Tuesday, April 24, 2007


by Joseph Bruchac (5th+)

A young girl named Molly wakes up one morning to find that her parents did not come home the night before, they have mysteriously disappeared. Now Molly has been handed over by Social Services to a strange man claiming to be her great-uncle, a man she has never seen or heard of before. When she goes to live with this great-uncle, Molly becomes very afraid. Every night she finds herself locked in her room and is hesitant to eat anything because she thinks something is being put into her food. An night when she finally falls asleep she finds herself having dreams of old Mohawk tales her father had told her. The answer to all of her problems lies within these dreams. Will Molly be able to listen to the help she is receiving in her dreams in order to find her parents and get away from this man who claims to be her great-uncle? Read to find out.


by Joseph Bruchac (5th+)

At the age of eleven, Sonny can’t predict when his father’s rage will turn on him and his mother. Lately his father just seems to be very angry about everything, especially his job at the mill. His main support through everything is his uncle Louis, a great man who takes him and his mother on visits to Vermont and helps with household things while Sonny’s father is working. The family is hiding a secret, which is part of the anger from Sonny’s father. Will Sonny ever learn the family secret and help bring his family away from the anger, shame and hurt?

Friday, April 6, 2007


Book 1 of the Chronicles of Narnia series
by C.S. Lewis (4th+)

When Digory and Polly are tricked by Digory’s peculiar Uncle Andrew into becoming part of an experiment, they set off on the adventure of a lifetime. What happens to the children when they touch Uncle Andrew’s magic rings is far beyond anything even the old magician could have imagined. Hurtled into the Wood between the Worlds, the children soon find that they can enter many worlds through the mysterious pools there. In one world they encounter the evil Queen Jadis, who wreaks havoc in the streets of London when she is accidentally brought back with them. When they finally manage to pull her out of London, unintentionally taking along Uncle Andrew and a coachman with his horse, they find themselves in what will come to be known as the land of Narnia. Read this first book of the Chronicles of Narnia to begin an exciting journey with the many interesting characters.


Book 1 in the Ghosthunter series
by Cornelia Funke (3rd+)

Tom not only believes in ghosts but he knows that there is a ghost living in his cellar. The one problem is that no one else will believe him and he is constantly being sent down there to get things. The one person that will listen to him and will end up helping him is his grandmother. When he tells his grandmother about the ghost she tells him that he needs to visit a friend of hers, a woman named Hetty Hysopp. Hetty helps Tom to learn about ASG’s (Averagely Spooky Ghosts), IRG’s (Incredibly Revolting Ghosts), and all sorts of things to get rid of them. Come along on this ghost hunting adventure with Tom and Hetty when you read Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost.


Book 1 of the Cirque Du Freak series
by Darren Shan (5th)

Darren Shan is just an ordinary young boy who likes to play soccer with his friends, watch horror movies and read comics. But when his friends decide to attend the Cirque Du Freak, a freak show that has come to town, Darren’s life may change drastically. The boys can only buy two tickets and when they draw straws to see who will go Darren mysteriously wins. After attending the Cirque Du Freak, Darren becomes entranced with a special spider that was in the show. This spider turns out to be a great part of Darren’s grand journey into the world of vampire’s and possibly his own death. Will Darren survive his brush with the vampire world or will something even more terrible take place? Come along and join Darren on his quest into the world of Cirque Du Freak.