2013 Cartwheel Book Award Nominees
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2013 Cartwheel Book Award Nominees
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Destiny leads 11-year-old Cady to a peanut butter factory, a family of children searching for their own Talents, and a Talent Thief who will alter her life forever.
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A Tangle of Knots By Lisa Graff [Philomel, $16.99 hc] Told in multiple viewpoints, this novel is a magnificent puzzle. In a slightly magical world where everyone has a Talent, 11-year-old Cady is an orphan with a phenomenal Talent for cake baking. But little does she know that fate has set her on a journey from the moment she was born.
#Children's #Book #Reviews Find a bevy of books reviewed by Hilary Taber. They range from #picture books to #middle grade up to #young adult novels. A Tangle of Knots (Philomel/Penguin, $16.99) by Lisa Graff, Ages 8-12 In this finely spun tale told in multiple points of view, almost everyone has a Talent that borders on being magical. Some have a Talent for knitting, for spitting, for whistling, but eleven-year-old Cady has a Talent for cake baking. wp.me/p1Qy0V-4xh wp.me/p1Qy0V-4xh
A Tangle of Knots by LIsa Graff. In a slightly magical world where everyone has a Talent, eleven-year-old Cady is an orphan with a phenomenal Talent for cake baking. But little does she know that fate has set her on a journey from the moment she was born. Includes cake recipes. (03/05/13)
Eleven-year-old Otto wants a dog, and his older sister Lexi wants a cat, so their mother suggests that whoever can raise enough money to pay for their pet can choose--and so the competition begins.
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The Pet War by Allan Woodrow. an amazing and funny book!
The Pet War by Allan Woodrow (J WOO): Eleven-year-old Otto wants a dog while his older sister Lexi wants a cat, so their mother suggests that whoever can raise enough money to pay for their pet can choose--and so the competition begins.
Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape.
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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein - This sounds like a really fun book about kids trapped in a game factory and have to find clues to get out. a mix of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and A Night in the Museum!
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein: Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular with most kids, (if not the teachers), and an ardent fan of all games: board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens...
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library. Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular with most kids, (if not the teachers), and an ardent fan of all games: board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the building of the new town library. #BooksofWonder #ChrisGrabenstein
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library - Book Review (Sophia)
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While picking up milk for his children's cereal, a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space.
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Yes..a childrens books but a fun read for grown ups too !! Fortunately, the milk / by Neil Gaiman ; illustrated by Skottie Young.
Fortunately, the Milk --- by Neil Gaiman, Illustrations by Skottie Young ... how odd things can get in this hilarious, illustrated children's book (8-12 to "adult children of all ages") of "time travel and breakfast cereal," that begins with a walk to the store for some milk, then somehow manages to pack in Aliens & bits of every adventure story plot written in the past 300 years ... Frenetic, but hard not to love a novella that borrows equally from Calvin & Hobbes and The Usual Suspects ;-)
Browse Inside Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman, Illustrated by Skottie Young #BookswithMilk #FortunatelytheMilk #NeilGaiman #Kidlit
Neil Gaiman's Journal: AN AMAZING THING CAN NOW BE REVEALED. It's a kids book and not a comic... but I have grown to love Skottie Young. And of course Neil Gaiman. Out in September!
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Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived.
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Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo. Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived. (Children's Book)
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, Kate DiCamillo, K.G. Campbell (Illustrator.) Pinner writes: "A high-powered-vacuum-birthday-gift, a hungry squirrel & the comic-book-loving daughter of a divorced romance novel writer make up some of the cast of characters in this unforgettable book. This book has to have 1 of the best beginnings ever. I was sucked in as surely as Ulysses the Squirrel was by Tootie's vacuum cleaner! If your heart is feeling 2 sizes too small, read this book."
FLORA & ULYSSES, The Illuminated Adventures is here at last. There is nothing that quite compares to the pleasure of reading a new book by acclaimed author Kate DiCamillo. It's a birthday and Christmas gift all at once. Enjoy! #kidlit #MGFiction @Candlewick Press http://wp.me/p1Qy0V-4UL
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo and K.G. Campbell - #middlegrade #books #reading #illustrations #kidlit #katedicamillo #newbooks #booksforkids
A very small mouse of unknown origins runs away from school in the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace shortly before the celebration of Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee, celebrating her sixty years on the British throne.
