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Audience: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
Meet Gussie, an exuberant twelve year old. She and her mom have recently moved into a ramshackle house on a seaside cliff by in England. Gussie explores the life around her with enthusiasm and passion; the birds, the burying beetle, the views, the house full of books, and her new friends. Gussie also tells us about her parents' divorce and her much loved Grandma and Grandpop. Maybe Gussie embraces all that life has to offer because she has an incurable heart condition and is waiting for a heart transplant. Gussie fills her days with training a seagull to eat on her porch, watching the peregrine falcon's nest, reading books that she finds in their cottage, writing poetry and hanging out with her Aussie friend, Brett. With humor and a zest for life, Gussie reminds us that every day is precious.
Two additional books about Gussie are 'The Bower Bird' and 'Inchworm.'
Date read: 10/21/2009
Buster: The Very Shy Dog
Audience: 1st Grade - 3rd Grade
Buster isn't like Phoebe, the other dog in his family. Phoebe can catch balls, and Buster cannot. Phoebe is bold, and Buster is shy. Buster doesn't know it, but he has a talent that Phoebe doesn't have. Read about Buster's triumphs in this story about a shy dog who discovers his strengths. Expressive illustrations on every page capture Buster's personality. This is a great read for dog lovers as well as anyone who has ever felt like the 'odd dog out.'(Reading Level: 3.3)
Date read: 1/13/2011
Audience: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
When Lizzie discovers the old typewriter her mother used when she first started as a journalist, she's intrigued by it, and uses it to record the events of her life during the year before she turns ten. She types (blogs) about her birthday being too close to Christmas, how she hates being the middle child (squeezed between Norman, the tormentor, and copycat, Ellie), her new teacher, and more.
Date read: 3/27/2009
This Book Is AWESOME
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Is being a bystander to bullying ok? Eric Hayes, who is new to Bellport, Long Island,is pondering this very issue. He wants to make some friends at his new middle school and ends up making friends with a group of bullys. Eric feels like he is just hanging out with his new friends. He doesn't agree with their bullying but who agrees with everything that their friends do? This book allows the reader to think about bullying in an 'out of the box' way.
Date read: 1/19/2010
Audience: 4th Grade - 7th Grade
Eleven-year-old Caddie, and her family, lived in the rolling hills of western Wisconsin during the mid-1800s. Caddie, whose real name is Caroline Augusta, is a bit different from her brothers and sisters. When her family came to Wisconsin from Boston, she was very ill. Once she got better, her father begged her mother to let her grow up free, and running wild, and that's how she is. She would rather plow a field than bake a cake. Caddie, along with her brothers, gets herself into an amazing number of scrapes. This book is a fictionalized account of events that actually happened to the author's grandmother. It won the Newbery Medal in 1936.
Date read: 4/12/2009
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