Monday, November 16, 2009

Hellfire Missiles

The opening of this book starts off with a news release. Do Hellfire Missiles really exist? (Do a little research) Do you think they can harm the ocean? Mrs. Reiber :)

Friday, November 6, 2009

When seventeen-year-old John Rodgers discovers a new sub-species of butterfly which may necessitate closing the mill where his dying father works, they find themselves on opposite sides of an environmental conflict.

In 2015, when England becomes the first nation to introduce carbon dioxide rationing in a drastic bid to combat climate change, sixteen-year-old Laura documents the first year of rationing as her family spirals out of control. (Synopsis came from Nagel Middle School Destiny Catalog.)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sam Palmer is transported to an alternate world after a biking accident puts him in a coma, and he is forced to save himself from dark forces in order to wake up from the coma. (Synopsis from Nagel Middle School Destiny Catalog)

"The Green Book is a clever and beautifully shaped little combination of future fiction and metafiction. . .It is the record of the exodus of a group of Britons from a dying Earth to a new planet. . .The naïve courage of the children. . .saves the colony." --Starred, School Library Journal (Synopsis from Amazon)
High school sophomore Luther Wright volunteers to help raptors at a local veterinary clinic and helps Alex, a new girl who is a social outcast, discover the truth behind the forest fires that are afflicting their small, Montana town. (Synopsis from Nagel Middle School Destiny Catalog.)

While vacationing on Cape Cod, best friends Emily, age sixteen, and Reese, seventeen, meet Steve and Dave, who seem too good to be true, and whose presence turns out to be related to a dire threat of global pollution. (Synopsis from Nagel Middle School Destiny Catalog.)

Nick and Marta are both suspicious when their biology teacher, the feared Mrs. Bunny Starch, disappears, and try to uncover the truth despite the police and headmaster's insistence that nothing is wrong. (Synopsis from Nagel Middle School Destiny Catalog)
Kino lives on a farm on the side of a mountain in Japan. His friend, Jiya, lives in a fishing village below. Everyone, including Kino and Jiya, has heard of the big wave. No one suspects it will wipe out the whole village and Jiya's family, too. As Jiya struggles to overcome his sorrow, he understands it is in the presence of danger that one learns to be brave, and to appreciate how wonderful life can be.The famous story of a Japanese boy who must face life after escaping the tidal wave destruction of his family and village. (Synopsis from Amazon)

With their father jailed for sinking a river boat, Noah Underwood and his younger sister, Abbey, must gather evidence that the owner of this floating casino is emptying his bilge tanks into the protected waters around their Florida Keys home. (Synopsis comes from Nagel Middle School Destiny Catalog.)

After fifteen-year-old Max Gordon's environmentalist father goes missing while working in Namibia, Max finds he has become the target of a would-be assassin at his school in England, and decides he must find his father in Africa before they both are killed. (Synopsis from Nagel Middle School's Destiny Catalog.)

Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site. (Synopsis from Nagel Middle School Destiny Catalog)

The discovery of dead birds in a national forest leads the four teenaged members of Misfits, Inc. to investigate a mystery involving logging, militant environmental groups, congressional campaign contributions, and revenge. (Synopsis from Nagel Middle School Destiny Catalog)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

In the year 2100, as the island of Wing is about to be covered by water, fifteen-year-old Mara discovers the existence of New World sky cities that are safe from the storms and rising waters, and convinces her people to travel to one of these cities in order to save themselves. (Synopsis from Nagel Middle School Destiny Catalog)