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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Complete Collection

By: Ann Brashares

Ann Brashares’s New York Times bestselling Sisterhood novels—The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood,...

Paperboy

By: Vince Vawter

*"Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird." —Booklist, Starred  "An unforgettable boy and his unforgettable story. I loved it!" —ROB BUYEA, author of Because of Mr. Terupt and Mr. Terupt...

Paperboy

By: Vince Vawter

*"Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird." —Booklist, Starred  "An unforgettable boy and his unforgettable story. I loved it!" —ROB BUYEA, author of Because of Mr. Terupt and Mr. Terupt...


Path of Beasts

By: Lian Tanner

Do you dare to join Goldie in her hardest task ever as she walks down the mysterious Beast Road, deep inside the Museum of Thieves? No one knows where it goes and no one has ever returned from it.The city...

Path of Beasts

By: Lian Tanner

Do you dare to join Goldie in her hardest task ever as she walks down the mysterious Beast Road, deep inside the Museum of Thieves? No one knows where it goes and no one has ever returned from it.The city...


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The Pain and the Great One

By: Judy Blume
illustrated by: James Stevenson

MEET THE PAIN:
My sister's name is Abigail. I call her The Great One because she thinks she's so great. Who cares if she's in third grade and I'm just in first?

MEET THE GREAT ONE:
...

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Paintings from the Cave

By: Gary Paulsen

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Three kids who tackle this tough world try to keep it together on their own.  For Jake, it is as he works the clay striving to find that beauty within himself.  With his friend...

Papberboy Book Talk

By: Vince Vawter

BOOK TALK
“Little Man,” as the family’s housekeeper calls him, is eleven-years-old the summer of 1959 when he takes his best friend’s paper route for the month of July.  Throwing papers isn’t...


Patricia Reilly Giff Author Study

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

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The Penderwicks

By: Jeanne Birdsall

With over one million copies sold, this series of modern classics about the charming Penderwick family from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller Jeanne Birdsall is perfect...

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The Penderwicks Poster with CCSS activities

By: Jeanne Birdsall
Guide prepared by: Elizabeth A. Poe, PhD, Children's and Young Adult Literature Specialist and Susan Geye, Director of Library Services

With over one million copies sold, this series of modern classics about the charming Penderwick family, from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller Jeanne Birdsall, is perfect...

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Penny from Heaven

By: Jennifer L. Holm

Newbery Honor–winning, New York Times–bestselling, and as full of fun and adventure as it is of deeper family issues.
 
School’s out for summer, and Penny and her cousin...

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The Phantom Tollbooth Educators’ Guide

By: Norton Juster
Guide prepared by: Bev Walnoha, a former teacher at Margaret White Elementary School in Blythe, California

Hailed as “a classic. . . . humorous, full of warmth and real invention” (The New Yorker), this beloved story--first published more than fifty ago--introduces readers to Milo and...

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Picture Book Biography Brochure

In 1934, Ruth Harkness had never seen a panda bear.  Not many people in the world had.

But soon the young Mrs. Harkness would inherit an expedition from her explorer husband: the hunt for...

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Pictures of Hollis Woods

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

This Newbery Honor book about a girl who has never known family fighting for her first true home “will leave readers . . . satisfied” (Kirkus Reviews).
 
Hollis Woods
...

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Pocket Cats: Shadow Magic

By: Kitty Wells
illustrated by: Joanna Harrison

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Maddy is excited about her cousin, Chloe, coming to stay with her family.  When her formerly friendly cousin shows up distant and antagonistic, Maddy is shocked and sad.  She...

Pocket Cats: Shadow Magic

By: Kitty Wells
illustrated by: Joanna Harrison

BOOK TALK
 
Maddy is excited about her cousin, Chloe, coming to stay with her family.  When her formerly friendly cousin shows up distant and antagonistic, Maddy is shocked and sad.  She...


Poetry K-8 Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Random House; Guide Prepared By: Erica Rand Silverman and Sharon Kennedy, former high school English teachers and co-founders of Room 228 Educational Consulting

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Poetry Month

By: Jack Prelutsky
illustrated by: Chris Raschka

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Poetry Month Activity Booklet (with CCSS tie-ins)

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National Poetry Month offers the perfect opportunity to invigorate your classroom with creativity and imagination! Poetry has the unique ability to challenge students to think about the ordinary world...

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The Poisons of Caux: The Shepherd of Weeds (Book III)

By: Susannah Appelbaum
illustrated by: Andrea Offermann

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The only one who can fulfill the ancient Prophecy of Caux, 11-year-old Ivy Manx, is dead. Or at least that’s what most people think. Her journey in the last two books of The Poisons of...

Pompeii and Other Natural Disasters

By: Mary Pope Osborne
illustrated by: Bonnie Christensen

The famous eruption of Mount Vesuvius that snuffed out life in Pompeii and buried the town has long been a fascinating moment in history for children. This book presents that dramatic story with Mary Pope...

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The Prince Who Fell from the Sky

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In this post-apocalyptic version of our world, only the animals are left to tell the stories of their lives--including Casseomae, the bear.  Her life is full of fear.  The wolves rule...