Tuesday, September 18, 2007

New Fiction Available

Please Write in This Book by Mary Amato
When Ms. Wurtz leaves a blank book in the Writer's Corner with a note encouraging those who find it to"talk to each other" in its pages, the students' entries spark a classrom-wide battle.

Scarlett by Cathy Cassidy
After being expelled from yet another school in London, twelve-year-old Scarlett is sent by her exasperated mother to live with her father, stepmother, and stepsister in Ireland, where, with the help of a mysterious boy, she eventually overcomes her anger and resentment and feels part of a family again.

Eclipse by Andrea Cheng
It's the summer of 1952 and eight-year old Peti gives up his room to relatives and worries about his grandfather who cannot escape from behind the Iron Curtain.

No Talking by Andrew Clements
The fifth grade boys challenge the fifth grade girls to a "no talking" contest.

Odd Man Out by Sarah Ellis
Kip visits his grandmother in British Columbia where he is surrounded by five alien girl cousins. He finds an unexpected treasure.

The Amazing Flight of Darius Frobisher by Bill Harley
When his father disappears during a hot-air balloon flight, ten-year-old Darius is sent to live with an obnoxious aunt until a strange bicycle repairman with a secret changes his life.

Cheyenne Medidine Hat by Brian Heinz & Gregory Manchess
A wild mustang mare tries to protect her band from capture and from a stalking cougar. Includes notes about the history of Noreth American wild horses.

Have Courage, Hazel Green by Odo Hirsch
When she overhears one of the tenants in her apartment building verbally abusing the hard-working caretaker, Mr. Egozian, Hazel Green determines to find a way to teach the unpleasant tenant a lesson.

Hazel Green by Odo Hirsch
Hazel tries to convince the city to allow children to march in the annual Frogg Day parade.

The Log Cabin Wedding by Ellen Howard
Although it was her idea to bring together her family and that of a neighboring widow woman, Elvirey never bargained on Pap falling for the Widow Aiken.

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