Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Read When It Rains

Farm when the sun shines, 
read when it rains.

Some middle-grade books we recommend for a rainy day: 

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia - two girls travel to Oakland in the summer of 1968 to visit their mother who is involved in the Black Panther movement
P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia - The sequel to One Crazy Summer (equally as good)
Yuri's Brush with Magic by Maureen Wartski-- Kids find sea turtles and discover a family secret through the Japanese folktales their aunt tells 
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate - Told from a circus gorilla's perspective
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead - Newbery Medal-winning science fiction and mystery novel 
Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead - Two friends go undercover in New York City
Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer - Hope and her aunt seek family and good fortune in a small-town diner