“Sophie the Monarch Butterfly” by Celia Straus
“Sophie the Monarch Butterfly” by Celia Straus 819 1024 Reader Views Kids
“Sophie the Monarch Butterfly: Mission to Mexico” follows a precocious monarch butterfly from the moment she hatches to the end of her life cycle, following her journey through many obstacles and challenging the disbeliefs of her community. “Sophie the Monarch Butterfly” is a touching story about believing in yourself and being a leader in your community, while also providing readers with information about monarch butterflies and their annual migration patterns. read more
“Lizard Larson and the Time Keeper” by Gary Natoli
“Lizard Larson and the Time Keeper” by Gary Natoli 683 1024 Reader Views Kids
“Lizard Larson and the Time Keeper” by Gary Natoli is an engaging sci-fi adventure featuring a fourteen-year-old girl named Lizard, who discovers a time-stopping power after the tragic loss of her physicist parents. This newfound ability, linked to her parents’ time machine, sets off a chain of events with potentially universe-altering consequences. read more
“Sophie the Monarch Butterfly” by Celia Straus
“Sophie the Monarch Butterfly” by Celia Straus 819 1024 Reader Views Kids
Sophie, a monarch butterfly, bears an unusual marking on her wing—an eye that serves as a compass. When small, soft-spoken Sophie realizes her power, she is confident she can lead the way as the group of monarch butterflies migrate to Mexico. Some of the bigger butterflies underestimate her ability, but Sophie is vindicated when powerful winds threaten their flight, and she leads them to safety. Yet navigating the perils of predators, frigid weather, and spoiled milkweed continues to test Sophie and the monarchs. read more
“The Great Big Yawn” by Margaret and Eleanor Clowater
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A daughter and her father head to the zoo, but then, a great big yawn comes out of the little girl. Her yawn proves infectious as it hops from animal to animal throughout the zoo until it reaches her again. Then, it is time to leave the zoo and head to bed. A concluding and helpful list of questions to ask a young reader rounds out “The Great Big Yawn” by Margaret and Eleanor Clowater. read more
“My Desert Sun” by Diana Tuorto
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When Cayuse, a young and free-spirited mustang was six months old he lost his mom, a beautiful chestnut mare, to a mountain lion attack in “My Desert Sun” by Diana Tuorto. She lost her life to save him. Now orphaned, the nearby herd adopted him and helped raise him. One horse, Chickasaw, took Cayuse under his wing and became an adopted father to the young mustang. Things were good for about three years. Cayuse grew up and learned so much from not only Chickasaw but the other members of his herd. That all changed though when wranglers came and decided to claim the mustangs as their own. Cayuse’s life would never be the same from that moment on. read more
“Broken Pencils” by J.R. Rice
“Broken Pencils” by J.R. Rice 672 1024 Reader Views Kids
Jonah Tarver has issues. He’s about to turn eighteen, graduate high school, and he’s preparing for prom night. For many teens that would be something to look forward to, but Jonah isn’t like everyone else. In addition to being bipolar, he’s still processing the death of his best friend four years prior, trying to figure out if he’s actually in love with his girlfriend, and desperate to find meaning in his life. He’s also stopped taking his medication. read more