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Words in the dust by Trent Reedy. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Words in the Dust - written by a soldier who lived amongst the Afghans. A fictional novel revealing a heartbreaking story of a girl with a cleft lip and the 'intimate details of imperfect, ordinary lives in an exotic land.' Inspired by a real girl Trent Reedy met on his deployment in Afghanistan.
Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy ~ A really lovely story of an Afghan girl who longs for a needed surgery and the chance to go to school.
Zulaikha, a thirteen-year-old girl in Afghanistan, faces a series of frightening but exhilirating changes in her life as she defies her father and secretly meets with an old woman who teaches her to read, her older sister gets married, and American troops offer her surgery to fix her disfiguring cleft lip.
Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy is set in Afghanistan and is about a girl with a cleft lip. Trent was a soldier in Afghanistan. MS or HS
Words In The Dust: Trent Reedy: 9780545261258: Halie (6th grade) read this book about an Afghanistan girl's life after the defeat of the Taliban. She thought it was a great introduction to modern cultural issues (opposed to the issues from the middle ages we are currently exploring). She recommends it for Emily when she's older.
Zulaikha, a thirteen-year-old girl in Afghanistan, hopes for peace, now that the Taliban have been driven from her country. She wants to improve her relationship with her stepmother, and hopes one day even to go to school, or perhaps to have her cleft palate repaired. AFGHANISTAN - DISABILITY - EDUCATION
Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy. An ordinary Afghanistan family trying to survive in extraordinary times.
Words In The Dust: Trent Reedy: 9780545261258: Halie (6th grade) read this book about an Afghanistan girl's life after the defeat of the Taliban.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Wonder by R.J. Palacio, Lisa Karim's staff pick for March 2014. A quick middle school read. Reminds how people can be both incredibly cruel and incredibly kind. Ultimately, kindness wins the day in Wonder.
Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student. Young Hoosier Book Award winner, 2014-2015, 4-6.
Wonder (BOOK)--Born with a facial deformity that initially prevented his attendance at public school, Auggie Pullman enters the fifth grade at Beecher Prep and struggles with the dynamics of being both new and different, in a sparsely written tale about acceptance and self-esteem.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Great read for grades 5-7. Addresses bullying and self-esteem
Wonder by R.J. Palacio, chosen by Ellen Kelley, Roosevelt Elementary School Principal
Bancroft Middle School Common Read- Required Grade 6-8
Neetha- December 2013- Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Wonder by R.J. Palacio April 2014
Ways to live forever by Sally Nicholls. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Ways To Live Forever: Sally Nicholls- Rebecca Caudil nominee- Quick enjoyable read, but moving read.
♥ Ways to Live Forever by Sally Nicholls - I could not put this book down until I turned the last page. Wonderful story! One of my favorites! reading again.
♥ Ways to Live Forever by Sally Nicholls - I could not put this book down until I turned the last page. Wonderful story!
Ways To Live Forever, Sally Nicholls: 11-yr-old Sam knows that he is dying from leukemia. He's decided to write a book that includes his thoughts on the matter as well as his lists and his questions, particularly those that no one ever answers like, "Why does God let kids get ill?" Through his writing, Nicholls has drawn a portrait of a family coping with a child's terminal disease. Readers meet Sam's mom, dad and younger sister, each of whom is dealing in a different way with his illness.
Ways to Live Forever by Sally Nicholls Read this when i way 9(ish) still remember it.
Ways to Live Forever by Sally Nicholls YARP Middle School List Nominee 2010-2011
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Ways to Live Forever by Sally Nicholls. Get ready to cry.
A tale dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Today’s Kindle Kids Daily Deal is A Tale Dark and Grimm ($2.99), by Adam Gidwitz [Puffin / Penguin], with the companion audiobook also $2.99...
“Once upon a time, fairy tales were AWESOME!” A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz (Hansel and Gretel).
A Tale Dark and Grimm, by Adam Gidwitz. "For lovers of the OLD SCHOOL versions of fairy tales - these are indeed dark, grim, and delectable!" Recommended by Liz
Jan 2015: A Tale Dark & Grimm (A Tale Dark & Grimm, #1) by Adam Gidwitz FAIRY TALES http://www.teachingbooks.net/media/pdf/Penguin/LessonPlans_TaleDarkGrimm_12.pdf
I just recently finished reading A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz. It was a fun read! I loved the retelling of the fairy tales and the way Hansel and Gretel were woven through all the stories. One of my new favorites! (Demitra, Children's Services)
A Tale Dark & Grimm (A Tale Dark & Grimm, #1) by Adam Gidwitz / 9780525423348 / Fiction - Fairy Tales
A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz......loving the twist on those old time fairytales.
