The Littles are very small people. An inch is close to a foot to them. They live in a house with the Biggs. The Biggs don’t know about them and the Littles are content with that. Only, the Biggs are going on vacation! But some messy, unorganized people move in until they get back. The mess brings mice and the mice make them get a cat. No Little has been friends with a cat before. Will they befriend it… or fight it? Story — Violence/Scariness — The Littles fight off mice with bows and swords. Language — A character asks if some is an idiot. Sex/Love — N/A Drugs/Alcohol — N/A Other Info Title — The Littles Author — John Peterson Series — The Littles Book in Series — #1 Pages — 80 Publishing Date — 1967 Publisher — Scholastic Inc. How to Get The Littles — Amazon-TheLittles *The more stars the better.
Can a tiny piece of paper tucked inside a fortune cookie really predict what the future holds? Just ask Hally. She has plenty of experience in the fortune cookie department. Every year on the night before the very first day of school, Hally and her best friend go with their families to the Lucky Wow Restaurant. And every year the words on Hally’s fortunes spell trouble. But Hally is 100% absolutely sure, no-doubt-about-it-positive that fourth grade is going to be her best year yet. That is, until she cracks open the cookie and reads: Things Aren’t Always What They Seem. Which makes her nervous, since “things” were just too good to be true. Suddenly she’s faced with her worst fear. Her best friend is jealous of Hally’s surprising new friend (and you won’t believe who it is). And if she doesn’t get a good grade on an impossibly hard assignment, she won’t be going on the school field trip (SOS!). “Things” are going from bad to worse. Is this how the cookie crumbles? Or is good fortune in her future? (Description taken from the book: One Smart Cookie. Story — Violence/Scariness — N/A Language — Some name calling. Sex/Love —…
Nancy and her two best friends, George and Bess, are so excited! They have been invited to Deirdre’s sleepover party! There will be pizza, cake, and even a pajama fashion show. But the most exciting thing is that the party has a City Girls doll theme. All of the guests are bringing their dolls with them! But then Deirdre’s City Girls doll–Hollywood Heather–goes missing. Is her sleepover ruined? Or is there a detective in the room who can make sense of this mystery? (Description taken from the book: Sleepover Sleuths. Story — Violence/Scariness — N/A Language — Characters say Omigosh twice, there are a couple arguments, someone says put a sock in it, Cassidy calls a character a meanie. Sex/Love — N/A Drugs/Alcohol — N/A Other Info Title — Sleepover Sleuths Author — Carolyn Keene Series — Nancy Drew and The Clue Crew Book in Series — #1 Pages — 82 Publishing Date — 2006 Publisher — Simon & Schuster Inc. How to Get Sleepover Sleuths — Amazon-SleepoverSleuths *The more stars the better. d
Jack and don’t need another mummy. But that’s what they get when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to ancient Egypt. There they meet a long-dead queen who needs their help. Will Jack and Annie be able to solve the puzzle, or will they end up as mummies themselves? (Description taken from the book: Mummies in the Morning. Story — Violence/Scariness — There is a ghost, doors slam and torches go out, there is a mummy partially unwrapped and is kind of gross. Language — N/A Sex/Love — N/A Drugs/Alcohol — N/A Other Info Title — Mummies in the Morning Author — Mary Pope Osborne Series — Magic Tree House Book in Series — #3 Pages — 65 Publishing Date — 1993 Publisher — Random House, Inc. How to Get Mummies in the Morning — Amazon-MummiesInTheMorning
Peacocks for dinner and boys in skirts? That’s what Jack and Annie find when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the Middle Ages for another wild adventure. In the Great Hall of the castle, a feast is under way. But Jack and Annie aren’t exactly welcome guests! (Description taken from the book: The Knight at Dawn. Story — Violence/Scariness — There might have been alligators in the moat they fall into, they get sent to a dungeon, one of the guards says they are going to hang Jack and Annie in the morning. Language — Jack calls Annie nuts a couple of times, Jack says he’s going to kill Annie (as an expression). Sex/Love — N/A Drugs/Alcohol — N/A Other Info Title — The Knight at Dawn Author — Mary Pope Osborne Series — Magic Tree House Book in Series — #2 Pages — 66 Publishing Date — 1993 Publisher — Random House, Inc. How to Get The Knight at Dawn — Amazon-TheKnightAtDawn *The more stars the better.
