“My Big Red Monster” by Lois Wickstrom is the story of a little girl who has a big red monster living under her bed. The girl tries to tell her brother about the monster, but he doesn’t believe her and says that there are no such things as monsters.
This is an awesome book. I am not going to tell you everything that happens but I can tell you that this dragon is not like most dragons. This dragon, Fireball is smart. Remember to stay away from his mouth! Think you can beat a Word Dragon at his very own game? Grab this book and see if you can. Make sure you bring a dictionary – those Q words are tricky.
The adventure begins when a dedicated high school English teacher performs a supernatural, spiritual ritual to help two of her students perform better in school. Both show promise but are not living up to their potential.
Danny is searching for a pet because his mom finally said he can have his very own. He doesn’t want an ordinary pet. No parrot. A dog won’t do. A cat is not for him. He wants a prehistoric one. A dinosaur!
“A Little Noble” by Janet Macreery is the story of a 13-year-old girl named Mercy, who is on her way to deliver an important family message, when the carriage she is traveling in is involved in an accident. Mercy is knocked out as the carriage goes to pieces and when she wakes up she realizes three things: she is hurt, her chaperone is gone, and she has no way to fulfill her mission.
“ResQ Takes on the Takhi” by Eva J. Pell is the second book in a series called “ResQ: Saving One Animal at a Time.” It’s about an organization called ResQ, headed up by a couple of kids on a mission to save endangered animals. The ResQ team is made up of Wheaton Guinto who is a brainiac and his cousin Stowe LeBlon
In “Simon and the Sad Salad” by Teigan Margetts, there is a class of kids that is getting ready for a class party at the end of the school year. All of the kids are going to bring something to eat, most of them look like they’re going to bring candy or something sweet. There is a boy named Simon who doesn’t have a lot of money, so all he can bring is a salad.
“Peter and the Whimper-Whineys” by Sherrill S. Cannon is the story of a boy bunny who only whined and complained all day, every day. Peter’s mom tries to talk to him to make him be nicer, but when he keeps complaining and whining, he got sent to his room.
"Fee, Fi, Fo, Grow!: The Real Magic of the Beans" by Lois Wickstrom is the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, but with some different characters. This story doesn't have Jack, but Jacqueline and her mother. Jacqueline and her mother are poor and are needing some money to buy seeds to plant in their garden to grow into food for them to eat.
I’ve read alternate versions of the Cinderella story, but I’ve never read anything like Philippa Rae’s version, “Cinderella’s Other Shoe!”
In the picture book WALKOUT, experienced educator and author Tina Shepardson takes on the difficult and scary topic of school violence. Based on a true story, the author helps children see what they can do about a situation that feels out of their control. She also helps children understand that feelings that are different from their own are acceptable and valid.
“Casey the Container and Her First Day in Port” by Kristina Bowden is about a shipping container named Casey who has never been shipped out before. She learns that lots of different things get shipped all over the world, like fireworks and melons.
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