Saturday, December 8, 2007

Shark Girl by Kellie Bingham

Jane Arrowood had a promising future as an artist, until the day of the accident. Jane went to the beach and decided to go into the water to swim. She felt something tugging at her and she heard screaming from the shore. Unbeknownst to her, a shark had bitten off her right arm. Jane had to come to terms with this disability and was befriended by a little boy, Justin, to realize life still goes on. In this free-style verse, Kellie Bingham brought an unusual closeness to a character experiencing pain, self-esteem and recovery. This book is highly recommended for reluctant readers.

Grades 6-12

Monday, December 3, 2007


If you read the first 2 pages, you will be hooked for the remaining 206! Thirteen year old Capricorn Anderson lives on a commune with his hippie grandmother named Rain. When she falls and breaks her hip, Cap is forced into the real world of public school 8th grade. The reader becomes fond of Cap as he deals with bullies and finds his own unique way to deal with teenage life.