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The running dream by Wendelin Van Draanen. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen - When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a wonderful way to help rekindle her dream of running again.
When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a wonderful way to help rekindle her dream of running again. BEST BOOK EVER. I READ IT AS A DISTANCE TRACK AND CROSS COUNTRY (AND AVID) RUNNER AND IT REALLY INSPIRED ME. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen. I didn't really enjoy this book. It just wasn't really interesting to me. The plot and writing style was lacking. How this book is set up is through numerous short chapters. I thought this increased the speed of reading the book, but also made the book feel a bit choppy.
The Running Dream / Wendelin Van Draanen. Avery calls this "a great inspiring book" that "makes everything look possible."
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Book for middle school girls Teaching theme Great read aloud for middle school The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She's not comforted by the news that she'll be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg. As she struggles to cope with crutches and a first cyborg-like prosthetic, Jessica feels oddly both in the spotlight and invisible.
The outcasts by John Flanagan. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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The Outcasts: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 1 Love John Flanagan's series Rangers Apprentice and now this one too!! :o)
The Brotherband Chronicles by John Flanagan. This is set in the world of Ranger's Apprentice, but with the Skandians way of life. This is very good, almost as good as Ranger's Apprentice. So far, the third book is scheduled for release this year.
If you have a child (especially a boy) you can't seem to get interested in reading, these may be a great place to start. Both the Brotherband Chronicles and the Ranger's Apprentice series' are easy but not childish reads about young men and women finding their places in the world as they have adventures and grow up. Set in a realistic but alternative medieval world like our own.
The Outcasts by John Flanagan - Brotherband Chronicles, book 1(A companion to the Ranger's Apprentice series) Good for children 10-adult.
John Flanagan --- Brotherband Chronicles Book 1 ---- The Outcasts --- Ten Stars------This has a very interesting plot, and happens after the Ranger's Apprentice series, but happens in the same universe. Applies to entire series.
The Outcasts by John Flanagan (Brotherband Chronicles). Riffing off the Skandian characters from the Ranger's Apprentice series, a group of boys in Brotherband training become outcasts when they fail to protect a priceless artifact. How will they recover their honor? Search our catalog for a book at http://tewksbury.mvlc.org/eg/opac/advanced
Day 14 - My favorite book by my favorite author - The Outcasts by John Flanagan. This book is amazing!! There's only three books in the Brotherband Chronicles right now, but I think it shows potential of possibly being even better than Flanagan's other series, Ranger's Apprentice!
Okay for now by Gary Schmidt. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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10- Fourteen-year-old Doug Swieteck faces an abusive father, a brother traumatized by Vietnam, and suspicious teachers and police officers, but when he meets a girl known as Lil Spicer, he finds a safe place at the local library. (This is tied for my favorite book.)
Gary Schmidt does it again with this touching companion novel to the Wednesday Wars. Doug Swieteck teaches us to take a step back and look carefully at the possible motivations behind someone's actions.
Young Adult Lit by the guy who wrote The Wednesday Wars. It's a companion book to that one (meaning you don't have to read WW to understand this one). And it's equally well done. I'm a fan, Gary Schmidt!
August 4, 2013 -- Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt -- This book is the not really a sequel to The Wednesday Wars, but is the story of one of the minor characters in that book, Doug Swieteck. AR BL 4.9 - Points 11.0
Heartbreaking and hopeful; tough choice between this one and The Wednesday Wars for favorite Gary Schmidt novel
"The Wednesday Wars" told Holling Hoodhood's story. This story is about his friend Doug Swieteck, and it's another great one.
Okay for Now [Hardcover], (young adult male point of view, dramedy, ya male protagonist, young adult male protagonist, 1960s, vietnam war, ya male point of view, ya social drama, young adult, abusive relationships)
Perhaps not as good as Wednesday Wars, but still worth reading.
Middle grade book--middle aged woman loved it!!
Mockingbird : (mok'ing-bûrd) by Kathryn Erskine. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine: Fantastic book about autism, death, and finding closure. It's about a girl with Aspergers whose brother has just died, and about how she and the people around her process their feelings. There's a lot in it about the girl's thought processes, and I found it illuminating and hopeful.