Mr. Whittaker, a kind but mysterious inventor, has sent cousins Patrick and Beth to Greenland through the Imagination Station. It’s year 1000, and they meet Viking Erik the Red, who is angry about the new God. Mr. Whittaker wants the cousins to find a Sunstone, but what does one look like? And what does it have to do with the mysterious letter found in the inventor’s workshop? Most important, can Patrick and Beth find a Sunstone before Erik’s sone Leif sails away with the Imagination Station on board his ship? (Description taken from the book: Voyage with the Vikings. Story — Violence/Scariness — Eric The Red swings his sword at Patrick. Language — N/A Sex/Love — N/A Drugs/Alcohol — N/A Other Info Title — Voyage with the Vikings Author — Marianne Hering & Paul McCusker Series — The Imagination Station Book in Series — #1 Pages — 108 Publishing Date — 2010 Publisher — Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. How to Get Voyage with the Vikings — Amazon-VoyageWithTheVikings *The more stars the better.
Where did the tree house come from? Before Jack and Annie can find out, the mysterious tree house whisks them back to the prehistoric past. Now they have to figure out how to get home. Can they do it before dark… or will they become a dinosaur’s dinner? (Description taken from the book: Dinosaurs Before Dark. Story — Violence/Scariness — There is a ‘scary’ T-Rex. Language — Jack says he is going to kill Annie once. Sex/Love — N/A Drugs/Alcohol — N/A Other Info Title — Dinosaurs Before Dark Author — Mary Pope Osborne Series — Magic Tree House Book in Series — #1 Pages — 68 Publishing Date — 1992 Publisher — Random House, Inc. How to Get Dinosaurs Before Dark — Amazon-DinosaursBeforeDark *The more stars the better.
Barry’s family tries to evacuate before Hurricane Katrina hits their home in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. But when Barrys’s little sister gets terribly sick, they’re forced to stay home and wait out the storm. At first, Katrina doesn’t seem to be as severe a storm as forecasters predicted. But overnight the levees break, and Barry’s world is literally torn apart. He’s swept away by the floodwaters, away from his family. Can he survive the storm of the century–alone? (Description taken from the book: I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005. Story — Violence/Scariness — Abe has a dog named Cruz that he says is a killer dog and if he says to the dog will go for the neck, people die because of the hurricane, the water Berry jumps into burns from fumes. Language — N/A Sex/Love — N/A Drugs/Alcohol — Other Info Title — I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Author — Lauren Tarshis Series — I Survived Book in Series — N/A Pages — 95 Publishing Date — 2011 Publisher — Scholastic How to Get I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 — Amazon-I.S.HurricaneKatrina *The more stars the better.
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are brothers and sisters. They’re orphans too, and the only way they can stay together is to make it on their own. When the children find an abandoned boxcar in the woods, they decide to call it home–and become the Boxcar Children! Story — Violence/Scariness — N/A Language — N/A Sex/Love — N/A Drugs/Alcohol — N/A Other Info Title — The Boxcar Children Author — Gertrude Chandler Warner Series — The Boxcar Children Book in Series — #1 Pages — 154 Publishing Date — 1942 Publisher — Albert Whitman & Co. How to Get The Boxcar Children — Amazon-TheBoxcarChildren *The more stars the better. The Boxcar Children Series: The Boxcar Children Special Series: The Boxcar Children Great Adventure Series: The Boxcar Children Prequel: The Boxcar Children Interactive Series: