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Some of Steve's favorite books! Steve enjoys children's fiction books and adult nonfiction - particularly politics, sports, humor and Christian.
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J FIC MAR. Struggling with Asperger's, Rose shares a bond with her beloved dog, but when the dog goes missing during a storm, Rose is forced to confront the limits of her comfort levels, even if it means leaving her routines in order to search for her pet.
Book Lovers, Comforters Levels, Book Worth, Aspergers Syndrome, Beloved Dogs, Rain Reign, Dogs Rain, Young Reader, Children Book
2015 NCTE Children's Book Awards Announced
Author Kate DiCamillo connects with young readers - The Washington Post
Rose has Aspergers and lives in a small town that does not quite know how to handle her. She loves homophones and the book is filled with them. She names her dog Rain, Reign. This is a beautiful story about a special needs child and her bond with her dog. A hurricane hits, and her dog gets lost, sending Rose’s world into a spiral. I became attached to the characters and missed them when the book ended.
"Rain Reign" by Ann M. Martin - Struggling with Asperger's, Rose shares a bond with her beloved dog, but when the dog goes missing during a storm, Rose is forced to confront the limits of her comfort levels, even if it means leaving her routines in order to search for her pet.
CWMARS Catalog - Rain reign
Published on the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Appalachian Trail, a wry account by the author of The Lost Continent traces an adventurous trek past the trail's natural pleasures, human eccentrics, and offbeat comforts.
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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson. A comedic but informative autobiography of Bill Bryson trying to tackle the Appalachian Trail with little to no experience or knowledge. The story is historically informative and a terrific read. I recommend this book because it is informative, lighthearted and a quick read. For a nonfiction book, it was very easy to get into and enjoy. - Sam
Traces the author's adventurous trek along the Appalachian Trail past its natural pleasures, human eccentrics, and offbeat comforts.
Walk in the Woods : Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson. Published on the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Appalachian Trail, a wry account by the author of The Lost Continent traces an adventurous trek past the trail's natural pleasures, human eccentrics, and offbeat comforts.
The Pickles are new to Midnight Gulch, Tennessee, a town which legend says was once magic--but Felicity is convinced the magic is still there, and with the help of her new friend Jonah the Beedle she hopes to bring the magic back.
Book Club, Magic, Snickers, Schools Libraries, Book Review, New Friends, Natalielloyd, Natalie Lloyd, Children Book
Reading Rumpus Book Reviews: A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd - The Pickles are new to Midnight Gulch, Tennessee, a town which legend says was once magic--but Felicity is convinced the magic is still there, and with the help of her new friend Jonah the Beedle she hopes to bring the magic back. Scholastic Gr. 4-8 Fiction/Fantasy Starred Reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd – Review by Beth Shaum | Nerdy Book Club
Just loved reading A Snicker of Magic by @_natalielloyd Magical story, highly recommended! #kidlit #tlchat #titletlak
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Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with a young paraplegic.
Carassius Auratus, Worth Reading, Book Worth, Honor Book, Special Need, Autist Brother, The Rules, Goldfish, Cynthia Lord
Books for explaining special needs to typical children
Rules by Cynthia Lord. 2007 Honor Book
Rules by Cynthia Lord - Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with a young paraplegic.
by Cynthia Lord: Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. She’s spent years trying to teach David the rules from “a peach is not a funny-looking apple” to “keep your pants on in public”—in order to head off David’s embarrassing behaviors. But the summer Catherine meets Jason, a surprising, new sort-of friend, and Kristi, the next-door friend she’s always wished for....
A collection of subversive, hilarious letters written as fan mail, official requests, complaints, and asking innocent questions covers a wide range of bizarre topics that someone has taken seriously.
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Jerry Seinfeld is fantastic in this series.
Letters From a Nut (3 book series)
J. J. Smith loves his job as Keeper of the Records for The Book of Records, but even he is not prepared for the ultimate record breaker--a man who is ingesting a 747 piece by piece to prove his love for a woman.
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The Man Who Ate the 747 by Ben Sherwood - J. J. Smith loves his job as Keeper of the Records for The Book of Records, but even he is not prepared for the ultimate record breaker--a man who is ingesting a 747 piece by piece to prove his love for a woman.
Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
Cars Crash, Preparatori Schools, Life And Death, Looks For Alaska, John Green Book, Book Week, Looking For Alaska, Favorit Book, Bans Book
Another always-amazing John Green book or dangerous novel? #FREADOM
#7 Banned Books Week 2013- Looking for Alaska by John Green-
Looking for Alaska by John Green. YA. Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories.
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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo___ One of my favorite books to read, especially to little children. It sends a good message, and tells you to love those around, because you never know when they might leave.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Kate DiCamillo My favorite read aloud for 3rd grade!!!
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Everything Kate Di Camillo writes is worth reading, but of all her books - this is my favorite. It is touching and beautifully written. The edition with the color artwork is a must-have!
Uses the biblical tale of the prodigal son to provide both an introduction to Christianity and a clarifying primer on the nature of the gospel for believers, in a resource that reveals how Jesus's essential message is revealed by the story in ways that can enable greater understandings of the Christian faith.
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The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith (Great book and also great for small groups)
This is the third book I've read by this author. The story of "The Prodigal Son" is NOT what you've heart all your life!
The Prodigal God by Tim Keller
From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography.
