The Aviary // Review offered by Shirley Durnal, Maring-Hunt Library Youth Services // Clara, age 12, begins to question the only life she has known in the crumbling old Glendoveer mansion where she, her mother, Harriet the housekeeper, and Ruby the cook, care for the aging widow of a magician, and the unusual birds that live in the garden corner aviary.  Seeking answers, she stumbles onto information about past events and magical secrets.  Where are the children?

The Aviary // Review offered by Shirley Durnal, Maring-Hunt Library Youth Services // Clara, age 12, begins to question the only life she has known in the crumbling old Glendoveer mansion where she, her mother, Harriet the housekeeper, and Ruby the cook, care for the aging widow of a magician, and the unusual birds that live in the garden corner aviary. Seeking answers, she stumbles onto information about past events and magical secrets. Where are the children?

Lady Godiva Attends the Circus-  Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Friday 56, #18

Lady Godiva Attends the Circus- Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

The Book Theif by Markus Zusak

'The Book Thief,' by Markus Zusak - The New York Times Book Review

Browse Inside The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver, Illustrated by Iacopo Bruno

Browse Inside The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver, Illustrated by Iacopo Bruno

Oscar Wilde’s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty

Oscar Wilde’s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

It’s not all Do-si-dos and Tagalongs in Tupelo Hassman’s eerily comic debut about a tough little cookie who pretends she’s a Girl Scout to cope with the downtrodden trailer park she lives in. You have to admire a lass who makes a God’s eye when the going gets rough.

It’s not all Do-si-dos and Tagalongs in Tupelo Hassman’s eerily comic debut about a tough little cookie who pretends she’s a Girl Scout to cope with the downtrodden trailer park she lives in. You have to admire a lass who makes a God’s eye when the going gets rough.

I'm reading this now because I figured I will want to know about this book if I ever get a teaching job in the middle elementary grades. It is choc full of clever plays on words, drawing attention to all the figures of speech we hear but often might not think about their meaning. It's a great book for anyone that loves words!

I'm reading this now because I figured I will want to know about this book if I ever get a teaching job in the middle elementary grades. It is choc full of clever plays on words, drawing attention to all the figures of speech we hear but often might not think about their meaning. It's a great book for anyone that loves words!

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