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Clementine and the Family Meeting (Clementine)by Sara Pennypacker
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Clementine's having a nervous breakdown. The FAMILY MEETING! sign is up in her house, and she just knows she's in trouble for something. Has she been too mean to her little brother? Too sloppy? Eating too much junk food? Try as she might to find out what's on the agenda, her parents won't reveal anything before the meeting. As far as Clementine is concerned, the agenda should be something like: "We're getting a gorilla." But no, it's something entirely different. "We're talking about a new baby," says her father. "A brother or sister for you two. What do you think about that?" NO THANKS! is what Clementine thinks. After all, four is the perfect number for a family. There are four sides to a table, not five. Will Clementine learn to make room for one more?
Readers will chuckle at Clementine's unique perspective on the age-old issue of sibling rivalry.
In the fully illustrated sequel to The Year of the Book, Anna's familyand#160;adopts aand#160;baby from China. When her new sisterand#160;fails to thrive,and#160;Anna and herand#160;best friends, Laura and Camille, create aand#160;science project that may save the day.
Gooney Bird Greeneand#8217;s uncle, Dr. Oglethorpe, has lent her second-grade classroom a real skeleton to help them study the human body. But when the skeleton goes missing, Gooney Bird must play the role of detective and lead her class in investigating the mystery at hand. Gooney is as funny, enthusiastic, and charming as ever in this sixth installment of the acclaimed series by two time Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry.
andquot;A great choice for beginning chapter-book readers.andquot; andmdash;SLJ
andquot;With apt jokes, recognizable classroom curriculum, and comfortably familiar characters, not to mention sly jabs at censorship, Lowryand#39;s Gooney Bird and her skeletal adventures will satisfy readers who appreciate a humerus tale.andquot; andmdash;The Bulletin
Gooney Bird Greeneandrsquo;s uncle, Dr. Oglethorpe, has lent her second grade classroom a real skeleton to help them study the human body. But when the skeleton goes missing, Gooney Bird must play the role of detective and lead her class in investigating the mystery at hand. Each book in the Gooney Bird series covers one month and one topic of the school year.
Last year, Anna learned how to be a good friend. Now that her family has adopted a baby girl from China, she wants to learn how to be a good sister. But the new year proves challenging when the doctor warns that the baby isn't thriving. Can Anna and her best friends, Laura and Camille, create a science project that saves the day? In this heartwarming sequel to Theand#160;Year of the Book, readers will be just as moved by Anna's devotion to her new sister as they will be inspired by her loving family and lasting friendships.
About the Author
Andrea Cheng writes picture books andand#160;middle grade and young adult novels, and also teaches English as a Second Language and childrenand#8217;s literature. She walks daily near her Ohio home. Visit her website at www.andreacheng.com. Patrice Barton's talents were discovered at ageand#160;three, whens she created a mural with a pastry brush and Crisco. She lives in Austin with her family. Visit her website at www.patricebarton.com.
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