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
INFO: Graham, Wendy. Five Days to Go. K. 2000
DESC: Jonathan is looking forward to his older brother Mitchell going away to camp. When Mitchell does leave for camp, Jonathan finds he doesn’t enjoy his time nearly as much as he thinks he will.
TAGS: brothers, friendship, playmates, K, Richard Avenue
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