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The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease
The Read-Aloud Handbook
by Jim Trelease
read in December, 2011
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From Cover to Cover (revised edition) by Kathleen T. Horning
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Fireboat by Maira Kalman
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Genre: Junior book—Informational
Summary: This book tells a story about a little red fireboat. As people began to think this boat was worthless and not needed, it ended up saving many people during the tragic even that happened -on 9/11.

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Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Smile (Smile, #1)
by Raina Telgemeier (Goodreads Author)
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Genre: Junior book—Graphic Novel

Summary: Like every young girl’s nightmare, Raina finds herself getting braces as she falls and knocks her two front teeth out. Although this is a horrible event to do through as she is entering high school, she start...more
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Ninth Ward
by Jewell Parker Rhodes (Goodreads Author)
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Genre: Junior book—Science Fiction

Summary: Lanesha shares lots of love and a close relationship with a lady she knows as Mama Ya-Ya. Mama Ya-Ya experiences negative feelings about what will later be known as Hurricane Katrina and Lanesha has the pow...more
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
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Genre: Junior book—Fantasy

Summary: No one wants anything to do with Delphine and her sisters as they are abandoned many times throughout their life. As they are sent to live with their mother, she sends them off to a camp where they begin to learn m...more
Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson
Feathers
by Jacqueline Woodson (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2011
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Genre: Junior book—Fantasy

Summary: Frannie has a new classmate in her class who reminds her of Jesus. She refers to him as the “Jesus Boy.” As Frannie has had many bad events happen in her life, she sees herself forming into a new person, as she bel...more
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
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Genre: Junior book—Graphic Novel

Summary: A boy lives in a train station in its walls whose father has died and is in the care of his uncle. Hugo’s responsibility is tending to the clocks as he gets his notebook taken away. As living the life of an o...more
The Bug Scientists by Donna M. Jackson
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Genre: Junior book—Informational

Summary: Scientists show their love for bugs and insects as they explore and tell readers ways bugs and insects are very important to us. They believe bugs are overlooked but are the most successful creatures on Earth...more
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
Turtle in Paradise
by Jennifer L. Holm (Goodreads Author)
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Genre: Junior book—Historical Fiction

Summary: Turtle’s mother sends her to stay with relatives in Key West, Florida while she makes money to support their family. Turtle experiences many adventures such as finding a grandmother, dealing with boys, g...more
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