Author Archives: Young Adult

Changes are Afoot!

Hi there! Michael Williams, our fearless leader, has stepped down to take care of his health.  Best wishes, Michael!  And thank you for all your hard work and dedication. The one and only (and slightly off-color) Sharon has taken over!  … Continue reading

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The Inheritance Almanac by Michael Macauley and Mark Cotta Vaz

Author: Macauley, Michael and Vaz, Mark Cotta Illustrator: Miller, Ian Title: The Inheritance Almanac Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers Copyright Date: 2010 ISBN: 9780375866722 Format: Nonfiction Rating: Excellent Grades: Young Adult Genre: Fantasy Review: For people who … Continue reading

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Pierre’s Friends by Andrea Beck

Author: Beck, Andrea Illustrator: Beck, Andrea Title: Pierre’s Friends Publisher: Orca Book publishers Copyright Date: 2010 ISBN: 9781554690305 Format: Picture book Rating: Good Grades: Preschool to Kindergarten Curriculum Framework: Genre: Animals, Pets, Friends Review: A sweet story about a dog … Continue reading

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Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Author: Krosoczka, Jarrett J Illustrator: Krosoczka, Jarrett J Title: Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown Publisher: Knopf Copyright Date: 2010 ISBN: 9780375860959 Format: Graphic novel Rating: Average Grades: 2-4 Genre: mystery Review: The Breakfast Bunch kids are off to … Continue reading

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Skunk Girl by Sheba Karim

Author: Karim, Sheba Title: Skunk Girl Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux Copyright Date: 2009 ISBN: 9780374370114 Format: Book Rating: Excellent Grades: 7-10 Curriculum Framework: History and Social Sciences, English Genre: Realistic Fiction/Multicultural Review: As if things weren’t difficult enough for Nina … Continue reading

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Princess says goodnight by Naumi Howland

Author: Howland, Naomi Illustrator: David Small Title: Princess says goodnight Publisher: Harper Collins Copyright Date: 2010 ISBN: 9780061455254 Format: Picture Book Rating: Good Grades: pre-k to 1st gr Genre: realistic Review: What happens to a princess at bedtime? She doesn’t … Continue reading

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“Four Seasons” by Jane Breskin Zalbin

“Four Seasons” by Jane Breskin Zalbin Alfred A. Knopf, 2011 ISBN: 978-0-375-86222-9 Format: Book Rating: Good Grades: 6-9 Told in four movements, Zalbin tells the story of 13-year-old Allegra Katz. As the daughter of a former opera star and a … Continue reading

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