Author Archives: Mrs. Mason

Save Me a Seat

Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks & Gita Varadarajan Grades 3 & up It is a rough first week of fifth grade for both Ravi and Joe — partly for different reasons, and partly for the same reason, a … Continue reading

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Waiting for Augusta

Waiting for Augusta by Jessica Lawson Grades 4 & up Ben Putter feels that he is a disappointment to his golf-obsessed father. Ben loves to paint and has a real talent that he hid from his father. After his father’s … Continue reading

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When the Sea Turned to Silver

When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin Grades 3 & up This companion volume to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and Starry River of the Sky is every bit as magnificent and masterful as the first two. … Continue reading

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Wishing Day

Wishing Day by Lauren Myracle Grades 4 & up It is Natasha’s Wishing Day and she is overwhelmed with the choices. She has to choose one wish that is impossible (should she wish for her mother to come back?), one … Continue reading

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Summer of Lost and Found

Summer of Lost and Found by Rebecca Behrens Grades 4 & up When Nell Dare’s father leaves town unexpectedly, her entire summer changes. Instead of her fun plans in New York City with her best friend, she has to accompany … Continue reading

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Hour of the Bees

Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar Graes 4 & up The last thing that Carol wants to do is spend her summer on her Grandfather’s ranch in the middle of the desert, miles from anywhere. She’s never even met … Continue reading

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Fortune Falls

Fortune Falls by Jenny Goebel Grades 4 & up What if all of those superstitions about black cats, four leaf clovers, broken mirrors, and rabbits’ feet were really true? That is what life is like in the town of Fortune … Continue reading

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Wolf Hollow

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk Grades 5 & up This book. Wow. I had heart palpitations the entire time I read it. I couldn’t put it down. Annabelle and her two younger brothers live a quiet, happy life on their … Continue reading

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The Best Worst Thing

The Best Worst Thing by Kathleen Lane Grades 4 & up This was a very hard book to read because of the realistic, stream of consciousness style of presenting Maggie’s thoughts. I found my heart beating faster as I read … Continue reading

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Mars Evacuees & Space Hostages

Mars Evacuees by Sophia McDougall Grades 4 & up It’s been 15 years of war with the Morrors, and for 12-year-old Alice Dare that is more than her whole life. Her mother is a heroic spacefighter in the Exo-Defense Force … Continue reading

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