|The Memory Bank by Carolyn Coman & Rob Shepperson|
Lollipops have been found clogging the great machines
that take in and store all the memories being formed in
the world. Bonfires have been set. Practical jokes are gumming
up the works. And the mischief is getting more serious.
Caught in the middle is Hope Scroggins, who's been summoned
to the bank for failing to record New Memories. And that's
because her hideously awful parents told her to forget
her beloved little sister, Honey, who is out
there somewhere, needing her.
Somehow Hope figures out that the World Wide Memory
Bank holds the key to finding Honey, and maybe even a
chance at happiness! But can she find it in time,
before the Clean Slate Gang takes away her
last, best shot at finding her sister?
|The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall|
When summer comes around, it's off to the
beach for Rosalind...and off to Maine with Aunt
Claire for the rest of the Penderwick girls, as
well as their old friend, Jeffrey.
That leave Skye as OAP (oldest available Penderwick) -
a terrifying notion for all, but for Skye especially.
Things look good as they settle into their cozy cottage,
with a rocky shore, enthusiastic seagulls, a just-right
corner store, and a charming next-door neighbor.
But can Skye hold it together long enough to figure out
Rosalind's directions about not letting Batty explode?
Will Jane's Love Survey come to a tragic conclusion
after she meets the alluring Dominic? Is Batty - contrary
to all accepted wisdom - the only Penderwick capable
of carrying a tune? And will Jeffrey be able to keep
peace between the girls...these girls who are his
second, and most heartfelt, family?
|Cinderella Smith by Stephanie Barden|
Cinderella Smith has a problem with at capital P.
She loses shoes almost as quickly as she puts them
on her feet. but now she's lost the most important shoe
of all: her shiny, ruby red tap shoe. Without it she won't
have a chance of being chosen Pumpkin Blossom Fairy for
the fall dance recital - and that means no special tutu,
no crown, and no solo!
The school year is starting out with big problems too. Her
new teacher laughs at her name, she's sitting at the
smart-boys table, and her old best friend is ignoring her.
Now the new girl, Erin, has asked for her advice on
wicked stepsisters. And Cinderella doesn't have
stepsisters - wicked or otherwise!
The recital is just around the corner and the stepsisters
are on their way. Can Cinderella and Erin solve
the capital P problems in time?
|Celebritrees: Historic & Famous Trees of the World by Margi Preus|
Some trees have lived for hundreds - even
thousands - of years, standing as silent witnesses to
history. Some are remarkable for their age and stature;
others for their usefulness. A bristle cone pine tree in
California is over 4,000 years old; a baobab tree in
Australia served as a jail for Aboriginal prisoners
at the turn of the twentieth century; and a hollow oak
in England was used as a hiding place
for Robin Hood and his men (or so the story goes).
The fourteen trees in this book have earned the title
"Celebritrees" for their global fame and significance.
Both in fact and in legend, these fascinating trees
remind us not only how much pleasure trees bring,
but what they can tell us about history.