Sheron’s Top Ten

Sheron works in Administration and she knows everything about the library.

content.chilifreshBrown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin: Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them.

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver: The family of a fierce evangelical Baptist missionary–Nathan Price, his wife, and his four daughters–begins to unravel after they embark on a 1959 mission to the Belgian Congo, where they find their lives transformed over the course of three decades.

Wonder by RJ Palacio: Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

Doc Martin: When a London surgeon develops an aversion to blood, he leaves the city to become the doctor for a rural fishing village.

content.chilifresh-2Little Women by Louisa May Alcott: Chronicles the humorous and sentimental fortunes of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies during the harsh times of the Civil War.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel–a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

Charlotte’s Web by EB White: The story of a little girl named Fern, who loved a pig named Wilbur and of Wilbur’s dear friend Charlotte, a beautiful large grey spider who lived with Wilbur in the barn.

Ida B by Katherine Hannigan: In Wisconsin, fourth-grader Ida B spends happy hours being home-schooled and playing in her family’s apple orchard, until her mother begins treatment for breast cancer and her parents must sell part of the orchard and send her to public school.

content.chilifresh-3Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer: When sixteen-year-old Hope and the aunt who has raised her move from Brooklyn to Mulhoney, Wisconsin, to work as a waitress and cook in a diner, they become involved with the diner owner’s political campaign to oust the town’s corrupt mayor.

Wish You Well by David Baldacci: In 1940, tragedy forces Lou, her little brother Oz, and their invalid mother to move to the mountains of southwestern Virginia to live with their great-grandmother, but a courtroom battle could determine the fates of the entire family.

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