Oh, my gosh. Oh, my gosh. Just looking at the cover brings back all the emotions. A girl with Asperger's tries to find closure after her incredible older brother Devon dies in a school shooting. One of my all-time favorite books. Please read it, it will change you.
Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine (Autism Spectrum Disorder) -- touching novel about a young girl with Asperger's grappling with her older brother's death while trying to understand what is "normal" -- National Book Award Winner
Mockingbird -- touching novel about a young girl with Asperger's grappling with her older brother's death while trying to understand what is "normal" -- National Book Award Winner. A must read.
Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine -Ten-year-old Caitlin, who has Asperger's Syndrome, struggles to understand emotions, show empathy, and make friends at school, while at home she seeks closure by working on a project with her father.
This is a book about a child with Asperger's syndrome, losing a sibling and a school shooting. Mockingbird, Kathryn Erskine
Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine. Caitlin is a 10 year-old girl with Aspberger's, struggling to "Deal With" the death of her brother and how her world changes around her after he's gone. It is wonderfully written for children. My 10 year-old is reading it with me now. I'm very impressed with how the author captures the perspective of someone with Aspberger's in a way kids may understand.
I just finished this book--It is amazing! It is about a 10 year old girl with Aspergers Syndrome trying to deal with the death of her older brother, who died in a school shooting. I don't normally like sad books, but this one had real purpose and meaning to me. It is a good lesson in the value of understanding another's way of thinking, and it brings light to the idea of a community attempting to find Closure after a tragedy.
Mockingbird, by Kathryne Erskine. This winner of the 2010 National Book Award for Young Readers is about Caitlin, a 10-year-old girl with Asperger's syndrome whose older brother has been killed in a school shooting. Told with remarkable sensitivity and insight from Caitlin's own perspective, it takes the reader through her attempt to deal with the tragedy herself, and to help her devastated father to weather the grief as well.
The lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine (story of two middle school girls in Little Rock AR during segregated schools)
Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine. In 1958 Little Rock, Arkansas, painfully shy twelve-year-old Marlee sees her city and family divided over school integration, but her friendship with Liz, a new student, helps her find her voice and fight against racism.
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0142424358/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Rt4otb0S7KBDK
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine. A fictional exploration of friendship and passing as white a year after the local high school is integrated. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.6 Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
LOVE this book! In some schools, it might be a more difficult read (or even controversial) as it explores the reality of segregation and the violence that took place. However, it's a wonderful story with wonderfully well-developed and believable characters! Lions of Little Rock: Kristin Levine: 9780142424353: Amazon.com: Books
THE LIONS OF LITTLE ROCK As twelve-year-old Marlee starts middle school in 1958 Little Rock, it feels like her whole world is falling apart. Until she meets Liz, the new girl at school.
The Lions of Little Rock -Twelve-year-old Marlee develops a strong friendship with Liz, the new girl in school, but when Liz suddenly stops attending school and Marlee hears a rumor that her friend is actually an African American girl passing herself off as white, the two young girls must decide whether their friendship is worth taking on integration and the dangers it could bring to their families.
The Lions of Little Rock - Kindle edition by Kristin Levine. Children Kindle eBooks @ AmazonSmile.
ARKANSAS - The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine - As 12-year-old Marlee starts middle school in 1958 Little Rock, it feels like her whole world is falling apart. Until she meets Liz. But when Liz leaves school without even a good-bye, the rumor is that Liz was caught passing for white. Marlee decides that doesn't matter. She just wants her friend back. Marlee and Liz are even willing to take on segregation
I, Emma Freke by E.J. Atkinson. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Growing up near Boston with her free-spirited mother and old-world grandfather, twelve-year-old Emma has always felt out of place but when she attends the family reunion her father's family holds annually in Wisconsin, she is in for some surprises.
First person: Narrating character 1 I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson
I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson
The hunt for the seventh by Christine Morton-Shaw. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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The Hunt for the Seventh- Christine Morton-Shaw: Rebecca Caudil Nominee. Not really my cup of tea...
