Up to Date with Steve Kraske: WInter Reading 2011
Annotation:Tells the stories of various instruments who are named after either the inventor or the person who improved the musical quality.
Annotation:Having lost his mother and his hearing in a very short time, 12-year-old Ben travels to New York in search of his father; and, while there, meets Rose, who is also searching for someone in her life.
Annotation:12-year-old Foster and her mother leave Tennessee for West Virginia, and, using her baking talent, makes new friends.
Annotation:When a little red pen accidently falls into the waste basket while trying to correct papers all by herself, the other classroom supplies must cooperate in order to save her.