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When Travis discovers an abandoned baby skunk, he can't help but bring it home and take care of it. Stinky, as Travis names him, settles in pretty well. But when Travis discovers Stinky's litter-mate, Winky, who is in need of some help, things get complicated around the Tate house.

5 OF MY FAVORITE NON-FICTION SERIES TO ENGAGE READERS- Each series presented contains a FREE printable in this upper elementary blog post!!

COVER REVEAL: Creating Fiction from Truths in Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

The Nonfiction Detectives: Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans. Upper elementary and middle school readers should read Drowned City for historical context before reading fiction titles such as Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere, Zane and the Hurricane, Another Kind of Hurricane and Ninth Ward.

The Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf: 100 Must-Reads For Kids 9-14

(Contemporary Realistic Fiction) Intermediate level- 5th through 6th grade level- by Louis Sachar- Stanley Yelnats is sentenced to juvenile detention camp for a crime he didn’t commit. The warden is making all of the boys dig holes. He finds out that the warden has a reason for digging secret holes- How to use this book in the classroom: Discussion about flashbacks and how they are used in the book

Sunny Side Up, 2015 The New York Times Best Sellers Paperback Graphic Books winner, Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm #NYTime #GoodReads #Books

The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail

Finished 6/23/15 - A charming little story about a special mouse and his journey to self-enlightenment. The kids enjoyed it but there was some meaning lost due to the British verbiage.

romeo blue 2014 Summer Reading from The Horn Book: Intermediate Fiction and Nonfiction