William Pene DuBois: The Twenty-One Balloons

The Twenty-One Balloons (Puffin Modern Classics) “Half of this story is true and the other half might very well have happened.”  ― William Pène du Bois, The Twenty-One Balloons From Goodreads, Professor William Waterman Sherman intends to fly across the Pacific Ocean. But through a twist of fate, he lands on Krakatoa, and discovers a world of… Continue reading William Pene DuBois: The Twenty-One Balloons

Al Capone Does My Shirts

Al Capone Does My Shirts Goodreads says: A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards’ families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister. Today I moved to a twelve-acre rock covered with cement, topped with bird turd… Continue reading Al Capone Does My Shirts

Three Times Lucky

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage Newbery honor winner, New York Times bestseller, and Edgar Award Nominee Goodreads summary: A hilarious Southern debut with the kind of characters you meet once in a lifetime. 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… Continue reading Three Times Lucky