In this latest misadventure, Nate, the all-time record-holder for detentions, gets to see how the other half lives as he follows his best friend Francis’s example and becomes a total neat freak; has Nate totally flipped out?
When Nate makes the worst friend mistake ever and breaks the “secret swear” he made to Francis, he knows he has to make some big changes to earn Francis’s trust back. He decides he can’t do it on his own and turns to Teddy’s Uncle Pedro for help. What good is he? Well, he’s an inventor-magician-handyman-mad scientist. And he hypnotizes people.
Nate doesn’t believe he’s hypnotized until he starts to really act odd. He notices things like Dee Dee’s smudged glasses and a puddle he doesn’t want Teddy to step in. He cleans his room.He rewrites his messy class notes. He cleans his locker. Nate. Cleans. His. Locker. And THEN…Nate gets an A++. Not Gina. Nate! He really has flipped out. But Francis is still mad. It doesn’t matter to him that Nate is trying to change. Lincoln Peirce
Jemma is on her way to Camp Star Lake for the summer. She just finished fifth grade and she’s had a long 11 months since her bff Tammy moved away. But this summer at camp, the two will be reunited again for a whole 4 weeks. Swimming, boating, campfires, crafts, Jemma can’t wait!
But when Jemma meets Tammy to get on the bus to go to camp, she finds out Tammy brought something Jemma never expected…her cousin Brooke. Jemma now has competition for Tammy’s attention, something she’s never had to worry about before, and she isn’t too happy about it! Even though she knows she shouldn’t be jealous Jemma can’t help but be hurt when Tammy chooses Brooke over her and angry when Brooke seems to turn Tammy against her.
If you’ve ever been caught between two friends, had a hard time accepting changes that can happen in a friendship, or had a hard time making new friends…you’ll like reading about Jemma, Tammy, Brooke and the other girls in cabin six. Author: Brenda Ferber
A Valentine’s Day dance at Greg’s middle school has turned his world upside down until an unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves his best friend Rowley the odd man out. Author: Jeff Kinney
When eleven-year-old Tim’s beloved grandfather develops Alzheimer’s Disease, Tim tries to restore and save him by taking him out for a fishing adventure at the pond, but the outing turns into a disaster.
“Eleven-year-old Tim is determined to go with his Granddad on a fishing adventure. Forget all the family talks about Granddad’s forgetfulness. Only when they are out on the lake in a sinking boat does Tim realize that the strong man who raised him now needs to be taken care of. Tim struggles through the emotional upheaval that accompanies dealing with a loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease. Granddad might forget who Tim was but he would never forget that “you are someone I love.”
It is said that opposites attract, such is the case with the crazy characters, Ivy and Bean. While Ivy is quiet, Bean is loud. While Ivy is pensive, Bean is compulsive. What these two little girls are both good at however is getting into mischief around the neighborhood.
My daughter, who is six years old, and I just finished reading all nine of the Ivy and Bean books together. We are anxiously awaiting the next in the series. I asked her what her favorite thing was about Ivy and Bean. She stated, “I like that they are weird.”
if you like “weird”…
if you like digging for worms…
if you like being put under a dancing spell…
if a neighborhood known as “Pancake Court” intrigues you…