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"A" Is for Anaconda by Anthony D. Fredericks
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This book was gifted to me from a classroom family from our book fair this year. I love that even though I teach 5th grade this alphabet book will not only entertain but educate as well. The vocabulary is certainly for higher level learners. This rai ...more
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A Is for Art by Stephen T. Johnson
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Higher level concepts and vocabulary are meshed into this text. I know that the images as well as the words would engage learners. There is also a hidden letter on each page that the reader is encouraged to find. A cool take on a alphabet book.
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Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
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I was encouraged to read this book based on a conversation in class with a peer. This novel brings in natural elements and phenomenons. It would be interesting to read experts of this text during science and determine whether it is plausible or note. ...more
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Dog Days by Jeff Kinney
Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #4)
by Jeff Kinney (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2009
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A popular book in my class, I have read the first two and this is the 4th installment. Creative layout of novel meets comic. Students really engage visually with the text. The author has certainly tapped into the humor of children. This series has re ...more
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The Brooklyn Nine by Alan Gratz
The Brooklyn Nine
by Alan Gratz
read in December, 2009
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A historical fiction text, that walks the reader through a history or baseball- as described in nine innings. Beginning with the NY Knickerbockers in 1845 and continues on to include girl leagues and little leagues. A great YA sports novel that is ge ...more
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Patrol by Walter Dean Myers
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Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
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I, along with my students are big fans of the Among the Hidden series. I was anticipating and excited to share this book with my classrooms. Another mystery to keep them on their toes. I would suggest this as a read aloud for a classroom, I teach 5th ...more
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Flotsam by David Wiesner
Flotsam
by David Wiesner
read in October, 2009
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Loved it! I love that you could reread this book several times or different people could read it and have/notice different details. This is an excellent portrayal of how essential imagination is in our reading and how exciting that can be. Wonderful ...more
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A River of Words by Jennifer Fisher Bryant
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I was more interested in the time line in the back of the book. When I reached the end I was surprised to see that it was the end....I felt no natural ending, as I felt that nothing happened. I can see how it won the caldecott, as the pages were visu ...more
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick
read in September, 2009
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Awesome! Such an innovative way to organize a novel. I have had experience where this book has boosted a low reluctant reader in class. This book is thick, not that size matters, but it made this student feel that he was up to par with his classmates ...more
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