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The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail: Richard Peck, Kelly Murphy: 9780803738386: Amazon.com Children's Books
THE MOUSE WITH THE QUESTION MARK TAIL by Richard Peck A very small mouse of unknown origins runs away from school in the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace shortly before the celebration of Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee, celebrating her sixty years on the British throne, and tries to find out who he is. http://catalog.cincinnatilibrary.org/iii/encore/search/C__Smouse%20with%20the%20question%20mark%20tail__Orightresult__U1?lang=eng=cobalt
The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail. Queen Victoria ought to be able to help him, if she can communicate with mice. She is all-seeing, after all, and her powers are unexplainable. But from her, Mouse Minor learns only that you do not get all your answers from the first asking. And so his voyage of self-discovery takes him onward, to strange and wonderful places. #booksofwonder #richardpeck
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Molly and her family have moved around for years. Every time they think they've found a home, one of the Quirks slips up and sends them packing -- because the Quirk family is a bit, well, quirky. Each family member has a magical power that makes them unique, and highly unusual. But the Quirks aren't known for fitting in -- especially in a place like Normal...
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The Quirks: Welcome to Normal by Erin Soderberg Early chapter book
Welcome to Normal. Ages: 8-10. Lexile: 830. Follow the humorous and quirky family, in this aptly names series, The Quirks.
The Quirks: Welcome to Normal: Erin Soderberg: Would be great read aloud early in 3rd grade.
When a group of orphans discover they have a common connection, plucky heroine Phoebe leads them in a daring escape from their orphanage to an uninhabited moon. But their idyllic paradise is shattered when the powerful corporate boss who caused the deaths of their parents sends a relentless henchman to track them down. Now, with nowhere left to turn and tired of being on the run, these resourceful kids decide there's only one thing left to do: Fight back!
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The Silver Six: A.J. Lieberman, Darren Rawlings: 9780545370974: Amazon.com: Books
The Silver Six | Graphic Novels | Increase Reading Skills | A group of orphans on the run search for a new home among the stars. When a group of orphans discover they have a common connection, plucky heroine Phoebe leads them in a daring escape from their orphanage to an uninhabited moon. | Grades 3-6 | #books #reading #elementary #strivingreaders
When a group of orphans discover they have a common connection, plucky heroine Phoebe leads them in a daring escape from their orphanage to an uninhabited moon. But their idyllic paradise is shattered when the powerful corporate boss who caused the deaths of their parents sends a relentless henchman to track them down. Now, with nowhere left to turn and tired of being on the run, these resourceful kids decide there's only one thing left to do: Fight back! (Junior Graphic Novel)
In a magical kingdom where your name is your destiny, 12-year-old Rump is the butt of everyone's joke. But when he finds an old spinning wheel, his luck seems to change. Rump discovers he has a gift for spinning straw into gold. With each thread he spins, he weaves himself deeper into a curse. To break the spell, Rump must go on a perilous quest, fighting off pixies, trolls, poison apples, and a wickedly foolish queen.
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Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin written by Liesl Shurtliff. Relates the tale of Rumpelstiltskin's childhood and youth, explaining why his name is so important, how he is able to spin straw into gold, and why a first-born child is his reward for helping the miller's daughter-turned-queen. 8/26
Fairy tale retellings; oh, how I love them. But Liesl Shurtliff's RUMP might just be my new favorite. Rump is set in a world where your name determines your destiny ... which means poor Rump is destined to be the butt of all jokes for the rest of us life (pun intended). Unless, of course, you factor in some whimsy, some danger, a cursed spinning wheel, a daring adventure ... and a little bit of magic. Enchanting, hilarious, and timely, Rump is a perfect bedtime story, no matter how old you are.
