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Toys in Space

By: Mini Grey

A very silly (not-too-scary) story about losing a beloved toy.That summer night, the toys were left outside. . . . For the very first time, the Wonderdoll, the helpful wind-up robot, the thoughtful green...

Twerp

By: Mark Goldblatt

It's not like I meant for him to get hurt. . . .Julian Twerski isn't a bully. He's just made a big mistake. So when he returns to school after a weeklong suspension, his English teacher offers him a deal:...

The Valentine Star

By: Patricia Reilly Giff
illustrated by: Blanche Sims

February is fun.It's time for everyone in Ms. Rooney's room to make cards for the Valentine box. Emily Arrow couldn't be happier when Dawn Bosco gives her some colored stars to decorate her cards. She...


Say Cheese

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

Hurray, it's June! The last month of school!Emily Arrow and the other children in Ms. Rooney's room are excited about the class picnic at the park. Mrs. Stewart, the student teacher, is even going to take...

Fourth Grade Celebrity

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

Tired of being compared with her popular older sister, Casey decides she will make herself over.

Lily's Crossing

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

When Lily meets Albert, a refugee from Hungary, during the summer of 1944, they begin a special friendship. However, Lily and Albert have both told lies, and Lily has told a lie that may cost Albert his...


Fun all Year (Thomas & Friends)

By: Golden Books
illustrated by: Golden Books


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My Not-So-Still Life

By: Liz Gallagher

Book Talk
Personal expression with herself as the canvas defines Vanessa.  From the colorful string around her wrist that represents how she is feeling at the moment to the rapidly changing color...

All the Way Home

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

TEACHERS GUIDE
ABOUT THIS BOOK
This warm and touching novel tells the story of Brick and Mariel, two 11-year-old friends who know firsthand about adversity and together embark on a journey that...

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Zigzag Kids

By: Patricia Reilly Giff
illustrated by: Alasdair Bright

The author of the beloved Kids of the Polk Street School series introduces a new generation of readers to a multicultural group of kids who enjoy all the activities of an after-school center.
 
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Pictures of Hollis Woods

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

Hollis Woods has been in so many foster homes she can hardly remember them all. She even runs away from the Regans, the one family who offers her a home.

When Hollis is sent to Josie, an elderly...

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Nory Ryan’s Song, Maggie’s Door, Water Street

By: Patricia Reilly Giff


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Patricia Reilly Giff Author Study

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

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Eleven

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

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The Beast in Ms. Rooney’s Room

By: Patricia Reilly Giff
illustrated by: Blanche Sims

NOTE TO TEACHERS
Newbery Honor-winning author Patricia Reilly Giff has used her writing talents and experience as a teacher to create the beloved Polk Street School books.
Discover the original...

Bears Beware

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

BOOK TALKS
Mitchell does not want to go on the overnight camping trip with the kids at the Zig Zag Center; he wants to write a story about Gary Bopper, a powerful magician.  Sadly, Mitchell does...


Gingersnap

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

BOOK TALK
After their parents are killed in an accident, Jayna and her brother, Rob, make a life for themselves as best they can.  Then, Rob is called to the Pacific to fight in World War II, and...

Warped

By: Maurissa Guibord

Book Talk
Dusty books. An outrageous best friend. A semi-understanding dad. Zippo dating options. For senior Tessa Brody, this describes her thread of life so far. But when a box of old books her...