have ever been to summer camp or would like to go. Mallory isn’t too sure she wants to go, but her parents convince her to give it a try since her big brother Max and her best friend Mary Ann are going, too.  When Mallory arrives at Camp Blue Lake, nothing goes as planned.  She ends up in a different cabin from her best friend, and her bunkmate Carine won’t leave her alone. Carine seems to get Mallory into all kinds of trouble. Read Campfire Mallory by Laurie Friedman to find out if Mallory can survive her first summer away at camp and if she ever becomes friends with Carine. 

(For grades 3-4)

 Book reviewed by Barb M., Youth Outreach and Programming Assistant

By MPPL on May 4, 2009 Categories: For Grades 2-4, Picks by Barb M., Realistic Stories

Campfire Mallory by Laurie Friedman

syndetics-lcYou will enjoy this book if you have ever been to summer camp or would like to go. Mallory isn’t too sure she wants to go, but her parents convince her to give it a try since her big brother Max and her best friend Mary Ann are going, too.  When Mallory arrives at Camp Blue Lake, nothing goes as planned.  She ends up in a different cabin from her best friend, and her bunkmate Carine won’t leave her alone. Carine seems to get Mallory into all kinds of trouble. Read Campfire Mallory by Laurie Friedman to find out if Mallory can survive her first summer away at camp and if she ever becomes friends with Carine. 

(For grades 3-4)

 Book reviewed by Barb M., Youth Outreach and Programming Assistant

The Sandman by Ralph Fletcher

syndetics-lcIf you have ever wondered how the sandman got his sleeping dust then you will want to read the book, The Sandman by Ralph Fletcher.  I love the pictures, especially the full page spread of the dragon! Oops, I don’t want to give away the story…you will just have to read it. 

Book read by Barb M., Youth Library Assistant

By MPPL on March 9, 2009 Categories: Picks by Barb M., Picture Books

The Sandman by Ralph Fletcher

syndetics-lcIf you have ever wondered how the sandman got his sleeping dust then you will want to read the book, The Sandman by Ralph Fletcher.  I love the pictures, especially the full page spread of the dragon! Oops, I don’t want to give away the story…you will just have to read it. 

Book read by Barb M., Youth Library Assistant

By MPPL on Categories: Picks by Barb M., Picture Books