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The Leanin' Dog
3.84
really liked it
From October 2008 SLJ:
Gr 47 Dessa Dean, 11, was a powerless witness as her diabetic mother froze to death when they were caught in an early-winter sto
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Jul 14, 2008
Apr 17, 2011
 
Pop
3.92
really liked it
Marcus Jordan made a pretty good name for himself as quarterback on the JV team at his old high school. But he and his mom have just moved halfway acr ...more
Aug 2011
Aug 01, 2011
 
Drita, My Homegirl
3.82
really liked it
What a treat. This goes far beyond the "typical" friendship stories aimed at 3rd through 5th graders. A refugee from Kosovo, Drita has just arrived in ...more
Aug 12, 2011
Aug 11, 2011
 
Ways to Live Forever
4.18
it was amazing
Grades 4-7
Sally Nicholls is such an amazing writer. I went right into this after reading her Season of Secrets (also 5 stars), and have to admit, the
...more
Aug 14, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
 
When the Whistle Blows
3.75
liked it
Readers follow Jimmy Cannon's life between 1943 and 1949 as he relates events that are taking place in the little West Virginia town where his father ...more
Aug 03, 2011
Aug 02, 2011
 
Captain Nobody
3.85
really liked it
10-year-old Newt Newman is used to fading into the background. His parents are workaholics; his brother Chris is the star football player at the local ...more
Jun 2009
Aug 13, 2009
 
Wild Girl
3.80
liked it
Grades 3-5
Lidie has lived with her aunt and uncle in Brazil since her mother died, and her father and brother left to try to build a new life in New Y
...more
Aug 24, 2011
Aug 23, 2011
 
Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak
3.88
liked it
Free verse entries allow readers to understand different perspectives from residents of Boston on December 16, 1773-- some of them Patriots and some o ...more
Jun 15, 2011
Jun 15, 2011
 
How Oliver Olson Changed the World
3.68
it was amazing
Ever since Oliver was sickly when he was little, his parents have been overprotective... they don't let him go on sleepovers and they want to do EVERY ...more
Sep 19, 2011
Aug 24, 2011
 
Harry and Horsie
3.89
really liked it
After a rogue bubble from Harry's Super Duper Bubble Blooper picks Horsie up and carries him off to outer space, it's up to Harry to rescue his friend ...more
Feb 16, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
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