We’ve got two more books for you today to keep the kids reading and occupied over the Christmas break.
Missy Piggle Wiggle and the Won’t Walk the Dog Cure
There are references in this book to the original Miss Piggle Wiggle and her neice is carrying on her tradition. Missy’s cures are every bit as creative as her great-aunt’s and her character is complex. A great chapter book for kids 8 – 11 years of age.
Missy’s back for a second adventure in this spin-off series of the beloved Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books from Ann M. Martin and Annie Parnell!
Missy Piggle-Wiggle is finally starting to feel settled in at the upside-down house, and the families in town have come to trust her magical cures for all sorts of childhood (mis)behavior, just like her great-aunt.
But right when everything is going so well, a terrible storm blasts through Little Spring Valley, damaging the upside-down house. Now the house is in need of repair (and isn’t happy about it one bit), and money is becoming pretty tight for Missy.
And, on top of that, the children of Little Spring Valley continue to need Missy’s inventive cures, such as the Smarty-Pants Cure, the Whiney-Whiners Cure, and the Won’t-Walk-the-Dog Cure. Luckily, Missy knows just what to do!
Greetings from Witness Protection
A wonderful, original story with characters that middle school students can relate to and a pace that will keep them engaged. Lots of humor and suspense wrapped up in this unique twist of a story.
Nicki Demere is an orphan and a pickpocket. She also happens to be the U.S. Marshals’ best bet to keep a family alive. . . .
The marshals are looking for the perfect girl to join a mother, father, and son on the run from the nation’s most notorious criminals. After all, the bad guys are searching for a family with one kid, not two, and adding a streetwise girl who knows a little something about hiding things may be just what the marshals need.
Nicki swears she can keep the Trevor family safe, but to do so she’ll have to dodge hitmen, cyberbullies, and the specter of standardized testing, all while maintaining her marshal-mandated B-minus average. As she barely balances the responsibilities of her new identity, Nicki learns that the biggest threats to her family’s security might not lurk on the road from New York to North Carolina, but rather in her own past.
Jake Burt’s debut middle-grade novel Greetings from Witness Protection! is as funny as it is poignant.