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Title: Blubber Author: Judy Blume Published: Macmillan Children's Books, 2008 Pages: 127 First Line: "It's very foolish to laugh.

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No Name-Calling Week Suggested Book: Blubber by Judy Blume Fifth grader Jill has fun picking on Linda until the tables are turned and she becomes the victim of name-calling.

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Forever . . . by Judy Blume, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1416953914/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_VAnOqb0WRF1W4
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by Judy Blume.the "taboo" book of the for tweens.

Upwards of books have been challenged in American libraries and schools since Banned Books Week was born in the last week of September back in

An oldie but goodie. I read this as a teenager and it helped to seal my love of books.

we all wondered whether the boy we’d surrender our virginity to would call his ‘thing’ a name….

Forever . . . by Judy Blume, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1416953914/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_VAnOqb0WRF1W4

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5 (More) Children’s Books for Grown-Ups | Brain Pickings
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5 (More) Children’s Books for Grown-Ups

6 Summer Reads Your Kids Will Love

) with any one of these six books they’ll surely love.

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Two kids break out of a juvenile detention center and become fugitives in order to clear their convicted parents' names in this heartstopping series from kid-read master Gordon Korman. Aidan and Meg Falconer are their parents' only hope. The Falconers are facing life in prison -- unless Aidan and Meg can follow a trail of clues to prove their innocence. The problem?
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Chasing the Falconers (On the Run Series Gordon Korman Read the first paragraph or 2 online and it sounded great!

The Fugitive for kids -- terrific read.

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Two kids break out of a juvenile detention center and become fugitives in order to clear their convicted parents' names in this heartstopping series from kid-read master Gordon Korman. Aidan and Meg Falconer are their parents' only hope. The Falconers are facing life in prison -- unless Aidan and Meg can follow a trail of clues to prove their innocence. The problem?

Two kids break out of a juvenile detention center and become fugitives in order to clear their convicted parents' names in this heartstopping series from kid-read master Gordon Korman.  Aidan and Meg Falconer are their parents' only hope. The Falconers are facing life in prison -- unless Aidan and Meg can follow a trail of clues to prove their innocence. The problem?
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Lesson using James and the Giant Peach: The writer will imagine and compose a descriptive paragraph that focuses on a gigantic object moving through a specific setting and leaving destruction in its wake. The writer will choose an object and a setting in which the catastrophe will take place. Using high-quality details and strong verbs will help the writer create a showing paragraph.
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James And The Giant Peach (Book) : Dahl, Roald : A young boy escapes from two wicked aunts and embarks on a series of adventures with six giant insects he meets inside a giant peach.

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl! This title is not in the Phizz-Whizzing Collection, but it's too terrific not to pin!

I think James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl is almost as well-known as his Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (which I'm embarrassed to say, I've not read - yet!

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Lesson using James and the Giant Peach: The writer will imagine and compose a descriptive paragraph that focuses on a gigantic object moving through a specific setting and leaving destruction in its wake. The writer will choose an object and a setting in which the catastrophe will take place. Using high-quality details and strong verbs will help the writer create a showing paragraph.

Lesson using James and the Giant Peach: The writer will imagine and compose a descriptive paragraph that focuses on a gigantic object moving through a specific setting and leaving destruction in its wake.  The writer will choose an object and a setting in which the catastrophe will take place.  Using high-quality details and strong verbs will help the writer create a showing paragraph.
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The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald:The exploits of the Great Brain of Adenville, Utah are described by his younger brother, frequently the victim of the Great Brain's schemes for gaining prestige or money.

The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald - This is one of my "go to" books to give as Birthday gifts to and grade boys. They are SOOOO good!

The Great Brain (box set) by Fitzgerald: These books are so funny. I love that they are set in Utah in 1885 in an area that sounds like St. George, but I guess it is fictional. If I ever taught grade, I would read these to my class.

Fitzgerald uses his great brain to come up with money-making schemes, to help people in trouble, and occasionally to seek revenge on those w

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The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan
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You don't need to be Chinese/Asian to understand being caught between two worlds/cultures. this read is for anyone who has ever struggled with the "who am I?

The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan

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Eggers proved with this pseudo-biography that he could write beyond his own experiences. The structure is brilliant, and he deftly channels the travails of a Sudanese refugee.

What Is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng is a 2006 novel written by Dave Eggers. It is based on the real life story of Valentino Achak Deng, a Sudanese refugee and member of the Lost Boys of Sudan program. (cover art by Rachell Sumpter)

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vintage book ... OZMA of OZ by L. Frank BAUM

Read this book in second grade and walked around the house tapping objects and saying the word "Oz" for weeks.

Island of the Blue Dolphin

Island of the Blue Dolphins - My favorite book growing up. Set on San Nicolas Island.

Where'd You Go Bernadette? by Maria Makes me thing of the movie and the book Running with Scissors or The Royal Tenenbeums.

Where'd You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple.we ALL know some gnats! An easy fun read.

The Jungle (Upton Sinclair). Upton Sinclair's classic brings home the brutal plight of the working class, exposing the corruption and callousness of corporate America. Themes (Fear & Supervision): This is perhaps the most famous, influential, and enduring of all muckraking novels. Interest: The Jungle is one of a handful of books throughout all of history that have encapsulated the crying voices of the oppressed.

"The Jungle" By Upton Sinclair

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair - Faiza Mirza, TRC's fall program intern's current reading choice.

Number the Stars

Number The Stars, Lois Lowry I remember reading this back in third grade. A very, very good book.

A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg | Freaky Friday

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg. This book made me an avid fan of Fannie Flagg. All her books are so fun to read and the stories pull you gently into their world. Another great movie adaptation.

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Holes by Louis Sachar- Stanley Yelnats is sentenced to juvenile detention camp for a crime he didn’t commit. The warden is making all of the boys dig holes. He finds out that the warden has a reason for digging secret holes- read with the kiddos Feb.

Tired of their servitude to man, a group of farm animals revolt and establish their own society, only to be betrayed into worse servitude by their leaders, the pigs, whose slogan becomes: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." This 1945 satire addresses the socialist/ communist philosophy of Stalin in the Soviet Union.

Grade Reading List genre: new releases and popular books, including Animal Farm by George Orwell, The Agüero Sisters by Cristina García, The Odyssey .

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