TTwiggs's Summer Reading List - 2013
Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. Real witches are the most dangerous of all living creatures on earth. There's nothing they hate so much as children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them. Her grandson listens closely to Grandmamma's stories—but nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face-to-face with The Grand High Witch herself!
39 Clues: The Maze of Bones
Siblings Dan and Amy Cahill are on a mission to find clues to unlock the secret of their family's incredible history, and make them the most powerful people in the world. The only catch? They're competing with a very large, and very dangerous, extended family.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (illustrated by Michael Sieben)
Follow Dorothy and her trusty companions--Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Lion as they make their way through the fantastic land of Oz each seeking his or her heart's desire. Sieben’s stunning illustrations are sure to captivate your child's imagination
A Tale Dark and Grimm
Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales. As readers follow the siblings through a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind and beyond the bread crumbs, edible houses, and outwitted witches.
The Wind in the Willows
Got an independent reader on your hands, but nostalgic for the days when he'd cuddle up at night and listen to you read aloud? Don’t pass this book up! This story has been leaving kids open-mouthed since it was first published in 1908.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Beloved classic describes a little girl's adventures in a topsy-turvy land underground and her encounters with such improbable characters as the White Rabbit, March Hare and Mad Hatter, the sleepy Dormouse, grinning Cheshire Cat, Mock Turtle, and the dreadful Queen of Hearts.
Sideways Stories from Wayside School
The Wayside School was supposed to be one story high, with 30 classrooms side by side; instead, it was built sideways, with 30 one-classroom stories. As befits such a strange school, these tales are a bit strange too. The quirky humor in this book is appealing to children, and it makes a good read-aloud book for the younger set.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
The consequences of giving a cookie to this energetic mouse run the young host ragged, but young readers will come away smiling at the antics that tumble like dominoes through the pages of this delightful picture book.
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