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100-year Old Secret

Tracy Barrett (2008), 157 pages
Audience: 3rd Grade - 5th Grade
Category: Mystery, Realistic Fiction
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12-year old Xena and her ten-year old brother Xander Holmes have moved to rainy, gray London with their parents from sunny Florida. But when a stranger shoves a note into Xena's hand saying, 'It fades fast,' things get interesting. They are descendants of Sherlock Holmes, and have inherited his unsolved cases! Watson's descendant Andrew is less than happy to meet them. The first case they attempt to solve involves a missing painting. When they learn the rest of the artist's paintings will be shown in a nearby gallery they are able to work on the case and satisfy their mother's urging to 'explore something cultural.' Travel with Xander and Xena through London as they pursue answers in this first book in a new series, The Sherlock Files.
Book Series: The Sherlock Files
Similar authors: Mary Downing Hahn; Eva Ibbotson
Similar books: Enola Holmes Mysteries by Nancy Springer; Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett; Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew by Carolyn Keene
Awards nominated: Bluestem 2016
Reviewed by: donna
Date read: 5/18/2015
ISBN-10: 2007034004
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101 Ways to Bug Your Parents

Lee Wardlaw (1996), 204 pages
Audience: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
Category: Fiction, Realistic Fiction
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When Sneeze's plans for the summer are ruined because his parents enrolled him in a summer-school writing class, he decides to get even. For his class project, he creates a list of ways to annoy parents, and tests them at home. Then, Sneeze hits upon a brilliant plan to earn some extra cash. He can sell his book. Will anything good come of this? Read 101 Ways to Bug Your Parents and find out.
Reviewed by: sc
Date read: 3/27/2009
ISBN-10: 0142403407
ISBN-13: 9780142403402
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11 Experiments That Failed

Jenny Offill (2011), 34 pages
Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
Audience: Preschool - 2nd Grade
Category: Fiction, Picture Books, Realistic Fiction
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Can a kid make it through the winter eating only snow and ketchup? Can a live beaver be ordered through the mail? The young lady in 11 Experiments That Failed tackles her curiosity through use of the scientific method. She asks a question, makes a hypothesis, tests her theory, and then makes a conclusion. Some of the experiments are messy. Some of them are silly. This book is charming and delightful, perfect for future scientists and inventors!
Awards nominated: 2014 Monarch Nominee
Reviewed by: lauraf
Date read: 6/27/2013
ISBN-13: 9780375957628
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4 Kids in 5e & 1 Crazy Year

Virginia Frances Schwartz (2006), 261 pages
Audience: 5th Grade - 7th Grade
Category: Fiction, Realistic Fiction
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When four kids are taken out of their crowded fifth-grade classrooms and put together in a new class with an unusual new teacher, they don't know what to expect. Destiny is thrilled to be reunited with her best friend. Max just wants to be left alone to read, so he can forget his family's past. Giovanni doesn't want the new teacher to know that he can't read, at least not nearly as well as he should. Willie misses his grandma's house in Jamaica. When Ms. Hill inspires them to write about their lives, and shows them how to do it, their lives change in ways they never expected.
Reviewed by: emc
Date read: 4/23/2010
ISBN-10: 0823419460
ISBN-13: 9780823419463
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Absolutely Almost

Lisa Graff (2014), 304 pages
Audience: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
Category: Fiction, Realistic Fiction
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10-year-old Albie is having some trouble with everything. He's always getting Ds on his spelling tests. The popular kids at school make fun of him. And both of Albie's parents are really disappointed about his grades in school. When Albie gets a really cool new babysitter named Calista and makes a new friend at school, things seem to be looking up, but it's hard to see what's just around the corner.
Similar books: Wonder by R.J. Palacio ; Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
Awards nominated: Bluestem nominee 2017
Reviewed by: klawson
Date read: 1/16/2015
ISBN-10: 0399164057
ISBN-13: 9780399164057
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