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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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"Fate and Destiny" Book List-- books that have secret connections between characters which are slowly revealed throughout the story
A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff. Told from multiple viewpoints, this puzzle-like story, where everyone has a special Talent, follows 11-year-old amazing baker Cady as she sets out on a mysterious journey to discover her own fate.
A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff | 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. Includes cake recipes.
#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
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 (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: 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 is part Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, part A Night in the Museum, and a whole lot of fun. When the eccentric inventor of video and board games returns to his hometown to build a library the likes of which has never been seen, he brings with him the most spectacular puzzler of them all. Seventh grader Kyle Keeley wants, more than anything, to be the winner of Mr. Lemoncello’s latest challenge but it will take skill, wit, and teamwork to come out on top.
The Dewey Decimal System meets "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" in an amusing mystery whose complexities include many references to well-known books. Fun from start to finish. Just one of many kids' books reviewed at www.infodad.com. Direct link: http://transcentury.blogspot.com/2013/07/library-books.html
ESCAPE FROM MR LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY by Chris Grabenstein. Mr. Lemoncello found solace in his local library as a child. Now, a successful, incredibly wealthy inventor of board and video games, Mr. Lemoncello is giving back to his hometown that has been without a public library for 12 years. 12 twelve-year-olds get a special preview sleep-over in the library and discover they have the chance to win big if they play Mr. Lemoncello's game and find the clues that will help them escape the library!
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
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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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Fortunately, The Milk: Art by *skottieyoung on deviantART; Written by Neil Gaiman
Yes..a childrens books but a fun read for grown ups too !! Fortunately, the milk / by Neil Gaiman ; illustrated by Skottie Young.
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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Children's Book Review: Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo, illus. by K.G. Campbell. Candlewick, $17.99 (336p) IS...
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 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
12 Best Middle Grade and YA Fiction Books I Read in 2013 | Semicolon
The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail by Richard Peck July 2013
Within the Ivory Palace: Book Review- The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail
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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: Erin Soderberg: Would be great read aloud early in 3rd grade.
Welcome to Normal. Ages: 8-10. Lexile: 830. Follow the humorous and quirky family, in this aptly names series, The Quirks.
KISS THE BOOK: The Quirks: Welcome to Normal by Erin Soderberg –ESSENTIAL Her family is magical, but Molly is not. But Molly is the only one who can help her family blend in to the the town of Normal.
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 by AJ Lieberman & Darren Rawlings. Six smart and resourceful orphans make a daring escape from their orphanage to an uninhabited moon where they are pursued by an evil corporate boss who caused the deaths of their parents.
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
RUMP : THE TRUE STORY OF RUMPELSTILTSKIN by Liesl Shurtliff. "I never thought there was a story behind the little man with the weird name who flies around on a wooden spoon, but RUMP is a fantastic, very fun and very creative retelling of the classic fairy tale."
Book Trailer: Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff - LitStack
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin - Book Review
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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It all starts when seventh grader Lindy Sachs is granted one hundred dollars 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 one hundred dollars soon becomes two hundred dollars. Then four hundred. And more.
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 http://www.amazon.com/dp/1442452552/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_nu.Tub0ZP3EM4
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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The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles De Lint FIC DEL 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 in this expansion on the author's and illustrator's previous work, A Circle of Cats.
The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles de Lint young adult http://www.amazon.com/dp/0316053570/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_knk3sb1HFMP5VWAH
Mundie Kids Children's Book Review Blog: Book Review: The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles De Lint
The Cats of Tanglewood Forest Hardcover by Charles de Lint (Author), Charles Vess (Illustrator) 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.
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: 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 Hardcover by Blue Balliett (Author) From NYT bestselling author Blue Balliett, the story of a girl who falls into Chicago's shelter system, and from there must solve the mystery of her father's strange disappearance.
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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!
Hold Fast by Blue Balliett. Heart-wrenching story about a family thrown into homelessness and the determination of Early Pearl to "hold fast" to the dream of finding her father and a home to call her own.
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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The Worm Whisperer, by Betty Hicks. (Roaring Brook Press, 2013). 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.
Top New Children's Books on Goodreads, January 2013 (Read aloud 2-3 grades)
You've heard of Horse Whisperers and Dog Whisperers, but Ellis thinks he might be a Worm Whisperer! Ellis Coffey loves animals. He spend...
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 book about a wizard's apprentice on a quest through a dangerous and magical forest.
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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
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.