Thursday, May 26, 2016

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid." - Albert Einstein 

"Fish in a Tree" is by far the best book I have read all spring and it is currently in the running to be the best book I have read all year. The main character Ally Nickerson is struggling. Her father who is a soldier is deployed, her grandfather has just passed away and she is hiding a big secret at school that keeps getting her in trouble. I love this book, because it is inspiring and makes you think about your choices & what type of person you want to be. My only problem with it is that the characters are a little cookie-cutter, but if you cheer for the underdog this will be a great read for you! 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

New Book Highlight - "The Greenglass House" by Kate Milford

It’s wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler’s inn is always quiet during this season, and twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers’ adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again. And again. Soon Milo’s home is bursting with odd, secretive guests, each one bearing a strange story that is somehow connected to the rambling old house. As objects go missing and tempers flare, Milo and Meddy, the cook’s daughter, must decipher clues and untangle the web of deepening mysteries to discover the truth about Greenglass House—and themselves. 
-review from Amazon

Hillendale Teacher's Say
Mrs. Harvey gives it 4 stars - "A great read for 4th & 5th grade students that like mysteries. I love the world the Kate Milford created. It reminded me of "The Westing Game". Lots of twists & turns. 
Miss Sorrells gives it 3 1/2 stars

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

End of the School Year @ the HES Library

All the books in the HES library are back home on the shelves and that means one thing - summer vacation! Remember to read over the summer and if you need some good recommendations check out this awesome list made by the UCFSD librarians or head to NoveList