Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 5.8
What if you went from hero to zero in your high school overnight? What if you went from the most popular kid to the most hated kid overnight? This is exactly what happened to Noah. He was the popular quarterback who won state championships and everyone loved him. That is until the night before the championship game in which his mom made a very bad decision and changed his life forever. Now Noah is living with his mom's boyfriend and Noah knows that as soon as his mom gets out of jail, he will be kicked out. Not only did his mom make a very bad decision, Noah made a very bad decision in the championship game that cost his school their football team. But just when Noah thinks he is as low as he can go, he spots a bear at the edge of the football field that has a bucket stuck on it's head; a bucket that was discarded from a fundraiser to bring back football. Noah can't help but feel guilty for this too because as time passes the bear is slowly dying. Will Noah ever have a friend again? Will his former friends ever forgive him? Will the town ever forgive him? Will Noah find a way to save this bear or will it die just like his friendships and his reputation? Read this incredible book to find out all of these answers. Trust me, you want to know how this ends!!
I cannot describe how amazing this book is. It touches on so many aspects that kids go through in school and gives them hope that things can look up if they just give it time. I am a slow reader but I read this book in one day. Don't miss out on this one!!
Interest Level: K-3
Have you ever had those night where you tossed and turned and just couldn't go to sleep? What about seeing scary shadows on the walls? Elliott knows all about this. Elliott is a bear that is supposed to be sleeping through the winter, but when something wakes him up he sees scary shadows on the wall and cold winds shiver through him. Elliott cannot wait for the spring and the sunshine and the grass but he will have to wait a little longer. Will Elliott be able to go back to sleep for the winter or is he going to be awake all winter?
Read this enchanting story of a restless bear who just doesn't seem to understand the concept of hibernation. The pictures are just beyond precious in this story. This is a must read for kids!
Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own.
I am a K-6 librarian who is also a book and author nerd.