Author Archives: Mrs. Mason

The Green Bicycle

The Green Bicycle by Haifaa al Mansour Grades 4 & up Growing up in Riyadh, Wadjda has a lot of limitations on what she is allowed to do. She also must cover up completely every time she goes outside. That … Continue reading

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Click Here to Start

Click Here to Start by Denis Markell Grades 4 & up I just loved so much about this book! Pair it with Insert Coin to Continue¬†for the video gamers in your life. Ted has only met his Great-Uncle Ted (who … Continue reading

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The Scourge

The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielsen Grades 4 & up 300 years ago, the Scourge devastated the country of Keldan and now it appears to be back. The River People were blamed for this disease, which spreads quickly and has … Continue reading

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The Thing About Leftovers

The Thing About Leftovers by C.C. Payne Grades 4 & up Fizzy feels like leftovers — and nobody likes leftovers. With her parents divorce and her father’s remarrying, she has moved to a new house and a new middle school … Continue reading

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When Mischief Came to Town

When Mischief Came to Town by Katrina Nannestad Grades 2 & up Denmark, 1911. 10-year-old Inge Maria has traveled alone by boat from the big city of Copenhagen where she lived in an elegant apartment with her mother to her … Continue reading

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Black Radishes and Skating with the Statue of Liberty

Black Radishes by Susan Lynn Meyer Grades 4 & up Gustave has always considered himself French before anything else, but in the Spring of 1940 it is clear that others are seeing him as more Jewish than French. The Nazi … Continue reading

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A Clatter of Jars

A Clatter of Jars by Lisa Graff Grades 3 & up This companion book to A Tangle of Knots continues the look at the divisiveness between those who have Talents and those who are Fair. Lily and Max, Chuck and … Continue reading

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The Mapmakers Trilogy

The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove Grades 5 & up The Great Disruption of 1799 has changed the course of time. Different continents are in different Ages, and moving between them can be dangerous. Sophia lives with her Uncle Shadrock, … Continue reading

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Bubonic Panic: When Plague Invaded America

Bubonic Panic: When Plague Invaded America by Gail Jarrow Grades 5 & up Starting with an overview of the Bubonic Plague through history, this focuses primarily on the outbreak that started in 1900 in the Chinatown area of San Francisco. … Continue reading

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The Sweetest Sound

The Sweetest Sound by Sherri Winston Grades 4 & up Because she is so shy and quiet, everyone in her small Pennsylvania town calls Cadence “Mouse,” which she hates. She also hates the pitying looks she gets since her mother … Continue reading

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