Here are some favorite new books that students
have been enjoying.
The Great Gracie Chase: Stop that
Dog! By Cynthia Rylant
Gracie the dog finds that her quiet life is disrupted by some noisy painters so
she decides to run away.
The Old Woman who Named Things
by Cynthia Rylant
An old woman doesnít want to become too attached to a stray dog that visits her
The Raft by Jim LeMarche
Nicky is reluctant to spend the summer with his grandmother, but finds adventure
with a raft he finds in the river.
Good Night, Good Knight by Shelley Moore
A good knight helps three young dragons who canít get to sleep.
The Mouse that Snored by Bernard Weber
A very quiet family has to learn to get along with a mouse that a snoring
A Dinosaur named Sue by
The story of the tyrannasaurus rex skeleton now displayed in the Field Museum
of Natural History in Chicago.
Welcome to Kirstenís World by Susan
From the American Girls series, this book tells all about growing up in pioneer
The Doll People
by Ann Martin
A family of porcelain dolls who has lived in the same doll house for one hundred
years is surprised when a new family of plastic dolls moves in.
Rowan of Rin by Emily Rodda
Even though Rowan is young, he is the only one in the village who can read a
magical map directing the villagers up the mountain to restore their water
The Time Bike by Jane Langton
A sequel to The Diamond in the Window and The Fledgling. Eddy
receives an old-fashioned bike from his uncle in India, and discovers that he
can travel through time with it. (Try the original books if you havenít read
Winonaís Pony Cart by Maud Hart
From the author of the Betsy-Tacy series. Winona makes plans for her birthday
party without telling her parents, and she is absolutely certain she will
receive a pony as a birthday surprise!
Taggerung by Brian Jacques
The most recent book in the Redwall series.
The Firework Makerís Daughter by
In a country far to the east,
Chulak and his talking white elephant help Lila to become a master firework
maker like her father.