Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Newsy News Newsletter by Karen English-OPTIONAL

Nikki and Deja: The Newsy News Newsletter
English, Karen, The Newsy News Newsletter. Clarion Books, 2010. Language: G, Violence: G, Sexual Content: G

While walking home from school, Nikki and Deja come up with the brilliant idea to start their own neighborhood newsletter. The first newsletter goes great and they’re able to sell quite a few of them to their neighbors. When it comes time to write their second one, however, the two are having trouble coming up with stories. With more questions than stories to write, can Nikki and Deja find a way to be able to write their second issue?

The text is simple and almost too young for the age for whom it is written. The characters, however, are cute and fun to read about and the story idea will appeal to kids who’ve always wanted to find a way to make money. Readers who like realistic fiction, friendship, and school fiction may enjoy reading this book. EL (K-3). OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.

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