New Chapter Books

It is 1936, and Rachel's family is broke. They don't even have two nickles to rub together. Her dad finds a job and moves the family to upstate New York to a farm at North Lake. Rachel finds it hard to leave her friends behind, especially Miss Mitzi. Things aren't much better up there, but Rachel loves the farm. Miss Mitzi and Rachel write letters back and forth, filling each other in on their lives apart, until something special happens and soon Miss Mitzi will be....Wait! I can't give the ending away.
Read, R my Name is Rachel by Patricia Reilly Giff.

Author Lois Lowry holds a special place in the hearts of Mainers. It is because she used to call Falmouth, Maine her home. She's written The Giver, Number the Stars, Gooney Bird Green, and now we can add another title to her long list of wonderful stories.
In Bless This Mouse, Church mouse Hildegarde is mistress of the mouse colony at Saint Bartholemews. When she learns they are to be exterminated, Hildegarde musters her ingenuity to keep the mice safe. The pages are graced with sketches by Caldecott winner Eric Rohmann.



A promising new series by Claudia Mills stars 9 year old Mason Dixon. In book one, Mason Dixion: Pet Disaster, Mason isn't interested in owning a pet until his best friend adopts a three-legged dog. Book 2, Mason Dixon: Fourth Grade Disaster finds Mason worrying about starting fourth grade. Humorous and perfect for intermediate readers