Discussion of the above book with the author, illustrator and Georgetown Law Professor Emerita, moderated by our own Deborah Taylor. Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Mary 3, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. No RSVP needed unless you want to bring a group of children. Then please respond to: Monica Valentine, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-707-1950.
A boy and dog story like no other, thanks in part to Strouse's evocative illustration which move across the page as we move across time. A boy "finds" a dog and then, because of injury, has to give the dog up. He doesn't forget him but he doesn't spend the time with him he maybe should (time intervenes). But even as time passes affection does not. The language is simple but expresses the joys and tribulations of life as well as the hard work involved in growing up. The books is beautifully presented in all respects. Edie Ching (up to 7).
Jonathan spends one miserable night at the Slabhenge Reformatory for Troubled Boys before things go horribly awry and the inmates take run of the island. The massive storm brewing and a monster churning in the depths of the former asylum haunt Jonathan almost as much as the crime that landed him in the stone fortress. Intensity and foreboding drive the pace, while an insightful new friend injects the quick read with humor. Perfect for fans of HOLES. - Kit Ballenger
Archer Magil's first grade started with a wedding; his sixth grade year ends with another. Archer's friendships grow and evolve along with his perception of the world and what it means to be a man in a narrative that is often poignant, laugh-out loud funny and always plausible.
Two boys and their dog dig with determination to find something amazing and, unexpectedly, something pretty spectacular happens. Digital and colored pencil illustrations provide subtle clues about the outcome of their project.
An evil barber nearly foils four unstoppable boys whose extra-long locks contain imaginary superpowers. Hilarious comic-style illustrations capture the antics of these would-be superheroes as they stalwartly fight their nemeses.
Justin’s journal reflects the normal worries of a third grader such as rope-climbing anxiety, shaky friendships, and school embarrassments. But his family supports the introspective boy in subtle and satisfying ways.
Third-grader Owen and his nosy friend Viola have two problems during their hot Georgia summer: what to do with a sick giant bullfrog and how to move the amazing submersible that fell off a passing train to nearby Graham Pond for launching.