|Swordbird by Nancy Yi Fan|
The blue jays and cardinals of Stone-Run Forest have turned
against each other. According to legend, only Swordbird, son
of the Great Spirit, has the power to conquer evil and restore peace to the land.
But is he real or just a myth? Can Swordbird arrive in time to save
the forest...or will it be too late?
Twelve year old author Nancy Yi Fan has woven a
captivating tale about the birds of Stone-Run Forest and the heroism,
courage, and resourcefulness in their quest for peace.
|The Romeo and Juliet Code by Phoebe Stone|
When the first crinkled envelope arrives, Uncle Gideon
snatches it out of eleven year old Felicty's hand so quickly,
all she can see is that it's from Portugal. When the second letter
comes, Felicity recognizes the handwriting before Uncle Gideon locks
it away. It's from Felicity's father...who is supposed to be in London.
By the time the third letter arrives, Felicity is determined to know the
truth. Why have her glamorous parents left her in Maine and headed
closer to the battles of World War II? Why must she wait in a house full
of long-lost relatives and swirling secrets? But when Felicity and the handsome
boy becoming more than just a friend break into Uncle Gideon's office, they
don't find any answers. Because the letters are in code.
Then the letters stop coming altogether, and Felicity knows she needs to
do some serious detective work. Can one girl discover what is happening with
her parents and find a way to fix a fractured family - all while in the throes of her
first big crush? It's a tall order but Felicity is determined to crack the Romeo and Juliet code.
|Bless This Mouse by Lois Lowry|
A church mouse is no ordinary mouse, and Hildegarde -
the Mouse Mistress of Saint Bartholmew's - is no ordinary
mouse leader. It falls to her to keep all the church mice safe and
out of sight.
But when a few parishioners report mouse sightings, Hildegarde
and the rest of the church mice must face a most dreadful consequence:
the Great X. To complicate things, a ceremony called the Blessing
of the Animals is fast approaching, Saint Bartholomew's will soon be
filled with pets...including cats!
Oh, dear. Within the stately stone walls of the church, life is not
as serene or safe as one might think. It will take the courage and
patience of a - well, of a saint - to keep this scampering,
squeaking tribe of Hildegarde's intact.
|Birds by Gillian Doherty|
Packed with information about birds from all over
the world, this book looks at their amazing powers of flight,
elaborate courtship displays and incredible nest-building abilities.
Stunning photography gives close-up views of birds in their
natural habitats, while lively illustrations provide an
entertaining insight into their habits.