May 20, 2013
Welcome back to Editors’ Picks Week! Here are some awesome reads for this month chosen by the editor of Arrow, Gaia Merriman!
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
This story is filled with quirky, unforgettable characters. With names like Mo LoBeau and Dale Earnhardt Johnson III, how could they be anything but? A richly woven plot filled with unexpected twists and turns will keep readers guessing, and a healthy mix of humor, mystery, and even a bit of romance ensure there’s something for everyone.
Christmas Miracle Pets by Allan Zullo
Spread some joy this holiday season with this inspiring and uplifting collection of 100% true tales of animal heroism! From pups to piglets, you’re sure to find a story to warm your heart!
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
Georges has a lot going on between moving, being bullied at school, and becoming the newest (and only other) member of a spy club in his building. But when the spying game begins to go too far, Georges must make a decision about what he’s willing to do for his only friend.
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse. So begins the extraordinary story of August Pullman, an ordinary (on the inside) kid whose facial deformities have kept him isolated and homeschooled—until now. Join August as he enters school for the first time and takes an entire community on a journey of courage, true kindness, and acceptance. A must-read for parents, teachers, and students alike.
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Fast-paced and highly engaging, Hatchet is the story of 13-year-old Brian, who becomes stranded in the wilderness with only a hatchet and his will to live following a plane crash. This story of survival has been creating lifelong readers since it was first published in 1987, and at this month’s low price it can’t be passed up!
November 13, 2012