Battle of the Books 2012-13. Who can participate?. 4 th -5 th grade students Form teams of 4-6 students from the same grade level Everyone who wants to participate can. What’s it all about?. It’s like a book club for students who love to read and discuss books
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Although his father has forbidden it, Ernie is a twelve-year-old business tycoon and he makes a tidy profit in the pet funeral business. But when he refuses to give his star employee a raise and the business starts to fall apart, it takes the death of his own dog to bring everyone
When 12-year old Brad and his family move from a Chicago apartment to a home in the woods of Oklahoma, a motherless coyote shows up as his first opportunity to raise a pet, but what will his parents think?
A sympathetic teacher and her writing assignment help fourth-grader Dexter deal with being the new kid in school after he punches another kid on the first day.
While traveling to her aunt's home in Redbud by train and stagecoach, quiet young Emily and her turtle, Rufus, team up with Jackson, fellow orphan and troublemaker extraordinaire, to outsmart mean Uncle Victor, who is after Emily's inheritance.
Recounts the true events of May 6, 1945, when members of the U.S. Army marched into the Mauthausen concentration camp during World War II, and were presented with a makeshift United States flag by a group
of prisoners of war.
Nick Allen is very bright and when he starts 5th grade with Mrs. Granger, he learns she has a reputation for never letting her students get away with anything. However, her love of dictionaries and his love of mischief combine
for a rousing year of challenges for both.
Claudia decides to run away to teach her parents a lesson in Claudia appreciation. She and little brother Jamie set up residence in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her search for the owner of a beautiful statue solves a mystery
and ultimately helps her
find her way home.
Rufus has been dreaming of getting a dog. But his dad has a few objections: They whine. They gnaw. They bark. They scratch. They beg. They drool. When Mom comes home with an alternative, no one in the family is ready for what happens next.
In 1860, fifteen-year-old third-grader Simon Green attempts to herd one thousand turkeys from Missouri to Denver, Colorado, in hopes of selling them at a profit.
Trisha is excited about starting fresh in a new school until she learns she is assigned to the room called the junkyard. Her school year takes a surprising turn when her new teacher begins the year by reading the definition of genius and telling them that’s what they are. Based on Patricia
Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up, and where she hopes to find out some things about his past.
Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy. And she's determined to
let everyone know it… somehow.
Logan and his friend Benedict are playing tag in the library when he gets caught by a mysterious man. When Logan doesn't apologize sincerely, the mysterious gentleman punishes him by causing him to
speak in puns.
This true story about Korean American Sammy Lee shares how he worked hard to become an Olympic diver in an age when racism and prejudice ruled in America. He also honored his father's wishes and became a doctor.
The popular children’s author describes her real-life battle with polio at age thirteen and her efforts to overcome its debilitating effects.
After eleven-year-old Zitlally's father is deported to Mexico, she takes refuge in her trailer park's forest of rusted car parts, where she befriends a spunky neighbor and finds a stray dog. She nurses him back to health and begins to believe she must keep
him safe so that her
father will return.
(*WAW 3-5 Nominee)
The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing
When her mother gets a job as a housekeeper for a woman who does not like children, eleven-year-old Turtle is sent to stay with relatives she has never met in far away Key West, Florida in 1935.
(*WAW 3-5 Nominee)
An introduction to the life of Marian Anderson, extraordinary singer and civil rights activist, who was the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, and whose life and
Ten-year-old Fred (short for Frederika) narrates the story of school and village life among the Athapascans in Alaska during 1948 when Miss Agnes arrived as the new teacher.