Posted on March 13, 2015 by Ms. Martha
Summary: Twelve-year-old Jess O’Fines is resentful that she is expected to watch her baby niece in a Los Angeles hotel room while the rest of her family go off to a wedding rehearsal party — but when Baby Ruby disappears, Jess is convinced she knows who kidnapped her and determined to get her back on her own, whatever the danger.
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Posted on August 14, 2014 by Ms. Martha
Summary: Eleven-year-old River Rose, bullied at school and missing her older brother, Theron, makes friends with a strange new classmate, Meadow Lark, and the two search for a miracle by floating wishes down the river.
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Posted on May 6, 2014 by Ms. Martha
Family Tree: #3
Summary: In 1977 in Princeton, Dana’s daughter seven-year-old Francie is struggling to keep her dyslexia a secret from her teachers and family, and even the thought of high school and college is part of the remote and unattainable future.
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Posted on April 21, 2014 by Ms. Martha
Summary: It’s 1964, and people from up north are coming to help people register to vote. They’re calling it Freedom Summer. Meanwhile, Sunny has a new stepmother, a new brother, and a new sister crowding her life, giving her little room to breathe. And things get even trickier when Sunny and her brother are caught sneaking into the local swimming pool — where they bump into a mystery boy whose life is going to become tangled up in theirs. In this world where everyone is choosing sides, these kids must figure out how to stand up for themselves and fight for what’s right.
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Posted on July 18, 2013 by Ms. Martha
Summary: 49,521 records have been won by Arthur’s twelve brothers and sisters. Unfortunately, unlike his siblings, Arthur hasn’t broken a single, solitary world record! But when the Whipples suffer a spate of catastrophes and a curious amount of attention from a pair of irregularly sized and unusually menacing clowns, Arthur might be the only one who can save his family from losing their collective crown . . . or worse.
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Posted on July 2, 2013 by Ms. Martha
Summary: When his grandfather’s dementia raises the specter of foster care, Arlo flees to find his only other family member in this genuine, heartening novel.
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Posted on May 22, 2013 by Ms. Martha
Family Tree series
Summary: In 1930 Abby Nichols is an eight-year-old girl growing up in Maine, but as the Depression deepens, and her mother dies, the responsibility of taking care of her family falls to her, and she has to put her dreams of going to college and becoming a writer on hold.
Filed under: 2013-2014 Club, Not Mock Newbery | Tagged: 2013, family, Great Depression, historical fiction, Maine | 1 Comment »