The $66 Summer

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By John Armistead, Fran Gregory (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781571316639
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Published: Milkweed Editions - May 8th, 2006

The fabric of The $66 Summer, by John Armistad (ages 10-14), is woven with strands of prejudice, courage and compassion. Twelve-year-old George has hopes and dreams for the summer. He becomes fatefully entwined with Esther, an African-American girl who works for his grandmother, and her wish to find her missing father. This period piece, set in 1955 Alabama, is rife with mystery, racism and murder. Readers who enjoyed Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963 will find this story compelling.

The Janitor's Boy

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By Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780689835858
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2001

The Janitor's Boy, Andrew Clement's new father-son story, is his best yet. Jack is a fifth grader, brilliantly funny, and the janitor's son. However, humor stops neither his being embarrassed by his father's job, nor the teasing of his classmates. When he is assigned to clean gum off school desks for three weeks, Jack learns much about his father, his school, and himself.

A Week in the 1800s

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ISBN: 9780689842603
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - July 1st, 2001

In more than 100 photos of a group of kids who lived at Kings Landing, New Brunswick, Canada readers get a sense of what life was like in the 1800's. The children's own comments woven into the narration of their stay really brings this book to life. A reader's list and glossary are appended. Similar in style to the books by Kate Waters that are set in Plimoth Plantation.

I Was A Teenage Fairy

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ISBN: 9780064408622
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Published: HarperTeen - May 3rd, 2000

Set in Los Angeles, Barbie travels a path that is not of her own choosing, but was chosen by her mother. Ms. Block's prose is inviting and mouthwatering. She has no equal in the storytelling ways about the City of Angels. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


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ISBN: 9780140564396
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Published: Puffin Books - May 1st, 2000

Listening to this being read any less than a million times as a child simply was not enough. Everything about this book enchanted me; Paris, rhyming, Miss Clavell, tigers and of course....Madeline herself. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood

26 Fairmount Avenue

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By Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780698118645
Availability: Backordered
Published: Puffin Books - March 6th, 2002

A 2000 Newbery Honor Book, this somewhat autobiographical account of the authors childhood is told from the heart with humor and grace. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


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