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In the aftermath of the 1838 rebellion in Lower Canada, Sophie Mallory's father is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment in Australia. But there is no question about what Sophie should do: with her guardian, Lady Theodosia Thornleigh & Luc Moriset, she sets sail for Sydney. She finds Australia an outside-down country. The water goes down the drain the opposite way, half the population are (or have been) convicts.

In the aftermath of the 1838 rebellion in Lower Canada, Sophie Mallory's father is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment in Australia. But there is no question about what Sophie should do: with her guardian, Lady Theodosia Thornleigh & Luc Moriset, she sets sail for Sydney. She finds Australia an outside-down country. The water goes down the drain the opposite way, half the population are (or have been) convicts.

In the year 595 A.D., the land now known as Korea was fraught with political and religious intrigue. Three kingdoms fought for supremacy as three separate religions were also in conflict. In this atmosphere, 14-year-old Sondok, eldest daughter of the King Chinp-yong, ruler of Silla, keeps a diary and describes the events she witnesses.

Sondok, Princess of the Moon and Stars - The Royal Diaries. Another quick read, for fun and some mild learning.

The Zipitio is older than the rocks, even older than the river, but he doesn't seem old. He is only as tall as a child. He wears a tall black hat and has a shiny round stomach. His feet point backward and his toes sport long pointy nails, and when you look at him you don't know if he is coming or going. But there is no real need to be afraid of him. He hides down by the river. The only time you will see him is when he falls in love.

The Zipitio is older than the rocks, even older than the river, but he doesn't seem old. He is only as tall as a child. He wears a tall black hat and has a shiny round stomach. His feet point backward and his toes sport long pointy nails, and when you look at him you don't know if he is coming or going. But there is no real need to be afraid of him. He hides down by the river. The only time you will see him is when he falls in love.

The Notebook - I've never seen the movie, nor have I enjoyed any of his other books the way I enjoyed this one.

The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks. The first Nicholas Sparks book I ever read. I fell in love with it years ago before it was popular.

l'ouverture | ... Door to Liberty A Biography of Toussaint L'Ouverture by Anne Rockwell

Open the Door to Liberty is an excellent introduction to Haiti born Toussaint L'Ouverture, who was a slave, a slave rebellion leader, a .

AMAZING book about a man's escape from communist Poland! Truly inspirational, captivating and an easy read. Available at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and kindle.

AMAZING book about a man's escape from communist Poland! Truly inspirational, captivating and an easy read. Available at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and kindle.

The Be Kind Campaign from the author of Wonder R.J. Palacio #bekind #wonderbook #rjpalacio

Wonder: Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates.

Fiction. Free Baseball by Sue Corbett. Grades 5-8 (152 p). Angry with his mother for having too little time for him, eleven-year-old Felix takes advantage of an opportunity to become bat boy for a minor league baseball team, hoping to someday be like his father, a famous Cuban outfielder. Includes glossaries of baseball terms and Spanish words and phrases.

Fiction. Free Baseball by Sue Corbett. Grades 5-8 (152 p). Angry with his mother for having too little time for him, eleven-year-old Felix takes advantage of an opportunity to become bat boy for a minor league baseball team, hoping to someday be like his father, a famous Cuban outfielder. Includes glossaries of baseball terms and Spanish words and phrases.

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