Children’s Reads!!

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Maud Hart Lovelace Book Awards- 2010-2011
Maud Hart Lovelace is the Minnesota author of the Betsy Tacy series of children books. The Minnesota Youth Reading Awards (MYRA) honors Maude Hart Lovelace through this children’s and young adult book award. The Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award is a children’s choice book award. Its purpose is to encourage recreational reading among school age children. Students in grades 3-5 who have read or listened to at least three titles from the Division I nominee list are eligible to vote for their favorite title in March. This year’s Division I nominee list:

Alabama Moon by Watt Key: Moon Blake lives with his father, a radical, anti-government Vietnam vet in the woods of Alabama. When Moon’s dad dies his real adventure begins.

A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban: Zoe is growing up in a very quirky family. She has a big dream of playing a piano concert in Carnegie Hall. Her dream is sidetracked when her Dad buys her a Perfectone D-60 organ instead of a piano. Instead of classical music, Zoe learns the theme songs from old television programs.

Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn: Ali finds an old, torn photograph stuck in a book. It has her Mom and aunt as children and part of someone else torn off. If you like ghost stories, you’ll love this one.

Eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff: Sam discovers a locked box in the attic and a newspaper clipping showing he may be a missing kidnapped child. There is lots of suspense without being too scary.

Found (The Missing, Book 1) by Margaret Peterson Haddix: Another exciting science fiction series by Haddix. This one begins with a plane arriving at the airport, undetected by radar, no pilot, no flight attendants, only 36 infants strapped into their seats. Reserve your copy of Book 2 right away.

Extraordinary Adventures of an Ordinary Boy, Book 1 Hero Revealed by William Boniface: Ordinary Boy lives in Superopolis, where everyone but him has super powers. It’s a fun, fast read.

How To Save Your Tail: *if you are a rat nabbed by cats who really like stories about magic spoons, wolves with snout-warts, big hairy chimney trolls and cookies too by Mary Elizabeth Hanson: The title says it all…. a very humorous book.

How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O’Connor: Georgina is homeless, living in a car. She decided to steal a cute little dog for the reward/ransom to help her family.

The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies: It’s not just about setting up your lemonade stand and collecting the profits. Evan Treski and his younger sister Jessie learn all about business including dirty tricks.

No Talking by Andrew Clements: Classic boys against the girls story. Normally loud and talkative 5th graders need to stay silent for 48 hours. Who will triumph? Who will defy the Principal? Another fun book by Frindle author.

One-Handed Catch by M. J. Auch: Norm loses his hand in a meat grinder in his Dad’s butcher shop. Norm doesn’t want to give up his dream of playing baseball even if his guilt ridden Dad is so discouraging.

The Sloppy Copy Slipup by DyAnne Disalvo: How do you get your homework assignment finished with a pesky little brother, rock band rehearsals, and the disappearance of your life savings? Brian Higman becomes a fabulous storyteller.

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