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THE BEST MAN

The Best Man
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Peck
Author's First Name: 
Richard
Publisher: 
Penguin (Dial/Random House)
Publication Month: 
September
Publication Date: 
2016

 Archer Magil's first grade started with a wedding; his sixth grade year ends with another. Archer's friendships grow and evolve along with his perception of the world and what it means to be a man in a narrative that is often poignant, laugh-out loud funny and always plausible.

THE BEST MAN

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
PECK
Author's First Name: 
RICHARD
Publisher: 
Penguin (Dial/Random House)
Publication Month: 
September
Publication Date: 
2016
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
Growing up is hard but Archer has three great men to look up to, his grandfather, his father and his uncle. Archer navigates elementary school and middle school with humor while getting gentle guidance from the men in his life. When he discovers his uncle and student teacher Mr. McLeod are a couple things get interesting. Matter-a-fact and moving this is a timely book about the limitless definition of love.

COUNTDOWN [AUDIOBOOK]

cover of Countdown audiobook
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Wiles
Author's First Name: 
Deborah
Narrator's First Name: 
Emma
Narrator's Last Name: 
Galvin
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Month: 
January
Publication Date: 
2011
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 

Franny Chapman is growing up in the middle of the Cold War. She has the typical problems of an eleven year old but she also has to deal with her sister's Ellen mysterious activities, her Uncle Ott's condition, and of course, the fear that any day a nuclear bomb might fall. Emma Galvin infuses Franny with a voice full of the angst of a girl on the cusp of adolescence and with the fear of disaster. The stiking audio documentary sequences which are very effectively used more than make up for the lack of photographs included in the print version. This is the first of a trilogy and it is a real audio treat. Ages 10+ Maria E. Gentle

COUNTDOWN

Countdown cover image
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Wiles
Author's First Name: 
Deborah
Narrator's First Name: 
Emma
Narrator's Last Name: 
Galvin
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Month: 
January
Publication Date: 
2011
Franny Chapman is growing up in the middle of the Cold War. She has the typical probllems of an eleven year old but she also has to deal with her sister's Ellen mysterious activities, her Uncle Ott's condition, and of course, the fear of any day being hit by a nuclear bomb. Emma Glvin infuses Franny's voice with the angst of a young woman on the cusp of adolescence and with the fear of disaster. The wonderful audio documentary sequences which are very effectively used more than make up for the lack of photographs included in the print version. First of a trilogy. Ages 10+ Maria E.
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