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Sophie's Studio Programs Fall 2016

Recommended reading for children in support of Sophie's Studio programs. Sophie's Studio programs, activities and spaces promote creativity and writing for children, made possible by long-time library lover and user Sophia Lucyk. Books listed below are by Sophie's Studio programs authors and related subject categories.

Dawson, Willow.
This graphic biography recounts the many achievements of Canadian Nellie McClung, who helped make the world a better place for women and girls in her role as a political activist, author and the first female Member of Parliament. (Sophie's Studio presenter)
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Dawson, Willow.
Part graphic novel, part step-by-step guide to creating comic books, this fun read will help kids put together their own comics from start to finish. (Sophie's Studio presenter)
Mook-Sang, Jennifer, author.
Twelve year old Jelly always mumbles his way through the yearly speech contest but this year the prize is a tablet. When he doesn't like homework, hates public speaking and is up against the best student in the school, does he have any chance of winning? (Sophie's Studio presenter)
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Fagan, Cary, author.
Danny finds himself stranded at the bottom of a giant construction hole, but with clever use of the items in his backpack he gets through the next few days and befriends a poetry-spouting mole. (Sophie's Studio presenter)
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Fagan, Cary.
When Sullivan is kidnaped by a travelling circus, he is not at all sure he will be missed at home. And here at last is his chance to get better at juggling. Maybe he is better off staying, rather than trying to escape. (Sophie's Studio presenter)
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MacLeod, Elizabeth, author.
In World War I horses were as important as soldiers. This is the story of one horse from Canada who worked alongside his riders to help win the war. (Sophie's Studio presenter)
MacLeod, Elizabeth.
Many facts about cats including why cats rub against you and how to communicate with them. (Sophie's Studio presenter)
MacLeod, Elizabeth, author.
History, inventions, monsters and myths. (Sophie's Studio presenter)
Ohi, Debbie Ridpath, 1962- author, illustrator.
Spencer loves to read his books, especially right before bed, but they keep disappearing! Who is taking them and why? (Sophie's Studio presenter)
Narsimhan, Mahtab.
Kunal has never known who his parents are but through the clever use of Tiffin boxes - lunches delivered to workers in Mumbai, India - he hopes to find out. (Sophie's Studio presenter)
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Narsimhan, Mahtab, author.
Dylan and Rohit are spending the summer in Rohit's native hometown of Mumbai. Dylan loves it, even if he isn't very smart when it comes to local customs and beliefs. But Rohit desperately wants to be back in New York. Can they work together long enough to get them back safe and sound? (Sophie's Studio presenter)
O'Donnell, Liam, 1970- author.
Fourth grade detectives Tank & Fizz are not your ordinary sleuths. These two are monsters (a troll and a goblin) and go to Gravelmuck Elementary, so their cases are just a little different as well. (Sophie's Studio presenter)
O'Donnell, Liam, 1970- author.
Myron has just started grade 3 in a new school and for a boy who doesn't like change, this is not good. But when the school kitchen is burgled, he and the other kids from his special morning classroom are on the case! (Sophie's Studio presenter)
O'Donnell, Liam, 1970-
Learn what monarch butterflies and grey whales have in common in this book about migration. (Sophie's Studio presenter)
Yomtov, Nelson.
Hints and tips for planning, organizing, and writing a comic book story.
Thomson, Ruth, 1949-
Write anything from labels to captions to forms or reports in this easy-to-understand guide.
Levine, Gail Carson, author.
Find out how to make a story come alive and what it takes to be a famous author.
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