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Books

Switched

By: Jessica Wollman

From rags . . .Laura Mellon has never met a fabric she couldn't soften or a stain she couldn't remove. She's tired of cleaning houses with her starry-eyed mom. But it's the only way she'll save enough...

The Battle for the Castle

By: Elizabeth Winthrop

The adventure continues in this exciting companion to The Castle in the Attic.As William turns twelve, he wonders if Jason is still his best friend. In the past year, Jason has grown a foot taller, while...

The Velveteen Rabbit

By: Margery Williams
illustrated by: William Nicholson

Nursery magic is very strange and wonderful, and only those playthings that are old and wise and experienced like the Skin Horse understand all about it.Like the Skin Horse, Margery Williams understood...


Spanking Shakespeare

By: Jake Wizner
illustrated by: Richard Ewing

SHAKESPEARE SHAPIRO HAS ALWAYS hated his name. His parents bestowed it on him as some kind of sick joke when he was born, and his life has gone downhill from there, one embarrassing incident after another....

The Story of Tracy Beaker

By: Jacquline Wilson

TRACY BEAKER'S NOT exactly sure what her mother does, because Tracy has been in foster care for as long as she can remember. Maybe one day Tracy’s mother will show up and reclaim her long-lost daughter,...

The Castle in the Attic

By: Elizabeth Winthrop

One of the classic fantastical adventures of all time!William has just received the best present of his life—an old, real-looking stone and wooden model of a castle, with a drawbridge, a moat, and...


Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

By: Ian Whybrow
illustrated by: Adrian Reynolds

Harry finds some old dinosaurs in his Grandma’s attic. He cleans them up and makes them his own, carefully (and accurately) naming each one. Harry and his dinosaurs go everywhere together. But one...

A Field Guide to High School

By: Marissa Walsh

Andie has just finished eighth grade and will be starting high school in the fall. The good news: Her super-popular valedictorian big sister, Claire, is graduating and won't be there to put Andie in the...

Bad Girls

By: Jacqueline Wilson

MANDY WHITE IS a good girl whom the bad girls like to pick on—until a bigger, badder girl makes her her special friend. Tanya is a foster child across the street, and she’s nothing like good...


Resources

Belle Prater’s Boy

By: Ruth White

TEACHERS GUIDE
ABOUT THIS BOOK
In this vivid coming-of-age story, two cousins develop a real friendship while discovering the truths about their families and themselves.
Twelve-year-old...

The Castle in the Attic

By: Elizabeth Winthrop

NOTE TO TEACHERS
The Castle in the Attic
Elizabeth Winthrop
Grades 5 - 8
The Castle in the Attic and The Battle for the Castle are stories of courage and trust, growing up and family....