Author Archives: Ms. Jane

Mission Mumbai

Dylan Moore, is in for the adventure of his life! In Mahtab Narsiman’s Mission Mumbai, Dylan is excited to join his best friend Rohit on a trip with his family to India. Not only is a chance for him to escape his constantly fighting parents, but for a young photographer it’s a dream come true. Rohit isn’t nearly as enthusiastic… Read more »

The Wildest Race Ever

The third marathon in Olympic was like no other! In Meghan McCarthy’s The Wildest Race Ever: The Story of the 1904 Olympic Marathon, you’ll learn about the craziest race in history. One runner got lost. Another runner tried to cheat. Some were accidentally poisoned. Others choked on a lot of dust. The winner was a brave soul. Despite being poisoned, dehydrated and thoroughly tired,… Read more »

The Boundless

In Kenneth Oppel’s latest, Will Everett has always longed for adventure.  Well, he’s in for the ride of his life when he boards The Boundless. Just what is The Boundless? It is the longest train ever created with it being seven miles long and 987 cars. On it’s maiden trip it is carrying over 6,000 people that include: a corpse,… Read more »

Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods

Move over Nessie, Sasquatch and Yeti. Make room for the Hodag, the Squonk, and other more sinister creatures found right in your backyard. In Hal Johnson’s Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods, you’ll be introduced to twenty of the most disgusting, disturbing and dangerous creatures ever found in North America. Meet the Hodag, a combination of rhinoceros, dinosaur and a bull. Or… Read more »

Charlie and the Grandmothers

Every boy and girl loves to visit the grandmothers, right? You haven’t met Grandmother Pearl and Grandmother Opal. In Katy Towell’s latest scary story, Charlie and the Grandmothers, Charlie and Georgia are sent to visit their grandmothers. Grandmothers they have never heard of. These are not warm and cuddly grandmothers. They don’t play games with you. They won’t bake you… Read more »