Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Book Description from Amazon.com....
Rising sixth grader Miss Moses LoBeau lives in the small town of Tupelo Landing, NC, where everyone's business is fair game and no secret is sacred. She washed ashore in a hurricane eleven years ago, and she's been making waves ever since. Although Mo hopes someday to find her "upstream mother," she's found a home with the Colonel--a café owner with a forgotten past of his own--and Miss Lana, the fabulous café hostess. She will protect those she loves with every bit of her strong will and tough attitude. So when a lawman comes to town asking about a murder, Mo and her best friend, Dale Earnhardt Johnson III, set out to uncover the truth in hopes of saving the only family Mo has ever known.

My 25 cents....
The description of this book is what drew me to read it. Mo was washes ashore by a hurricane--what a beginning for a little kid huh?  In partnership with her BFF: Dale Earnhardt Johnson III, the two set off to find out just who committed a murder in there teeny tiny town.  Unfortunately Dale is under suspicion (he is totally innocent!!) so they are racing against time.  This book is full of surprises and just enough suspense to make you want to stay up and keep reading past your bedtime!  

Thursday, April 17, 2014

2013-2014 Winners! Iowa Children's Choice and Iowa Teen Award winner announced!!!

Iowa Children's Choice winner: 
Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

(see my February 2013 post here in this blog!!)

Iowa Teen Award winner:  

Legend by Marie Lu

Book description from Amazon.com...What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.  

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.