Claudia Kincaid is growing up and wants more from life. She decides to run away from home to secretly live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She takes her younger brother, Jamie, along to help out with her plan. While at the museum, they find themselves in the middle of a big mystery that adults can't even solve. Melissa N. (7/17)
This well written book gave me hope that all can be well if we can just come together with accepting hearts. In North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains, a troubled boy and his mother, a happy family seeking adventure, a man and his lonely daughter, and the widow who must sell the run-down motel that has been her home for decades, meet and are transformed by their shared experiences.
Julie is a young Eskimo girl who runs away to the tundra to escape the current perils in her life. Out in the wilderness, she must rely on her own skills and knowledge to survive. She befriends a pack of wolves in the process and must decide who she really is and what choices to make regarding her future.
Melissa N (6/17)
When I was a kid, how many times did I lie awake at night terrified of all the creepy sounds our house made. If only a book like this existed back then! It takes the mystery out of all those sounds by explaining to readers the basic scientific concepts involving energy, structures, and matter that explain all those things that go bump, bang, and creak in the night. (Karen 3/17)
As only the Far Side author can do, this story is a parable on the natural world and how connected we all are. As told through the eyes of a young worm...funny, educational, and a great intro for kids to the science behind nature and our environment. Erin (7/17)
Fun! Jump aboard the White Feather Flier, a magical plane that can go wherever you want. Just press a button printed on the page, and point the plane up in the air to fly, or down to land it. The Flier's mission is to transport readers around the world, to engage them in helping to save the environment, and to teach one and all to love our planet. Fly to the top of a mountain. Send clean water to thirsty people. Dive deep into the ocean (the Flier turns into a submarine!) to pick up pollution and bring back the fish. Explore the planet, meet new people, and help make the world a better place. An inspiring, lyrical story, rooted in Lennon's life and work, with beautiful illustrations that bring the faraway world closer to young children. Marian (6/17)