Friday, September 25, 2009

Eagle by Jeff Stone - After attacking and killing his former grandmaster, sixteen-year-old Ying realizes he has been betrayed in addition to being wanted for treason, and consequently is forced to turn to Hok, his old temple sister, for help.

Sent by Margaret Haddix - Jonah, Katherine, Chip, and Alex suddenly find themselves in 1483 at the Tower of London, where they discover that Chip and Alex are Prince Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury, imprisoned by their uncle, King Richard III, but trying to repair history without knowing what is supposed to happen proves challenging. Author's note includes historical facts about the princes and king.

Gullible Gus by Maxine Schur - Tired of the teasing he gets for being the most gullible man in Texas, Cowboy Gus goes to Fibrock to find the biggest liar there in hopes of hearing a tall tale that is impossible for anyone--even him--to believe

Surf's Up SpongeBob! -SpongeBob accepts Sandy's invitation to go surfing at Goo Lagoon, and then realizes he doesn't know how to surf! It's Patrick to the rescue as he shows SpongeBob how to hang ten right in their backyard. Will SpongeBob wipe out the next day when he gets caught up in a huge wave?

Little Engines Can Do Big Things - Thomas and the Magic Railroad- Thomas and his friends prove that little engines can do big jobs.

Grandma's Button Box by Linda Aber - When she spills her grandmother's button box, Kelly and her cousins try to sort them by size, color, and shape and they earn Grandma's gratitude.

Dog and Bear Three to Get Ready by Laura Seeger- Bear has a bucket stuck on his head, but luckily, Dog has a plan. It's not a perfect plan, but in this and two other stories, imperfect plans still work out when good friends help each other.

Centipede's 100 Shoes by Tony Ross - But when are one hundred shoes too many shoes? And what do you do with too many shoes? Why, you give them away! Find out who gets them in this delightfully silly story about a centipede with sore feet.

Walter the Farting Dog by William Kotzwinkle -
Warning: This book may cause flatulence. Walter is a fine dog, except for one small problem: he has gas. He can't help it; it's just the way he is. Fortunately, the kids Billy and Betty love him regardless, but Father says he's got to go! Poor Walter, he's going to the dog pound tomorrow. And then, in the night, burglars strike. Walter has his chance to be a hero. Destined to become a children's classic, this story will have kids rolling on the floor with laughter. Adults are permitted to laugh too!

My Name is Sangoel by Karen Williams -As a refugee from Sudan to the United States, Sangoel is frustrated that no one can pronounce his name correctly until he finds a clever way to solve the problem.

Panda and Polar Bear by Matthew Baek - Curious to know what lies beyond his wintry world, a polar bear goes exploring, falls into a mud puddle, and is mistaken for a panda by a new playmate.

Pajama Day by Lynn Plourde - Drew, who has a hard time remembering things, forgets to wear his pajamas to school on Pajama Day but still manages to make the best of the situation.

Tractor Day by Candice Ransom -Simple rhyming text describes a child's day spent riding on the tractor with Daddy at their small farm.

Voyage to the Pharos by Sarah Gauch - Dino has a dream. As a boy growing up on the small island of Rhodes in the Mediterranean, he has heard about a lighthouse far away across the sea in Alexandria, Egypt. But it isn't just any lighthouse. It is the Pharos, one of the tallest buildings in all the world with statues of gods and great kings, and at the very top a giant, roaring bonfire that guides ships from miles away. More than anything, Dino wants to be on one of those ships. But getting on a ship and surviving on one are two very different things.Based on one of the most amazing wonders of the ancient world, Voyage to the Pharos brings together stunning illustrations with a tale of timeless and thrilling adventure.

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