Hilton's Monthly Picks
for March 2007
By Joe Hilton of the Free Library of Philadelphia
a Hero's Tale
By Joseph Bruchac
Wabi is a great horned owl who can talk to and understand other creatures. His ancestors were shape shifters. Wabi with his wolf buddy must learn ways to protect their natural world and friends in the village from the evil in the forest.
By Beverly Cleary
Ramona Quimby is in the third grade now and the whole family has a lot to deal. Do they like the man their aunt will marry? Will Mr. Quimby's new job make them move to a new town? What happens to her when the new baby arrives?
By Esme Raji Codell
Fifth-grader Paris McCray is taking piano lessons from her piano teacher who serves her chopped-liver with lots of free advice. Who is this old lady who speaks French, was once a spy and has numbers tattooed on her arm? Paris wonders if her advice can help her older brother who is being bullied by a schoolmate.
By Dianne E. Gray
In 1896 Megan Barnett leaves her family in Nebraska to joins her sister and family on their steamboat traveling up the Mississippi River. Megan meets all kinds of shady characters along the way. Megan learns to swim, fish, steer the boat, and survival skills.
By Marlee Matlin and Doug Cooney
Megan, a deaf girl in the fourth-grade is planning a birthday party. Her perfect plans are being disrupted when the new girl at school who is pretty, smart, and a soccer player keeps ignoring her signs of friendship and her party invitation.
Squampkin Patch: a Nasselrogt Adventure
By John T. Petty
Milton and Chloe become orphaned after losing their parents at the mall. They escape from the local orphanage only to end up fighting for their lives against killer squash-pumpkins. You will find a recipe for pumpkin-chocolate-chip cookies.
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Come meet your favorite authors and celebrate reading, writing, and publishing this spring at the free Philadelphia Book Festival, Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22 at the Free Library of Philadelphia's Main Branch, located on the Benjiman Franklin Parkway!
The Philadelphia Book Festival is a two-day event featuring...
- appearances by celebrity authors
- a street fair of literary exhibitors and independent authors
- free children's programs and performances
- readings, book signings, panel discussions, and more!
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