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Small White Scar
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Will has always had to take care of his twin brother, Denny, who has Down syndrome, while helping out on his family's ranch. They each have a small, white scar on their fingers from the time they became blood brothers, as well as twin brothers. Will loves his brother, but feels that Denny is standing in the way of his dreams. Will runs away to the rodeo, hoping to win some money and get a job as a professional cowboy. However, Denny catches up with Will and won't go back home. While Will is trying to figure out how to get Denny home safely, Denny almost drowns and gets bitten by a rattlesnake. Will and Denny ride to the house of a doctor, who's a friend of their father, where Will learns just how much he has meant to Denny and Denny to him. As for the rodeo and Will's dream for the future, read the book to see if Will is as good as he thinks he is.
Date read: 6/24/2009
Audience: 3rd Grade - 5th Grade
Rob's best buddy is Luther Wesley Vinson, but don't ever let him hear you call him that! He always goes by the name of Soup. Together, Rob and Soup have many adventures, and get into quite a bit of trouble ' usually, it's Rob getting into the trouble, and Soup nowhere to be seen when adults ask, 'What happened here?' An innocent game of 'whipping apples' ends in the breaking of a church window. Or, they play prisoner with his aunt, tying her up for questioning, but neglecting to tell her that she would have to free herself...... If you enjoy these stories of Soup and Rob, there are several sequels, including Soup & Me, Soup 1776, and Soup Ahoy.
Date read: 4/29/2009
Audience: 2nd Grade - 4th Grade
Blork has discovered that throwing tantrums is an easy way to get what he wants. Then the Big Pest Squad seizes his pet poodnoobie, and even a tantrum won't help. Soon Blork has taken flight with his pet, and he discovers a new land with strange creatures under the rule of a temperamental king. Will Blork and his pet be stuck here forever? This entertaining read is one of many chapter books featuring aliens by Bruce Coville.
Similar books: Space Brat 3: The Wrath of Squat by Bruce Coville
Date read: 12/10/2010
Spider Storch, Rotten Runner
Spider Storch, Rotten Runner
Audience: 2nd Grade - 5th Grade
Get ready for the Third-Grade Olympics! The events are basketball, long jump, jump rope, and the relay race. The teams are France, Antarctica, Greece, and Ireland. Everybody's excited, except for Spider who is terrible at running, really terrible, so bad that just thinking about it practically makes him sick. Besides that, his good friend, Zachary, is picking on him because he's such a terrible runner. Their teacher tells the class that it isn't about winning; it's about being a team and doing your best. Could the teacher be right?
Date read: 9/1/2010
Stanley, Flat Again!
Audience: 2nd Grade - 3rd Grade
Poor Stanley Lambchop wakes up one morning to find that he has gone flat again. After a bulletin board fell on him in Flat Stanley, his brother blew him up with a hose. This time, nothing seems to work and Stanley adjusts to life as a boy only half an inch thick. He discovers that there are some things that only a flat person can do. Read this book to discover how Stanley becomes a hero. Will Stanley stay flat forever, or is there an answer to his condition?
Date read: 9/3/2009
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