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Alissa rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Bad Girls by Cynthia Voigt
Bad Girls (Bad Girls, #1)
by Cynthia Voigt
read in November, 2008
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Bad Girls was a middle level novel about two girls who were new to Washington Street Elementary school and to Mrs. Chemsky's fifth grade classroom. They are a bit of trouble makers. Mikey (Michelle), doesn't take crap from any one. Margalo seems to b...more
Alissa rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Charlotte's Web/Stuart Little Slipcase Gift Set by E.B. White
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This adorable novel is set mainly on Mr. Zuckerman's farm. A little girl named Fern, saved a pig from being killed and decided to have it as a pet. She named him Wilbur. Wilbur got too big to be kept at the house so she sold him to her uncle, Mr. Zuc...more
Alissa rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
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Everything on a Waffle is an adorable novel for students to read. It's about a girl named Primrose whose parents were lost at sea by a horrible storm. The entire town of Coal Harbor believes her parents are dead so they place her with an uncle, Uncle...more
Alissa rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos
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Joey Pigza is a elementary school student with AD/HD. The entire book is written with the attention deficit perspective of Joey. See, Joey thinks he's wired weird. His mother left him with his mean grandma when he was a baby but has now gotten her li...more
Alissa rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Salsa Stories by Lulu Delacre
Salsa Stories (cuentos Con Sazon)
by Lulu Delacre (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2008
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Salsa Stories is a charming book filled with heart felt stories told with a latin american flair. The main character is Carmen Teresa. At the beginning of the book she is given a blank notebook as a present. She is given advice from her neighbors and...more
Alissa rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick
read in September, 2008
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This National Book Award Finalist was an amazing story of Hugo and his search for his place in life in Paris. It follows Hugo searching for ways to fix an automaton his father had given him before he died. Hugo was living with his uncle, after his fa...more
Alissa rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
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This realistic fiction novel was a Newberry Honor Book. It follows a 13 year old girl on her voyage from England to Providence, Rhode Island, her home. After two other families, who were supposed to chaperon Charlotte, failed to show up for the voyag...more
Alissa rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Young Thomas Edison by Michael Dooling
Young Thomas Edison
by Michael Dooling
read in August, 2008
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This picture biography is a facinating story about the life of Thomas Edison. It follows "Al", as he was known as a child up until he turned 21. As a child he was always experimenting. In his parents' basement, in the baggage car when he was a newspa...more
Alissa rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Something From Nothing by Phoebe Gilman
Something From Nothing
by Phoebe Gilman
read in August, 2008
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This folktale is about a boy named Joseph and the life of his baby blanket that his grandfather made for him. As Joseph grew older so did the blanket. It became tattered and torn and throughout the book, his grandfather had to keep transforming the b...more
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The Magic Tree by Gerald McDermott
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The Magic Tree: A Tale from the Congo was illustrated very well...almost like cave drawings. Its a tale about a boy named Mavungu. He ran away from home because his mother liked his twin brother better. He came upon a magic tree that spoke to him as...more
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