Friday, October 09, 2009

Little Mouse Gets Ready - Little Mouse gets dressed to go to the barn with his mother, brothers, and sisters.

Once Upon a Twice - A cautionary tale for mice written in nonsense verse.

Winnie Finn, Worm Farmer - Winnie Finn raises earthworms, which help her neighbors win prizes at the county fair. Includes instructions on making a worm farm.

A Birthday for Bear - Despite Bear's efforts to ignore his birthday, Mouse will not rest until his friend celebrates.

If America Were a Village -
This book uses a simple metaphor to create a snapshot--past, present and future--to help readers imagine America as a village of 100 people, exploring their lives to help children and readers of all ages to discover a whole new vision of America.

The Life and Times of Corn -
Facts and illustrations tell the story of corn, the giant of grains.

Our Solar System - non-fiction

The True Gift A Christmas Story by Patricia MacLachlan -While spending Christmas at their grandparents' farm, Lily becomes convinced that her younger brother Liam is right about White Cow being lonely and helps him seek a companion for her, leaving little time for Christmas preparations or reading.

The Magical Ms. Plum by Bonny Becker - he students in Ms Plum's third grade class soon learn that there is something very special about their teacher and her classroom's mysterious supply closet.

Sea of the Dead by Julia Durango- When thirteen-year-old Kehl, fifth son of the Warrior Prince Amatec, is kidnapped by the Fallen King and forced to map the entire Carillon Empire, he also discovers a secret about his own past.

The Lost Conspiracy by Frances Hardinge - When a lie is exposed and their tribe turns against them, Hathin must find a way to save her sister Arilou--once considered the tribe's oracle--and herself.

Wild Card by Tiki and Ronde Barber -

Through the course of a difficult season, Ronde learns that his coach is right about football being a mental game, as he tries to fill in as kicker while he and his identical twin, Tiki, help Adam improve his grades.

Syren by Angie Sage - Wolf Boy is sent on a Task by Aunt Zelda, while Septimus and the dragon, Spit Fyre, fly off to bring their friends home, but they all wind up on an island whose secrets are as dangerous as its inhabitants.