Books in Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Author/Illustrator: Written and Illustrated by David Shannon
Summary: This story is about a boy named David who is constantly being told no, to settle down, and to stop what he is doing.
Author/Illustrator: Written by Robert Louis Stevenson, Illustrated by Louis Rhead and Frank E. Schoonover
Summary: This book is about an old sailor who calls himself "the captain" who goes on an adventure to find the buried treasure of an evil pirate, Captain Flint.
Author/Illustrator: By J.D. Salinger
Summary: This book is made up of nine stories, as said in the title. "A Perfect Day for Bananafish", is about a woman who is worried about an unstable husband who is also a war veteran. "Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut" is about two ladies, who were roommates in college, getting together and reminiscing on the good old days and their loves from back in the day. "Just Before the War with the Eskimos" is about two girls who play tennis together. The one insists that she is repaid for cab fares. They go to the girl's house and come across their brother. In the end the one girl refuses to take the money for the cab fares after all. "The Laughing Man" is told in first-person. The person telling the story participated in the Comanche Club. The club would go to the park every day after school to play and then they would listen to tales about the Laughing Man who was a criminal. In "Down at the Dinghy," a rich woman tried to make her son leave his father's boat. In the end the women, Boo Boo, wins the boy over. In "For Esme- with Love and Squalor" is a story about a soldier who had an encounter with a thirteen-year-old girl before D Day. In "Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes," one man calls another man to see if h knows where his wife is. His wife is in the room at the time of the phone call having either an affair or a one night stand with her husband's friend. In "De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period," A boy travels to Montreal for a job and is stunned by the talent less students until he stumbles upon an envelope with the works on a nun inside. Lastly "Teddy," is about a ten-year-old boy known across Europe and America for tapes that he made because he is a genious .
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Author/Illustrator: By Judy Blume
Summary: This story is about a boy named Peter who gets to bring home a turtle he won at his friend's birthday party. His parents are not happy about having a pet turtle, but his little brother fudge is so happy about it. Peter is constantly irritated by fudge's actions. Peter comes home one day and finds his bedroom door opened and his turtle missing. In the end, Peter realizes his parents do love him as much as they love Fudge and in return Peter gets a new puppy.
A Wrinkle in Time
Author/Illustrator: By Madeleine L'Engle
Summary: In this book, a girl is teased about her looks and for the fact that her family is different. She lives with her mom, a scientist and her twin brothers. One day her, her brother, and a friend decide to go in a haunted house where there meet three witches. The three children follow the witches through the forest and are taken to a different planet. The children end up meeting It which is a brain that can control human's brains and talk through them. The children face many other creatures but finally figure out that love is the monsters weakness and brings her father back home.
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Author/Illustrator: Shel Silverstein
Summary: This collection of poems is a classic. There are several funny poems with matching illustrations that are a depiction of Shel Silverstein's imagination. Each poem shows a silly situation that will stick with the reader long after the story ends.
The Napping House
Author/Illustrator: Audrey Wood and Don Wood
Summary: In this story, everyone in the house ends up taking a nap, starting with the grandma. The child follows her and then all of the company in the home begins piling up on top of them until they cannot pile up any longer. After the flea bites the mouse, chaos ensues and even results in a broken bed!
The Jungle Book
Author/Illustrator: Rudyard Kipling
Summary: In the beginning of the story, Mowgli, is taken in by a wolf and her cubs. Eventually, he is taken in by Baloo, a big brown bear who decides that he will teach him everything he needs to know about living in the jungle. He is then taken in by an older couple who decide he is sent from the gods to replace their dead son. Mowgli learns that he is still being hunted by the tiger so he devises a plan to kill the tiger. Throughout the rest of the novel, Mowgli, who is now seen as the king of the jungle has many different interactions with the animals in the jungle, until the end when Rikki, a mongoose saves a nearby family's jungle.
Lord of the Rings
Author/Illustrator: J.R.R. Tolkien
Summary: In this story, a ring has been found by a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins. Throughout this whole story, the villain in the story Sauron is trying to find the ring that has been lost to him for so long. The ring is eventually turned over to Frodo who is then sent to middle earth to try to destroy the ring to get rid of all the danger that the ring has brought to the lives of individuals for so long. This trilogy shares the story of Frodo and other characters on the journey to try to find the solution to the ring and how to save their population from the villian's that are looking for it.
Author/Illustrator: Ian Falconer
Summary: In this story, the main character is a pig named Olivia. She is very good at a lot of things. She is hyper and often times wears her mom and her brother out. Olivia goes to bed every night and her mom says, "You know you wear me out, but I love you anyways". Olivia always ends by saying "I love you anyways too".
Author/Illustrator: Carl Hiaasen
Summary: A biology teacher goes missing after a field trip, leaving behind a note that says she had a family emergency. Two of her students will do anything to find her. Read this mystery book to find out more.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Author/Illustrator: J. K. Rowling
Summary: Shortly after Harry's 11th birthday Hagrid burst through the door to deliver a letter to him telling him that he is a wizard. Harry starts classes at Hogwarts and is placed in the Gryffindor family.
Around the World in Eighty Days
Author/Illustrator: Jules Verne
Summary: Fogg is a perfectionist and once fired his butler because he gave him water that was too cold. He is also a member of the exclusive Reform Club. He said people can make it around the world in 80 days. Read the book to find out if it is true!
I Love You, Stinky Face
Author/Illustrator: By Lisa McCourt Illustrated by Cyd Moore
Summary: A bedtime story about a mother's unconditional love towards her little boy, even throughout all of his repetitive questions.
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
Author/Illustrator: Dr. Seuss
Summary: A rhyming book for a beginning reader, about Jay and Kay and all of their friends who are amazing creatures like a red fish, or a green fish.
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