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Walk Two Moons by
Publication Date: 1994-06-03
In her own singularly beautiful style, Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech intricately weaves together two tales, one funny, one bittersweet, to create a heartwarming, compelling, and utterly moving story of love, loss, and the complexity of human emotion. Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the "Indian-ness in her blood," travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents. Along the way, she tells them of the story of Phoebe Winterbottom, who received mysterious messages, who met a "potential lunatic," and whose mother disappeared. As Sal entertains her grandparents with Phoebe's outrageous story, her own story begins to unfold--the story of a thirteen-year-old girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother. Supports the Common Core State Standards
26 Fairmount Avenue by
Publication Date: 1999-04-05
Tomie dePaola's stories from the momentous year his family built their new house at 26 Fairmount Avenue highlight his wit, sense of humor, and strong family bonds. The book earned raves from reviewers of all ages and a Newbery Honor award.
Publication Date: 2008-05-01
A vibrant new voice . . . a modern classic. For generations, the Beaumont family has harbored a magical secret. They each possess a "savvy"--a special supernatural power that strikes when they turn thirteen. Grandpa Bomba moves mountains, her older brothers create hurricanes and spark electricity . . . and now it's the eve of Mibs's big day. As if waiting weren't hard enough, the family gets scary news two days before Mibs's birthday: Poppa has been in a terrible accident. Mibs develops the singular mission to get to the hospital and prove that her new power can save her dad. So she sneaks onto a salesman's bus . . . only to find the bus heading in the opposite direction. Suddenly Mibs finds herself on an unforgettable odyssey that will force her to make sense of growing up--and of other people, who might also have a few secrets hidden just beneath the skin.
Publication Date: 2006-04-01
A heartfelt and witty debut about feeling different and finding acceptance--beyond the rules. Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. She's spent years trying to teach David the rules-from "a peach is not a funny-looking apple" to "keep your pants on in public"-in order to stop his embarrassing behaviors. But the summer Catherine meets Jason, a paraplegic boy, and Kristi, the next-door friend she's always wished for, it's her own shocking behavior that turns everything upside down and forces her to ask: What is normal?
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by
Publication Date: 2016-01-26
In this special reissue of Ramona Quimby, Age 8, the timeless classic now features a special foreword written by actress, producer, and author Amy Poehler, as well as an exclusive interview with Beverly Cleary herself. Ramona likes that she’s old enough to be counted on, but must everything depend on her? Mrs. Quimby has gone back to work so that Mr. Quimby can return to school, and Ramona is expected to be good for Mrs. Kemp while her parents are away, to be brave enough to ride the school bus by herself, and to put up with being teased by Danny the Yard Ape. In Ramona’s world, being eight isn’t easy, but it’s never dull! In this Newbery Honor Book, Beverly Cleary lovingly chronicles Ramona’s experiences.
The Hundred Dresses by
Publication Date: 1974-04-17
Eleanor Estes’s The Hundred Dresses won a Newbery Honor in 1945 and has never been out of print since. At the heart of the story is Wanda Petronski, a Polish girl in a Connecticut school who is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing the same faded blue dress every day. Wanda claims she has one hundred dresses at home, but everyone knows she doesn’t and bullies her mercilessly. The class feels terrible when Wanda is pulled out of the school, but by that time it’s too late for apologies. Maddie, one of Wanda’s classmates, ultimately decides that she is "never going to stand by and say nothing again."
Fifth Grade in the Library
Fifth grade will continue to develop research skills gaining practice using print and online resources to complete research in connection with the science and social studies curriculum. Students will expand their understanding of advanced search strategies, citing resources, power keyword searches etc. Students will explore historical fiction and Newbery Award winning titles.
- Increase recognition and identification of different genres of literature.
- Identify and describe key components of historical fiction.
- Select appropriate historical fiction resources based on personal interests and curriculum needs.
- Define and recognize Newbery and other award winning literature.
- Extend their knowledge base of a variety of authors.
Research & Information Literacy Skills
- Expand the use of print and on-line resources.
- Use Boolean and keyword search strategies to locate materials and information.
- Demonstrate safe, responsible, and appropriate use of Internet resources.
- Cite sources used in research with the use of citation help technologies.
- Demonstrate understanding of and follow established procedures regarding copyright, plagiarism, and AUP.
- Demonstrate expanded understanding of the research process.
- Create informational projects utilizing a variety of resources.