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Frog Face and the Three Boys
Frog Face and the Three Boys
Audience: 5th Grade - 7th Grade
Three boys end up in the principal's office. Sidney can't stop himself from picking fights, Charlie likes to dodge situations by telling outrageous stories, and Jeffrey is painfully shy. Each is making trouble, none shows any signs of changing, and Mr. Duncan can't take it anymore. He has a brilliant idea: enroll them in karate class! Will these three misfits survive the challenge?
This book is the first in the Black Belt series.
Date read: 10/22/2009
Fruit Bowl Project
Audience: 7th Grade - 8th Grade
The kids in the eighth grade writers' workshop are in for a surprise: their teacher knows rock legend Nick Thompson, and he'll be dropping by to visit. As Nick Thompson sees it, 'A song's just a bowl of fruit, and I've just gotta figure out how to paint it.' He challenges them to take an ordinary event and to write about it in ways that are uniquely their own. What they create is a mixture of genres, forms, and perspectives that transforms something seemingly mundane into a work of art. This collection could inspire any writer looking for a new take on his or her subject.
Date read: 3/26/2010
Giant Jellybean Jar
Audience: Preschool - 2nd Grade
Every week, Ben knows the answer to the riddle at Jo-Jo's Jelly Bean Shop. He would love to win the prize of a jar full of jelly beans, but he is too shy to speak in front of everyone for a chance at winning. Will Ben ever find the courage to speak? Find out in this pleasing story about the rewards of courage! (Reading Level: 2.1)
Date read: 12/30/2010
Girls Take Over
Audience: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
The Malloy girls and the Hatford boys are in constant competition. One of the Malloy girls tries out for the previously all-male baseball team, and another is competing with one of the boys in the spelling bee. They're all racing to see whose bottle (filled with contact information) will travel the furthest down the river. Will it be the boys or the girls who come out on top this time? Look for other books about the Hatford boys and the Malloy girls (this is the eighth book in the series featuring these characters). The Boys Start the War is book one.
Date read: 12/31/2009
Audience: 2nd Grade - 3rd Grade
Marc loves playing goalie on his hockey team, but his coach is disappointed in Marc's skills and wants to limit how much he plays. Marc is discouraged until his grandfather tells him about Jacques Plante, a famous hockey player, and how he came back from an injury and changed the way goalies play the game. Hearing about Jacques Plante gives Marc the courage to stand up to his coach. Will Marc prove himself when game time comes?
Date read: 7/30/2009
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