make our voices heard.” This story, written in English and Spanish, will leave its mark on your heart! GRADES 4 & 5
“The One and Only Bob” by Katherine Applegate
This is the sequel to the award winning “The One and Only Ivan.” Whether you’ve read Ivan’s story or not – you will appreciate this charming tale of love and friendship. Bob is a street-smart Chihuahua who shares a lasting friendship with Ivan, a gorilla, and Ruby, an elephant.
Picking up where “The One and Only Ivan” left off, the friends continue to find grace and humor as they support each other. The messages of loyalty, forgiveness, and trust will remain with you after the final page has turned.
GRADES 6 — 8 “Bloom (The Overthrow)” by Kenneth Oppel
You’ll have a hard time putting this one down! Anaya, Seth, and Petra have always felt different from their peers on their British Columbia island. Anaya has allergies that cause acne and constant congestion.
Seth is a foster child with visible scars on both of his arms. Petra is allergic to water. The teens have no connection until strange plants begin to grow all over their town. When the plants turn carnivorous, Petra, Anaya, and Seth are the only ones able to withstand their strange perfumes and their acidic interiors.
That event reveals that they have more in common. As they learn the origin of the plants, a mystery unfolds. This action-filled adventure is part of a series; so if you like it, there’s more!