Synopses & Reviews
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.
"[Napoleon's] disappearance adds an unexpected element of mystery to the narrative, which conveys a certain amount of information along with a vibrant attitude toward learning, an appreciation for the children's varied personalities, and a wry sense of humor."
"As always, the story is full of spot-on dialogue that captures every enthusiastic remark or bashful comment added by these winning second graders. It combines with a compelling story structure that is not only highly readable, but entertainingly informative."
"A great choice for beginning chapter-book readers."
and#8212;School Library Journal
"With apt jokes, recognizable classroom curriculum, and comfortably familiar characters, not to mention sly jabs at censorship, Lowry's Gooney Bird and her skeletal adventures will satisfy readers who appreciate a humerus tale."
and#8212;Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books
Bean's older sister is going to Girl Power 4-Ever Camp, where she will do Crafts and Music and First Aid and other secret things that Bean will never know about because girls have to be eleven to go to Girl Power 4-Ever Camp. Wait a second! Bean and Ivy can make their own camp, their own better camp: Camp Flaming Arrow, where counselors Ivy and Bean will give a whole new meaning to Crafts, Music, First Aid, and hands-on learning!
Now fans of the bestselling Listography journal series can keep track of their literary life—past, present, and future. With over 70 entertaining and thought-provoking list topics ranging from the quintessential (favorite books by genre, authors to explore) to the lovably idiosyncratic (favorite reading spots, books to skip), this illustrated journal will serve as a unique autobiography and reading log for bibliophiles.
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.
About the Author
Annie Barrows is the author of many children's books, including the Ivy + Bean series and The Magic Half
, as well as several books for adults, including the bestselling novel The Guernsey Literary
and Potato Peel Pie Society
. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters.
Sophie Blackall has illustrated over 20 books for children and adults. Her illustrations have won awards ranging from the Ezra Jack Keats Award, the BCCB Blue Ribbon Picture Book Award, and the Founders Award from the Society of Illustrators and can be found everywhere from the New York Times to the transit posters on the New York Subway. Originally from Australia, she now lives in Brooklyn.