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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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On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer

This short book packs a powerful punch!  Joel and Tony are best friends.  Tony has a very adventurous spirit, which often times makes Joel feel uncomfortable.  Sometimes Joel wonders why they are best friends, but truth is, Joel finds everyone … Continue reading

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley’s Journal by Jeff Kinney

Kinney, Jeff.  Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  Greg Heffley’s Journal. 217 p.  Amulet.  2007.  ISBN 978-0-8109-9313-6. It feels almost silly writing a review of the first book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, but a review has to … Continue reading

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Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

Choldenko, Gennifer.  Al Capone Does My Shirts.  228 p.  Putnam’s.  2004.  ISBN 978-0-399-23861-1.Can you imagine living on a small island that is home  to some of the most notorious criminals?  Well, in Al Capone Does My Shirts, by Gennifer Choldenko, … 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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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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