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Yoda425 01-07-2018 06:23 PM

mid-year class novel?
I am looking for a replacement for the novel My Brother Sam is Dead, which I find to be too intense for my taste. It doesn't have to be related to American history. Just a great book - maybe something a bit more uplifting?

cruxian 01-08-2018 02:06 PM

I'm always looking for good books so I'm going to be following this. Here are a couple:
Sahara Special: on the surface, the summary of the book is intense but it's not dealt with in a depressing way and when I've read it to kids they really seem to like it but don't oftne choose it on thier own.
Timmy Failure and The Tapper Twins Go To War (with each other) are fun.
Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library is a good mystery. Oh and I like The Westing Game too.
I'm sure I'll think of some more!

texteach55 01-08-2018 09:08 PM

Fish in a Tree
There are many great lessons in this book. Students will relate to the characters. You and your class will love this book.

vanvic 01-09-2018 09:26 AM

What about reading
Esperanza Rising or Island of the Blue Dolphins?

Yoda425 01-09-2018 04:47 PM

Thanks _ they read Island of the Blue Dolphins last year. I'll check Esperanza Rising out.

Yoda425 01-09-2018 04:48 PM

Thank you - I don't know this book - will check it out!

Yoda425 01-09-2018 04:49 PM

Thank you so much - I am new to fifth so many of these titles are unfamiliar to me.

Yoda425 01-09-2018 04:49 PM

I am unfamiliar with this book - I'll check it out!

nikkiteaching 01-18-2018 03:21 AM

Hatchet is a good book to read.

Sprite 02-06-2018 03:31 PM

Chasing Lincoln's Killer

JulieP 02-23-2018 08:24 PM

Books Read
These are the books that the 5th grade teachers at my school have read to students so far this year:
Tale of Despereaux
Little House in the Big Woods
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Walls Within Walls
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Fantastic Mr. Fox

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