Sunday, September 20, 2015

Voyagers Book 1: Project Alpha

By: D.J. MacHale

After a year of testing, only eight 12-year-olds remain.  Four of them will be chosen for a
journey in outer space to retrieve a fuel source to save the world.  Dash wants desperately to be one of the four, but he knows he is up against some serious competition.  The challenges and tests get more difficult.  But, Dash and his friends also realize that there are many unanswered questions.

Mrs. Senechal says:
I was honored to receive an "Advanced Reader Copy"!  I think my students will love this book, the first in the series.  There is lots of action and suspense and some amazing futuristic tools, vehicles, and gadgets.  There are also codes to break and the ability to participate online!  Fans of the 39 Clues series will really like this series, too.


By: Gregory Mone

When Fish tries to retrieve a bag of stolen coins that he was supposed to deliver, he never
suspects it will land him a job on a pirate ship!  While trying to get the coins back, Fish also makes friends and enemies aboard the ship.  Soon, he and his friends are trying to figure out if these coins reveal a mysterious treasure and they have to stop a mutiny at the same time.

Mrs. Senechal says:
This story really draws you in!  The author does an excellent job of creating lots of interesting characters - good guys and bad guys.  I liked trying to figure out the mystery right along with the characters.  You'll also enjoy the excitement and humor throughout the book.