Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Small Fry Pick of the Week: Razzle Dazzle Unicorn



Cover image for Razzle dazzle unicorn : another Phoebe and her unicorn adventure

Razzle Dazzle Unicorn by Dana Simpson


J Graphic Novel
Grades 3+

Phoebe and her Unicorn is back with more sparkles than ever! In this 4th volume, join in the adventure as Phoebe and Marigold confront messy rooms, trouble at school, and a nasty case of "Sparkle Fever."  Follow the pair back to Camp Wolfgang, where their old pals Sue ( a.k.a. "Monster Girl") and Ringo, the lake creature, remind them that being weird is WAY more fun than being normal.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Small Fry Pick of the Week: See You in the Cosmos



Cover image for See You in the Cosmos, Carl Sagan


See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng

All eleven-year-old Alex Petroski wants is to launch his golden iPod into space.  With a series of audio recordings, he'll show other life-forms what life on Earth-his Earth-is really like.

But for a boy with a long-dead-dad, a troubled mom, and a mostly not-around brother, Alex struggles with the big questions:  Where do I come from?  Who's out there?  And above all, how can I be brave?

Determined to find the answers, Alex sets out on an extraordinary road trip with his dog Carl Sagan-names for Alex's hero, the real-life astronomer.   But his destination keeps changing.  And the funny, lost, remarkable people he meets along the way can only partially prepare him for the secrets he'll uncover--secrets that will turn h is universe upside down.

Lexile info

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