I came upon the book “Wonder” when a friend of mine asked if I had read it? She had heard it was great modern fiction for middle schoolers. What’s more, she had heard the book was Catholic to its core. Wow! Minutes later it was zipped down to my iPad via the magic of the internets and Overdrive.
Jessamine can’t believe the turn her life has taken! Her Pa is in jail, and she is forced to live with her Pa’s accusers! But the Colorado prairie is full of secrets – some of them magical – and Jessamine Brody is about to discover one of them.
If you haven’t yet seen Raymond Arroyo’s interview with Dean Koontz it is most certainly worth your time. If you have any doubt as to the influence and nature of books, especially on the young mind, you may want to tune in to about 6:15 where Koontz discusses the influence of books on his life. [...]
Live in the light and dance in the dark. That’s Rachel Durham’s new motto. So far, its a good one. But how long can she straddle the two worlds? and will one, eventually, become the stronger over her? **SPOILER ALERT**
Chloe, as you might well guess, is crafty. She’s really good at it, too. But is she good enough to make a birthday gift for her best friend?
Top 10 Banned Books? What does banned mean, do you know?
Amazingly, Katniss Everdeen has survived two trips to the Hunger Games arena. But what’s coming next makes the Hunger Games seem like, well, a game. Will Panem rid itself of tyranny? Or is everyone destined to be a player in President’s Snow’s game? ***SPOILER ALERT***
It’s hard times at Rabbit Hill. There hasn’t been anyone living in the farmhouse since last autumn and the animals are forced to eat crabgrass and chickweed. Not a clover left anywhere. But rumor has it that New Folk are moving in, and the animals are beside themselves with curiosity. Will the New Folk have dogs? cats? will they plant a garden?
Jack Mogens is all set to prove his worth as starting player on his Little League team. If only he could hit those inside balls. But when an inside ball strays a bit too far inside, Jack finds that he still has a lot to learn. Can he learn it?
Who was Shoeless Joe’s sidekick? His bat – Black Betsy. But I’m not sure this is their story…