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Grades 6-8 : By Author : c


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Calli Be Gold

By: Michele Weber Hurwitz

Eleven-year-old Calli Gold is the quiet third child in a family of loud overachievers. In fact, the family motto is Be Gold. Calli's sister is on an ice-skating team, and her brother's a basketball star....

Calvin Coconut: Dog Heaven

By: Graham Salisbury

What do you want so badly that you can taste it—and can you persuade someone to give it to you? That's the subject of a fourth-grade writing assignment. Calvin wants a dog! He reads what he's written...

Calvin Coconut: The Zippy Fix

By: Graham Salisbury

Calvin Coconut needs to fix things with Stella—and fast!Stella from Texas is now officially a member of the Coconut household. As if getting a bossy babysitter isn’t bad enough for Calvin,...


Calvin Coconut: Trouble Magnet

By: Graham Salisbury

A humorous chapter book about a fourth-grade boy, full of the fun of growing up in Hawaii.  Calvin Coconut lives near the beach in Kailua, Hawaii, with his mom and his little sister. All his friends...

Calvin Coconut: Zoo Breath

By: Graham Salisbury
illustrated by: Jacqueline Rogers

Calvin's mom says his new dog Streak smells bad.  Especially her breath. Calvin's convinced that Streak's stink is a good one, but he's worried. If he doesn't solve Streak's problem soon, mom might...

Camille McPhee Fell Under the Bus

By: Kristen Tracy

Imagine being Camille McPhee. She has low blood sugar, so she carries extra food in a cooler. Would you want to do that?Didn't think so.And you wouldn’t want to fall under the school bus. That happened...


Canyons

By: Gary Paulsen

Two boys, separated by the canyons of time and two vastly different cultures, face the challenges by which they will become men.Coyote Runs, an Apache boy, takes part in his first raid. But he is to be...

Carl Hiaasen Collection: Hoot, Flush, Scat, Chomp

By: Carl Hiaasen

Discover the funny side of Florida with #1 New York Times bestselling author Carl Hiaasen in this collection of four books: Hoot, Flush, Scat and Chomp."It's classic Hiaasen—laugh-out-loud Satire...


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The Lost Songs

By: Caroline B. Cooney

BOOK TALK
 
When Lutie Painter decides to cut class and take the city bus north instead of the school bus west, her aunt and uncle have no way of preventing her from heading straight into...

The Ransom of Mercy Carter

By: Caroline B. Cooney

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Diamonds in the Shadow

By: Caroline B. Cooney

THE FINCH FAMILY did not know that five refugees landed from Africa on the day they went to the airport to welcome the family sponsored by their church. The Finch family only knew about the four refugees...

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Driver’s Ed

By: Caroline B. Cooney

TEACHERS GUIDE
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Getting a driver's license is the one thing that would make Remy's and Morgan's lives nearly perfect. And it seems as if it's going to be easy and fun. After all,...

Burning Up

By: Caroline B. Cooney

NOTE TO TEACHERS
Thematic Connections
Family & Relationships
Racism
Responsibility
Trust
Grades 7 up
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Fifteen-year-old Macey Clare discovers dark...

Secrets from the Sleeping Bag: A Blogtastic! Novel

By: Rose Cooper

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Sofia Becker‘s parents  force ask her  to go to summer camp with her best friend, Nona.  She has plenty of reasons for not wanting to go:

 No technology.  If she’s going...


After the First Death

By: Robert Cormier

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In Robert Cormier’s unforgettable novels, an individual often stands alone, fighting for what is right–or just to survive–against powerful, sinister, and sometimes evil people....

Beyond the Chocolate War

By: Robert Cormier

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In Robert Cormier’s unforgettable novels, an individual often stands alone, fighting for what is right–or just to survive–against powerful, sinister, and sometimes evil people....

The Chocolate War

By: Robert Cormier

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In Robert Cormier's unforgettable novels, an individual often stands alone, fighting for what is right--or just to survive--against powerful, sinister, and sometimes evil people....


The Rag and Bone Shop

By: Robert Cormier

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In Robert Cormier’s unforgettable novels, an individual often stands alone, fighting for what is right–or just to survive–against powerful, sinister, and sometimes evil people....

Cheesie Mack Is Not a Genius or Anything

By: Steve Cotler
illustrated by: Adam McCauley

Book Talk
Here are the top five things everyone should know about Cheesie Mack:
 
His name is really Ronald Mack, but people call him Cheesie because, yes, he loves macaroni and cheese.
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Cheesie Mack Is Cool in a Duel

By: Steve Cotler
illustrated by: Adam McCauley

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Cheesie Mack is back and some things certainly haven’t changed. The point battle between him and Goon is still going on, with Goon barely in the lead. He is still best friends with Georgie...


Lexie

By: Audrey Couloumbis
illustrated by: Julia Denos

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For as long as ten-year-old Lexie can remember, she’s spent every summer on the shore with her parents.  Together, they’d comb the beach for treasure, swim in the ocean, and eat food...

Bud, Not Buddy

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

TEACHERS GUIDE
ABOUT THIS BOOK
During the Great Depression, a 10-year-old homeless boy sets out in search of a man he believes to be his father.
Bud Caldwell's mother died when he was six...

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The Mighty Miss Malone Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

"We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful" is the motto of Deza Malone's family. Deza is the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in life....

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Christopher Paul Curtis Author Study

By: Christopher Paul Curtis


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Bucking the Sarge

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

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Ever feel like your parents give you too much responsibility? Try being 15-year-old Luther T. Farrell. His own mother, who Luther refers to as Sarge, manipulates the system, manages slum...