January 26, 2016 | visnawj
Confident that Stanley can succeed where international spies and thieves have failed, Stanley's mom who loves to cook mails him to Mexico to get a secret herbal ingredient that she must have.
Author/illustrator Nick Bruel tries to explain to the reader how to write a story, but Bad Kitty is not at all happy about the plot, which has her going on a turnip diet to lose weight. Includes a recipe for roasted turnips.
The friendship of tall Gollie and short Bink is tested by Gollie's queenly airs, a lack of pancakes, and their shared profile in a book of record holders.
January 15, 2016 | visnawj
When Superman is transformed into a strange green alien by Lex Luther's latest invention, Wonder Woman must somehow get him to the Fortress of Solitude where he can be cured.
At Bowwow Boot Camp the latest class of super canine cadets must face a real danger when the camp is attacked by Brainicat, an evil cyborg kitty from the planet Colu--will they discover their own super powers in time?.
The Space Canine Patrol is sent to find the Phanty-Cats, after they escape from the Phantom Zone, but finding them will not be easy because the cats are invisible.
January 15, 2016 | Marianne
Explore this selection of books either about Michigan or written by authors with ties to Michigan. Books are suggested for Second Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.
An old warrior and a young boy travel through the frigid cold of the north to teach the fierce North Wind how to live peacefully with his brothers, allowing the formerly uninhabitable land of Michigane to be settled.
Although it was her idea to bring together her family and that of a neighboring widow woman to reap the harvest, Elvirey feels her heart "squeeze tight" at the thought of the widow and her Pap getting married.
January 14, 2016 | Marianne
Check out these great sports-themed titles. Books are suggested for Second Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and may find something interesting at another level.
Seven-year-old Shaquille O'Neal, a talented basketball and video game player, learns to share the spotlight with his cousin Barry when the youngsters work together to earn money by watering plants.
The students at Bayport Elementary get ready to compete for Field Day, in which prizes will be offered to the winning grade and the student with the overall high score, but Frank and Joe uncover a mystery when they discover someone has tampered with the equipment the day before the competition.
January 14, 2016 | visnawj
The Green Lantern Bug Corps spring into action to defend a baseball game and the planet from an invasion of the evil Sinestro Bug Corps.
Cosmo, a boy living on Mars, must come up with a quick solution when his malfunctioning robot Rex threatens his sister Jewel.
Danny Dragonbreath is excited about going to camp with his best friend Wendell and classmate Christiana even though his obnoxious, seven-year-old cousin Spencer is going too, but things change when Spencer finds a real jackalope.
January 12, 2016 | strande
Sometimes we just want to read about what's familiar or what's possible. Here are some suggestions for books that feature a high level of realism. You probably won't find many dragons or wizards or outer space adventures here. Books are suggested for Second Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.
Third-grader Wilson struggles with his times-tables in order to beat the class deadline.
Doug discovers that though being Harry's best friend in Miss Mackle's second grade class isn't always easy, as Harry likes to do horrible things, it is often a lot of fun. Find more adventures about Horrible Harry in JFICTION KLINE.
January 8, 2016 | strande
Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. Explore these fascinating stories about real people. Books are suggested for Second Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.
Capturing the grace and beauty of the two biggest names in dance history, this glimpse into the lives of siblings Fred and Adele Astaire traces their extraordinary journey to success on Broadway and in Hollywood.
Introduces the life and achievements of twentieth-century photographer Imogen Cunningham, describing her first darkroom experiments during childhood and the challenges she faced as a mother of three boys.