Mrs. Piggle Wiggle By Betty MacDonald
Oh, that funny lady, that Mrs. Piggle Wiggle— she has been making me laugh for years and years— and people just don’t know about her these days! Do you? Check out her series of books. Grab Mrs. Piggle Wiggle’s Magic off the shelf, turn to page 10, the Thought-you-saiders Cure… and just try to keep a straight face!
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle’s short stories make for great fun to read out loud.
by: Chantal of Books Inc. Mountain View
Freak the Mighty By Rodman Philbrick
There’s Max, and there’s Freak, Max’s friend who moves into the house next door. Freak is brilliant. He is very interested in stuff about King Arthur, science, architecture... he teaches max about everything. Freak is only 2 feet tall due to a life-threatening disease, and by the way, Freak isn’t his real name. Max, only being in the 8th grade, is said to have grown an inch every day, and towers more than a head over every other kid. Max lives in his grandparent’s basement, which he calls the down under; he lives with them because his mom was murdered by his dad who is now in jail!
Not convinced yet?
The story is told in present and past and flows easily.
There’s really good contrast between characters.
Recommended for 7tth grade and up.