Category Archives: Humor

Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Summer Vacation

This third book in the Charlie Joe Jackson series (Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading, 2011, and Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Extra Credit, 2012) is a winner. Entertaining, substantive, and endearing, Charlie Joe, in a moment of weakness, … Continue reading

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Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald, illustrated by J.P. Coovert

Link to Harvest Park Library: Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading  Reluctant readers, and avid readers, will really like this book.  Charlie Joe Jackson will do anything to avoid reading!  Narrated by middle schooler Charlie Joe, it reads a … Continue reading

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The Watson’s Go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

Curtis, Christopher Paul.  The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963.  210 p.  Delacorte Press.  1995.  ISBN 978-0-385-32175-4. Have you ever read a book that you just know is going to stay with you for a long, long time? The Watsons Go to … Continue reading

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Alexie, Sherman.  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian.  229p.  Little, Brown.  2007.  ISBN 978-0-316-01368-0.Arnold Spirit, Jr., nicknamed Junior, is an American Indian living on a Spokane, Washington reservation.  He was born with encephalitis (water on the brain), and … Continue reading

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No Talking by Andrew Clements

Clements, Andrew.  No Talking.  146 p.  Simon & Schuster.  2007.  ISBN 978-1-41690-983-5. Can you imagine not talking for two days?  It would be so hard!  But that’s exactly what the students did in this book.  They had a boys vs. … Continue reading

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Never Mind! A Twin Novel

Avi, & Vail, Rachel.  Never Mind! A Twin Novel.  200 p. Harper Trophy. 2004.  ISBN  978-0-06-054316-7. This hilarious story, which begins on a Tuesday and ends that Saturday,  is told in alternating chapters from the points of view of two … Continue reading

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