BC: Thanks for checking out this month's Spotlight books. I Hope to see you checking out one of these great reads.
FC: Spotlight On Reading Great Reads For The School Year Recommended reads for October 2010 by Angela Kiffin
1: Attention Readers These Are Some Great Books
2: Attention Readers Grades 4-8 | Amy and Dan set to investigate the reason for the rivalry between the Tomas and Ekaterina branches of the Cahill family in hopes of finding another clue.
3: Attention Readers Grades 3-6 | After his family hires migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure, 11 year old Tyler befriends the oldest daughter, but when he discovers they may not be in the country legally, he realizes that real friendship knows no borders.
4: After Poppy's husband dies from pneumonia and she is accidentally carried away by a bat, Ereth,a porcupine, starts planning her funeral service, but Spruce, Poppy's grandson, does not believe Poppy to e dead, and goes off to search for her. Readers Grades 3-6
5: Best Friends and Drama Queens Nine-year-old Allie Fike's list of rules helps her navigate a tricky situation with a new girl at school. Grade 3-6 Readers
6: Readers Grades 3-6 | The Magician's Elephant by Kate Dicamillo When 10-year-old orphan Peter Augustus Duchene encounters a fortune teller in the marketplace one day who tells him that his sister, who is presumed dead, is in fact alive, he embarks on a remarkable series of adventures in an attempt to find her.
7: The long awaited prophecy surrounding Percy Jackson's 16th birthday unfolds as he leads an army of young demigods to stop Kronos in his advance on New York City, while the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster, Typhon. | The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
8: In 1881 , the scrappy, rough-and-tumble baseball team in a California mining town enlists the help of a quick-witted 12-year-old orphan and the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid to win a big game against the National League Champion Chicago White Stockings. | Recommended for readers Grades 5-8
9: Sixteen-year-old Salvador "slam" Amaro signs on as assistant coach of the girl's basketball team hoping to pad his resume to win a spot on the Ontario Under 17 men's team, but the job gets complicated when the head coach and the star point guard go missing, leaving him to solve the mystery and lead the team to victory. Grade 5-8 readers
10: The Rock and The River by Kekla Magoon
11: Recommended to readers grades 5-8 | In 1968, 14 year old Sam Childs is caught in a conflict between his father's nonviolent approach to seeking civil rights for African Americans and his brother, who has joined the Black Panther Party.
12: Artemis FOWL The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer Readers grades 5-8
13: Thirteen-year old criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl must join forces with his nemesis, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police, in order to save his father, one of the few people in the world Artemis loves, who has been kidnapped by the Russian Mafiya.