Nora and the Texas Terror
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Nora and the Texas Terror

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Nora is trying to be a good sport about having cousin Ellie's family as long-term guests now that her uncle has lost his job. Here is a warm-hearted chapter book about families doubling up during hard times.
Hardcover, 87 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Holiday House
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Arthur Pengerbil
Reading Level: Grades 2-4

Nora's life is turned upside down when her uncles family move in with her family and Nora has to share her bedroom and school with a cousin she has never liked.

For another tale of an obnoxious relative try:
The Diary of Melanie Martin, or, How I survived Matt the Brat, Michelangelo, and the Leaning Tower of Pizza by Carol Weston

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Nora likes her steady, ordered existence. But that order is quickly turned upside down by the arrival of her cousin and her family. They have to move in with Nora's family for a while until Uncle Chad finds a job. Nora is very neat and clean and Ellie, her cousin is referred to as the "Texas Terror" and for good reason. But the cousins soon learn that they have to find a way to work together.
When Nora's Uncle Chad loses his job, his family moves in with Nora's, and she has to share a bedroom with her cousin Ellie. Nora is neat; Ellie is messy. Nora likes quiet; Ellie likes noise. At school, Nora even has to share a desk with her cousin. Then a bad storm blows in, and the two cousins have to work together, discovering that there are some ways in which they are alike, after all.
3rd Nora is not happy when her cousins family moves in with hers and she has to share her room with Ellie, the Texas Terror. Ellis is not happy either, having lost her home, friends and dogs. Now all she has is a pet Tarantula who terrifies Nora. Deals very well with the struggles families face in this tight economy.
The Library Lady
A terrific read for girls (and boys too, if they'll read a book about girls) starting to read chapter books. Short chapters, believable characters and a satisfying plot. Hand this to kids who are reading the Judy Moody series, or books by Joanna Hurwitz, but are not quite ready to tackle Beverly Cleary books.
This was really sweet. It deals just a little bit with what happens when our parents go through some rough times and how we can deal with it as children. Adorable story.
Mary Ann
This is the book for counselors to recommend to girls who 'rub each other the wrong way.'
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