Children - Vermont

How Tia Lola Learned to Teach

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ISBN: 9780375857928
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Published: Yearling - September 13th, 2011

Sequel to How Tia Lola Came to Stay. The beloved characters of Alvarez's first Tia Lola book return. This time Tia Lola is teaching Spanish to her niece and nephews school, the relationship between Miguel and his father is expanded and Tia Lola almost must deal with her immigration status. A good read aloud for 2nd to 4th graders and readers 9 up. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Space Station Rat

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ISBN: 9780823421510
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Holiday House - October 10th, 2007

A very unusual rat has escaped from a lab. Not only is she a lavender rat, she has super-human intelligence. When she finds herself on a space station with a young boy whose parents are scientists, the adventures never end. Soon they need each others help (and later friendship) to stop some events that could have disastrous results. Daley lives in Vermont with his wife, the author, Jessie Haas. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Like a Windy Day

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ISBN: 9780152064037
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Published: Clarion Books - March 1st, 2008

A blustery, windy day is just the beginning to this newest collaboration between father and son. Devin Asch's delightful autumnal illustrations definitely add a wonderful touch to a great story. Follow along with the narrator as she enjoys a windy day, and learns of all the special things the wind can do. Both Frank and Devin Asch are from Vermont. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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ISBN: 9780374322519
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - March 20th, 2007

Matt is a sure thing in basketball, but this year he's quit playing all together and starting to act very suspiciously. What no one understands, and what Matt can not explain, is that something terrible is happening to his family, especially to his beloved older brother, Neal. Katie is looking to find answers to all her questions. She thinks she's found some in Matt. However, he seems to be causing a lot more questions than even she can ask. Set in Vermont, this is a realistic and emotional story of the risks of today's teens. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

How Tia Lola Came To Visit Stay

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ISBN: 9780440418702
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Published: Yearling - August 13th, 2002

Wonderful story of family and culture. Miguel tries to "fit-in" at his new home and school in Vermont. But when his aunt Lola from the Dominican Republic comes--with her "odd ways"--he feels he never will. Soon he learns that he couldn't be farther from the truth. Other VT Tidbits...Alvarez is a Vermont author as well as setting her book in Vermont. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

John and Tom

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ISBN: 9780916718176
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Published: Vermont Folklife Center - June 1st, 2001

You've heard the story of the boy and his dog, this is the one about the boy and his horse. Based on the actual adventure of John Messier and his Morgan horse, Tom, Bert Dodson's simple and beautiful illustrations add to the read-aloud, magical text of Willem Lange. Set in Vermont, starring the state horse the Morgan, this is a great book for teachers, parents, grandparents, and children of all ages. Other books in the series are Daisy and the Doll by Michael Medearis and The Two Brothers by William Jaspersohn. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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