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The Worm Whisperer

The Worm Whisperer, by Betty Hicks. (Roaring Brook Press, Ellison Ellis Coffey, a lonely fifth-grader, discovers he might have the special gift of talking to bugs and decides to use his ability to win his town's annual Woolly Worm Race.

Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg recounts the amazing story of 62-year-old Annie who was the unlikely first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel; she lived to tell about it. Van Allsburg's illustrations are amazing, as usual.

Queen of the Falls by Van Allsburg Recounts the stunt performed by sixty-two-year-old retired charm school instructor Annie Edson Taylor, who went over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel in an effort to gain fame and fortune.


(Classroom, a documentary crew descended upon Westside Middle School to detail the life of Trevor Jones, an average seventh grader, and his classmates.

One of our favourite children's books this month - The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket by John Boyne

the terrible thing that happened to barnaby brocket by john boyne, illustrated by oliver jeffers

The Mesmer Menace (Gadgets and Gears) by Kersten Hamilton

The Mesmer Menace (Gadgets and Gears) by Kersten Hamilton

The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste http://www.amazon.com/dp/1616204141/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_VSwjvb0WDG3JC

The Jumbies Tracey Baptiste ISBN 1616204141 A spine-tingling tale rooted in Caribbean folklore that will have readers holding their breath as they fly through its pages. Corinne La Mer isn’t afraid of.

Jules doesn't want to ruin THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME, and she's willing to turn to anyone for help--even her know-it-all ex-best friend!...

Starring Jules (as Herself) (Book) : Ain, Beth Levine : Jules is an ordinary seven-year-old girl, concerned with school and friends and other ordinary things--until a chance meeting with a casting director leads to an audition for a television commercial.

Book Trailer: The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick

Twelve-year-old Homer, a poor but clever orphan, has extraordinary adventures after running away from his evil uncle to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War.

Lean In. Empowerment of women in the workplace. http://doesthistypingnoisemakemesoundbusy.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/novel-fun/

Novel Fun!

The international best seller In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg reignited the conversation around women in the workplace. Sandberg is chief.