Books for Boys
Reading Level: Grades 8+
Connor was two years old when the embryo for his identical twin was thawed and implanted. Kyle resents being Connor’s younger brother instead of his contemporary. He can never measure up to Connor’s perfectness. Their parents…everyone in town knows Connor is destined for greatness. The whole community mourns when Connor’s heart stops beating one week before his high school graduation.
Reading Level: ages 10 - 14
In this novel in verse, Kevin, who feel he's "king of seventh grade" enjoys being a bully at school. Home is a different matter. His physician parents are too busy to pay attention to their five sons. Kevin is himself bullied by his next oldest brother. When one of the school victims finds a notebook of poetry that Kevin has written, he uses the discovery to humiliate and bully Kevin in turn.
Reading Level: Preschool - Grade 2
Hank, the adorable bear/monkey from Hank Finds an Egg is back. "Last night I had a dream," he tells his hummingbird friend. The wonderful double-page spreads show Hank in his forest on the left-handed pages while his actions become his flying dream on the right side pages. Children will delight in the enchanting and detailed dioramas depicting scenes from both Hank's life and his dream.
Meet author Rebecca Dudley at the iRead kick-off on January 10th.
Reading Level: Grades 4 - 7
Stick dog and the crew are back for a third adventure. This time they have found something better than hamburgers and better than hotdogs! It's pizza! Before before they get they're hands (muzzles) on some pizza there's plans to be made and a kitten to rescue. Then there's one very messy game of frisbee.
Meet author Tom Watson at the iRead kick-off on January 10th.
Reading Level: Grades 4 - 6
In 1904, 11-year-old Frances and her younger brother Harold are sent on an orphan train heading to Kansas from New York. On the train they meet Jack, whose family could not afford to keep him. When they hear rumors about horrible conditions that await them in Kansas, the three children jump the train. They meet up with Alexander, a boy who has escaped from a work farm and set up his own "kids-only" town called Wanderville. There they find happiness until the unthinkable happens.