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Fortunately, the Milk

fortunately the milk coverFortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
Recommended for: Grades 3 – 6

While their mum is away at a conference, two sisters find they can’t have breakfast because there is no milk. Their dad reluctantly agrees to get milk at the corner store. After a REALLY long time, he returns and tells them an adventurous tale of being abducted by aliens in a spaceship – and that was just the beginning. Did they believe him? I enjoyed the wild and hilarious frolic through time & space.

Reviewed by: Mrs. McIntire

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I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001

I survived the attacks of September 11, 2001 coverI Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001 by Lauren Tarshis
Recommended for: Grades 2 – 5

Lucas suffered a concussion playing football and is told by his parents that he must quit. Devastated by the news, Lucas needs to talk to the man who taught him to play football, his dad’s firefighter friend Benny. Lucas skips school and takes the train into the city to talk to Benny at the firehouse. The beautiful day suddenly becomes a nightmare as the nearby Twin Towers are attacked and Benny and the rest of the firemen rush to the scene. Lucas’s dad is also called into the firehouse, but meets up with Lucas first. They have a close call when the first Tower collapses and Lucas’s dad has to abandon his attempt to find the rest of his crew. Then all they can do is wait and hope the crew will be safe. Like all the “I Survived” books, this one is a really gripping story!

Reviewed by Mrs. McIntire

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The Nearly Calamitous Taming of PZ

The Nearly Calamitous Taming of PZ: A laboratory dog’s search for love by Martha Ritter
Recommended for: Grades 3 & up

PZ is a laboratory dog and has spent her entire life in the lab cage. When she outgrows her usefulness at the lab, PZ is taken to an animal shelter. On her way there, PZ meets her first friend, a ladybug! Before long she is taken home by a young girl and her mother and given a real name. PZ is afraid of everything, and her new owner doubts that she can train her new dog and come to love her.
Many people, and animals, help these two learn to trust each other. This story is at times touching and hilarious, and also gives insight into dog training from both a dog’s and a human’s point of view. If you love animals, you’ll love this book.

Reviewed by : Mrs. McIntire

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