Author Archives: Mrs. Mason

Two Naomis

Two Naomis by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich & Audrey Vernick Grades 4 & up It’s hard when your divorced parent starts seriously dating someone. It’s even harder when that person has a daughter with the same name as you. But that’s exactly … Continue reading

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Making Friends with Billy Wong

Making Friends with Billy Wong by Augusta Scattergood Grades 4 & up Azalea is sure that it is going to be the worst summer ever when she is sent to stay with a grandmother she has never met in the … Continue reading

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Unbound: A Novel in Verse

Unbound: A Novel in Verse by Ann E. Burg Grades 4 & up This free verse novel follows the story of Grace as she is torn from her mother and brothers and sent to work in the Big House, due … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Motel

Home Sweet Motel by Chris Grabenstein Grades 3 & up P.T. Wilkie lives at the Wonderland Motel, started by his grandfather and run by his mother. His grandfather had hoped to make it the biggest attraction in Florida. That is … Continue reading

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Journey’s End

Journey’s End by Rachel Hawkins Grades 4 & up Nolie is off to Scotland, to spend the summer with her father. He has been there for six months already, in the small village of Journey’s End, studying the mysterious fog … Continue reading

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Cloud and Wallfish

Cloud and Wallfish by Anne Nesbet Grades 4 & up Noah’s day went from strange to surreal as his parents picked him up from school, told him his name was now Jonah and his birthday was 6 months later than … Continue reading

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Rebel of the Sands & Traitor to the Throne

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton Grades 6 & up Amani is willing to try just about anything to get out of her dying desert town before she is forced to marry her uncle. She has been living with … Continue reading

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The Other Boy

The Other Boy by M.G. Hennessey Grades 4 & up Shane is is having a great sixth grade year! The baseball team that he and his best friend Josh are on is going to regionals, the girl he likes in … Continue reading

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Fuzzy

Fuzzy by Tom Angleberger & Paul Dellinger Grades 3 & up Max’s middle school is part of a new program called ConstantUpgrade, where students are tested weekly on their progress in every subject. Everything is computerized, including the Vice Principal, … Continue reading

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The Great Shelby Holmes

The Great Shelby Holmes by Elizabeth Eulberg Grades 4 & up John Watson has just moved to New York with his mother, after growing up on a variety of military bases. He meets his upstairs neighbor, Shelby Holmes, on move … Continue reading

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