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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 One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Applegate, Katherine.  The One and Only Ivan.  Patricia Castelao, illus. Harper, 2012. 305 p. $16.99, 978-0-06-199225-4 Grades 4-7 I was tempted to give this book 3.5 stars because the first half of the book was a little slow and predictable. The … 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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Mean Chicks, Cliques and Dirty Tricks: A Real Girl’s Guide to Getting Through the Day With Smarts and Style

Karres, Erika Shearin.  Mean Chicks, Cliques and Dirty Tricks:  A Real Girl’s Guide to Getting Through the Day With Smarts and Style.  144 p. Adams Media. 2004. ISBN:  978-1-58062-933-1. I have to be honest.  This next book is not for … 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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