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Books

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...

Kat Got Your Tongue

By: Lee Weatherly

After a terrible car accident, Kat wakes up with no idea who she is, and no memory of anything before the crash. She doesn't even recognize her mum, much less her friends from school—Poppy, Jade,...


Harry and the Dinosaurs Say "Raahh!"

By: Ian Whybrow
illustrated by: Adrian Reynolds

Harry and his beloved dinosaurs have a dental appointment and they are all very nervous—especially Tyrannosaurus, who has so many teeth. But with Harry’s reassurances and a magic button to...

Losing Is Not an Option

By: Rich Wallace

Ron is watcher, it seems. He watches his pick-up basketball team–five guys trying to fit together on the court. He watches Dawn on the dance floor, and that tiny star tattoo on her shoulder. He watches...

The Lottie Project

By: Jacqueline Wilson
illustrated by: Nick Sharratt

Jacqueline Wilson is a bestselling author in England, second only to J. K. Rowling.Charlie's world is changing -- for the worse. Her new teacher refuses to call her anything but Charlotte. (Blech!) And...


What Should Riley Do? (Disney/Pixar Inside Out)

By: Tracey West
illustrated by: RH Disney

Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out takes you to a place that everyone knows, but no one has ever seen: the world inside the human mind. This new chapter book based on the film lets the reader decide how the...

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,...


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....