Hilton's Monthly Picks
for November 2007
By Joe Hilton of the Free Library of Philadelphia
| Are You My Mother?
By P. D. Eastman
When a baby bird hatches from his egg while his mother is out looking for food, he leaves the nest looking for mother. He meets lots of animals while trying to find his mother.
| Surprises Selected
By Lee Bennett Hopkins
A collection of over thirty short poems for beginning readers covering many topics. Includes funny poems about animals, pets, things that creep, crawl and poems about the rain, sun and snow.
| No Talking
By Andrew Clements
Dave Packer's fifth-grade classmates are so loud that their teachers have dubbed them "The Unshushables." When Dave learns in school about a person who practiced silence one day a week, he tries to keep silent for a day at school. Soon it's the boys against the girls in a "no talking" contest.
| Fair Has Nothing To Do With It
By Cynthia Cotten
Michael is heartbroken when his grandfather dies suddenly. He is now mad at Dad, and angry at his best friend at school. When he gets help from a neighborhood artist with his art-class assignment he slowly tries to returns to his old self.
| The Giving Tree
By Shel Silverstein
A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return.
|Joe Sherlock Kid Detective:
The Headless Mummy
By David Keane
Joe Sherlock, kid detective, in the fourth grade who solves local mysteries for $10 a day now has a new case. He must recover the head of a 4000-year-old mummy that has disappeared from the local museum.
|Magpie Gabbard and the Quest for the Buried Moon
By Sally M. Keehn
Magpie Gabbar lives on a Kentucky mountaintop and just celebrated her 13th birthday when she is called upon to save the world. She must help free the moon which has been captured by Cob Hollow Goblins and trapped on earth.
| Triple-Dare To Be Scared:
Thirteen Further Freaky Tales
By Robert D. San Souci
A collection of thirteen short stories with lots of twists and turns about the supernatural world . These scary tales include shape-shifting creatures, beings who never should be disturbed, urban legends, science fiction, fantasy, and ghost tales.