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The Mighty Miss Malone—Christopher Paul Curtis

Main character is Deza Malone from Bud, Not Buddy

**The One and Only Ivan—Katherine Applegate

Thick but not many words/pages; based on a true story about a Gorilla in a mall in FL;

A must read-Need a tissue
**Wonder—B.J. Palacio

Great read aloud; wide appeal; 1st year at school for a kid with severe facial deformities; different narrator/point of view for each section

America is Under Attack—Don Brown

picture book for younger kids re: 9/11

Bigger Than a Breadbox—Laurel Snyder

Parents separate; wish for things that come from (and would fit inside) a magic bread box; realistic fantasy; good read aloud

Blackout—John Rocco

Picture book about a family too involved in technology

Book Speak—Laura Purdie Salas

Poems about books; poems about literary elements

Breadcrumbs—Anne Ursu

Lots of allusions to other popular novels

**Breaking Stalin's Nose—Eugene Velchin (Vetchin?)

Newberry book

The Cazuela—Samantha Vamos

Half Spanish/half English; Cumulative tale like Jack's House

The Cheshire Cheese Cat, A Dickens of a Tale—Carmen Agra Deedy

Lots of Dickens allusions

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick—14 authors

4th grade and up (Ages 10+)

Close to Famous—Joan Bauer

author of lots of chick books; leaving town b/c mom’s abusive boyfriend-for middle school girls cooking/recipes-Main character has a cupcake business

Fake Mustache—Tom Angleberger
Darth Paper Strikes Back—Tom Angleberger

Origami Yoda follow-up; good read aloud; good example of 2nd person point of view which is hard to find; about 6th graders; small chapters; different narrators

Dead End in Norvelt—Jack Gantos

Elinor Roosevelt (real town) only 8 residents left; wrote Joey Pigza books; funny; Newberry book (author is a convicted felon); historical fiction—good for kids who don't like historical fiction

Divergent—Veronica Roth

For fans of Hunger Games; similar to Giver; great vocabulary; people born into a position/job faction. Main character trying to decide about staying in pre-determined job or trying to switch to a new role.

Insurgent--2nd book in series
Sara Desson (Author of several teen romance novels)
Dragon Castle—Joseph Bruchac

Fantasy book-stand alone- not in a series

Dragon's Tooth—N. D. Wilson

Start of a new fantasy series; Harry Potter fans; magical;orphan kids learn to be magical

E-mergency—Tom Lichtenheld

Older kids will get the humor; “e” gets injured

Eight Keys—Suzanne LaFleur

Same author as Love Aubrey; 6th grader lives with aunt and uncle; unlocks room

The Emerald Atlas—John Stephens

3 orphans who vow to stay together travel through time

The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman—Meg Wolitzer

middle school kids who play competitive scrabble

The Fourth Stall—Chris Rylander

4th grade and up; funny; great for boys; fourth stall-run a mini “mob ring” to get stuff for students (ie hall passes, test questions, etc.)

(Fourth Stall II out spring 2012)

The Friendship Doll—Kirby Larson

Narrator is a lost doll; dolls sent from China; through history; like Dear America or American Girl Dolls; need tissue

Wonderstruck—Brian Selznick

same author as Hugo

Grandpa Green—Lane Smith

Dementia; grandpa creates a topiary timeline

The Great Wall of Lucy Wu—Wendy Wan-Long Shang

Chinese relative comes to live w/teenager; families; multi-generational; culture

Heart and Soul—Kadir Nelson

Accomplishments of African American

**Hound Dog True—Linda Urban

Author of Crooked Kind of Perfect; Excellent read aloud 4th, 5th; read aloud for start of year; lessons about how writing can help and change us

I Want my Hat Back—Jon Klassen

weird, bizarre book with odd ending; changes color when a new character speaks to show paragraphing in dialogue

Inside Out and Back Again—Thanhha Lai

Comes from Vietnam; Math rock star (novel in verse) cause can't speak English


Nurse who rescued children during WWII

Jefferson's Sons—Kimberley Brubraker Bradley

6th grade and up; Pres. Jefferson's slave children, one white/one black. Not for elementary kids.

Lemonade—Bob Raczka

Made words from this word and then writes poetry with those words; words with friends sheets online; use sheets for words from words

Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie—Julia Sternberg

Babysitter moves away; 2nd/3rd grade

Real Revision—Kate Messner/Marty Mcguire

teacher book; 3rd grade

Me...Jane—Patrick McDonnell

Picture book about Jane Goodall

A Monster Calls—Patricia Ness

one of saddest books she has ever read; she sobbed; author who came up with idea died of breast cancer; this author wrote the story for her; mom w/cancer and her son. Monster = tree (but really cancer)

No One But You—Douglas Wood

picture book; how we see things uniquely

Nurse, Soldier, Spy—Sarah Edmonds

Girl disguises herself as a boy and joins Civil War

Okay For Now—Gary Schmidt

Companion to Wednesday Wars, a character from this book

Amazing Morning on Orange Street—Joanne Rocklin

Neighborhood story; one day; 3rd grade

Over and Under the Snow—Kate Messner

picture book

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes—Jonathan Auxier

Fantasy; high 4th and 5th; blind orphan becomes a street thief; finds eyeballs with different powers and find out back story

Prudence Wants a Pet—Cathleen Daly

any age; picture book; makes “branch” a pet who becomes Twig; shoe becomes a pet

The Queen of Water—Laura Resau

girl sold to another family to be their slave 6th grade and up

Sidekicks—Dan Santat

Pets apply for a job

Squish—Jennifer Holm

Super Amoeba; graphic novel; 3rd/4th grade

Zombie in Love—Kelly DiPucchio

one of the funniest books; Bedhogs author

The President's Stuck in the Bathtub—Susan Katz

Poems about presidents

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