Friday, December 14, 2007

Penina Levine Is a Hard-Boiled Egg by Rebecca O'Connell
With only her best friend to lean on, forthright Penina celebrates Passover while she contends with a bratty younger sister and a seemingly unsympathetic sixth-grade teacher.

The Real Slam Dunk by Charisse K. Richardson
Marcus plans to become a professional basketball player. But when he meets a real star on a school field trip, he learns the importance of having more than one career dream.

Ben and the Sudden Too-Big Family by Colby Rodowsky
Family-wise Ben is happy to have it be just he and his dad. Then his dad decides to marry Casey. That is ok until they decide to adopt a baby from China. Ben is not sure about this change, but finds out that being a part of a big family isn't so bad.

The Treasures of Weatherby by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Harleigh and Allegra discover someone is trying to find and steal the long-lost Weatherby treasure. Will they be able to stop the villian and save the Weatherby House?

Reaching for Sun by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
This book of free-verse poems tells about a girl with cerebral palsy who becomes friends with an unlikely neighbor.

There is one new picture book:

Out of the Egg by Tina Matthews
This is a twist on the story of The Little Red Hen. See what happens when the red chick hatches.

There are four new non-fiction books:

The Race for Space by Betsy Kuhn
The story of satellites, moon walks, and more.

Kids Cook 1-2-3 by Rozanne Gold
Recipes for young chefs with only 3 ingredients

Writing Magic by Gail Carson Levine
This author shows ways to become a great writer of books.

I Must Go Down to the Beach Again and Other Poems by Karen Jo Shapiro

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