It's 1935, and 12 year old Moose and his family just moved to Alcatraz Island, home to many criminals, including Al Capone. Moose doesn't actually get to meet the cons, but he does meet Piper, the warden's daughter, who comes up with so many schemes she might as well be a criminal!
Auggie Pullman was born with a extreme facial deformity that prevented his from going to school-until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Breecher Prep. Auggie endures taunts and struggles to be seen as just another student. The thing is, Auggie's just an ordinary kid with an extraordinary face-can he convince his classmates he's just like him, despite appearance?
Diana, Princess of the Amazons is trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Rasied on a sheltered island paradise, she and her Kingdom know very little of the outside world. One day, a pilot crashes and informs her of a conflict raging in the outside world. Convinced she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time and bravely fights alongside men in a war to end all wars. She finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.
Stanley Yelants is under a curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of the Yelnats. Now Stanley has unjustly been sent to a boy's detention center, Camp Green Lake. The boys spend all day, everyday, digging holes. It doesn't take long for Stanley to realize there's more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake...
Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war, fear, or pain. Everyone is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns 12, he is singled out to receive special training from the Giver. The Giver alone holds the true pains and pleasures of life. Now it's time for Jonas to learn the truth. There is no turning back.
Title: Brown Girl Dreaming Author: Jacqueline Woodson Rating: 🍦(46/50) Age range: 5th-7th graders Summary Based on author Jacqueline Woodson's childhood, this book is a soulful memoir told in poems. In vivid free verse, Jaqueline shares her stories, opinions, and experiences. She shares with us her dreams of becoming a writer, her first best friend, and … Continue reading Book Review #13: Brown Girl Dreaming 🍦
Title: The Girl Who Drank the Moon Author: Kelly Barnhill Rating: 🍦(48/50) Age range: 4th-6th grade Summary Every year, the overly paranoid people of the Protectorate Village leave a baby as "sacrifice" to the witch in the nearby forest, hoping she won't terrioze their town. But, the witch in the forest, Xan is kind. … Continue reading Book Review #8: The Girl Who Drank the Moon 🍦