Queen on Wednesday By Gabi Swiatkowska On Wednesday, Thelma is bored - so she decides to become a queen. She makes the royal announcement on Thursday and chooses the royal pets on Friday. But she needs a castle to keep the pets, and royally qualified trainers to tame them, and of course someone to clean up after the messes. It's enough to give a queen a royal headache.
A spider arrives at City Hospital with some strange head injuries. How did this happen? And does it have anything to do with all the water rushing down the water spout? Early readers have never been such fun! -Crystal
Poems in the Attic, by Nikki Grimes | "A book about discoveries, this celebrates poetry and the quixotic life of a military family. A young girl responds in free verse to the poems she uncovers in the attic, poems her mother wrote in tanka (a form of Japanese poetry) about the wonder of her experiences living throughout the world."
Under the Freedom Tree, by Susan VanHecke | "“Stars hold their breath / and so do the three, / four miles from the old oak tree.” Thus begins the voyage of three brave slaves during the Civil War who secretly cross over the Union border, confident of a better life ahead."