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Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet

Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweetby Sherri Smith Ana’s middle school graduation day is going to be just perfect.  She’s Salutatorian and at night there’s going to be a school dance and a chance to finally connect with her crush Jamie Tabata. … Continue reading

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Ms. Rapscott’s Girls

Ms. Rapscott’s Girls by Elise Primavera It must be acknowledged that many parents are too busy to properly care for their children.  But Ms. Rapscott’s School is only for those children of the very busiest parents in the world. These … Continue reading

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Big Nate and Friends

Big Nate and Friends by Lincoln Peirce Big Nate is the first book I’ve read this month that really does read as a comic rather than a graphic novel.  It doesn’t have linear cohesive plot; it’s a series of short … Continue reading

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Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute

Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett J. Krosoczka I think at one point or another every kid has wondered about the school lunch ladies. What do they do when they’re not dishing up cardboard textured pizza or drippy … Continue reading

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The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck

The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck by Emily Fairlie Laurie is completely miserable to be starting at a private middle school. She would give anything to be at Hamilton with her BFF, Kimmy.  But her family has always gone to Tuckernuck, … Continue reading

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Franny K. Stein Mad Scientist: Lunch Walks Among Us

Lunch Walks Among Us by Jim Benton This is a Guided Reading Level P (seeing reports online of P-S).  It is a DRA 38.  It would be on level for middle to end of third grade. Franny is not your … Continue reading

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The Snow Day from the Black Lagoon

The Snow Day from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler This is #11 in the Black Lagoon series. According to online sources this series ranges in difficulty from Guided Reading level N-P .  I’m shocked.  I consider this to be … Continue reading

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You

You by Charles Benoit I should have guessed from the title that this would be written in the second person, a conceit which generally irritates me to no end.  What I couldn’t have known is that it also doesn’t have … Continue reading

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What to Buy: For the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Fan

It’s been no secret around here that I am personally not a fan of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. (Want to know more about why?  Click here and here.)  But I can acknowledge that they are huge with … Continue reading

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Maya Running

Maya Running by Anjali Banerjee Maya’s middle school existence is all mixed up. She can’t quite figure out how to fit in. She doesn’t feel Indian enough when she’s with around other Indians, but at her school in a small … Continue reading

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