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Grade 3-6 Reads

When I think back to my adolescence, my clearest memories are around books I read and how they helped me through certain challenges in my life.  When faced with wearing a back brace at 11, Deenie by Judy Blume prepared me for the doctor appointments, the looks from other kids (and adults), and the loneliness of being the only person in...
Nothing says summer better to me than having loads of time to sit back and read under a tree or umbrella! My Summer Reading List is filled with books I have to read for various book clubs, but also my own guilty pleasures.  Really, anything your child reads will help spur their love of reading, whether it's an Archie Comic...
If anyone had told me that my family would read this many books on a week's holiday, I never would have believed them.  I think all my worry about raising reluctant readers (including my husband) is officially over.  Having a full week with no plans brought out the inner reader in all of us to the point that I...
For any kid struggling with the challenges of starting a new school year, dealing with bullies, or just growing up in general, Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur is a great book.  Elise is at that precarious age between play-fighting as knights with her life-long friend, Franklin, and fitting into middle school with all the drama that entails.  Is she...
About the Book... Margaret and the Moth Tree is a wonderful little tale about an orphan girl who finds the strength to stand up for injustice by listening to the smallest of voices.  A more dramatic way to introduce the book would be to watch the following book trailer that was written, directed, filmed and acted in by my daughters...
About the Book... Anticipating the Forest of Reading's Silver Birch Awards, we selected Making Bombs for Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch as our next book.  I was surprised that the girls chose this book over all the other nominees, but I remember my own obsession with the Holocaust around that 11/12 year-old age.  And having a book told from the perspective of...
Undergrounders is a story about a 14-year-old boy learning to trust again after being on his own since his mom died when he was eight. Johnny is an Undergrounder, not a Streetie who lives on the street, fighting the drunks for a space on the grates to stay alive.  When he sees kids his age playing hockey at an outdoor rink,...
Crossing to Freedom is a story of courage and determination told from the eyes of a child who escapes slavery using the underground railroad. He has to leave his grandfather behind in order to survive and search for his father. This book is a great tool for teaching about the Underground Railroad or Black History Month.  My daughter's Grade 7 teacher used...
In Ghosts of the Titanic, Kevin is an eleven year old boy who doesn't feel like he's living up to his Dad's expectation of being a soccer star. His teachers think he jokes around too much, but he's trying to turn over a new leaf. His obsession with the Titanic combined with a family mystery pulls him to the edge...
Author Jacqueline Guest takes us on a wild ride on the Great Eastern during its voyage to lay the first trans-Atlantic cable between England and Newfoundland in Ghost Messages. Ailish is a thirteen year old Irish fortune teller who stows away on the ship to retrieve her family's fortune from a thief. During her adventure she not only learns about...

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