Wednesday, January 30, 2008


by C.S. Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia (book 4)

Peter, Lucy, Edmund, and Susan are on their way back to school, waiting at the train station. Suddenly, they feel a strange sensation of being pulled somewhere else. They end up back in Narnia, but it has been deserted for over 100 years and is barely recognizable. While there, they save the life of dwarf who is about to be killed by Telmarines (humans). This dwarf begins telling them a tale of a prince, Prince Caspian, who wishes to become king and bring the old Narnia back. However, the prince is being hunted by his uncle who does not want him to become king. Can the children who were once kings and queens help restore Narnia to the way it was with King Caspian on the throne? Read book 4 of the Chronicles of Narnia series to find out.


by J.K. Rowling (book 2)

This is supposed to be Harry’s second year of school at Hogwarts but after upsetting his uncle Harry is locked in his room and told that he will not attend Hogwarts this year. Ron comes to the rescue and breaks Harry out of his room. They soon come to find though that something or someone is trying to stop Harry from returning to Hogwarts. Harry makes it to the school only to find that strange things are happening and people are getting hurt. The teachers are discussing quietly amongst themselves about a Chamber of Secrets that has been opened again and which is the cause of the several students in the infirmary who are in a petrified state. When the friends closest to Henry and the school are in danger he is determined to find the Chamber of Secrets and stop whoever is controlling the monster that lives within. Read book 2 of the Harry Potter series to follow Harry on his quest into the Chamber of Secrets.


by J.K. Rowling (book 1)

Harry is a young boy who lives with his mean aunt and uncle and his spoiled cousin Dudley. They’ve made a small closet under the stairs into Harry’s bedroom. Where Dudley gets everything he wants, Harry gets nothing but cruelness. He has never even gotten to celebrate his birthday. This year though Harry receives a mysterious message delivered by an owl that is about to change his life forever. He has been invited to join a special school— Hogwart’s. When he gets there he immediately makes new friends and finds the classes have much to do with magic. Everything at the school is magic. Read this first book of the Harry Potter series for a magical journey.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


by C.S. Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia (book 3)

In a village where the main source of money and food is fishing, we find a young boy named Shasta. Shasta’s life has not been very good so far, he works and works for his father and gets nothing for it. One day a Prince shows up at their door with his horse, requesting a place to stay. Shasta soon finds that the Princes’ horse is actually a Narnian horse who can talk and has convinced Shasta to run away with him back to Narnia. On their journey they come across another Narnian horse and her rider, a princess, who is also running away. While the four of them journey to Narnia, they meet the Kings and Queens of Narnia--Lucy, Peter, Edmund, and Susan. Continue the Chronicles of Narnia series by reading book 3—The Horse and His Boy.


by C.S. Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia (book 2)

Four children happen upon a magic wardrobe in a spare room in an old house. The youngest child, Lucy, is the first to discover it. She soon discovers, as do her sister and her brothers, that this wardrobe is a doorway to the magical land of Narnia. When the children enter Narnia they find themselves in a battle against the White Witch, who is trying to destroy the magic and make Narnia hers. With some new friends from Narnia the children will fight the White Witch on the side of Aslan, the great lion. Read this second book of C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia and discover the new and magical land of Narnia.


by Joseph Bruchac (5th+)

Bears! Most people are fascinated yet scared of bears. Baron is just fascinated with them. Bears are his life. He is a member of the Mohawk Bear clan and has heard many tales of bears. One tale sticks out the most in his mind. The legend of the Bearwalker, a human who can turn into a bear but who is really only a monster. This monster can walk around as a human but will still have his bear-like canines to hide. When Baron and his eigth grade class take a field trip to a camp in the Adirondack mountains, things begin to happen that bring back memories of this legend. Is there a bearwalker among there camp? Will they survive to make it into high school? Read Bearwalker by Joseph Bruchac to find the answers to these questions and hear the legend of the Bearwalker.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008


by Joseph Bruchac (4th+)

All his life Armie has moved around from school to school where he has constantly been bullied and made fun of. The source of this is partly his background and partly the fact that he gets along really well with all animals. Armie is part Armenian and part Shawnee. But his Shawnee heritage comes in handy when he ends up at the North Mountains school, where things change. He begins to have creepy dreams and fells as if something sinister is drawing him to the eerie dark pond. Many people and animals have disappeared in this pond and now it is calling to him. Will the tales of his Shawnee ancestors help him to determine what is drawing him there? Can he find out what the presence in the lake is and destroy it before it draws him in for good? Find out when you read The Dark Pond by Joseph Bruchac.