Author Archives: Mrs. Mason

Mission Mumbai: A Novel of Sacred Cows, Snakes, and Stolen Toilets

Mission Mumbai: A Novel of Sacred Cows, Snakes, and Stolen Toilets by Mahtab Narsimhan Grades 4 & up Dylan and Rohit have been best friends since Rohit moved to New York from India three years before. Rohit and his parents … Continue reading

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The Land of Forgotten Girls

The Land of Forgotten Girls by Erin Entrada Kelly Grades 4 & up Sol and Ming have recently moved to Louisiana from the Philippines with their father and his new wife. Their mother died shortly before they left; their father … Continue reading

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Eden’s Wish

Eden’s Wish by M. Tara Crowl Grades 4 & up Eden is the latest in a long line of genies. She has been granting wishes for the past two years, since she was 10 years old. Each genie born in … Continue reading

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Home Team (Books 1 & 2)

The Only Game by Mike Lupica Grades 4 & up Jack not only loves baseball, he is really good at it. He is widely acknowledged as one of the best baseball players in his town and this year he and … Continue reading

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Lily and Dunkin

Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart Grade 6 & up Lily knows that she is a girl, even though the rest of the world (except her mother, sister, and best friend) think that she is Tim. Norbert (aka Dunkin) first … Continue reading

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Waylon! One Awesome Thing

Waylon! One Awesome Thing by Sara Pennypacker Grades 2 & up Waylon is having a rough start to fourth grade. Arlo (the most popular boy) is splitting the boys into two “teams.” As much as Waylon wants to be on … Continue reading

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Wing and Claw, Books 1 & 2

Forest of Wonders by Linda Sue Park Grades 3 & up Raffa is the son of apothecaries and a very talented young apothecary himself. He sees and hears things as he is combining herbs that allow him to create perfect … Continue reading

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Weekends with Max and His Dad

Weekends with Max and His Dad by Linda Urban Grades 1 & up Max’s parents have recently divorced, and now that his dad has a new apartment, Max is spending some weekends there. It is an adjustment for both of … Continue reading

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Some Kind of Courage

Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart Grades 4 & up The only thing Joseph has left of his family is his beloved horse Sarah. When she is sold behind his back, he sets off on a quest across Washington … Continue reading

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The Firefly Code

The Firefly Code by Megan Frazer Blakemore My rating: 4 of 5 stars Mori is growing up in a closed community outside of Boston founded by her great-grandmother and other neuroscientists from MIT. It is now run as a utopia … Continue reading

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