To vote for your favorite BCCCA book, read (or listen to) at least two of the following nominated books...
Spunky Tells All by Ann Cameron Spunky the dog would be happy to share all of his secrets, if only his human family spoke his language. But no matter how hard he tries to talk, it's all "yerf!" to them. But when the new family cat Fiona gets into trouble and it's up to Spunky to save her, he is astonished to find that being her protector has given his life new purpose and meaning.
Invisible Inkling by Emily Jenkins The thing about Hank's new friend Inkling is, he's invisible. No, not imaginary. Inkling is an invisible creature who has found his way to Brooklyn and into Hank's laundry basket on his quest for squash— his favorite food. But Hank has bigger problems than helping Inkling fend off maniac doggies and search for yummy pumpkins: Bruno Gillicut is a lunch-stealing dirtbug caveperson and he's got to be stopped. And who better to help stand up to a bully than an invisible friend?
Waiting for the Magic by Patricia MacLachlan When William’s father leaves, his mother promptly goes out and adds four dogs and a cat to their lives. William’s sure that nothing can fill the hole left by his father, but the new additions to the family are determined to help. With his sister, Elinor, and his mother, William will learn that “family” can come in all shapes and sizes, because sometimes we find love through magic, and sometimes that magic is all around us.
Marty McGuire by Kate Messner Marty would rather spend recess catching frogs in the pond than playing dress-up with the other girls in third grade. So when her teacher casts Marty as the princess in the class play, Marty’s absolutely, positively sure that there’s been a huge mistake! But after a special lesson in the art of improvisation, Marty comes up with her own plan to improve the play. Maybe a princess in muddy sneakers can live happily ever after, after all!
Clementine and the Family Meeting by Sara Pennypacker Clementine's having a nervous breakdown. The FAMILY MEETING! sign is up in her house, and she just knows she's in trouble for something. Try as she might to find out what's on the agenda, her mother won't reveal anything before the meeting. But you can find out now by reading CLEMENTINE AND THE FAMILY MEETING.
The One and Only Stuey Lewis: Stories from the Second Grade by Jane Schoenberg So what if Stuey isn't the world's best reader, is only allowed to trick or treat around one block, doesn't get to play on his soccer dream team, and has to put up with the most annoying girl on the planet. Somehow Stuey always makes life work and when he puts his mind to it, he can survive anything--even second grade.
8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel [Divided by] 1 Dog = Chaos by Vivian Vande Velde While trying to escape from a hungry owl, Twitch, the school yard squirrel, has roused the principal's dog and got chased into the school. Now he's locked in for a dangerous and disastrous night. Can Green Eggs and Hamster, Sweetie the library rat, and the other school pets save Twitch from the crazed dog, Cuddles?
Remember to vote from March 15 through April 10 th by going onto the BCCCA website
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