This book takes place sometime in the future. The world has endured a famine and as a result, the government has instituted a two-child policy. If a third child is born to a family, it must be killed. Luke is a third child. His parents keep him hidden in the attic so the population police don’t find him and kill him. Luke wishes he could live life like his two brothers, but it’s not possible. So he reads and daydreams in the attic, until one day, while looking through a vent in the wall, he sees a face in the window of a neighboring house. It’s the face of a child. He has seen the two children from that family leave for school already, so who could this be? Another third child like him? What he finds out will change his life forever. This is a great book for any student who likes adventure. Quick read and part of a series.
Sheila Turnage follows up “Three Times Lucky” with this wonderful sequel. Miss Lana and Grandmother Miss Lacy buy an Inn that just happens to be haunted. Mo and Dale decide to interview the ghost for their school history project, however their history project soon turns into a case for their Desperado Detective Agency. You’ll love the twists and turns in this book, as well as the colorful and quirky inhabitants of Tupelo Landing. Highly recommend! (But read Three Times Lucky first or you’ll be lost)
The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee is great! After Dwight leaves, Sara makes a Fortune Wookiee to help everyone. When they find out it is fake, Han Foldo tells Tommy to save Dwight and he does! At the end, Funtime is announced and Sara and Tommy have doubts that will turn into uneasiness in The Surprise attack of Jabba the Puppet. The last line is “I have a bad feeling about this.” – Han Foldo.
The Oragami Yoda series is great! It starts when Dwight first brings Origami Yoda in the The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. Then Dwight gets kicked out of McQuarrie in Darth Paper Strikes Back. Then Sara makes the Fortune Wookie to help everyone in the Secret of the Fortune Wookie. Then Dwight returns and the evil funtime starts in the Suprise Attack of Jabba the Puppet. Then the origami rebellion stops funtime in Princess Label Maker to the Rescue. In Emperor Pickletine Rules the Bus they go to washington D.C. I recommend this series for ages 10+.
This book was recommended to me by my student Mark Henderson. He read me a small part and it sounded good so when he was finished, he let me borrow it. I read it in one night because I couldn’t put it down! It’s so good. It’s about a girl in the 50’s who is a MAJOR Brooklyn Dodgers fan (that’s right kids, they used to be in New York!) She listens to every single game on the radio and knows everything there is to know about every player. She meets a New York Giants fan (That’s right kids, the Giants used to be in New York too!) and while they have to be mortal enemies on the baseball field, they come to be best friends. He teaches her how to keep a scorecard for a baseball game and she falls in love with it. Unfortunately, the Korean war is going on and Jim gets drafted to the Army. You will have to read to find out the rest, but it’s a heartbreaking and beautiful story.