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Fly Away, by Patricia MacLachlan

24 Jun

I’ve just finished my first book of the summer! Fly Away by Patricia MacLachlan. This is a very short and simple story about a family on a visit to Aunt Frankie’s farm. I really like how the author is able to make me feel like I know the characters as people in such a short time. Lucy is the main character, but we get to know her whole family: Dad, also known as Boots, Mom, older sister Gracie, younger brother Teddy, and Aunt Frankie. Aunt Frankie is one of my favorite characters because she’s tough and independent, but also very loving.

This book would be a tasty book snack for students in second through fourth grade. It would be a good fit for students who enjoy realistic fiction, and even poetry.

Fly Away, by Patricia MacLachlan


The Lemonade War, by Jacqueline Davies

12 Jul

I have just read the perfect summer book: The Lemonade War, by Jacqueline Davies. Check out this refreshing cover:

This is the story of two siblings: Evan and Jessie. Usually they get along, but when Evan finds out that Jessie will be in his class next year because she is skipping a whole grade level, he freaks out and says some hurtful things he doesn’t mean. This leads to a lemonade-selling competition with each sibling trying everything he or she can to out-sell the other. If you like money, summertime, competitions, and friendships, this is the book for you.

This is a tasty and refreshing book snack for both guys and gals in grades 4 – 6.