Monthly Archives: January 2017

Customer Review: One Hundred Spaghetti Strings

onehundredspaghettistringsOne Hundred Spaghetti Strings

Jen Nails



Available April 11th, 2017

I liked One Hundred Spaghetti Strings; as a 13 year old, I think that the book is more fit from someone younger (maybe 9-11 years old). That said, the main character, Steffy, is dealing with a lot of family problems that are beyond her age, and she has some good thoughts about it. I love to cook, so I really liked the cooking aspect of the book (especially the recipes in the back). Overall I would definitely recommend this book.

~ Clara

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Morse Pond Review: Georgia Rules

georgiarulesGeorgia Rules

Nanci Turner Stevenson



Available May 2, 2017

Georgia Rules has all the makings of a classic that will be loved by many readers for years to come! The story centers around twelve year old Magnolia Grace (Maggie, for short) who is forced to leave her home in Georgia to spend a year on a farm in Vermont that her long-estranged, recently deceased father left to her in his will. Despite not wanting to go, Maggie falls in love with Vermont as she learns things about herself, true friendship and her family. The descriptions in the book are so well done that you feel as if you are there with this endearing cast of characters. It makes you want to hop in the car for a drive to Vermont to watch sugaring on the farm and stop at the Parker’s Country Store. This heart-warming story touches on many contemporary and important issues in a considerate, understanding and age-sensitive way. With the renewed called for diversity in children’s literature, this book MUST find its way onto all children’s library shelves when it arrives in May! As a school library teacher, my only regret is that I have to wait until May 2nd to share it with my students!

~ Mrs. Abbott, Library Media Teacher

Morse Pond Review: Love, Ish

love-ishLove, Ish

Karen Rivers

Algonquin Young Readers

March 2017


Love, Ish is a amazing book about a girl named Ish. She faces a huge challenge that she might not recover from. Her whole life she has dreamed of going to Mars, so she can escape the real world. Ish might not be able to go to Mars, because on the first day of seventh grade, she is diagnosed with a brain tumor. Her whole world is flipped upside down. This book is heartbreaking and incredible. If you liked Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt, or The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin, you will be sure to like this book. I am sure that I will read and re-read this book over and over again.

~ Jane, age 10, grade 5

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Morse Pond Review: A Crack in the Sea

crackintheseaA Crack in the Sea

H.M. Bouwman

Penguin Young Readers

$ 16.99

Available January 2017

A Crack in the Sea is an amazing book about two different worlds. In it, there are three different stories. One is about Kinchen and Pip. Pip has the power to talk to fish. There is also Venus and Swimmer trying to escape a slave ship. And, finally there is Sang, Mai, and Thanh trying to escape their country. On the way, they travel to different worlds. Some people have magical abilities. This book is an amazing story!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ~ Kylie, age 10 ,5th grade

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