|Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm by Jon Katz|
Welcome to Bedlam Farm! Meet Rose, Izzy, Frieda, and Lenore -
four dogs who work hard on the farm doing various jobs. They're
good friends now, but it wasn't always this way. Just as each dog has a different role
on the farm, each has a unique story.
Filled with his captivating photographs, bestselling author Jon Katz's heartwarming
account of his dogs' lives on Bedlam Farm is unforgettable.
|The Neighborhood Sing-Along by Nina Crews|
Playground songs and classroom songs, silly songs
and sweet songs, wake-up songs and bedtime songs....
Every day, children, parents, friends, brothers, and sisters
sing songs to one another. Nina Crews brings her unique,
energetic style of illustration to this collection of thirty-four
perennial favorites. From "Miss Mary Mack" (watching
fireworks from her balcony) to "London Bridge" (built by
a brother and sister in the living room) to "Skip to My Lou"
(in a rolling green park), the songs make this companion
to the acclaimed The Neighborhood Mother Goose a
treasure for every child in every neighborhood.
|The Trouble with May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm|
May Amelia Jackson lives in Washington State in 1900,
but she just can't act the part of a proper young lady. Working
a muddy farm on the rainy Nasel River isn't easy-especially
when you have seven brothers and a pappa who proclaims
that Girls Are Useless. May Amelia jumps at the chance
to earn her father's respect when he asks her to translate
for a gentleman who's interested in buying their land and
making them rich. Could this really be the end of farming
life for the Jacksons? May Amelia's about to learn one
thing for certain: She's got more sisu-that's Finnish for
"guts" - than seven boys put together!
|A Million Miles from Boston by Karen Day|
School's out! That means Lucy is off to her favorite
place: Pierson Point, Maine, where her family spends the summer.
And Lucy can't get there soon enough. She wants to get out of
Boston and forget her worries about starting middle school and
about her father's new girlfriend. Pierson Point is where she feels
most like herself, and where memories of her mother, who died
when Lucy was six, are strong and sacred.
But this summer, nothing is the same. Ian, a boy from home in
Boston, comes to Pierson Point with his family. Ian is loud, popular,
and mean. He and Lucy can't stand each other. To top it off,
Lucy's father wants his girlfriend to become a bigger part of Lucy's life.
Though Lucy struggles against change, she gradually realizes that sometimes,
change is for the better. Karen Day's engaging novel
shows that people aren't always what they seem, and that friendship
can be found in the most unusual places.