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My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
My Sister's Keeper
by Jodi Picoult (Goodreads Author)
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I added this to my to read shelf. I saw the movie and felt the same way about the two sisters. I feel that their innocence was robbed. I cannot wait to read this book because I always feel that books are better than the movie.
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Fudge-a-Mania by Judy Blume
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The Hatcher Family is going on vacation with the Tubman Family. Peter Hathcer does not like Shelia Tubman and thinks this will be the worst family vacation. Peter's younger brother Fudge, adds comedy to this story. And we can all relate to a younger/...more
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The Big Boasting Battle by Hans Wilhelm
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Since this book is written in Dutch, I thought the pictures told a story. I would use this book to my class and have them create a story from the pictures. The ICDL website actually has this book translated into English. It would be a lot of fun to h...more
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Angels Ride Bikes and Other Fall Poems by Francisco X. Alarcón
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The colors used in the illustrations are so vibrant. The illustrations tell a common story that we can all related to. I loved that this story was in Spanish and in English. Children can related to the poems in these stories. There was a story about...more
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"I agree that this book would be a good read aloud for teaching bravery. I think the pictures add another element to this book and add such a calmly mo...more "
Karen made a comment on Crista’s review of Out of the Dust
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"Finding book that you can tie into school lessons are always a must!! I love how you described the images being so clear that you felt like you needed...more "
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
" We follow Billy Jo through about two years of seasons as she struggles to survive life in the dustbowl. She overcomes some amazing circumstances during that time. The images were so clear that I kept feeling that I needed to clean! I could taste t... " Read more of this review »
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"I loved when you shared this book with us in poetry week. It is such a clever way of writing poetry. I have used this book in my classroom to help wit...more "
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"I love all of Roald Dahl's books because of his talent to take us into a word of fantasy. "
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A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
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Perhaps my most favorite poetry book. The poems and drawings are very amusing. Shel's use of rhyming throughout his book,provides a whimsical play on words that adds to the comical aspect of his writing.
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