Presentation on theme: "2010 – 2011 Black-Eyed Susan Nominees Pick one for your reading pleasure!"— Presentation transcript:
2010 – 2011 Black-Eyed Susan Nominees Pick one for your reading pleasure!
11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass After celebrating their first nine same-day birthdays together, Amanda and Leo, having fallen out on their tenth and not speaking to each other for the last year, prepare to celebrate their eleventh birthday separately but peculiar things begin to happen as the day of their birthday begins to repeat itself over and over again. Book Trailer
Captain Nobody by Dean Pritchard When ten-year-old Newton dresses up as an unusual superhero for Halloween, he decides to keep wearing the costume after the holiday to help save townspeople and eventually his injured brother.
Extra Credit by Andrew Clements Three young middle- school-age children, Abby, Amira, and Sadeed, exchange letters back and forth between the prairies of Illinois and the mountains of Afghanistan and begin to bridge a gap across cultural and religious divides.
The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas Conn's life is forever changed when he tries to pick the pocket of the wizard Nevery and instead gets a strong jolt of magic, but, instead of punishing the boy, Nevery takes Conn under his wing, teaches him magic, and enlists his help in finding the person responsible for stealing the city's dwindling magic supply.
Masterpiece by Elise Broach After Marvin, a beetle, makes a miniature drawing as an eleventh birthday gift for James, a human with whom he shares a house, the two new friends work together to help recover a Durer drawing stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Neil Armstrong is My Uncle & Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me by Nan Marino Ten-year-old Tamara Ann Simpson thinks she has finally found a chance to prove Muscle Man McGinty is a liar when he brags he can beat anyone in the neighborhood at kickball, but as she awaits McGinty's downfall, she begins to understand his motives for lying.
Umbrella Summer by Lisa Graff After her brother Jared dies, ten-year-old Annie worries about the hidden dangers of everything, from bug bites to bicycle riding, until she is befriended by a new neighbor who is grieving her own loss. Book Trailer
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River. Book Trailer
Peace, Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson It is five years since the fire that killed Lonnie Collins Motions parents and three years since he was separated from his little sister, Lili. Can Lonnie find love and peace despite the loss and hardship he has been through?