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Ninth Ward

Jewell Parker Rhodes (2012), 224 pages
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Category: Especially for Girls, Fiction, Historical, Multicultural, Realistic Fiction
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Twelve year old Lanesha's mother died when she was born. Mama Ya-Ya, midwife, healer, able to see the future, has raised her in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans ever since. Lanesha has 'the sight', which means she can see ghosts, including her mother. When Hurricane Katrina begins to form offshore, Mama Ya-Ya declares that this will be a bad storm. Lanesha realizes that this time she needs to take care of Mama Ya-Ya, and she needs to use everything she has been taught. The fury of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath come alive through the eyes of Lanesha.
Awards nominated: 2013 Rebecca Caudill Nominee
Awards won: ALSC Notable Book 2012; School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
Reviewed by: donna
Date read: 6/4/2012
ISBN-10: 0316043087
ISBN-13: 9780316043083
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No Cream Puffs

Karen Day (2008), 224 pages
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Category: Especially for Girls, Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Sports
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'No cream puffs. Just throw heat.' says her catcher. Twelve year old Madison Mitchell is the first girl in southern Michigan to play in the summer baseball league. Madison is the team's best pitcher and a very good all-round player. The whole country has picked up her story. However, the popular girls make fun of her and her best friend has deserted her. Her enemy, Billy threatens to bean her. And she has a crush on the totally wrong boy on her team. Follow Madison as she balances the pressures of publicity, helping her team win and being a regular person.
Reviewed by: hap
Date read: 2/20/2010
ISBN-10: 0375837752
ISBN-13: 9780375837753
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No More Dead Dogs

Gordon Korman (2000), 240 pages
Audience: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
Category: Fiction, Humor, Realistic Fiction
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Wallace Wallace, accidental star of the football team, won't tell even the smallest lie. When he refuses to pretend to like his English teacher's favorite book, Old Shep, My Pal, his teacher sentences him to detention until he rewrites his book report. Since Wallace won't give in to write the kind of report his teacher wants, he's banned from football practice and stuck in rehearsals for the school's play. The play is Old Shep, My Pal, adapted from the book and directed by none other than his teacher, Mr. Fogelman. Wallace's truth-telling mouth just can't keep quiet, though, and soon the play takes a turn no one could have predicted.
Reviewed by: emc
Date read: 3/30/2010
ISBN-10: 078682462X
ISBN-13: 9780786824625
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No Small Thing

Natale Ghent (2005), 256 pages
Audience: 4th Grade - 7th Grade
Category: Animal, Fiction, Realistic Fiction
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This is about a girl who is very into a horse. You have to read the book to find out what happens.
Reviewed by: St. Charles Reader
Date read: 11/19/2009
ISBN-10: 0763624225
ISBN-13: 9780763624224
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No Talking

Andrew Clements (2007), 160 pages
Illustrated by Mark Elliott
Audience: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
Category: Fiction, Humor, Realistic Fiction
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Laketon Elementary has a nickname for their 5th grade kids, it 'The Unshushables'. But that all changes when Dave Packer reads about how the Mahatma Gandhi practiced complete silence for 1 day a week to bring order to his mind. Though Dave is known to talk nonstop, he is determined to give the idea a try. During school the next day, Dave runs into Lynsey, another chatterbox, and they end up challenging the boys against the girls in a no-talking contest for 48 hours. The only time they can talk is when an adult asks them a direct question at which time they can only answer in 3 word sentences. Can 'The Unshushables' really keep their months shut for the 48 hour contest? Will the parents and teachers figure out what is behind the changes in the kids' behavior? Read this entertaining book and find out.
Similar books: Frindle; Week in the Woods
Awards nominated: Bluestem 2011
Reviewed by: bklyczek
Date read: 5/10/2010
ISBN-10: 1416909834
ISBN-13: 9781416909835
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Commenter: Hap, grade 8
This is a very fun book. I especially liked the teachers' reactions to the silence experiment.
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