It is 1942 during World War II. Joe is a soldier in the war, and he and his 10-year-old brother Charlie are writing letters to each other to keep in touch. Joe tells Charlie all about what it’s like to be a soldier, and Charlie knows that his brother is brave. However, when Joe is sent on a secret mission, Charlie learns just how brave his brother really is. Can Charlie be brave and fight his own bullies at home without his brother by his side? Read Brave Like My Brother by Marc Tyler Nobleman to find out.
This is book two of The Flaca Files, and Detective Flaca is at it again! This time, Flaca is happy to receive all the tools that she needs for her case as Christmas gifts, but she is not happy that she also received plane tickets to Puerto Rico. She has a case to solve! However, she and her sister head to Puerto Rico anyway, to stay with their grandmother. There, she is faced with another case, the Case of the Three Kings. Three Kings Day is celebrated on January 6th, and involves three men who come around to leave gifts for children. This sounds suspicious to Flaca, so she decides to investigate. This bilingual book is great for young readers!
This bilingual book is perfect for young readers! The story follows Flaca, whose chancleta, or flip flop, has gone missing. She is on a mission to find it ASAP! She suspects her family members are involved, and, armed with her notebook and magnifying glass, proceeds to interview each of them and get to the bottom of this. Included are other interwoven stories of her other cases, and readers have the pleasure of reading the book in both English and Spanish!
Into the Wild: Yet Another Misadventure by Doreen Cronin is the third book in the Chicken Squad series. Dirt, Sugar, Poppy and Sweetie are four chicken siblings who are sure to get into trouble when they’re together. This time, they’re trying to solve the mystery of the box in the backyard. Read Into the Wild: Yet Another Misadventure by Doreen Cronin to learn what they find!
Dory, also known as Rascal, lives in two worlds: in real life with her family and friends at home and at school, and her imaginary world that includes her best friend Mary, a friendly monster that lives under her bed. Dory has a loose tooth, and she thinks that Mrs. Gobble Gracker, her imaginary enemy is going to prevent the Tooth Fairy from coming. To find out what happens, Read Dory Fantasmagory: Dory, Dory, Black Sheep by Abby Hanlon.
In We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen, two turtles find a hat. But there are two of them and only one hat! Read We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen to find out what they do to compromise.
In School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex, everyone is nervous for the first day of school, especially the school itself. The school wonders how the children will behave and whether or not they will be nice to him. Read School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex to find out if the school is the only one with first-day jitters.