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One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
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Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
Turtle in Paradise
by Jennifer L. Holm (Goodreads Author)
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The Rabbit Problem by Emily Gravett
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Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
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Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire by Rafe Esquith
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Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
Love That Dog (Jack, #1)
by Sharon Creech
read in December, 2011
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Loved this book of free verse poems by Sharon Creech and her character, Jack. Jack is encouraged by his teacher to read and write poetry, but Jack starts by believing poetry is just for girls. He eventually writes and posts his own poetry and ends up ...more
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Talking Like the Rain by X.J. Kennedy
Talking Like the Rain: A Read-To-Me Book of Poems
by X.J. Kennedy (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2011
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I used a few of these poems for our text set presentation. I really liked that the title comes from an excerpt in "Out of Africa". Other than the title and a select few of the poems, I didn't care for the book.
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Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
by Stephenie Meyer
read in September, 2011
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I really enjoyed reading this series. I think the media has picked it up and run away with its charm, but it was a good read nonetheless. Middle school and high school tweens would enjoy this.
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Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Ella Enchanted
by Gail Carson Levine (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2011
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This is a twist on the classic Cinderella story. I loved that the heroine saves herself, though. Would recommend to late elementary/early middle school readers.
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Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
by Kevin Henkes
read in October, 2011
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Most kids can probably relate to feeling like their teacher is against them. Lilly is proud of her purse and wants to show it off at school, but learns there are consequences if a student speaks out of turn. Would use this in a classroom to discuss c ...more
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“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

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