The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart. A hefty, meaty book that is party adventure, part mystery, and all fun. Upper elementary and up. Worth Reading, Benedict Society, Carson Ellie, Books Worth, Mystery Benedict, Kids, Jigsaw Puzzles, Trenton Lee, Lee Stewart
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The Giver by Lois Lowry: This isn't appropriate for young kids, but I consider it a must-read for all older kids. This story will open up their minds, make them consider their world from a meta-cognitive viewpoint, and help start conversations about our purpose in life, kindness towards others, and making decisions for ourselves. It's a beautiful, important book.
Stewart, Trenton Lee. Mysterious Benedict Society Series. "Trenton Lee Stewart's young readers' mystery series chonicles the adventures of children who enroll at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened". Ages 9-12.
One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf. In a small town school in Iowa, a gunman is threatening a classroom the day before spring break. A late season blizzard is raging, cutting off help and making matters worse. The new female police officer has to work her way around male "I'm the man" attitudes. The teacher is doing her best of avoid a killing. A family of three generations is re-examining their issues. An 8 out of 10. Worth it. Recommended. See more: queenbeewritings....
The Friday Night Knitting Club. (Actually already read it a long time ago....need to re-read!) :-)
He holds the secret that can end the world. The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. Nearly 700 years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty. The legend: Nicholas Flamel lives.
The Mysterious Benedict Society An intriguing book for all children to enjoy! Another book our Homeschoolers cannot put down.