Browse Inside The Hunt for the Seventh by Christine Morton-Shaw Suggested ages: grade 4 - 6 #allhallowsread
"The Hunt for the Seventh" by Christine Morton-Shaw, 2014 Master List http://hpl.plum.lib.il.us/search/?searchtype=t=D=the+hunt+for+the+seventh
Jim moves with his dad and sister to Minerva Hall where a ghostly voice urging him to "find the Seventh" draws him into a sort of macabre treasure hunt for clues to an ancient prophecy that threatens them all. F MOR
The Hunt for the Seventh! Perfect book for those who likes ghosts and mysteries. I loved this book; I mean, I don't really like ghost stories....but this on in particular was good. ;D
The Hunt for the Seventh by Christine Morton-Shaw--A ghost-story/mystery with statues and ghostly children. (MS) RL 4.5; PTS 9
The hunt for the seventh. This one I've read. It's really good. But, a little creepy so I don't exactly recommend reading it before going to bed. And, it does start out kinda slowly but, it's still really, really good!
The Hunt for the Seventh - Christine Morton-Shaw (I do so love a haunted house ghost story)
The Hunt for the Seventh (more of a creepy ghost type of story)
Ghetto cowboy : a novel by Greg Neri. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri, teens, Twelve-year-old Cole's behavior causes his mother to drive him from Detroit to Philadelphia to live with a father he has never known, but who soon has Cole involved with a group of African-American "cowboys" who rescue horses and use them to steer youths away from drugs and gangs.
Ghetto Cowboy is a fantastic, uplifting inspirational tale about African American cowboys living in Philadelphia struggling to protect their land. It is very interesting because it is coming from a rowdy boy's point of view. People who like historical fiction will certainly enjoy this book. -- Max, 10
Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri. OK, he's not on summer break... he's been (ahem) asked to leave school early... but this is a heart warming coming of age story. Middle grades and up.
Ghetto Cowboy | Jesse Joshua Watson | Twelve-year-old Cole's behavior causes his mother to drive him from Detroit to Philadelphia to live with a father he has never known, but who soon has Cole involved with a group of African-American "cowboys" who rescue horses and use them to steer youths away from drugs and gangs. | Fiction | Fitting In | Grades 9-12 | #books #fiction #high #school
Ghetto cowboy : a novel / by G. Neri ; illustrated by Jesse Joshua Watson. For middle grade, tween and teen readers.
#commoncore Ghetto Cowboy, by G. Neri. When Cole’s mom dumps him in the mean streets of Philadelphia to live with his dad, the last thing he expects to see is a horse--let alone a stable full of them. Inspired by the little-known urban riders of Philly and Brooklyn, this compelling tale of latter-day cowboy justice champions a world where your friends always have your back, especially when the chips are down. ISBN 9780763649227
Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri. This was a good book and a quick read. Middle Grade Novel.
Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri. | Middle Grade Fiction: MG NER
2014 Nominee: Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri
Close to famous by Joan Bauer. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Close to Famous by Joan Bauer When Foster and her mother end up in a small town, they find it full of people with big dreams. Can they all help each other fulfill them? Great author for teen girls...lots of strong girls in her books!
(TEEN) Close to Famous: Twelve-year-old Foster McFee and her mother escape from her mother's abusive boyfriend and end up in the small town of Culpepper, West Virginia, where they use their strengths and challenge themselves to build a new life, with the help of the friends they make there. Reserve the kit: http://www.eventkeeper.com/kitkeeper/index.cfm?curOrg=dclibs
Illinois Childrens Choice Award: "Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Choice Award... "Close to Famous" by Joan Bauer
Close to Famous by Joan Bauer. $6.99. Publication: January 5, 2012. Reading level: Ages 10 and up. Author: Joan Bauer. Publisher: Puffin; Reprint edition (January 5, 2012)
Needs FIVE (5) copies for reading groups Close to Famous by Joan Bauer, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0142420174/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_en2xqb0A783XG |$6.99
Close to Famous by Joan Bauer as reviewed by Amy from Hope is the Word for the AWB Reading Challenge.
Close to Famous by Joan Bauer - Humorous young adult book
Candy bomber : the story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" by Michael Tunnell. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Candy Bomber The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" (Book) : Tunnell, Michael O. : "World War II was over, and Berlin was in ruins. US Air Force Lieutenant Gail Halvorsen knew the children of the city were suffering. They were hungry and afraid. The young pilot wanted to help, but what could one man in one plane do?"--dust jacket flap.
Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot": Michael O. Tunnell: 9781580893374: Amazon.com: Books
GERMANY - Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" Gr 4–6—On an impulse, a C-54 cargo pilot, Lt. Gail S. Halvorsen, shared the only two sticks of gum he had with a group of about 30 children. What started as a somewhat clandestine candy-dropping operation by Halvorsen and his buddies eventually became a USAF-sanctioned operation.
Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" [Paperback] by Michael O. Tunnell http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0083KA7BG/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_ImYGub0NTW36G
Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot." This one I've also read. This one was ok. Not one of my favorites, but it was really good anyway!
While going through Aidan's pre-AP reading list for the summer, I was appalled at the shoddy literature, and lack of age appropriate material (they are 11 year old boys, "One Hundred Years of Solitude" will hardly resonate, and probably turn him off the book when he is finally ready). Here are a few of the books we will get: Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" by Michael O. Tunnell,
Breaking Stalin's nose by Eugene Yelchin. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006DUIGIE/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_NCwyub1H8TDT8. Ten year-old Sasha is so excited to become a Young Pioneer in Stalin's Soviet Union until the day Sasha's father is arrested and Sasha begins to question the regime where every one is suspect...Unforgettable historical fiction for all ages!
Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin, published by Henry Holt and Company, LLC. On the eve of his induction into the Young Pioneers, Sasha’s world is overturned when his father is arrested by Stalin’s guard. Yelchin deftly crafts a stark and compelling story of a child’s lost idealism.
Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin / 9780805092165 / Fiction - Historical fiction - Stalinist Russia
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10 year-old Sasha Zaichik is living in 1930s Stalinist Moscow, at a time when Communism is being pumped into the minds of everyone, including children. Sasha dreams of joining the Soviet Young Pioneers, but when he finally reaches the acceptable age, everything goes wrong. http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/3350715?query=breaking%20stalin%27s%20nose;qtype=keyword;locg=1
Breaking Stalin's Nose" by Eugene Yelchin, Newbery Honor 2012 - I didn't enjoy this as much as some of the other Newbery contenders. However, it is a good picture how life was for children in Soviet Russia. I would recommend it in teaching the history of the cold war to middle grades. Click through for a cool interactive guide to the book!
Breaking Stalin's Nose - Kindle edition by Eugene Yelchin. Children Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin: Sasha Zaichik has known the laws of the Soviet Young Pioneers since the age of six: But now that it is finally time to join the Young Pioneers, the day Sasha has awaited for so long, everything seems to go awry. He breaks a classmate's glasses with a snowball. He accidentally damages a bust of Stalin in the school hallway. And worst of all, his father, the best Communist he knows, was arrested just last night.
Boys without names by Kashmira Sheth. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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CHILDREN'S BOOK REVIEWS - BOYS WITHOUT NAMES by Kashmira Sheth. "Boys Without Names draws readers into a world far from their own and awakens all of their senses." Click to read our full #ReadingTub review. #WeReadDiverseBooks
Boys without names. Another one I've read. And once again, another one I LOVED! It is again, ONE of the best books ever!!!!!! It makes you wonder about lots of different things. It is one of the best 2014 master list Caudill's ever!!!
Boys without names / Kashmira Sheth
Boys Without Names
Blizzard of glass : the Halifax explosion of 1917 by Sally M. Walker. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917 by Sally M Walker. $14.24. 160 pages. Reading level: Ages 10 and up. Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); First Edition edition (November 22, 2011). Author: Sally M Walker
Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917 by Sally M Walker. Provides an account of the disaster that occurred on December 6, 1917, when two ships carrying munitions and relief supplies to Europe collided, causing an explosion that leveled the towns of Halifax and Dartmouth and resulted in the deaths of nearly two thousand people.
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Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917 by Sally M. Walker. When two ships collided in Halifax Harbour, on December 6, 1917, one of them was full of munitions for World War I. The ensuing explosion, aftershocks, and tsunami wreaked unbelievable devastation. It was the largest explosion in the world until the atomic bomb was detonated in World War II in 1945. Jenna recommends. Nonfiction | Grades 4-8
Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917 by Sally M. Walker - read in Jan 2012 . . . 4 stars . . . Non-fiction middle-grade book about the horrendous explosion in Halifax in December 1917 that killed 2,000 people, injured many many more, and left a fifth of the city’s population homeless. Recommended for anyone of any age who wants to learn about that catastrophe – and why Nova Scotia sends a Balsam fir tree to Boston for their Common every Christmas. Click through for my full review.