Worth Reading, Open, Book Worth, Fans, Andreagassi, Sports, Tennis Players, Great Book, Andre Agassi
Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi. I am not bad but awful at tennis, have never followed the sport, but I LOVE this story. So well told. So honest.
Open - Andre Agassi. Great book.
Open by Andre Agassi: if you're a tennis player or fan you'll enjoy this glimpse behind the scenes of a champion's career. Surprisingly, he has always hated tennis and doesn't have a court at his home - Amy Henry, aka Amy Cabernet Quilts.
I don't normally do celebrity autobiographies but I did have a bit of a crush on Agassi in my youth. Well written and worth reading.
Abhinav picked up Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi #Books #AndreAgassi
An engaging account relates the story of how, in 1830, Prudence Crandall opened a school in Canterbury, Connecticut, to teach African-American girls, and was greeted by cruelty and hate by the townspeople who threw her in jail and burned down the school.
African American, Book Awards, Dramatic Stories, Blue Ribbons, Nonfiction Book, Forbidden Schoolhouse, Bccb Blue, Prudenc Crandal, American Girls
Inspirational story about Prudence Crandall, who opened a school for African American girls in Canterbury, Connecticut prior to the Civil War, and the furor this caused in her home town. Truly a story of courage in the face of adversity.
Reflections of a Carnegie Mellon computer science professor who lectured on "Really achieving your childhood dreams," shortly after having been diagnosed with terminal cancer. His advice concerned seizing the moment while living, rather than dying.
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Very good book, worth reading.
The Last Lecture. Definitely worth reading and sad at the same time. I think his perspective and outlook on life and love was amazing. Don't buy online - every thrift store probably has a copy for a buck. By Randy Pausch
The Last Lecture | Randy Pausch // Such an inspirational book!
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. My favorite book. Must read.
Seven fifth-graders at Snow Hill School in Connecticut relate how their lives are changed for the better by "rookie teacher" Mr. Terupt.
Book Club, Bullying, 5Th Grade Teacher, Book Review, Hate Schools, Fifth Grade, Kids, New Teacher, The New Girls
It’s the start of fifth grade for the kids at Snow Hill School. There’s . . . Jessica, the new girl; Alexia, a bully; Peter, class prankster; Luke, the brain; Danielle, who never stands up for herself; shy Anna, and Jeffrey, who hates school. Only Mr. Terupt, their new teacher, seems to know how to deal with them all. He makes the classroom a fun place, even if he doesn’t let them get away with much . . . until the snowy winter day when an accident changes everything.
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Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda.
Book Club, Strange Cases, Origamiyoda, Starwar, Stars War, Kids, Origami Yoda, Toms Angleberg, Finger Puppets
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger #starwars
OrigamiYoda by Tom Angleberger. These books are probably meant for slightly older readers, but if your kids is a Star Wars fan they will love it. This is a series and each one is written like a boy's journal with lots of doodles and short entries that break it up well for young readers.
"The Strange Case of Origami Yoda" - chapter book for possible book club, focuses on social skills and bullying
“The Strange Case of Origami Yoda” by Tom Angleberger. Middle-schooler, Tommy, is trying to collect evidence to determine whether a Yoda finger puppet made by his fellow classmate is magical or not. Can Origami Yoda see the future? The force is strong with this book. Highly recommended for grades 3 – 5, for fans of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and for any kid who loves Star Wars. Also check out the sequel – Darth Paper Strikes Back.
What if--whoosh, right now, with no explanation--a number of us simply vanished? Would some of us collapse? Would others of us go on, one foot in front of the other, as we did before the world turned upside down? That's what the bewildered citizens of Mapleton, who lost many of their neighbors, friends and lovers in the event known as the Sudden Departure, have to figure out.
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The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta - Summer 2012 - After the rapture many are left behind. But how do these 'leftovers' deal with the remnants of civilization after the Sudden Departure.
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(on my TO READ list) Tom Perrotta - The Leftovers
The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta. January book club selection. Liked it a lot. Great premise - how would we respond if the Rapture happened and those taken were not necessarily the religious or the righteous? The story is told from the perspective of several people who were left behind.
When the Depression hits in Cairo, Illinois, and Oscar Ogilvie's father must sell their home and vast model train set-up to look for work in California, eleven-year-old Oscar is left with his dour aunt, where he befriends a mysterious drifter, witnesses a stunning bank robbery, and is suddenly catapulted onto a train that takes him to a different time and place.
Worth Reading, Good Reading, Time Travel, Models Training, Book Worth, New Book, Rosemari Well, Public Libraries, Blue Comet
'On the Blue Comet' Rosemary Wells. Reading this to Lawson right now...so far its a pretty good read.
The Blue Comet: Trains and time travel spur one boy’s thrilling adventure as he seeks to rejoin his father in a new classic from Rosemary Wells and Bagram Ibatoulline.
On the Blue Comet by Rosemary Wells. This technically isn't a dollhouse book but I'm going to list it on my page anyway. It has model trains and there are miniature structures in the story so that's my way of including it here. It's a very good story and well written.
SCIENCE FICTION WEL gr 4-7 On the Blue Comet : Wells, Rosemary. : Book, Regular Print Book : Toronto Public Library
Examines presidential power within the context of U.S. history and the ongoing relationships presidents and ex-presidents formed with one another.