When Mrs. Merz asks her sixth grade class to write poems of apology, they end up liking their poems so much that they decide to put them together into a book. Not only that, but they get the people to whom they apologized to write poems back. A mesmerizing collection of poetry that's perfect for inspiring children age nine and up to find their own poetic voice.
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Cast off by her old friends, Cinderella agrees to help a new student deal with the stepsisters she will soon have, and meantime, a former friend tries to prevent Cinderella from dancing the lead in their tap recital.
"Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why" by Laurence Gonzales I love survival books. In this one, Gonzales tries to figure out what causes people to have accidents, and how some people survive them. Riveting reading that teaches lessons about living life, and how to accept the unacceptable.
Helene, a quiet girl who loves to read, is an outcast at school. When she goes on a class trip to the woods, she encounters a fox. In an instant she feels a connection that is shattered by another girl. All seems lost, until, well, you'll have to read the book to find out. The story is a great one for middle school, and the illustrations are subtle and poignant.