The Hamden Public Library invites readers from grades 4-6 to get acquainted with the 2016 Nutmeg Book Award Nominees. Here you will find brief descriptions of each book and links to more information about the authors. Best of all you can leave your comments about each book you read and join our 'straw pole' for your favorite.
Friday, May 1, 2015
Elvis and the Underdogs by Jenny Lee and Kelly Light
Ten year old Benji is sickly and small for his age making him the class bully's favorite target. When Benji suffers a seizure at school and is hospitalized, his mother allows him to get a therapy dog, an enormous Newfoundland named Perker Elvis Pembroke IV. Elvis turns out to be a talking therapy dog - but only Benji can hear him. Needless to say, Benji's health improves as Elvis shows him that making friends is not as frightening as he thinks.