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A Clatter of Jars

A Clatter of Jars by Lisa Graff Grades 3 & up This companion book to A Tangle of Knots continues the look at the divisiveness between those who have Talents and those who are Fair. Lily and Max, Chuck and … Continue reading

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The Missing Pieces of Me

The Missing Pieces of Me by Jean Van Leeuwen Grades 4 & up Weezie takes the blame for everything. Every since Gramma Emmeline died, Momma has criticized everything that Weezie does. No matter how hard she tries, nothing is good … Continue reading

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The Astounding Broccoli Boy

The Astounding Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell Boyce Grades 4 & up Rory is the smallest kid in his class, constantly picked on by the others, especially Tommy-Lee. His teachers and classmates blame Rory for the mishaps, refusing to see … Continue reading

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Space Rocks!

Space Rocks! by Tom O’Donnell Grades 3 & up Chorkle is a Xotonian living on the asteroid Gelo, which has recently been invaded by people from Earth mining the asteroid for iridium. Told from his point of view, the reader … Continue reading

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Always, Abigail

Always, Abigail by Nancy J. Cavanaugh Grades 5 & up Abigail can not wait for sixth grade to start, so she and her two best friends can become the Pom Girls that they have always dreamed of being. But life … Continue reading

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Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile

Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile by Marcia Wells Grades 5 & up When Edmund and his father happen upon a knife fight in the alley behind their favorite ice cream store, Edmund’s photographic memory and his ability to … Continue reading

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Suggested Summer Reading List 2014

At the end of each school year, I put together a list of books that I think my students will enjoy reading over the summer. I try to make sure that as many of them as possible are available at … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, and as such I will be reviewing books of poetry for the entire month of April. Check back every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for the newest reviews, or use the form on the right to … Continue reading

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See You in 2013!

Bookapalazoo will be on hiatus while school is on vacation. I’ll be back on January 7, 2013 with more reviews for you. Best wishes for a happy and book-filled new year!

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