2014 Nominee: Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917 by Sally M. Walker
Bamboo people : a novel by Mitali Perkins. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Also a book worth teaching, especially if your school is starting to get Karen students from Myanmar. This website comes with a fantastic classroom and discussion guide.
MYANMAR/BURMA. Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins. Two Burmese boys, one a Karenni refugee and the other the son of an imprisoned Burmese doctor, meet in the jungle and in order to survive they must learn to trust each other.
Mitch is reading BAMBOO PEOPLE by Mitali Perkins. He's working his way through the 2014 nominees for the Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award already! "Two Burmese boys, one a Karenni refugee and the other the son of an imprisoned Burmese doctor, meet in the jungle and in order to survive they must learn to trust each other."
CHILDREN'S BOOK REVIEWS - BAMBOO PEOPLE by Mitali Perkins Click link to read our full review. #yalit
Bamboo People: A Novel by Mitali Perkins
Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins
The apothecary by Maile Meloy. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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The Apothecary (Apothecary, #1) / Maile Meloy "Follows a fourteen-year-old American girl whose life unexpectedly transforms when she moves to London in 1952 and gets swept up in a race to save the world from nuclear war."
June 2013- The Apothecary by Maile Meloy- Link to Pinboard: http://pinterest.com/discoveryed/june-2013-denbrarian-the-apothecary/
The Apothecary by Maile Meloy | Kate F says: "Meloy's style is classic and timeless, and has an appeal for both kids and adults."
The Apothecary by Maile Meloy http://www.amazon.com/dp/0142422061/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_E7PUtb085RYWQV98
The Apothecary b Maile Meloy - "Cold War kids use magic to save world in brilliant novel" - Common sense media
Book review of The Apothecary by Maile Meloy #middlegrade #fun #coldwar #kidlit #childrensbook
The Apothecary - Book Review. Cold War kids use magic to save world in brilliant novel.
Book review of The Apothecary by Maile Meloy #middlegrade #fun #coldwar
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Yaqui Delgado wants to kick your ass by Meg Medina. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass - Meg Medina. Who *doesn't* want to read a book with a title like this? Still, the book is more serious (and occasionally teary) than the title might lead you to think. Piddy starts at a new high school in Queens and becomes the target of some really intense bullying.
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended) by Meg Medina Insightful YA novel examining bullying among girls in high school, as well as the struggles of those in lower socioeconomic classes and of Latina Americans with identity.
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina: Piddy Sanchez deals with bullying at her new school, and as the harassment escalates, she struggles to survive and to discover who she really is. -TitlePeek
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina - Fiction Gr. 8+ Candlewick - Starred Reviews from Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Horn Book, Kirkus, School Library Journal In Meg Medina’s compelling new novel, a Latina teen is targeted by a bully at her new school -- and must discover resources she never knew she had. #yalit #youngadult #bannedbooks #bannedbooksweek
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina - Fiction Gr. 8+ Candlewick - Starred Reviews from Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Horn Book, Kirkus, School Library Journal
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass / Meg Medina "One morning before school, some girl tells Piddy Sanchez that Yaqui Delgado hates her and wants to kick her ass. Piddy doesn't even know who Yaqui is. Yaqui thinks Piddy is stuck-up, shakes her stuff when she walks, and isn't Latin enough with her white skin, good grades, and no accent. Avoiding Yaqui and her gang starts to take over Piddy's life."
One morning before school, some girl tells Piddy Sanchez that Yaqui Delgado hates her and wants to kick her ass. Yaqui thinks Piddy is stuck-up and isn’t Latin enough with her white skin, good grades, and no accent. Is there any way for Piddy to survive without closing herself off or running away? Meg Medina portrays a sympathetic heroine who is forced to decide who she really is. 9780763658595/14 & up
by Meg Medina~ One morning before school, some girl tells Piddy Sanchez that Yaqui Delgado hates her and wants to kick her ass. Piddy doesn't even know who Yaqui is, never mind what she's done to piss her off. Word is that Yaqui thinks Piddy is stuck-up, shakes her stuff when she walks, and isn't Latin enough with her white skin, good grades, and no accent. And Yaqui isn't kidding around, so Piddy better watch her back...
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Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson – Lia’s world is broken when her best friend dies as a result of anorexia, and she struggles with having the same eating disorder herself. (278 pages, Lexile: 730)
Try: Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson - Wintergirls is another young adult novelthat brilliantly examines loss, coming to terms with a friend's illness, and finally understanding your own. Lia is very, very skinny, and that's the way she likes it. But after her best friend dies from complications with bulimia, her world starts to unravel.
