It’s time to vote for the April book! This month we have a biography of the man reputed to be the strongest in the world, and two very different series: one is a dystopian fantasy series, and the other, a nonfiction infographic series. What is dystopian fantasy? What is an infographic? Check out the books at your school library or click on the links below.
Welcome back! For the month of March we have some great choices. There is the first book in a mystery adventure series, a nonfiction book about a Canadian astronaut, and historical novel about following your beliefs. Which one will you choose as your favourite? You have until Friday, March 23 to cast your votes!
Were you aware of the allegory in the story? The book works on two levels. One level is the story of Mrs. Marlowe and the mice (was she feeding and protecting them out of kindness or to fatten them up to eat?) The other level is the allusion to the persecution of specific groups, for example, the crime of harboring mice in the story is similar to the crime of harboring Jews during the Holocaust. Both levels of the storyline leave the reader with a lot to think about.
Want to learn more about the author of Mrs. Marlowe’s Mice, Frank Asch? Check out this interview on his website.
The next poll starts on February 5th. See you then!
Happy New Year! We are starting 2018 with a book on the Winter Olympics. They are only a few weeks away, from February 9 to 25 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. We also have a picture book for older readers. There is more than meets the eye in this story about a cat and some mice. Finally, for the animal lovers out there, a wartime adventure story about a boy and his fox.
Which book is your favourite? You have until January 26 to cast your votes.
Poll closed Friday, January 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm EST.