My Booklist

  • Did you know that according to New York State, all students should read what equals 25 books a year? Sounds like a lot, doesn't it?  Did you also know that reading magazines and newspapers also counts!?

    I will be adding to this site books that I have read, students have read and enjoyed, and books that we have read together as a class.

    Hope this helps in finding and selecting books to read!

     

Realistic fiction

  • Hatchet

    by Gary Paulsen Year Published: Average
    The first of several books about Brian Robeson. An awesome book about survival. Even reluctant readers will enjoy this book. If you enjoy Hatchet, you'll also enjoy: The River, Brian's Winter, Brian's Hunt, and Brian's Return.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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  • kira-kira

    by Cynthia Kadohata Year Published: Average
    A 2004 Newberry Award winner. It is the story about a poor Japanese family during the 1950's, their hardships and the predudice that they face. I have this book.
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  • Number the Stars

    by Lois Lowry Year Published: Average
    A story of friendship and bravery during WWII.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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  • Out of the Dust

    by Karen Hesse Year Published: Challenging
    A story written in poem form about the great drought in our country during the 1930's, this area was also known during this time as the Dust Bowl.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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  • Perfect

    by Natasha Friend Year Published: Average
    A book about a sixth grade girl, Isabelle, that is dealing with the death of her father and an eating disorder (bulemia). If you're interested in this book, ask Mrs. Decker for it-she's got it.
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  • Pinballs

    by Betsy Byars Year Published: Average
    A story about three children that are living together in a foster home, what its like for them, and why they are there.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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Fantasy

  • A Wrinkle in Time

    by Madeleine L'Engle Year Published: Challenging
    For science fiction lovers! Go through wrinkles in time and black holes.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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  • Harry Potter

    by J.K. Rowling Year Published: Average
    So far there are six books in this series. I have the first three in my classroom. Awesome books!

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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  • The Giver

    by Lois Lowry Year Published: Challenging
    A Newberry winner and science fiction novel about living in a "perfect" community. We read this as a class.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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Poetry

  • If I were in Charge of the World

    by Judith Viorst Year Published: Easy Reading
    A book of poetry from an author that we know better as a picture book writer. From this book we created our own poems about if we were in charge of the world!

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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  • Where the Sidewalk Ends

    by Shel Silverstein Year Published: Easy Reading
    Other books by this author include: A Light in the Attic and Falling Up.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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Mystery

  • The Egypt Game

    by Silpha Keatley Snyder Year Published: Challenging
    We will be reading this book in class this year. Wonderful story about using imagination...with a murder mystery, too. If you like this, you'll probably also like The Gypsy Game.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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  • The Westing Game

    by Ellen Raskin Year Published: Average
    A "who done it" murder mystery in an apartment building.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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