A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.
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The war that saved my life
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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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. A Schneider Family Middle Grade Book Award Recipient.
Struggling with the challenges of OCD and Asperger's syndrome, Rose, a homonym enthusiast, shares an inseparable bond with a 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 and safe places in order to search for her pet. Grades 4-6.
Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin -- It was described to me as being Winn Dixie meets Counting by 7's and that description was right on. Rose is on the Autism spectrum and has an obsession with homonyms, hence the title Rain Reign. Its a beautiful story of a girl and her dog and doing what is right even if it isn't the easiest choice to make. Perfect for middle grade readers and also touches on the subject of bullying. Loved it.
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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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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.
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
Traces the author's adventurous trek along the Appalachian Trail past its natural pleasures, human eccentrics, and offbeat comforts. GREATEST BOOK EVER!
I have this book, i need to remember to read it: A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, by Bill Bryson; NATURE/TRAVEL -- Anita
Bill Bryson writes of his trip on the Appalachian Trail, interspersing hilarious encounters with fellow travelers and the history and ecology of the trail itself. Funny and fascinating reading.
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
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson adapted into A Walk in the Woods released September 2, 2015.
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
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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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. Some people hate this book but i love it. it is a beautiful story of a 9-ish year old girl who sees words, stories and colours everywhere. It is an uplifting beautiful read. It is a primary school/middle grade book but as an 11 year old i loved it!
There’s a Lion in My Closet by Natalie Lloyd | Nerdy Book Club <-- Beautiful post on the power of reading good stories.
A Snicker of Magic: Natalie Lloyd: A very special book - darn it....just give it the Newbery right now!
My March 2014 Book Fairy title for 4th Grade: A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd | Felicity comes from a family of wanderers who settle upon the town of Midnight Gulch, which happens to be where her mama grew up. Felicity must learn to make sense of the town's magical past to stir up some of her own magic in order to make this town "home." Lovely "magical realism" story full of fantastic language which would be a great read aloud.
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A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd, 3rd-6th Chapter book. Sweet.
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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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Rules (KIDS) Catherine just wants a normal life - near impossible when you have a brother with autism & a family that revolves around his disability. That summer she meets Jason, a paraplegic boy, and Kristi, the next-door friend she's always wished for, it's her own shocking behavior that turns everything upside down and forces her to ask: What is normal? Reserve the Kit: http://www.eventkeeper.com/kitkeeper/index.cfm?curOrg=dclibs
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Rules / Cynthia Lord. Grades 4/5+. Sibling of Child with Disability.
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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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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.
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#7 Banned Books Week 2013- Looking for Alaska by John Green- https://alpha1.suffolk.lib.ny.us:446/record=b3895705~S35
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."
John Green's "Looking for Alaska" is today's Banned Book of the day! RePin for a chance to win a copy! #bannedbooksweek
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#7 Banned Books Week 2013- Looking for Alaska by John Green-
Looking for Alaska by John Green; reading this now!!
Looking for Alaska. John Green
one of my favorite books
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) A children's book. All of Kate DiCamillo's books are good for the whole family.
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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
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo - A touching chapter book that can be used for a longer unit. Perhaps a character study.
"The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane", by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline - a self-centred toy bunny loves only himself, until separation from his owner sets him on the road to compassion.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane - Magnolia Award winner 2010 (by Kate DiCamillo illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline)
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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane The best chapter book to read aloud to your children
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Wonderful kids book, especially for little girls!
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: Timothy Keller: 9780525950790: Amazon.com: Books
The Prodigal God-Timothy Keller This book truly recovers "the heart of the Christian Faith"!!!
The Prodigal God: Timothy Keller - Excellent read of God's love and the TWO lost sons.
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The Prodigal God // 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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Andre Agassi - Open. A must read for tennis fans. Incredible writing by the ghost-writer and an eye opening and ultimately positive look into Agassi's life experiences and the tennis world.
Open by Andre Agassi Take a look into the life of Andre Agassi. Open, an autobiography by Andre Agassi, expresses his bittersweet encounters in the tennis world and his life in general.
