The Wright Brothers. O.

INFO:  Lynch, Emma.  The Wright Brothers.  O.  2005

DESC: This book introduces readers to the lives and work of the two brothers who invented the first engine-driven flying machine.

TAGS: Highland Park, O, Industry, Brothers, Ohio, Planes, Technology, History, highland park-o, level o, aviation, inventors, inventions, oscar

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The Greatest Binnie in the World. M.

INFO: Mahy, Margaret. The Greatest Binnie in the World. M. 1996.

DESC: Bob thinks he is the best at just about everything – and that means that his little sister, Binnie, can’t be. That is – until Binnie does something so great that Bob is forced to reevaluate his reign. This book is shockingly ‘young’-feeling, for a level-M; compared to a series like Arthur or Marvin Redpost, it’s not nearly as morally complicated, compelling, up-to-date, or interesting. Maybe recommended for early 2nd-grade readers who are accelerated – but feels shockingly like a level ‘E’ book, for a level ‘M’ selection.

TAGS: siblings, sibling rivalry, brothers, sisters, gymnastics, athletics, competition, fiction, younger readers, easy reads, non-intimidating, M