Monthly Archives: July 2011

Historical Fiction – The Earth Dragon Awakes

The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 Bibliography Yep, Laurence. 2006. THE EARTH DRAGON AWAKES: THE SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE OF 1906. New York: Harper Collins Publishers. ISBN 9780060275242. Plot Summary Henry is the son of a banker and … Continue reading

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Historical Fiction – Chains

Chains Bibliography Anderson, Laurie Halse. 2008. CHAINS. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers. ISBN 9781416905858. Plot Summary During the Revolutionary War the Patriots are fighting for freedom from the British and Isabel is a thirteen-year-old slave girl fighting for … Continue reading

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Historical Fiction – Moon Over Manifest

Moon Over Manifest Bibliography Vanderpool, Clare. 2011. MOON OVER MANIFEST. Narration by Justine Eyre, Cassandra Campbell, and Kirby Heyborne. New York: Listening Library. ISBN 978-0307941930. Plot Summary Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is not at all happy to be left behind for … Continue reading

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Nonfiction Books – Almost Astronauts

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream Bibliography Stone, Tanya Lee. 2009. ALMOST ASTRONAUTS: 13 WOMEN WHO DARED TO DREAM. Sommerville: Candlewick Press. ISBN 9780763636111 Plot Summary Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream tells the true story of … Continue reading

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Nonfiction Books – What To Do About Alice?

What To Do About Alice?  Bibliography Kerley, Barbara. 2008. WHAT TO DO ABOUT ALICE? HOW ALICE ROOSEVELT BROKE THE RULES, CHARMED THE WORLD, AND DROVE HER FATHER TEDDY CRAZY! Illus. by Edwin Fotheringham. New York: Scholastic Press. ISBN 9780439922319. Plot … Continue reading

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Nonfiction Books – Living Color

        Living Color   Bibliography Jenkins, Steve. 2007. LIVING COLOR. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 9780618708970. Plot Summary   Steve Jenkins uses every color of the rainbow in this beautiful book to teach children just why animals are … Continue reading

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Poetry – what my mother doesn’t know

what my mother doesn’t know Bibliography Sones, Sonya. 2001. WHAT MY MOTHER DOESN’T KNOW. New York: Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing. ISBN 0689841140 Plot Summary Sophie is a typical teenage girl who is interested in boys, girlfriends, boys, and every … Continue reading

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