Books Beyond Beginners
For Girls Ages 7-9
Cleary, Beverly. Ramona's World.
Follows the adventures of nine-year-old
Ramona at home with big sister Beezus
and baby sister Roberta and at school in
Mrs. Meacham's class. Fic J & PB/J
Conford, Ellen. Annabel the Actress, starring in camping it up.
In the fourth book of her adventures,
Annabel auditions for the camp play and
cinches the lead role. But Annabel soon
learns that the show must go on even
when things don't go exactly as
rehearsed. Fic J/Younger
Duffey, Betsy. The Gadget War.
Kelly Sparks is the gadget whiz of her
third-grade class--and already has 43
inventions under her belt to prove it.
Then Albert Einstein Jones walks into
Kelly's class. Albert's determined to
prove who the real gadget whiz is. It's
sure to be a mastermind fight to the
finish. Fic J
Krensky, Stephen. Louise, Soccer Star?
Louise has been practicing, planning and
even dreaming about this year's soccer
season, the first time she'll be "one of
the bigger, faster players". But when,
from the very first practice, it becomes
clear she won't be an instant
star-of-the-season Louise's joyful
anticipation turns to frustration -- and
crabbiness. Fic J/Younger & PB/J.
Landon, Lucinda. Meg Mackintosh and the mystery at camp creepy.
While attending summer camp for the
first time, Meg tries to solve the
mystery of the camp's legendary ghost.
The reader is challenged to interpret
each clue before Meg finds the solution. Fic J/Younger
Levinson, Nancy. Clara and the Bookwagon.
Clara's dream of enriching her rough
life on the family farm is fulfilled
when a horse-drawn book wagon visits
with the country's first traveling
library. JE/Easy Reader
MacLachlan, Patricia. Sarah, Plain and Tall.
When their father invites a mail-order
bride to come live with them in their
prairie home, Caleb and Anna are
captivated by their new mother and hope
that she will stay. Fic J & PB/J.
Rylant, Cynthia. Summer Party.
Nine-year-old cousins Lily, Rosie, and
Tess are sad when it is time to leave
Aunt Lucy, so they plan a party and get
a special surprise to look forward to in
the near future. Fic J/Younger & PB/J.
Aliki. Ah Music.
Surveys the history and components of
music, concentrating on Western musical
traditions. J 780 Ali.
Cheney, Lynne. A is for Abigail: an almanac of amazing women.
Each letter of the alphabet is
represented by an important woman in the
history of the United States, as well as
others in her same field of
accomplishment. J 920 Che.
Fritz, Jean. Surprising Myself.
Fritz, a well-known author of books for
young people, describes her daily life
and the way she writes. J B Fritz, Je.
Leedy, Loreen. Look at My Book.
Provides ideas and simple directions for
writing, illustrating, designing, and
binding books. J 808.02 Lee.
McCully, Emily. The Pirate Queen.
In 16th-century Ireland, there lived an
amazing pirating woman named Grania
O'Malley. Now Caldecott Award-winning
author/artist McCully brings her
fascinating story to life, recounting
how she fought Turkish pirates,
out-dueled and outwitted every enemy
that challenged her, and saved her
father from an Englishman's blade. J B
O'Malley, Gr. Tang, Greg. Math-terpieces: the art of problem solving.
A series of rhymes about artists and
their works introduces counting and
grouping numbers, as well as such
artistic styles as cubism, pointillism,
and surrealism. J 510 Tan.
Beth A. Kerrigan,
Coordinator of Children's Services