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff | 20 Of The Best Children’s Books Of 2013 Buzz Feed article with Colby Sharp
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff | In this fractured fairy tale, Liesl Shurtliff shows us her “truth” behind the popular story of Rumpelstiltskin. Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin is a wonderful book for the child in your life who likes to make up their own rules. Suggested age: 8–12
It all starts when seventh grader Lindy Sachs is granted $100 and access to her father’s online trading account as a way to alleviate her boredom while she’s home sick from school. Lindy learns something immediately—she is very, very good at e-trading. Her $100 becomes $200. Then $400. And more. Given how well Lindy’s stocks are doing, it would be a disservice to not invest it all… Right?
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This certainly has a lot of good information about the stock market, and lots of math. If math teachers are looking for a novel to use in the classroom, this might be it but she cautions it's a little slow and not funny like the author's previous books. Review by Ms. YingLing Reads.
The Short Seller by Elissa Brent Weissman
The short seller
In this whimsical, original folktale written and illustrated throughout in vibrant full color by two celebrated masters of modern fantasy, a young girl's journey becomes an enchanting coming-of-age story about magic, friendship, and the courage to shape one's own destiny.
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I entered to WIN a Boy's Super Reader Set or a Girl's Super Reader Set on Classic Children's Books during the annual Middle Grade Summer Book Club! Wow! Ends 7/20, US http://familyliteracy2.blogspot.com/2013/06/week-1-middle-grade-summer-book-club.html
The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles DeLint
The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles de Lint - Twelve-year-old Lillian, an orphan who loves roaming the woods looking for fairies when her chores are done, is bitten by a deadly snake and saved through the magical forest creatures.
The Cats of Tanglewood Forest: Charles de Lint, Charles Vess: 9780316053570: Amazon.com Children's Books
Where is Early's father? He's not the kind of father who would disappear. But he's gone . . . and he's left a whole lot of trouble behind.
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Hold Fast by Blue Balliett. From bestselling author Blue Balliett, the story of a girl who falls into Chicago's shelter system.
Hold Fast by Blue Balliett. Fiction/Mystery Gr. 4-8 Scholastic - Starred Reviews from Booklist, Kirkus, School Library Journal
Blue Balliett does a great job of working place into her stories. The Chicago Public Library has some good (and evil) characters who play a part in the mystery here!
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Ellis Coffey loves animals. He spends so much time outdoors that sometimes he thinks he can talk with them. When he discovers a caterpillar that seems to follow his directions, he knows he has a chance to win the annual Woolly Worm race. The prize money is $1,000--exactly the amount of the deductible for his dad's back surgery. If Ellis is right and he can train his woolly worm to be the fastest in the county, he's sure can solve all his family's problems.
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You've heard of Horse Whisperers and Dog Whisperers, but Ellis thinks he might be a Worm Whisperer! Ellis Coffey loves animals. He spends...
The Worm Whisperer by Betty Hicks | Ellison Ellis Coffey, a lonely fifth-grader, discovers he might have the special gift of talking to bugs and decides to use his ability to win his town's annual Woolly Worm Race.
Readers will thrill to journey with Jinx" (SLJ, starred review), a wizard's apprentice, as he sets off on a quest through the dangerous Urwald, a magical forest full of wizards and were-creatures, and discovers that it is more complex than he could imagine, and that it needs him more than he could ever guess.
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Jinx by Sage Blackwood. A wizard’s apprentice sets off on a quest through the dangerous Urwald, a magical forest full of witches, trolls, and were-creatures, and discovers he plays a key role in its survival.
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Jinx. Cool kids book
JINX by Sage Blackwood A young boy named Jinx encounters magic and danger as he grows up in the deep, dark forest known as the Urwald and discovers that the world beyond--and within--the Urwald is more complex than he could imagine. http://catalog.cincinnatilibrary.org/iii/encore/search/C__Sjinx__Orightresult__U1?lang=eng&suite=cobalt
Jinx by Sage Blackwood, cover art by Iacopo Bruno
Jessie and Evan Treski have waged a lemonade war, sought justice in a class trial, and even unmasked a bell thief. Now they are at opposite ends over the right to keep secrets. Evan believes some things (such as his poetry) are private. Jessie believes scandal makes good news. When anonymously sent candy hearts appear in Class 4-0, self-appointed ace reporter Jessie determines to get the scoop on class crushes.