2017 Elementary Nutmeg Books
Fifteen titles to read before April, 2017. We will vote at the end of the month!
Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible
A hamster that is a princess? Now, that's funny, isn't it? Be prepared to laugh as you read this hilarious adventure story about Princess Harriet Hamsterbone who tries to undo a spell that was cast by the Wicked Fairy Godmouse.
In a Village by the Sea
While a fisherman is at sea, his wife and child anxiously wait at home for his return. The family's yellow dog carefully watches the household activities to reveal another world inside the home.
Lulu's Mysterious Mission
by Judith Viorst
When Lulu's parents announce they are going on vacation without her, she tries everything she can to get rid of Ms. Solinsky, the babysitter. That is, until Ms. Solinsky reveals her secret identity , turning Lulu from a troublemaker into Ms. Solinsky's biggest fan.
Phineas L. MacGuire... Gets Cooking!
When Phineas L. MacGuire, scientist extraordinaire, discovers that cooking is a lot like chemistry, he realizes his new chore may just be the key to winning the $10,000 prize in the annual Bake Off contest. Meanwhile, the school bully has developed quite a liking for Phineas' brownie recipe. Will Phineas get cooking and handle it all?
Queen of the Diamond
At a time when baseball was a man's game, Lizzie Murphy beat the odds! In this true story, Lizzie went from being a batboy to becoming the first person to play on both Major League All-Star Teams. Lizzie Murphy reminds all of us to persevere and follow our dreams!
Ranger in Time: Rescue on the Oregon Trail
Ranger has been trained to be a search-and-rescue dog, but he never expected to be transported back to the Oregon Trail! Will he be able to help his new family complete their journey safely and figure out how to make it back to the place he's always called home?
Richard is excited to show off his new skateboard trick at his friend's party, but when he falls behind on his school work and his parents find out, his punishment is no tv or video games for ten days, and no skateboard party. Richard wants to get his project done and make his teacher and parents happy, but with so many distractions, will he be able to focus on his work?
Have you ever looked up at a clear night sky and wondered about the stars that light up the universe? If so, you might grow up to be an astronomer like Carl Sagan! Read "Star Stuff" to learn more about this interesting man!