My Booklist

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Favorite Authors

  • A Week in the Woods

    by Andrew Clements Year Published:
    The fifth grade's annual camping trip in the woods tests Mark's survival skills and his ability to relate to a teacher who seems out to get him.
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  • Wringer

    by Jerry Spinelli Year Published:
    When boys in Palmer's town turn 10, they are expected to become "wringers" by ending the lives of pigeons wounded in a town event. At the far edge of age 9, Palmer not only abhors the tradition, he is hiding a pigeon in his room. Powerful themes of bullying, peer pressure and courage make this a moving story for older middle school students.
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Good Reads

  • Baba Yaga's Assistant

    by Marika McCoola Year Published:
    Masha answers a help-wanted ad to become assistant to the child-eating folkloric character. To win the position, Masha must creatively accomplish challenges set forth by Baba Yaga. This graphic novel shines in its harmony of image and text and use of stories-within-stories to advance plot. 132 pages.
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  • Fish In a Tree

    by Linda Mullaly Hunt Year Published:
    Gr 4-6–Daughter of a military man and a waitress, Ally has moved seven times in seven years—allowing her learning disability to go undiagnosed as her self-esteem plummets. She simply considers herself too dumb to learn and hides her inability to read by getting into trouble. In walks Mr. Daniels, a teacher who finally sees beyond her bristly bravado and offers her empowerment. A nuanced portrayal that hums with middle grade authenticity and brims with heart.
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  • Mad about Monkeys

    by Owen Davey Year Published:
    Learn about more than 250 species of monkeys from around the world through a series of warm illustrations and fascinating facts.
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