Gooseberry Park by Cynthia Rylant
When Kona, a Labrador retriever, meets Stumpy, a squirrel in Gooseberry
Park, they're best friends at first sight. But after Stumpy’s babies are
born, disaster strikes in the form of a violent ice storm. Kona is not
a fair-weather friend; he’s worried sick! How will Stumpy and her
babies survive? With the help of Murray, a hilarious bat, and Gwendolyn,
a wise hermit crab, Kona shows just how true--and heroic--a friend can
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
Set in the late nineteenth century and told from young Anna's point of view, Sarah, Plain and Tall
tells the story of how Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton comes from Maine to the
prairie to answer Papa's advertisement for a wife and mother. Before
Sarah arrives, Anna and her younger brother Caleb wait and wonder. Will
Sarah be nice? Will she sing? Will she stay?
For February's Book Club, we read Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater. Anne, Ella, Grant, Keira, Lucy, ...
For the first Grades 1-2 Book Club, affectionately dubbed "Cookies and Book Club" by the kids, we read Mercy Watson to...
A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech When a principal loves his school so much that he wants the children to attend class...