128) Bartimeaus: The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud – finally, a story told by the jihn
129) Roanoke Island: The Beginnings of English America by David Stick – a comprehensive summary of the events leading up to and following the Lost Colony
130) The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe by Loree Griffin Burns – I never knew bees could be so fascinating
131) Borrowed Names by Jeannine Atkins – poems reveal the stories of famous mothers and daughters–Laura Ingalls and Rose Wilder, Madam CJ and A’Lelia Walker, Marie and Irene and Eve Curie
132) Guys Read: Funny Business by John Scieszka and others – another hilarious hit. I listened to this one and now want a copy for my classroom
133) Ghostopolis by Doug TenNapel – I loved it!
134) Crunch by Leslie Connor – for a book about a disaster (the world running out of gas), it is a fun and optimistic read
135) Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick – What a powerful and inspiring story.
136) Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins – my reading seems to be taking me to Asia lately, and this is another inspiring story of courage and forgiveness