“Not your typical princess”! And this is not your typical fairytale story. Harriet becomes an adventurer slaying ogres, cliff diving and more after learning she is cursed to fall into a deep sleep on her twelfth birthday. If you like this book, try her series Dragonbreath or read the second book in this series.
The Vanishing Coin by Kate Eagan
Mike and his friend Nora discover The White Rabbit magic shop and their lives could be changed forever. Mike may even get one up on Jackson, the biggest bully in school. You can even learn a few magic tricks while reading this book! If you like this read, be sure to check out Books 2-4 in this series!
The Diamond Mystery by Martin Widmark
Somebody is stealing diamonds from the jeweler Mohammed Carat! It looks like someone on his staff is guilty. The police have no suspects in custody, so Mr. Carat contacts young detectives Jerry and Maya. Will Jerry and Maya be able to use their detective skills to find the diamond thief? Five more books in this series are coming soon to your library!
This book, originally published in 1980 has become a modern classic and favorite read aloud for many teachers and families. I have read this book many times over the years, but never an edition with this cover art. Don’t Judge A Book by Its Cover! This book is one book that every elementary student should read or have read aloud at least once.
This book is based on a Rocky Mountain legend. Little Willie hopes to pay the $500 in taxes on his grandfather’s farm that are due with the winnings from a dog sled race he enters. Stone Fox has his most daunting opponent has never lost a race. Will a young boy and his dog, Searchlight, outperform the best sled racers in the country and save the family farm? This story, like its hero, little Willy, has all the ingredients of a winner…right down to the unforeseen drama at the finish line.
After recommending this book to one ASIJ family this week, they emailed me after finishing the book. Here is a bit of the email I received:
“I think your choice was perfect. This book helps my child’s emotional development and also gave us a great experiment as a family.”
Congratulations to our third grade Sakura Medal Reader Leaders who went above and beyond library reading goals and expectations and practiced reading their favorite 2016 Sakura Medal Nominee during recess. All of the Sakura Reader Leaders entertained students in at least one KG, first or second grade classroom with their fluent and expressive reading skills.
This information book series is excellent for students in Grades 2-4. If you want a series that is informative and fun, the Wells of Knowledge Science Series is a must read! You might even be surprised at how much you learn in just 32 pages.