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Kid Review: Number the Stars

Kid Review: Number the Stars

In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis. Newbery Medal Winner, 1990

” amazing book which has a story about the germans and the nazis. i give it 9 stars out of 10 as it some times can get boring.”

Review by: Lucy

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Staff Pick: The Real Boy

Staff Pick: The Real Boy

The Real Boy

Spending his days working in the dark cellar of a powerful magician’s shop, young misfit Oscar worries that the magic that has long protected his city is failing when children begin falling dangerously ill.

Mocked and bullied, Callum Hunt reacted to others with sarcasm and a withering scowl turning away even those who tried to be nice to him.  Yet, he  never stopped hoping that he could belong somewhere and have friends.

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Asteri is a city kept perfect by magic in the ancient trees of the Barrow forestland. Orphan Oscar is an awkward shop boy for the most powerful magician in the Barrow. He is content in his small, regimented world, surrounded by his cat friends and grinding herbs for potions.

However, city children become sick. The land’s magic no longer seems to protect them and, with a menacing creature in the woods, Oscar must move beyond his comfortable world and struggle to help.

Oscar is an atypical hero with traits that could be placed on the Asperger’s Scale, and author Ursu examines the stigmas both internal and external of what it means to be different in a realistic and heart-felt manner.

Recommended for: readers of the Harry Potter series and Wonder by R.J. Palacio.

Recommended by: Nicole Porter, Lawrence Branch Library

 

 

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Mighty Girl eComic: Marta Tienda Champion of the People

Mighty Girl eComic: Marta Tienda Champion of the People

Women’s History Month 2015

Mighty Girl eComic:
Read Right Now! Marta Tienda:Champion of the People
Stories, both real and imagined, show what girls can do. The stories of women’s lives, and the choices they made, encourage girls to think larger and bolder, and give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience.

~National Women’s History Project


Champion of the People
Marta “Something’s got to change. Everyone deserves to go to college. High school drop out rates are too high.” ~ Marta


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Mighty Girl eComic: The Mystery of the Missing Carbon

Mighty Girl eComic: The Mystery of the Missing Carbon

Women’s History Month 2015

Mighty Girl eComic:
Read Right Now! Inez Fung and the Mystery of the Missing Carbon
Stories, both real and imagined, show what girls can do. The stories of women’s lives, and the choices they made, encourage girls to think larger and bolder, and give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience.

~National Women’s History Project


The Mystery of the Missing Carbon
 Inez
“I have tremendous love and respect for the planet—how the whole system comes together.” ~ Inez

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Staff Pick: The Iron Trial

Staff Pick: The Iron Trial

Magisterium The Iron Trial

Warned away from magic all of his life, Callum endeavors to fail the trials that would admit him to the Magisterium only to be drawn into its ranks against his will and forced to confront dark elements from his past.

Mocked and bullied , Callum Hunt reacted to others with sarcasm and a withering scowl turning away even those who tried to be nice to him.  Yet, he  never stopped hoping that he could belong somewhere and have friends.

Lately, excitement is about invitations to take an exam for entrance into the Magisterium, a prestigious school where only the best students are chosen to attend. To his surprise, Call receives an invitation. His dad’s reaction is even more stunning, a warning that he must not go there. The Magisterium is about magic and would put Call in terrible danger and he must fail the exam. Together they practice how Call can bomb the test, but he succeeds..in spite of receiving the worst scores. Call is still chosen and that very day is forcibly torn from his father’s arms to begin classes at the Magisterium.

Surprisingly, Cal finds the Magisterium isn’t as scary as expected and in spite of long and grueling classes, it is sort of fun to learn that he can actually levitate things. Although some classmates are as mean as those at home, he learns to trust a few. 

Then the dangers begin. Students return from outside with terrible injuries and another student runs away and is in grave danger. Cal begins to see that things are not as they seem….  Would he survive the Iron Trials?

Recommended By: Bev Elrod, Haughville Library

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