Tag Archives: middle school

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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Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Telgemeier, Raina.  Smile.  213 p.  Graphix  2010.  ISBN 978-0-545-13205-3.Smile is pure genius.  For anyone who has had braces, you’ll be able to relate to this true story, told in graphic novel form, of what the author, Raina Telgemeier, went through … 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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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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