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.
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Rain Reign - Ann M. Martin, Author Superb storytelling. Her readers experience Rose’s high-functioning mind as she navigates her autistic world. This is not a story about disability, or autism, but a story about a fifth grader who uses her unique abilities and strengths to break some of her rules and routines to search for her lost dog, Rain.
Author Kate DiCamillo connects with young readers - The Washington Post
"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.
The best children's books: Newbery, Caldecott winners announced
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 by Bill Bryson. Traces the author's adventurous trek along the Appalachian Trail past its natural pleasures, human eccentrics, and offbeat comforts.
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
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.
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Reading Rumpus Book Reviews: A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
Just loved reading A Snicker of Magic by @_natalielloyd Magical story, highly recommended! #kidlit #tlchat #titletlak
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd - reviewer Beth Shaum, a middle school teacher, calls this "a heartprint book." | Nerdy Book Club
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
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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.
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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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Letters from a Nut: Ted L. Nancy, Jerry Seinfeld: 9780380973545: Amazon.com: Books
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.
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.
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Looking for Alaska / John Green. "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."
Another always-amazing John Green book or dangerous novel? #FREADOM
#7 Banned Books Week 2013- Looking for Alaska by John Green-
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, Bagram Ibatoulline (Illustrator). This was one of my favorite books as a kid
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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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Prodigal God - Tim Keller
The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith (Great book and also great for small groups)
The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith - By: Timothy 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.
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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.
Candid. Ruthless at times, yet inspiring. Forgot he was actually married to Brooke Shields (not a flattering story that one). Great insight. Worth reading!
Great book, even for the non-tennis fans. Incredible insight to the life of a professional sport star, loved it!
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.
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SILS would like to wish a happy 2010th birthday to Prudence Crandall. Crandall began a private school in Connecticut for African American girls in 1833. The school stayed open for one year despite the town's increasingly violent opposition. It's a fascinating story; well-told and in this award winning biography.
The Forbidden Schoolhouse: The True and Dramatic Story of Prudence Crandall and Her Students (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards...
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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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 by Randy Pausch A lot of life lessons here.
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. My favorite book. Must read.
I haven't read this one yet but it sounds like a book worth reading.
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture inspiring book! A must read for all!!! =)
Randy Pausch's The Last Lecture. Great book for graduates, and a must read for everyone.
Seven fifth-graders at Snow Hill School in Connecticut relate how their lives are changed for the better by "rookie teacher" Mr. Terupt.
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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.
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.
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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger #starwars
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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” 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.
(on my TO READ list) Tom Perrotta - The Leftovers
The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta. January 2013 book club selection. Read this one a bit early. 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.
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On the Blue Comet by Rosemary Wells. YA and J E-book. A fun, clever, and thought-provoking time-travel story set during the depression and world war two. Includes interesting cameos of real people, including a very young Ronald Reagan (identified only as Dutch), Alfred Hitchcock, and Joseph Kennedy. Good story; fascinating pseudo-scientific explanations for time travel. A great blend of science, history, fantasy, and adventure.
'On the Blue Comet' Rosemary Wells. Reading this to Lawson right now...so far its a pretty good read.
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.