Author Archives: Mrs. Mason

Sticks & Stones

Sticks & Stones by Abby Cooper Grades 4 & up Elyse was born with a rare disorder that causes the words people call her to actually appear on her skin. The nice words (awesome, cool, fun) feel good, but the … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones

The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones by Wendelin Van Draanen Grades 4 & up Starting in a new school is tough, especially when you don’t want to share the details of your life. Lincoln and his mother have managed to … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Drank the Moon

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill Grades 4 & up As is required by the laws of the Protectorate, Luna is taken as an infant from her parents and left in the woods, an offering to the … Continue reading

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The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase

The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase by Wendy Mass Grades 3 & up This sequel to The Candymakers is every bit as much fun as the first one! It is once again told from the multiple perspectives of Logan, … Continue reading

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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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