Middle Grade Dog Stories

  If you have a dog, he's probably your best friend. You'll do anything for him. He'll do anything for you. Dog stories tend to be tear jerkers. When you nearly lose your dog, it's devastating. These are some of the best books for dog lovers. The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart Mark has cancer …

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Chasing Augustus

First of all let me say that this is my #1 book for upper elementary for 2017. In all honesty it deserves an award. Rosie is the perfect protagonist. She is stubborn, independent, feisty, and rough around the edges, but you can't help rooting for her. With a narcissistic mom who prefers to be a …

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Book Reviews (Grade 4-6)

Sloan, Holly G. Short. Pgs. 296. Dial Books for Young Readers (Penguin Random House), 2017. $16.99. Grades 4-6, 7-8. Main character: Julia Marks, 12-year-old girl, serious, matter-of-fact, always questioning Setting: Most scenes are in the theatre 3-sentence summary: Julie is short for her age. When she is cast in the university production of the Wizard …

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