Wise Woman or Man
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This is an adventurous story that centers on the life of Timothy Patrick Horrigan, who is a chipmunk. Timothy, who is unnamed at this point, is chased out of his home in the dead of the night by a fire and finds shelter in the wood pile outside of house that is home to Vietnam veteran Mikey Horrigan. Mikey takes and comforts Timothy as well as gives him his name. Timothy grows fond of his new home and roommates who are mice.

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This short story is about the lesson of endurance, despite our imperfections. Written in a first person perspective, the author tells a little bit about himself, along with an experience in his life he hopes others will learn from. The lesson? We win some and we lose some, but we can’t let our failures define us. Those who fail will be led to success. For the author, Jimmy Carter played a role in helping him realize this himself.

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In 2011, there was an outcry from the people of Syria. As the Syrian government and the rebels locked into a dangerous war, the city of Aleppo became the battle grounds, and the citizens became the casualties.

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The story begins in Deadwood, South Dakota, where Ryder is staying at the home of her Grandma, or “Granny,” who plays an important role in Ryder's life since Ryder's mom has passed away. Ryder and her father live in Los Angeles, California, where he is a TV show creator of Super-Rory-Us. When Ryder goes home, her dad is very happy to see her, but she's unsure about his girlfriend, Bernice, and her 3 daughters, who Ryder calls “The Three Happys." One night she turns on the TV and watches Super-Rory-Us. Suddenly, shazam! Rory jumps out of the TV!

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you could live in a magical world? When sixteen-year-old Ivy Lovely crosses a magical border that awakens her magical powers, it sends her on a wild adventure that will keep you reading.

Ivy begins at the Halls of Ivy magic school, where she makes friends and deals with obstacles to find out who she really is. Ivy's magical reality is jeopardized by the Dark Queen - read to find out what happens. 

 
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Magic Treehouse Fact Tracker: Heroes for All Times by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce is an amazing book of fun facts and research. It goes with the popular High Time for Heroes story that features the characters many kids love, Jack and Annie. After learning about Florence Nightingale in that adventure, they decide to describe her and five other heroes in this book: Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. (including Rosa Parks’ story), and John Muir. 

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