Saturday, 2 January 2016

Timberwolf Rivals

In this seventh book in the Timberwolves series, Johnny and his friends Tom and Stu are pulling pranks on each other in an attempt to win the Valentine's Day dance prize.
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By Sigmund Brouwer

I got this book last year when Sigmund Brouwer came to our school last year and it ended up under the tree for my younger son. We had a lot of fun reading this book together as it is full of pranks and silliness. The story isn't about hockey very much but is more about how two friends try to impress a girl to get her to do a dance competition with them. 

I think that kids in grades 1-3 would like this book and it is part of a series so if you like this one there are other ones that you can enjoy as well. 

Fragile Bones - Red Maple

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By Lorna Schultz Nicholson

Fragile Bones -- Harrison and Anna -- is the first book in a series about a group of teenagers who take part in a program called Best Buddies. "To take part in the Best Buddies Program, volunteers with and without intellectual disabilities agree to be paired with each other for one school year.  The pairs are then responsible for contacting each other once a week by telephone, e-mail, letter or note; meeting each other twice a month for a one-to-one activity; and participating in group activities during the school year." (

This story tells both of their points of view as they participate in the program and learn from one another. If you are interested in learning about autism this book gives a lot of insight into Harrison's experience with autism and also how his family handles it. If you are interested in learning more about the Best Buddies Program you can check it out at