Based on a Rocky Mountain legend, John Reynolds Gardiner's story - like it's hero, Little Willy - has all the ingredients of a winner, right down to the unforeseen drama at the finish line. Willy has a big job to do. When his grandfather falls ill, it is up to Willy alone to save their farm from the tax collector. Willy enters the National Dogsled Race, where he must beat the Indian Stone Fox and his five beautiful Samoyed dogs.Reading this book is the summer assignment for the students between 3rd and 4th grades (age ~ 9) in some American elementary public schools.
Beatrice "Tris" Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenagers in Veronica Roth's dystopian Chicago must select which of five factions to join for life. Each faction represents a virtue: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite.
When Frank McCourt becomes a teacher in New York, he finds himself standing in front of bored, confused, angry students. Will he fail as a teacher? Or can he use his miserable Irish childhood to help his students? This is the true story of one man’s surprising, upsetting, but sometimes very funny experiences in the classroom
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Blackcat - Intermediate
When the superbly handsome Dorian Gray sees his portrait he makes a terrible wish: that the portrait will grow older and that he will remain young forever. What happens to the portrait that no one ever sees? This disturbing story of a manwho is willing to sell his soul for eternal youth while pursuing pleasure and passion, was first published in 1890. It is one of Oscar Wilde’s most celebrated works.
MadelineThis Parisian schoolgirl sports a jaunty felt hat with a trailing black ribbon, perfect for the mischievous redhead who is not afraid of mice and pooh-poohs the tiger at the zoo. Her blue sailor dress is removable for frequent scar viewing! Each doll comes in a big, splashy gift box (12 inches by 12 inches by 4 inches) with one unabridged paperback edition of Ludwig Bemelmans's original Madeline ("and that's all there is--there isn't any more"). (Ages 3 and older)
Mouse is in a jam -- soon he'll be weasel soup! Weasel is ready for his dinner. And poor mouse is it. Just in time, he thinks up a clever and entertaining way to distract weasel from serving up mouse soup for supper.
This series have a range of books that combine fiction with dossiers packed with facts about English-speaking countries. They also have lots of extra acivities. This one is a mystery that teenage friends try to solve in New York...