Author Archives: Ms. Jane

My Weird School Fast Facts Sports

What does Tug-of-war, pigeon shooting and club swinging have in common? They were once an Olympic sport! I’m not kidding, it’s true! In Dan Gutman’s My Weird School Fast Facts: Sports,  My Weird School’s  A.J. and Andrea will introduce you to hundreds of fascinating facts about: baseball, soccer, hockey, golf and other sports. For example in Ancient Rome and Greece,… Read more »

Save Me a Seat

Joe and Ravi are nothing alike, or so it seems. Each boy from a different world with different challenges, but in the course of one week … everything changes. Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan have co-authored a new novel, Save Me a Seat, Joe and Ravi are two unlikely boys that initially are dealing with their own issues. Joe is… Read more »

Breaking Cat News

Extra! Extra! Here’s what is happening in the cats’ world! Cartoonist Georgia Dunn brings you Breaking Cat News:Cats Reporting on the News that Matters to Cats! You’ll get the inside scoop on cats’ feelings towards boxes, food, midnight runs and yes, those mysterious glowing red dots. You will get more insight on why they have a lack of love for… Read more »

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 »