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Do Bananas Chew Gum?
Audience: 4th Grade - 7th Grade
Able to read and write at only a second grade level, sixth-grader Sam considers himself dumb. But feeling stupid is no simple matter. Like digging for treasure, there's no telling what you might find going on inside someone's head.
Date read: 3/27/2009
Do Not Pass Go
Audience: 7th Grade - 8th Grade
Deet has always known that he's different from other people: he just doesn't like the same things they do. He's worlds apart from his parents, whose common sense is nonexistent: to them, sense means buying a red Corvette when you've already run out of money. Deet keeps his life together because he's organized and efficient. When his dad is caught with drugs, arrested, and put in jail, Deet doesn't know how to hold it together anymore.
Date read: 5/14/2010
Does My Head Look Big In This?
Does My Head Look Big In This?
Audience: 8th Grade - 8th Grade
Like a typical 16-year old, Amal has a crush on a cute boy, likes giggling and eating junk food with her friends, and fights with her parents. She is also an Australian-born Muslim Palestinian and has decided to wear the hijab, the Muslim head-scarf, full time. What will her classmates say? What color scarf best sets off her eyes? Both questions are equally important to Amal. Thought-provoking and funny at the same time, this first novel examines faith, culture, and serious teen issues with style and wit.
Date read: 10/26/2009
Dog House Blues
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Ever since her best friend moved away, things have been hard for Erika. She loves her family's three dogs, but since a field trip last year, a popular girl named Kyla has been making fun of her for them. Kyla said their family's van smelled, and after that she called Erika's house a 'dog house.' After that, everyone started calling Erika 'dog girl,' and it wasn't a compliment. Erika's hopeful that things might be different this year in sixth grade. Her best friend is still gone, but there's a cool new girl in class named Mercedes who doesn't know yet about Erika's status as 'dog girl.' Can Erika find a way to make friends with Mercedes before Kyla turns Mercedes against her?
Date read: 4/30/2010
Audience: 2nd Grade - 3rd Grade
Gordie loves being in third grade with his best friend, Lamont. Then, two things happen: his teacher tells the class they'll be putting on a talent show, and a new kid named Red joins the class. Suddenly, Gordie is lost. He doesn't have a talent, and Lamont seems to want to be Red's best friend instead of Gordie's friend. Can Gordie wow the class with a talent and win back his best friend?
Similar books: Third Grade Stinks! by McKenna Third Grade Ghouls by McKenna
Third Grade Wedding Bells? by McKenna
Date read: 12/31/2009
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