One of the most realistic portrayal of what it is to struggle with an eating disorder. It is possibly triggering, so keep that in mind if you're thinking about picking it up. Laurie Halse Anderson's writing is beautiful and chilling. Wintergirls.
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend's death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder.
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest. But what comes after size zero and size double-zero? When Cassie succumbs to the demons within, Lia feels she is being haunted by her friend’s restless spirit.
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson. Great realistic book for girls about the struggle with eating disorders and self-confidence issues.
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson This book deals with the topic of eating disorders with girls.
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson: One of the rare books that I had to read (while halfway into a less interesting book no less) all in one sitting. Fabulously written, griping characters and plot evolution, entirely enthralling. I loved reading every despairing moment as we follow Lia through her downward spiral to see if she's able to become the "real Lia" before she joins her former best friend Cassie in real death.
Wintergirls, one of the best books I've ever read, worth reading
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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I'm sad there weren't as many wonderful young adult novels when I was younger. Love this book and John Green.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson --loved this collaboration by John Green and David Levithan. Two teens named Will Grayson unexpectedly cross paths. Genre is GLBT--definitely considering it for my library...anyone else read it yet?
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan - Two teens with the same name meet while having a terrible night, and both of their lives change. Recommended if there was anything at all you enjoyed about High School Musical. (Available at the UHSL)
will grayson, will grayson by John Green and David Levithan: One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green, David Levithan - I am in love with this book! ✔
"You like someone who can’t like you back because unrequited love can be survived in a way that once-requited love cannot." Will Grayson, Will Grayson, John Green & David Levithan. Pinner writes: "1 cold night, in an unlikely corner of Chicago, Will Grayson crosses paths w/ Will Grayson. 2 teens w/ the same name, running in 2 very different circles, suddenly find their lives going in unexpected directions, culminating in the most fabulous musical ever to grace the high school stage."
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. It's John Green. That's it.
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Where she went by Gayle Forman. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Where She Went by Gayle Forman. Did you know there's a sequel to If I Stay? Here it is! Spoiler alert... ! Adam, now a rising rock star, and Mia, a successful cellist, reunite in New York and reconnect after the horrific events that tore them apart when Mia almost died in a car accident three years earlier.
Where She Went by Gayle Forman. A must read especially after seeing the #IfIstay movie. Love these 2 books
Where She Went by Gayle Forman. The first book, too, but who woulda thunk that a sequel to If I Stay could be this good?
Where She Went by Gail Forman. Forman, Gayle. (ISBN 9780525422945). This sequel to Gayle Forman’s "If I Stay," is narrated by Adam, Mia’s ex-boyfriend. Shortly after the devastating accident that killed Mia’s family, the talented cellist moves to New York, where an accidental meeting brings them back together.
Where She Went by Gayle Forman. Sequel to If I Stay. This is now in Adams point of view. He finally is a rock star, just like a he's always dreamed of. But his famous songs are about the loss of Mia. He struggles emotionally every day, wondering where she went and why she left in the first place.
WHERE SHE WENT (2011), by Gayle Forman. In a sequel to If I Stay, Mia, now a successful cellist, and Adam, now a rising rock star, reunite in New York and reconnect after the horrific events that tore them apart when Mia almost died in a car accident three years earlier. August 2014.
Where She Went by Gayle Forman. I can't say I liked this sequel as much as If I Stay, but it was up there with it. I like the time jump of 2 years because each character had time to grow and redevelop themselves.
sequel to IF I STAY! worth reading for sure!
A book worth reading
What happened to goodbye by Sarah Dessen. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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What Happened to Goodbye - Sarah Dessen I love Sarah Dessen, she's one of my favorite authors and I loved this book.
Bestseller Books Online What Happened to Goodbye Sarah Dessen $11.98 - http://www.ebooknetworking.net/books_detail-0670012947.html
What Happened to Goodbye- Sarah Dessen. Only Sarah Dessen book i do not own i still loved it
What happened to goodbye - Sarah Dessen Got this the other day, it was really good!
What Happened to Goodbye...I HAVE A SIGNED COPY :) @sarahdessen thanks :)
What Happened to Goodbye (Sarah Dessen) - Want to Read
What Happened to Goodbye- Sarah Dessen. Soo good<3
Is this worth reading??
Trinkets by Kirsten Smith. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.