Ben joins a "science camp" when his mother gets a new job on a college campus and soon realizes this is not like any camp he has ever been to before. Led by a quantum physicist, Dr. Hughes, campers are working on learning the secret and powerful art of Actuation. Using quantum physics theory Ben is taught how to change reality through his imagination's power, and discovers he has quite a talent for it. At first they work on making clouds appear, turning rain into ice, and then thunder, until suddenly Dr. Hughes is kidnapped and Ben and his friend Peter are caught between two secret societies of "actuators" some who claim they work for the government to keep the world safe. Who can they believe and will they find Dr. Hughes? Read Quantum League, Spell Robbers by Matthew Kirby, for a wild and scientific ride! And more adventures to come... Grade 4 -6
As a tiny baby Minerva Mint was found in a travel bag in a London train station with a note that provided few clues to her identity but gave the baby the ownership of a huge run down house in Cornwall by the sea. The station secretary, Mrs. Flopp, adopts the baby and raises her in Cornwall when no parents show up to claim her. So begins Minerva's strange but interesting life. She is allowed to roam the seaside and cliffs, examine nature, live in a rundown mansion where all sorts of animals are welcomed, and learn on her own. But Minerva still yearns to solve the puzzle of her parents. On her 11th birthday, she meets Thomasina, who loves adventure and Ravi who has recently come to London from India. The three form an immediate bond, and a club "The Order of the Owls" determined to find out the secrets of Minerva's birth, and defeat the local bullies as well! Further adventures to come...MInerva Mint by Guerra. Grade3-5.
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I am the Library Media Center director at Patton School in Arlington Heights where I help students from kindergarten through 5th grade find terrific independent reading for enjoyment and information, and teach students the skills to use information and technology safely and productively and to connect, communicate and share with others. I have four grown children, a large black dog, (flat coat retriever) and a small striped cat. I am an obessive Chicago Cubs fan and I love to run.