I tend to get a little trigger happy with my “purchase” finger when it comes to ebooks. Here are some of the great titles I’ve downloaded recently.
Lulu and the Duck in the Park (Lulu #1) by Hilary McKay and Priscilla Lamont (Illustrations)Lulu can’t understand people who don’t like animals – people like her teacher, Mrs Holiday. When Lulu tries to help Mrs Holiday to find her perfect pet, she is banned from bringing an animal to school ever again! Then Lulu rescues an abandoned duck egg. She’s going to have to take it to school to keep it safe.
Twerp by Mark Goldblatt – “A vivid, absorbing story about one boy’s misadventure, heartache, and hope for himself.” –Rebecca Stead, Newbery Award-winning author of When You Reach Me
It’s not like I meant for Danley to get hurt. . . .
Julian Twerski isn’t a bully. He’s just made a big mistake. So when he returns to school after a weeklong suspension, his English teacher offers him a deal: if he keeps a journal and writes about the terrible incident that got him and his friends suspended, he can get out of writing a report on Shakespeare. Julian jumps at the chance. And so begins his account of life in sixth grade–blowing up homemade fireworks, writing a love letter for his best friend (with disastrous results), and worrying whether he’s still the fastest kid in school. Lurking in the background, though, is the one story he can’t bring himself to tell, the one story his teacher most wants to hear.
Inspired by Mark Goldblatt’s own childhood growing up in 1960s Queens, Twerp shines with humor and heart. This remarkably powerful story will have readers laughing and crying right along with these flawed but unforgettable characters.
My Happy Life by Rose Lagercrantz – Dani is probably the happiest person she knows. She’s happy because she’s going to start school. She’s been waiting to go to school her whole life.
Then things get even better—she meets Ella. Dani and Ella stick together through wet and dry, sun and rain, thick and thin. They do everything together.
But then things start to happen that Dani isn’t prepared for…
S.A.V.E.Squad Series #3: Secondhand Horses by Lauraine Snelling and Kathleen Wright – Join the S.A.V.E. Squad—Sunny, Aneta, Vee, and Esther—as the four sixth-grade girls, with nothing in common but their differences, come together to save a secondhand petting zoo and miniature horse.
Mr. Flux by Kyo Maclear and Matte Stephens – Martin and his neighbors eschew change until eccentric Mr. Flux moves in and shows them that change can be big or little or even fit inside a box, and not at all scary. A tongue-in-cheek tale loosely inspired by the 1960s art movement known as Fluxus.
What great ebooks have you downloaded recently?
Which of these titles are you likely to read?
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