Tag Archives: 6-8

Heart of a Shepherd

Title: Heart of A Shepherd Author(s): Rosanne Parry Illustrator/Photographer: Jan Gerardi Publisher and Year: Random House Inc., 2009 Number of pages: 161 Genre: Fiction Analysis: In Rosanne Parry’s chapter book Heart of a Shepherd, the text functions as a window … Continue reading

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Joey Pigza Loses Control

Title: Joey Pigza Loses Control Author: Jack Gantos Illustrator or Photographer: N/A Publisher and Year: Square Fish Publishers, 2002 Pages: 196 Genre: Fiction Tags: Fiction, Family, 6-8, Novel Analysis: This is a novel about a boy named Joey. Joey’s parents … Continue reading

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The One and Only Ivan

              Title: The One and Only Ivan Author: Katherine Applegate Illustrator/Photographer: Patricia Castelao Publisher and Year: Harper Collins Publisher, 2002 Number of Pages: 300 Tags/Themes: Colleen Swanson, Award Book, Newberry Medal, Animals, Animal Cruelty, … Continue reading

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Planting the Trees of Kenya

Title: Planting the Trees of Kenya Author: Claire A. Nivola Illustrator/Photographer: Claire A. Nivola Publisher and Year: Frances Foster Books, 2008 Number of pages: 28 Tags/Themes: Colleen Swanson, Culture, Diversity, Kenya, Nature, Pollution, Historical Fiction, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8 Genre: Historical … Continue reading

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I Can Hear the Sun

              Title: I Can Hear the Sun Author: Patricia Polacco Illustrator/Photographer: Patricia Polacco Publisher and Year: Philomel Books, 1996 Number of Pages: 32 Tags/Themes: Colleen Swanson, Homelessness, Myth, Animals, Friendship, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8 Genre: … Continue reading

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In Our Mothers’ House

              Title: In Our Mothers’ House Author: Patricia Polacco Illustrator/Photographer: Patricia Polacco Publisher and Year: Philomel Books, 2009 Number of Pages: 44 Tags/Themes: Colleen Swanson, Family, Adoption, Same Sex Couples, 4-5, 6-8, Culture, Realistic … Continue reading

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Locomotion

Author: Jacqueline Woodson Publisher and Year: Speak; Reprint edition, 2010 Number of Pages: 128 Tags/Themes: Diversity, Emotion, Family, 4-5, 6-8, Kelli Herlitz Genre: Realistic Fiction Analysis: Eleven year-old Lonnie Motion’s parents died in a house fire. He has to adjust … Continue reading

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Esperanza Rising

Title: Esperanza Rising Author: Pam Munoz Ryan Publisher and Year: Scholastic, 2002 Number of Pages: 262 Tags/Themes: Culture, Diversity, Chapter Book, Emotion, Family, 6-8, Kelli Herlitz Genre: Realistic Fiction Analysis: This novel focuses on a young girl named Esperanza. Her … Continue reading

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The Lorax

Title: The Lorax Author: Dr. Seuss Illustrator: Dr. Seuss Publisher: Random House, 1971 Pages: 62 The Lorax is a book about the environmental phenomenon known as Tragedy of the Commons. The Once-ler, who narrates the story, cut down the Truffula … Continue reading

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The Lightning Thief

Title- Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Author-Rick Riordan Publisher-Hyperion Books, 2005 Pages-375 The Lightning Thief is a novel by Rick Riordan about 12 year old Percy Jackson, a boy with an interesting heritage. He was raised in … Continue reading

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