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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 Graveyard Book

Gaiman, Neil.  Illustrations by Dave McKean.  The Graveyard Book.  312 p.  HarperCollins.  2008.  ISBN  978-0-06-053093-8. While his family is being murdered, an unknowing toddler climbs out of his crib, out of his home, and to the graveyard.  While the beginning … Continue reading

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Flipped

Van Draanen, Wendelin.  Flipped.  212 p. A. A. Knopf. 2001. ISBN 978-0-375-81174-6 . When Bryce Loski moves in across the street from Julie Baker  in 2nd grade, she immediately falls in love with him!  When Bryce meets her for the … Continue reading

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Boys Are Dogs

Margolis, Leslie.  Boys Are Dogs.  195 p. Bloomsbury. 2008.  ISBN 978-1-59990-221-0. Sorry guys, this book’s probably not for you.  It’s pretty much a girl book. 🙂 And what a girl book it is! Annabelle life is in upheaval.  It’s summer … Continue reading

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When I Crossed No-Bob

McMullan, Margaret.  When I Crossed No-Bob.  209 p. Houghton Mifflin.  2007.  ISBN 978-0-618-71715-6. Most tweens I have met have a good amount of compassion.  They are appalled when they hear of current and historical atrocities. When I Crossed No-Bobwill be … Continue reading

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Every Soul A Star

Mass, Wendy.  Every Soul A Star.  336 p. Little, Brown and Company.  2008.  ISBN 978-0-316-00256-1.After seeing many students check this book out at the school library where I work, and then also seeing it as one of three nominees on … Continue reading

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Happy Kid!

Gauthier, Gail.  Happy Kid.  230 p. Putnam.  2006. ISBN 978-0-399-24266-3.As annoying as it is to middle school kids, Mom’s sometimes worry about their kids.  Imagine your Mom, in an effort to try to make you a happier person, bribes you … Continue reading

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