Book Project: Historical Fict

  • Samantha, An American Girl

    Samantha, An American Girl

    by Susan Adler, Valerie Tripp Year Published: Average
    Samantha is a Victorian girl. She is an orphan who's Grandmother takes her in. Eventually, she moves to New York, where her Aunt and Uncle adopt her. While she is with her Grandmother, she makes new friends, plays tricks on the spoiled neighbor, and goes on lots of exciting adventures
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Book Project: Realistic Fict

  • A Single Shard

    A Single Shard

    by Linda Sue Park Year Published: Challenging

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  • Donanvan's Word Jar

    by MonaLisa Degross Year Published:
    Jess had to say:I like this book because collecting words are fun to do and I liked listening to Donovan tell about how he collected new words everyday. I would like to collect something just like Donavan because he made it seem really fun collecting things. My favorite part in this story is when Donavan takes care of his sister Nikki because I liked seeing what word she would pick. I liked when Donavan went and saw his grandma because the people got all happy when they got a word. I love this book so much. Kennedy said: I like Donovan's Word Jar because things are fun to do from words people who aren't talking or laughing from the words they do. I like it when my grandma comes over to eat like Donovan's. When I'm older, I'd like to collect something because collecting is really fun. I would like to have a friend like Donavan who collect things because when we would play, we can play with the collection. In the book, I learned new words for me from his collection jar. His words made me feel real excited, happy, and like a new person. When I read this book I thought it should be a Caldocot Medal. I like Donovan's Word Jar
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Book For Entertainment

  • Crash


    by Jerry Spinelli Year Published: Average
    Seventh-grader Crash Coogan is a jock, a jokester, and a tormenter of dweeb Penn Webb. The book gets off to a hilarious start as Crash recalls his first meeting with Penn at age six. Penn, recently arrived from North Dakota, wears a button honoring that state's bird, which proclaims, "I'm a Flickertale." Let the hassling begin. From there, the plot becomes rather predictable. Crash's beloved grandfather comes to live with the Coogans, and when he suffers a stroke, Crash finds himself with a vein of empathy that wasn't evident before. At the book's conclusion, Crash and Penn are pitted against each other in a big race, but Crash, knowing that Penn's great-grandfather is there to watch, makes the ultimate sacrifice of compassion over competition.

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  • Where The Red Fern Grows

    Where The Red Fern Grows

    by Wilson Rawls Year Published: Challenging
    Billy and his precious coonhound pups romp relentlessly through the Ozarks, trying to "tree" the elusive raccoon. In time, the inseparable trio wins the coveted gold cup in the annual coon-hunt contest, captures the wily ghost coon, and bravely fights with a mountain lion. When the victory over the mountain lion turns to tragedy, Billy grieves, but learns the beautiful old Native American legend of the sacred red fern that grows over the graves of his dogs

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