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Those Who Save Us
This was a very well written book about Nazi Germany told from the perspective of non-Jews who survived the war. I had never really considered what wa ...more
Sep 2008
Sep 21, 2008
Update as of 3/9/09: This book cannot hold a candle to Jane Eyre. I have made the final decision to put it down about 1/2 way through and not finish i ...more
not set
Jan 20, 2009
Fever 1793
Interest level grades 7 - 10.
Reading level 4.4

School Library Journal:
Gr 6-10-The sights, sounds, and smells of Philadelphia when it was still the nati
Jun 21, 2013
Jun 20, 2013
No Angel (The Spoils of Time, #1)
Yes ... this was a silly book and yes, I thoroughly enjoyed it despite it being like a Sydney Sheldon book on steroids. Set it the UK and starting bef ...more
Apr 22, 2008
Apr 08, 2008
The Lemonade War
Reading level: 4.1
Interest level: 4.5

From School Library Journal:

Gr 3-5-Evan Treski and his younger sister, Jessie, get along well in many ways. They
Jul 15, 2013
Jul 11, 2013
The Best Of Times
Cheesy summer reading at its best ... no need to think or analyze ... just read on the beach or by the side of the pool.

In The Best of Times, all the
Sep 04, 2010
Sep 04, 2010
Revisiting the themes of deep friendship and separation Thompson surveyed in Goodbye Chunky Rice, his acclaimed and touching debut, this sensitive mem ...more
May 30, 2012
Jul 25, 2012
Out of My Mind
Born with cerebral palsy, Melody, 10, has never spoken a word. She is a brilliant fifth grader trapped in an uncontrollable body. Her world is enhance ...more
Jul 2012
Jul 25, 2012
Into Temptation (The Spoils of Time, #3)
Such a great read. Fun and frivolous, but not stupid. The story of the Lytton family of England moves into the middle part of the 20th century by the ...more
Jun 02, 2008
Jun 03, 2008
The Witches
What a delightful book to read to my children (ages 10 and 7), just in time for Halloween! We have loved hearing about a small boy who was turned into ...more
Oct 27, 2009
Oct 27, 2009
The Birth House
A real treat to read, and an unexpected treat at that. Found it at B & N on the Discover New Authors shelf and took a chance. Glad I did. This is ...more
Dec 2007
Jan 22, 2008
Lulu Walks the Dogs
I loved the humor and the story of Lulu Walks the Dogs by Judith Viorst (the same author who wrote Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very ...more
Jul 05, 2014
Jul 05, 2014
Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (Underland Chronicles, #2)
From School Library Journal 10/1/2004

Gr 5-8-Readers are quickly drawn into this sequel to Gregor the Overlander (Scholastic, 2003), which concluded wi
Aug 04, 2014
Aug 15, 2014
The Husband's Secret
The Husband's Secret is essentially a story of - you guessed it - keeping secrets and how that affects someone's life. It is also about how different ...more
Feb 02, 2014
Feb 08, 2014
Necessary Lies
Publisher Description
Bestselling author Diane Chamberlain delivers a breakout book about a small southern town fifty years ago, and the darkest--and m
Mar 2014
Mar 05, 2014
Orphan Train
From Publisher's Weekly 2/11/2013
Kline’s absorbing new novel (after Bird in the Hand) is a heartfelt page-turner about two women finding a sense of ho
Sep 09, 2014
Sep 13, 2014
Starry River of the Sky
"...a work that is nothing short of enchanting" is how Starry River of the Sky is described in the School Library Journal below. I couldn't agree more ...more
Jul 03, 2014
Jul 05, 2014
The Thing About Luck
The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata was a quiet and interesting book. It is not action-packed, so I wouldn't recomment it for elementary school r ...more
Jun 29, 2014
Jun 29, 2014
Found (The Missing, #1)
From School Library Journal 5/1/2008

Gr 4-8-Haddix's latest science fiction series starts off with a bang in this nail-biter. A plane arrives at an air
Aug 09, 2014
Aug 15, 2014
So Far From Home: the Diary of Mary Driscoll, an Irish Mill Girl, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1847 (Dear America)
From School Library Journal 10/1/1997

Gr 5-8?The story of 14-year-old Mary Driscoll's escape from the famine in her native County Cork, Ireland, and he
Aug 11, 2014
Aug 15, 2014
Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles, #1)
From School Library Journal 11/1/2003

Gr 4-8-In this accessible, almost-cinematic fantasy, Gregor and his two-year-old sister fall into an amazing unde
Jul 25, 2014
Aug 15, 2014
Roman Diary: The Journal of Iliona of Mytilini: Captured and Sold as a Slave in Rome - AD 107
A great way to give students insight into life in Rome around 98 AD. The story follows a young girl, Iliona, on her travels from Greece to Egypt. Duri ...more
Feb 08, 2014
Feb 08, 2014
The Light Between Oceans
Great characters, highly readable, and a great choice for a book club discussion!

From Publisher's Weekly 6/4/2012
In Stedman’s deftly crafted debut, To
Feb 25, 2014
Mar 05, 2014
The Great Unexpected
I've been recommending Ruby Holler to students this past school year. Some loved it, others didn't. To those who loved it (as I did), I would recommen ...more
Jul 05, 2014
Jul 05, 2014
Esperanza Rising
Reading level: 5
Interest leve: 5 - 8 (even though SLJ recommends it for grades 6 - 9, I think this book would be appropriate for strong readers in gra
Sep 15, 2014
Sep 27, 2014
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
From Publishers Weekly
The letters comprising this small charming novel begin in 1946, when single, 30-something author Juliet Ashton (nom de plume Iz
Dec 2008
Dec 05, 2008
Touch Blue
From School Library Journal 9/1/2010

Gr 4–7—Tess Brooks, 11, believes in luck, wishes, and superstitions. When the state of Maine threatens to close h
Jul 12, 2014
Jul 20, 2014
The Cracks in the Kingdom (The Colours of Madeleine, #2)
A fantastic follow up to A Corner of White. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series.

From School Library Journal 3/1/2014
Gr 7 Up—In this live
May 30, 2014
Jun 21, 2014
Among the Hidden (Shadow Children, #1)
From School Library Journal 9/1/1998

Gr 5-8-Born third at a time when having more than two children per family is illegal and subject to seizure and pu
May 25, 2014
Aug 15, 2014
Saving Lucas Biggs
Interest level: Grades 5 - 8
I love stories about time travel. Saving Lucas Biggs by Marisa de Los Santos and David Teague has an element of time trave
Jul 14, 2014
Jul 20, 2014
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