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Book Suggestions


Book Suggestions




Looking for something to read?  Check on this page for new


suggestions each month.



June 2017


Nanobots, by Chris Gall.  Grades kindergarten-2.  Sometimes the smallest robots can make the biggest difference.


Hensel and Gretel, Ninja Chicks, by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Rebecca J. Gomez.  Grades kindergarten-2.  When Hensel and Gretel’s dad gets snatched by a fox, the sisters put their ninja skills to work to track him down before he can be stir-fried.


Framed! A T.O.A.S.T. Mystery, by James Ponti.  Grades 4-6.  Florian has invented a technique of noticing small details to solve mysteries.  But will he and his friend Margaret be able to use it to help the FBI solve the mystery of an art theft?


Tut:  The Story of My Immortal Life, by P.J. Hoover.  Grades 4-7.  Tut has been granted immortality by the gods, but this has two negative sides:  one, he is stuck in eighth grade forever and two, the man who killed his entire family also has immortality.  Now the gods have converged in Washington D.C. for what purposes?



May 2017


The Sky is Falling!, by Mark Teague.  Grades kindergarten-2.  Why are all the chickens dancing after one of them is hit on the head with an acorn and they think the sky is falling?


The Cookie Fiasco, by Dan Santat.  Grades kindergarten-2.  Hippo, Croc and the Squirrels want equal cookies for all! But how can this happen when there are only three cookies and four of them?


Fantastic:  A Lego Adventure in the Real World, by Scholastic.  Grades 2-6.  Through vignettes and mini stories, LEGO minifigures present facts about subjects ranging from science and technology to history and popular culture.


Gabriel Finley & the Raven’s Riddle, by George Magen.  Grades 4-8.  When Gabriel rescues an orphaned raven, he discovers a valuable family secret that he can share thoughts with ravens, something he hopes will help him locate his father who has been missing for three years.  This is a book filled with both fantasy and adventure.


Kinda Like Brothers, by Coe Booth.  Grades 5-8.  Jarrett has gotten used to his mom taking care of the foster babies in his home, but when a boy his own age comes to stay with them and has to share his room, this is definitely not fair.



April 2017


If You Give a Mouse a Brownie, by Laura Numeroff.   Grades kindergarten-2.  The mouse who wanted a cookie is back in search of a brownie and adventures all over the neighborhood.


The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer L. Holm.  Grades 3-6.  Ellie’s life is turned upside down when her grandfather moves in with them.  He introduces her to a love of science and the world of the possible.



March 2017


Space Dog, by Mini Grey.  Grades kindergarten-2.   Can sworn enimies—space dogs, astrocats and moustronauts—work together to save the spooniverse?


Pugs of the Frozen North, by Philip Reeve.  Grades 3-5.  New friends Sika and Shen try to beat the odds and win the Great Northern Race--in a sled pulled by a team of sixty-six pugs--in hopes of meeting the Snowfather and having him grant their wish.



January 2017


Bug in a Vacuum, by Melanie Watt.  Grades kindergarten-2.  A Bug goes through the five stages of grief when it finds itself trapped inside a vacuum cleaner.


Circus Mirandus, by Cassie Beasley.  Grades 4-6.  All his life, Micah’s grandfather has been telling him stories about the magical Circus Mirandus.  Now that his grandfather is dying, this magical place might be his only hope.




December 2016


Snappsy the Alligator (did not ask to be in this book!), by Julie Falatko.  Grades kindergarten-2.  Snappys the alligator was minding his own business when a narrator decides to tell his story.



Nickel Bay Nick, by Dean Pitchford.  Grades 4-6.  Sam is having the worst Christmas ever and then the damage he causes at a neighbor’s house means he is suddenly involved in scheme to help save his town.  But first he has to learn the skills of a spy, cat burglar and a pickpocket.



November 2016


Hilo:  The Boy Who Crashed to Earth, by Judd Winick.  Grades 3-6.  When Hilo mysteriously falls to earth, D.J. is determined to help him figure out who he is.  Suddenly he is in the midst of an amazing adventure.


Winter Sky, by Patricia Reilly Giff.  Grades 3-6.  Every time Siria hears the fire sirens, she worries about her father heading off to fight a fire and feels that he will only be safe is she is there to watch over him.  Then she suspects that someone in the neighborhood is deliberately setting fires.  Can she solve the mystery and stop them? 




October 2016


Spark, by Kallie George.  Grades kindergarten-2.  Spark is a young dragon with a big problem:  he can’t figure out how to control his fiery breath.


Book Scavenger, by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman.  Grades 4-6.  Emily has just moved to yet another new city with her family, but this time it is to San Francisco where the creator of the Book Scavenger game lives.  Soon she and her new friend James find themselves involved in solving his latest puzzle game.