Book Review: Tiger Boy by Mitali Perkins

Tweet Neel is nominated for a scholarship that will take him away from his small island in West Bengal to study in the city. His headmaster believes he has promise and can go on to do great things. But Neel … Continue reading

Book Review: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Tweet Ivan the gorilla is part of a roadside attraction that includes several animals as well as a video arcade and a restaurant. Inspired by the real-life story of a gorilla taken from the wild as a baby, The One … Continue reading

Book Review: Animal Planet Adventures: Dolphin Rescue by Catherine Nichols

Tweet Maddie and Atticus live with their dad in a small town on the New England coast. Maddie volunteers with the local aquarium, and she’s learned a lot about sea life there. The siblings are presented with the mystery of … Continue reading

Book Review: Lowriders in Space by Cathy Camper

Tweet Lupe Impala, El Chavo Flapjack and Elirio Malaria dream of one day opening their own car repair shop. When they hear about a competition that gives away a car load of cash for the winning car, they set out … Continue reading

Book Review: Mr. Cleghorn’s Seal by Judith Kerr

Tweet Mr. Cleghorn has a problem. Since he sold his business and retired, he misses being around all the people who came to his shop. He decides to take a trip to the seashore to visit his cousin, and while … Continue reading

Book Review: The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions by Tracey Hecht

Tweet Animals are disappearing at night, and it’s up to the nocturnals, creatures who are normally awake at night, to solve the mystery. Banding together are a pangolin, a fox, and a sugar glider. Other animals getting in on the … Continue reading

Book Review: Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

Tweet Flora Belle Buckman knows all is not right in her world. Her parents are divorced, her mom writes romance novels even though there is no romance in her life, and she misses the time she spent reading about a … Continue reading

Book Review: Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee

Tweet Eleven-year-old Jules is a rock hound who collects all kinds of stones from the rural area of Vermont where she lives with her sister, Sylvie, and their dad. There’s igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. But her favorite may be what … Continue reading

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