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Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez
Return to Sender
by Julia Alvarez
read in December, 2011
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1. Contemporary Realism

2. Return to Sender is a story written by Julia Alvarez. After an accident prevented proper care of the family farm, Mexican workers came to help with Tyler's family to help with the work around the farm. A Mexican daughter and
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Night of the New Magicians by Mary Pope Osborne
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Jack and Annie are at it again! This time the duo must find the evil sorcerer who is trying to steal secrets from The Magician of Sound whose “voice can be heard for a thousand miles”, The Magician of Light whose “fires glow, but they do not burn”, T ...more
Fireboat by Maira Kalman
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FireBoat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey by Maria Kalman tells a great story about New York through the eyes of a fireboat. John J. Harvey was an amazing fireboat in New York City, helping to put out many fires along the “bustling piers” ...more
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
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The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum with pictures by W.W. Denslow is a junior story found in the graphic novel genre. Many students know the story of Dorothy and her journey to find her home, but most have never experienced the story like this! Denslow ...more
Carver by Marilyn Nelson
Carver: A Life in Poems
by Marilyn Nelson
read in December, 2011
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Marilyn Nelson put together a number of poems about George Washington Carver in her story Carver: a life in poems. The wonderful variety of poems tells the life of Carver from early childhood to long after his life ended on Earth. Carver's ups and do ...more
Kakapo Rescue by Sy Montgomery
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The kakapo (KAR-ka-poe) “is the rarest and heaviest parrot, the only flightless and night-active parrot, and undoubtedly the strangest parrot in the world” (p. 1). This story explores to captivating, yet rare, world of the colorful bird from New Zeal ...more
The Wildlife Detectives by Donna M. Jackson
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Bull elk, sea turtles, elephants and tigers are starting to find themselves on the endangered species list faster than any scientists could have previously imagined. From the Scientist in the Series genre of junior books, The Wildlife Detectives: How ...more
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
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Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan is the winner of the Newbery Medal. MacLachlan’s book fits into the historical fiction genre of junior books. In this story, a family is saddened by the tragedy of losing their loving mother and wife. Youn ...more
Little Red Riding Hood by Trina Schart Hyman
Little Red Riding Hood
by Trina Schart Hyman
read in November, 2011
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Little Red Riding Hood, the story retold and illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman, is a traditional literature children’s story. Young Elisabeth’s journey through the woods to grandma’s house will forever be a favorite among young students. Highlights f ...more
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick
read in November, 2011
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The Invention of Hugo Carbret is an incredibly written graphic novel by Brian Selznick. This Caldecott Medal winning story is a tale, divided into two parts with many detailed illustrations mixed in, about the young Hugo on a quest to find the meanin ...more
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