Just one week until school starts. One week until Mattie Breen is the new girl again. One week until she has to introduce herself - to try and make friends. Unless she can convince her uncle Potluck, the school janitor, to take her on as a custodial apprentice. Then she’ll be able to work with him at lunch and recess instead of needing to be with all the other fifth-graders. All she has to do is stick to the custodial wisdom she writes in her notebook. Too bad her notebook doesn’t tell her what to do when that Quincy Sweet keeps popping up....
"Very sweet story"
Ten-year-old Zoe Elias has perfect piano dreams. She can practically feel the keys under her flying fingers; she can hear the audience's applause. All she needs is a baby grand so she can start her lessons, and then she'll be well on her way to Carnegie Hall. But when Dad ventures to the music store and ends up with a wheezy organ instead of a piano, Zoe's dreams hit a sour note.
"the best book ever"
For Ruby Pepperdine, the "center of everything" is on the rooftop of Pepperdine Motors in her donut-obsessed town of Bunning, New Hampshire, stargazing from the circle of her grandmother Gigi' s hug.
When magic came to Milo Speck, it came in the form of a sock. "Figures," said Milo. So begins Milo's adventure in Ogregon, a place populated by hungry ogres, dino-sized turkeys, kidnapped kids, and - Dad? What's Milo's regular old salesman father doing in Ogregon? For that matter, how did a shrimp like Milo end up there? He's no hero. He can't help those kids. Right? But there's no time for Milo to get the answers.
Max and his dad love their weekends together. Weekends mean pancakes, pizza, spy games, dog walking, school projects, and surprising neighbors! Every weekend presents a small adventure as Max gets to know his dad's new neighborhood - and learns some new ways of thinking about home.
"T-Shirt Weather in the Arctic" is from the Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Mark Urban and Linda Deegan and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.