• Because of Mr. Terupt

    by Rob Buyea Year Published:
    This book helps students develop appreciation for multiple perspectives of one event.  It is very age appropriate for 5th graders, but the sequels are geared for older students.  Please do not read at home as I will be reading this aloud.
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  • The Sisters Grimm

    by Michael Buckley Year Published:

    Prepare to go on a wild ride with the Grimm sisters as they solve the mystery of their family history.  This is a must read series for those who love stories rich with details and adventure.    

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  • The Terrible Two

    by Jory John, Mac Barnett - Illustrated by Kevin Cornell Year Published:

    Please do not read this at home! This hilarious book is one of our read-a-louds this year.  It features two pranksters competing to be the best.  We will laugh out loud at their crazy antics.

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  • El Deafo

    by Cece Bell Year Published:

    This charming, humorous and insightful graphic novel is a first-person account of what it is like to grow up with profound hearing loss.  Through bright and engaging illustrations we experience Cece's inner thoughts and her struggles to accept feeling different from those around her.  

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  • Hatchet

    by Gary Paulsen Year Published:
    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be stranded on your own in the wild?  This book takes us on an incredible tale of bravery and survival. The surprises are constant and will keep you on the edge of your seat.  The best part? If you like it, there are sequels.
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  • Wonder

    by R.J. Palacio Year Published:
    This is our first read aloud of the year, so please do not read it at home!   Year after year, my students are filled with wonderand empathy for a character who is truly spectacular and ordinary at the same time.  Parents, this is a wonderful read for you as well.
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  • Out of My Mind

    by Sharon M. Draper Year Published:
    This will be our second read aloud this year.  Please do not read it at home! Out of My Mind allows the students to experience life through the eyes of Melody, a girl who, due to a disability, is unable to talk or move.  What she is able to do is think, and she shares her thoughts with the reader first hand. Parents, again, an excellent read for you too!
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