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
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Ivan is an easygoing gorilla who has lived at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade for 9,000 days. He has grown accustomed to the humans who watch him through the glass walls of his domain. Ivan mostly thinks about TV shows he watches - that is, until a baby elephant named Ruby joins the small mall menagerie (which also includes a stray dog named Bob). Ivan's protective Silverback instincts empower him to try to make changes for the three of them.