Miss Heather at Butler and Lucas
Meet Miss Heather at Butler Branch and Lucas Branch!
Miss Heather would like to recommend these juvenile audiobooks!
Eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff
Read by Staci Snell; 5 hours
Recommended for ages 8 & up
An intriguing mystery, a budding friendship, and life in the fifth grade awaits readers of Eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff. Sam doesn’t remember his parents. He does not understand how letters appear to crawl about pages, adding to his struggle with reading. He doesn’t know if his dreams might be fragments of memories resurfacing. He certainly doesn’t understand how seeing the number eleven can scare him. Nor does Sam know what to do when he discovers an old newspaper with a picture of him as a young boy with the words ‘Sam Bell’ and ‘missing’ locked in a box in the attic. Sit back and listen as the tale unfolds while Sam and the new girl in school set out to discover answers to these questions and more!
The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
Read by Greg Schaffert; 3 hours, 6 minutes
Recommended for ages 7 & up
Travel back in time to the 1700’s, place yourself in the shoes of a twelve-year-old boy and discover the adventure, bravery, and challenges facing him. His father has left him in charge of guarding their new home, the first settlement in the new Maine Territory, as he journeys back to Massachusetts to gather the family and make the long move north. The jacket note asks, “But as winter approaches and Matt sees no sign of his father, he must make a heart-wrenching decision: shall he continue his vigil or give up hope of his family’s return and move north with Attean’s tribe?” How could he make such a decision? If he stays he risks surviving the long, harsh winter alone, yet if he leaves, will he ever find his family again? Imagining yourself living alone in the vast forest with no means of communication and in the pioneering days is quite a feat, and one that I think children in second grade and up would enjoy!
Join Miss Heather for Family Story Time at Butler Branch, Wednesdays @ 11 AM,
or Lucas Branch, Tuesdays @ 11 AM