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4th graders I subbed for were reading this on iPad...six days were enough to show me why I too should read it

Hà and her family flee war-torn Vietnam for the American South. In spare yet vivid verse, she chronicles her year-long struggle to find her place in a new and shifting world.

Summer Reading for 4th - 7th Graders | Spoonful

Summer Reading for - Graders Some of my favorites made the list! (I would say this list swings from grade readers to reluctant-high school readers) My is working on Gregor the Overlander!

Many photos are included in this new unit:  "We Are Overcomers!  {A Close-Reading Unit of Study Celebrating Courageous Characters}  25 detailed lessons, 81 pages, $

We Are Overcomers! {A Close-Reading Study Celebrating Courageous Characters}

Many photos are included in this new unit: "We Are Overcomers! {A Close-Reading Unit of Study Celebrating Courageous Characters} 25 detailed lessons, 81 pages, $

10 fun alphabet apps helping kids learning ABC - each is unique in certain ways, no matter what's your child's interest or learning style, you can find one he/she will like #kidsapps

Fun ABC Apps for Kids to Learn Alphabet

10 fun alphabet apps helping kids learn ABC - each is unique in certain ways, no matter what's your child's interest or learning style, you can find one he/she will like. Great fun summer learning activities for kids, even when you travel

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai    A MUST read!  The story is based on the life of the author or as she said...it's a bit of an exaggeration!  This story is beautifully written in prose form and would make a great small group read or read aloud along with the book A  Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park.  Both books are about children escaping their country during war. One during the fall of Saigon and one during the Sudan war.

Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama. Newbery Honor Book and National Book Award Winner.

2010 Newberry Honor Book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Medal Winner The 2010 Newbery Medal winner is When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, published by Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books.

50 Fun Books to add to your Child's Summer Reading List. #Summer #Reading #kids

Everything you need to encourage summer reading

50 Fun Books to add to your Child's Summer Reading List - includes adorable printable and ideas to encourage kids to read (host a summer book club)

Treasure Tree Trunk

Tree Library, Berlin, Germany photo via jrachelle ok. love this idea but could you imagine if you could make bookshelves in the tree then have them lined up against a wall in a house! I would love that.

Musings

If white boys can't jump, can Asian boys play cricket? And if they can why aren't there any in the district cricket team? Vietnamese born Tran is fed up with being called a nip, sick of being on the sidelines so he and Izram.

2009 Newbery Honor Book After Tupac & D Foster

2009 Medal Winner The 2009 Newbery Medal winner is The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean, and published by HarperColl

1994 Newbery Honor Book Crazy Lady by Jane Leslie Conly (HarperCollins)

Medal Winner The 1994 Newbery Medal winner is The Giver by Lois Lowry (Houghton).

2009 Honor Book: Savvy by Ingrid Law

2009 Medal Winner The 2009 Newbery Medal winner is The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean, and published by HarperColl