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Fantasy – Calamity Jack

Calamity Jack Bibliography Hale, Shannon and Hale, Dean. 2010. Illus. by Nathan Hale. CALAMITY JACK. New York: Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781599903736. Plot Summary Jack is a natural born schemer who one day takes on a larger target that involves a giant … Continue reading

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Realistic Fiction – Speak

Speak Bibliography Anderson, Laurie Halse. 2011. SPEAK. New York: Square Fish Publishing. ISBN 9780312674397. Plot Summary It’s the first day of high school for ninth grader Melinda Sordino and no one is talking to her, even friends she’s had for … Continue reading

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Realistic Fiction – Joey Pigza Loses Control

Joey Pigza Loses Control Bibliography Gantos, Jack. 2000. JOEY PIGZA LOSES CONTROL. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 0374399891. Plot Summary Joey Pigza travels through life a little out of control, because he’s a hyperactive kid. As long as … Continue reading

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Historical Fiction – The Earth Dragon Awakes

The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 Bibliography Yep, Laurence. 2006. THE EARTH DRAGON AWAKES: THE SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE OF 1906. New York: Harper Collins Publishers. ISBN 9780060275242. Plot Summary Henry is the son of a banker and … Continue reading

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Historical Fiction – Chains

Chains Bibliography Anderson, Laurie Halse. 2008. CHAINS. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers. ISBN 9781416905858. Plot Summary During the Revolutionary War the Patriots are fighting for freedom from the British and Isabel is a thirteen-year-old slave girl fighting for … Continue reading

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Historical Fiction – Moon Over Manifest

Moon Over Manifest Bibliography Vanderpool, Clare. 2011. MOON OVER MANIFEST. Narration by Justine Eyre, Cassandra Campbell, and Kirby Heyborne. New York: Listening Library. ISBN 978-0307941930. Plot Summary Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is not at all happy to be left behind for … Continue reading

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Nonfiction Books – Almost Astronauts

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream Bibliography Stone, Tanya Lee. 2009. ALMOST ASTRONAUTS: 13 WOMEN WHO DARED TO DREAM. Sommerville: Candlewick Press. ISBN 9780763636111 Plot Summary Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream tells the true story of … Continue reading

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