January 2011

The Last Leopard (Legend of the Animal Healer Series)

Martine goes to Zimbabwe with her grandmother and best friend, Ben, to help a friend who is being threatened by animal poachers. While enjoying the beautiful surroundings, Martine and Ben are also trying…

Paranormalcy

Evie is a normal teen who just wants a normal life. She’d give anything if she could just learn to drive, go to school, have a locker, and maybe even get asked to…

A Zombie’s Guide To The Human Body

This is a very clever way to get kids to read about the parts of a body. Nice graphic pictures of zombies. Review by Kathy Horne, Redwood Elem. School Media Center Rating: 5…

Empty

Weyn has written a great book to help readers to realize that oil supplies are limited. It also helps them to understand how much of their life this impacts. Empty is a thought…

The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman

What would you do if you found out a secret about your Middle School music teacher? Follow Bethesda, the perfect student, and Tenny, the kid that never pays attention, as they make a…

Mockingjay

Book Giveaway! (see below) Mockingjay was by far the most buzzed-about book in Granite School District in 2010, but after release day, when the dust had settled on this conclusion to the The…

Moon over Manifest

Winner of the 2011 Newbery Medal

The Mayflower and the Pilgrims’ New World

The Mayflower and the Pilgrims’ New World is a great book for those who want to know the background of the Plymouth settlement and what happened after the “First Thanksgiving.” How the Pilgrims…

Out of My Mind

Winner of the 2012 Beehive Book Award for Children’s Fiction

What Happened on Fox Street

A charming book, told from a 10-year-old’s perception, about the street she and her family have lived on since she was born. The street reminds me of older times when neighbors took the…

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