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Carver by Marilyn Nelson
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This biography of George Washington Carver, written in poetry, tells of his life, work and all the positive changes he made in the world. From his search for an education at age 10 to the title of Professor at Tuskegee Institue, Carver's life was har ...more
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Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
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Jeffrey Lionel Magee was born a normal kid and happily lived so until he lost his parents. Though an aunt and uncle took him in, he no longer had a "home". So he ran. Running gave him a purpose and eventually a reputation. When Jeffrey comes to Two M ...more
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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
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This was one of my very favorite books as a child. Recently I was lucky enough to read it again and see it through the fresh view of my daughter. She is nine, and it was a little hard for her, but she really liked the book and I treasured the experie ...more
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The Great Fire by Jim  Murphy
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This book was really interesting, and I enjoyed it more than I thought I might. Mr. Murphy described things so well, you felt as if you were present. I enjoyed the drawings and photographs throughout, and the maps that showed the spread of the fire, ...more
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26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie dePaola
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This book was a surprising, but enjoyable, autobiograhpy of Tomie de Paola. It was fun to hear him describe his family member, and to recognize them from other books. Of course, his unique illustrations add to the fun. My favorite part was when Tomie ...more
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When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
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Wow - what a story! I originally decided to read this book because it mentions A Wrinkle in Time, one of my very favorite books. I am glad I did! This book is an intriguing mystery full of all sorts of clues - although I didn't really realize they we ...more
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Lon Po Po by Ed Young
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One day a good mother of three children left to visit the children's grandmother, and reminded her children to lock the door and be safe. A wolf saw her leave, however, and he tricked the children into letting him in, pretending to be their grandmoth ...more
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Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
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This sweet story is a favorite of mine. It has all the elements that make it lots of fun to read to kids - amazing pictures, a familiar element, and some repeated lines that the kids can chime in on. Kitten sees her first full moon - and she thinks i ...more
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Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
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The deep, yet see-through sky, people's eyes, and the ocean - all these are kira-kira - glittering - and beautiful to Lynn. Katie, the narrarator of the book is Lynn's younger sister, and the willing pupil to a perfect teacher. In fact, Katie finds j ...more
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Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt
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Turner Buckminster has just moved to Phippsburg, Maine from Boston, and he is the new minister's son. Even baseball seems different! It makes a boy just want to "light out for the territories"! Once Tucker meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, things start lo ...more
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