sarahahosein's Summer Reading List - 2013
Even the most ordinary Moffat day is packed with extraordinary fun. Only a Moffat could get locked in a bread box all afternoon, or dance with a dog in front of the whole town, or hitch a ride on a boxcar during kindergarten recess. And only a Moffat could turn mistakes and mischief into hilarious one-of-a-kind adventure.
Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on her porch, and a flair for the outrageous that seems to lead to one adventure after another!
Piper McCloud is just another ordinary girl, except that Piper can fly. Once her talent is revealed to her gossip-loving hometown and made public, a chain of events is set into motion. Piper is sent to a school where her gift can be nurtured, and along the way, she meets some other rather extraordinary people.
For kids curious about how candy is made, this book wraps up the answers in a story as colorful, wacky and engrossing as eating a piece of saltwater taffy. At the surface it's about four kids competing for the glory of making a brand new candy, but below that you can find more in the mix.
When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away with her brother Jamie, she chooses to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Soon the siblings find themselves caught up in the mystery of an angel statue which leads Claudia to Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the remarkable old woman who sold the statue. Eventually Claudia makes some equally remarkable discoveries about herself.