Summer Reading 2012 -- Northgate
Annotation:Recommended for grades 4-6. Most of you probably know the story of the "12 Dancing Princesses." This is the story of the unknown thirteenth princess, named Zita. When her sisters get very, very sick, Zita and her friends are the only ones who can save them.
Annotation:Recommended for grades 3-6. This book includes 13 mysterious illustrations left with a publisher by illustrator and author Harris Burdick. This is a great book for kids who like creative writing or storytelling.
Annotation:Recommended for grades 4-6. Stan's dog, Mr. Snuggles, chases Stan's pet chameleon, Fluffy, into the toilet, where she is accidentally flushed. When Stan goes down into the sewer to retrieve a baseball, he accidentally takes Fluffy's egg. Due to chemicals that went down the sewer, Fluffy is now a giant chameleon who wreaks havoc on the town as she chases down her egg.
Annotation:Recommended for grades 4-8. This book includes short stories and pictures about unlikely animal friendships, such as "The Asiatic Black Bear and the Black Cat," "The Cockatoo and the Cat," and "The Ferrets and the Big Dogs."
Annotation:Poor Emma Burblee is sent to spend the summer with her evil uncle. Emma discovers the best baker in the world right in her uncle's town! When the baker, Gregor Crackle, has his life endangered by her evil uncle, Emma and a friend work to save his life.
Annotation:Recommended for grades 4-5. If you like books, like "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," that are half text and half drawings, this book is for you! Sofia is in her first year of middle school and writes a blog for the school newspaper. Unfortunately, Sofia gets a lot of her information wrong, which leads to a lot of trouble.
Annotation:Recommended for grades 4-6. One day, the evil M'Lady Luggertuck loosens her corset. From that one small action, treachery and mystery begin to envelop Smugwick Manor. All of the blame falls on the lowest servant of the Manor, Horton Halfpott. Can his friends solve the mysteries and rescue him?
Annotation:Recommended for grades 2-3. Binky the cat falls through a window into other space (outside). Can he get back to his spaceship (inside)? Can he escape aliens (bugs)? What happens when his copilot (his mousie) is trapped in outerspace?
Annotation:Mrs. Noodlekugel lives in a little house currounded by high-rise apartment buildings. Everyone warns Nick and Maxine not to bother her. Of course they do, even though they suspect Mrs. Noodlekugel is a witch.
Annotation:Recommended for grades 2-3. This hilarious book introduces the planets as if they were on a dating game show. For example, the entry about Mercury says, "She's bright, she's beautiful, and she's smoking hot!"
Annotation:Recommended for grades 2-3. This is a children's book by the popular adult author Alexander McCall-Smith. Until she was nine years old, Harriet never knew she had any aunts, let alone five! Once her father tells her about the aunts, Harriet goes on a quest to find them all.
Annotation:Recommended for grades 2-3. In this graphic novel, Miss Annie is a kitten who is ready to go outside! Locked inside all day, she is very naughty, doing all of the things that owners wish their cats would not do. When Miss Annie finally sneaks outside, she meets two older cats who show her the ropes.
Annotation:Recommended for grades 2-3. The author gives remarkable statistics of what can happen in a second (a hummingbird beats its wings 50 times), a minute (a grizzly bear gallops a half-mile), one hour (a baby blue whale feeding on its mother's milk gains almost 10 pounds), and more units of time. Prepare to be amazed!
Annotation:Recommended for grades K-2. This easy reader describes the history of fairies from around the world. From good fairies to bad, and from the Grimm Brothers fairy tales to the true story of Elsie Write and Frances Griffiths, this book is packed with fairy fun.
Annotation:Recommended for grades K-1. What endearments do parents or other relatives use for their kids? From the United States to China to Chile, this book gives typical examples of endearments in many different countries, cultures and languages.
Annotation:Recommended for grades K-2. A fun non-fiction book about animal group names, including some really unusual ones, such as "an implausibility of gnus" and "a parcel of hogs."
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Olympic View Elementary, Northgate Elementary, Pinehurst K-8, St. Catherine of Siena Parish School, McDonald Elementary, Jane Addams K-8, Sandpoint Elementary. Please note that many of these books are available in audio, e-audio, and e-book format.