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Nobodies and Somebodies
4.11
Everyone wants to be in the club with the popular girls, but when the others make their own club, a battle begins. I like that this book is told from...more
Jul 14, 2008
Jun 30, 2008
 
You're Smarter Than You Think: A Kid's Guide to Multiple Intelligences
3.81
This book is great! As a teacher, I am using it to help design a unit for the beginning of the year and throughout the year to help the children reali...more
Jul 19, 2008
Jun 15, 2008
 
Born Again
3.23
A young girl struggles to comprehend her world. She has extremist religious parents, but is attending a secular school. She's smart and wants to learn...more
Aug 09, 2010
Aug 09, 2010
 
My Secret Bully
4.17
Despite having many friends last year, my daughter experienced some ostracizing when a few boys decided to pick on her and a particular girl began to...more
Jul 16, 2008
Jun 15, 2008
 
The Tattletale
3.20
This was a really poorly written book. I would not use it in the classroom or encourage it for children. It confuses the lines of tattle-telling and b...more
Jul 16, 2008
Jul 16, 2008
 
Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales
3.85
Funny book. Great to use at the beginning of the year in the classroom or throughout the year to help children understand the difference between tattl...more
Jul 12, 2008
Jun 15, 2008
 
My Dad
3.76
We read this year's ago and really enjoyed it.
not set
Jan 29, 2009
 
Just Kids: Visiting a Class for Children With Special Needs
3.33
Published in 1998, this book is already outdated with the focus on inclusion in education, but still it has great themes. Some of the language is not...more
Jul 12, 2008
Jul 12, 2008
 
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
4.47
**spoiler alert** We just finished. We couldn't put it down. My daughter and I are enjoying this sequence together. This is one of the most thrilling...more
May 28, 2008
Apr 02, 2008
 
Gossamer
3.85
Wow! Dream givers living to give you dreams.
Sinisteeds inflicting nightmares on the vulnerable.

I haven't read a children's fiction chapter book that...more
Feb 04, 2009
Feb 04, 2009
 
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
4.40
Main reflections, short and concise:

I loved when George and Fred left school.

Umbridge made me angry. I've had teachers like her.

I love Hermione more...more
Aug 04, 2008
Jun 17, 2008
 
The Report Card
3.83
Written before the NCLB really wreaked havoc, this book proved ahead of its time. It includes themes about the troubling standardized teaching craze....more
Jun 19, 2008
Jan 28, 2008
 
Sorry!
3.77
This topic doesn't get looked at enough. I've always believed that making children apologize when they do not mean it is counterproductive. This story...more
Aug 04, 2008
Jun 15, 2008
 
Just Kidding
4.08
A great book about boy bullying. I will use this next year as a way to spark the discussion of bullying!

One boy is picked last for the team, a butt o...more
Jul 16, 2008
Jun 15, 2008
 
The Dot
4.33
Exceptional little book to remind us that children need encouragement more than criticism. Sometimes we all forget that. This book reminds us of what...more
Feb 11, 2008
Feb 12, 2008
 
Hatchet (Brian's Saga, #1)
3.63
The concept of really "seeing" nature and changing from the experiences remains what I liked best.

Good quick read. Fairly simple, and not overly exci...more
Jul 04, 2009
Jun 18, 2008
 
Oliver Button Is a Sissy
4.11
Oliver Button doesn't do what other boys do. When he finds dancing; he finds his niche.
Great springboard for discussion. My daughter thought it was r...more
not set
Aug 06, 2008
 
Nobody Knew What to Do: A Story about Bullying
3.97
This book is a very quick easy read to use in a classroom or as a parent to start a dialog about bullying. It would be great for classroom management...more
Jul 12, 2008
Jun 15, 2008
 
Hands Are Not for Hitting
3.97
Simple picture book that discusses the good things we can do with our hands and how diverse we are. It declares the message that hands are not for hit...more
Jul 16, 2008
Jul 16, 2008
 
Just a Bully
4.28
I did not like this book. Little Critter physically fights back to deal with a bully. Both boys are hurt; neither one receives any consequences. I wou...more
Jul 16, 2008
Jul 16, 2008
 
Up the Learning Tree
4.32
Imagine wanting to learn to read so bad that you would risk getting your hand cut off to do it! This is a great book about a slave boy who takes initi...more
Jul 19, 2008
Jul 19, 2008
 
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
4.48
Dumbledore died! Snape's really evil! How is this possible.
This is the best of all the books so far. I can't wait for the movie!

Wow! That's all we ca...more
Sep 08, 2008
Aug 10, 2008
 
How to Lose All Your Friends
3.77
Another funny book. Great to use with a class to demonstrate how inappropriate social behavior is not that great after all or to share and discuss wit...more
Jul 12, 2008
Jun 15, 2008
 
Have You Filled A Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids
4.39
A great book to help focus on the positive. It explains the bucket filling analogy to young children. I am going to use it in my classroom next year.
not set
Jul 23, 2008
 
The Kissing Hand
4.38
I always read this at the beginning of the year, give out Hershey's Kisses. The children love it. It breaks the ice well on the first day. K-2
Jan 2006
Aug 04, 2008
 
How Do I Stand in Your Shoes?
3.00
conceited girl learns some empathy

not one of my favorites, but does have some redeeming characteristics
Aug 11, 2008
Aug 11, 2008
 
Let's Talk About Tattling (Let's Talk About Series)
4.03
A good explicit book about tattling again great for the classroom and/or parents. I will use it as well.
Jul 12, 2008
Jul 12, 2008
 
The City of Ember (Book of Ember, #1)
3.83
very good... liked how it was all explained in the end.
Surprised me.
Jun 14, 2010
Jan 18, 2009
 
Don't Laugh at Me (Reading Rainbow books)
4.02
I think the country song was made after this book.

not set
Aug 12, 2008
 
The Polar Express
4.25
It's all about the illustrations in this classic book.
not set
Jun 15, 2008
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