This is the story of a young man who hated tennis, but came to the realisation that he simply wasn’t qualified to do anything else. Agassi’s story moves between great heights, and very deep lows - from astonishing success to miserable failure, and is a remarkable memoir about much more than simply the sport. This is not a new book – – but it bears repeated tellings about just how good it is. It remains one of the best books I’ve read in the last 20 years. Truly sublime. - Joan
Great book! I recommend it to ANY tennis player/fan out there.
Open. A great biography. First ever Book Club pick.
Andre Agassi’s Open (2009) - Being Number Two Sucks.
Open: An Autobiography -- Andre Agassi
Favorite book I've read in a while
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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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They threw rocks and rotten eggs at the school windows. Villagers refused to sell Miss Crandall groceries. Her crime? Trying to teach African American girls geography, history, reading, philosophy, and chemistry. Trying to open and maintain one of the first African American schools in America.
The Forbidden Schoolhouse: The True and Dramatic Story of Prudence Crandall and Her Students (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards))
The Forbidden Schoolhouse: The True and Dramatic Story of Prudence Crandall and Her Students (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards)): Suzanne Jurmain: 9780618473021: Amazon.com: Books
The Forbidden Schoolhouse: The True and Dramatic Story of Prudence Crandall and Her Students (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards)) by Suzanne Jurmain http://www.amazon.com/dp/0618473025/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_SjrDub1N2B7NN
The forbidden schoolhouse : the true and dramatic story of Prudence Crandall and her students.
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 written by Randy Pausch. An inspirational book written from the point of view of a strong man, who loved his family. A small reminder to cherish every moment and tell those you love exactly how you feel.
The Last Lecture: Amazing book about living and dying. A must read..... Very inspirational. Search youtube.com for Randy Pausch and watch a few of his lectures.
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch ~ Listened to this book on tape as a family while in the car . . . many wonderful life lessons and reminders to enjoy the moment.
The Last Lecture, one of the best and most inspiring books I've ever read! Randy Pausch was one of the most inspiring people I've ever had the pleasure to hear and read about! Makes me want to live my life in his footsteps.
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch--an inspirational book with lessons on living an abundant life. Read a review at http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-last-lecture-by-randy-pausch.html Should re-read this once a year!
The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch One of my favorite books!
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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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Just finished!! Totally want to do a read-aloud w/ my 5th graders! - RL 5.6!!
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Grade 5 read aloud?
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: The first book in a funny and heartwarming middle grade series. Perfect for avid Star Wars fans, or anyone who loves an underdog. Great for kids who have read all the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books.
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, by Tom Angleberger. (Amulet Books, 2010). 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.
"The Strange Case of Origami Yoda" - chapter book for possible book club, focuses on social skills and bullying
"The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Origami Yoda #1)" by Tom Angleberger. One of my favorite middle-grade books of all time. Just plain fun, and it seems like something a sixth grader would actually write. At least it reminded me of myself in sixth grade. #kidlit #childrensbook
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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda | Humor Fiction | Engage Reluctant Readers | When unpopular sixth grader Dwight successfully dispenses sound advice to his classmates via an origami finger puppet, his classmate Tommy investigates the source of Dwight's accuracy and makes a surprising discovery. | Grades 3-6 | #books #elementary #humor fans of #diaryofawimpykid ***FREE Teacher Resources included***
Not so long ago, in a middle school not so far away, a sixth grader named Dwight folded an origami finger puppet of Yoda. For class oddball Dwight, this wasn't weird. It was typical Dwight behavior. But what is weird is that Origami Yoda is uncannily wise and prescient. He can predict the date of a pop quiz, guess who stole the classroom Shakespeare bust, and save a classmate from popularity-crushing embarrassment with some well-timed advice.
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, Tom Perrotta - An unorthodox approach to those left behind by what appears to be the Rapture.
Book Club Selection #5 - August 2012 The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta, one of my favorite books this year.
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(on my TO READ list) Tom Perrotta - The Leftovers
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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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Great site for reviews and recommendations of kid's books. Awesome resource for author websites too!
'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.
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Examines presidential power within the context of U.S. history and the ongoing relationships presidents and ex-presidents formed with one another.