Tag Archives: 6-8

The House on Mango Street

Title: The House on Mango Street Author(s): Sandra Cisneros Cover Art by: Edel Rodriquez Publisher and Year: Random House (1984) Number of pages: 110 Genre: Realistic Fiction Descriptive Annotation:  The House on Mango Street is told from the perspective of … Continue reading

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Joey Pigza Loses Control

Title: Joey Pigza Loses Control Author(s): Jack Gantos Cover Art: Beata Szpura Publisher and Year: Scholastic, 2001 Number of pages: 196 Genre: Realistic Fiction. Descriptive Annotation:  Joe Pigza Loses Control centers on its title character, Joey Pigza, who is a … Continue reading

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Shiva’s Fire

  Title: Shiva’s Fire Author(s): Suzanne Fisher Staples Cover Art: Hala Wittwer Publisher and Year: Harper Collins, 2000 Number of pages: 276 Genre: Fiction, Fable. Descriptive Annotation:  Shiva’s Fire is about a girl named Parvati who is born to dance. … Continue reading

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Music for Alice

  Title: Music for Alice Author(s): Allen Say Illustrator/Photographer: Allen Say Publisher, Year: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004 Number of pages: 32 Genre: Non-fiction, autobiography Descriptive Annotation: This is an autobiography of Alice. Alice loved to dance when she was a girl, … Continue reading

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Homeless Bird

  Title: Homeless Bird Author: Gloria Whelan Illustrator/Photographer: Not Applicable Publisher, Year: HarperCollins Publisher, 2000 Number of pages: 182 Genre: Realistic fiction, historic fiction, fiction Descriptive Annotation: Koly is a thirteen-year-old girl who is growing up in modern India. Her parents … Continue reading

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Bud, Not Buddy

Title: Bud, Not Buddy Author: Christopher Paul Curtis Illustrator: N/A Publisher and Year: Delacorte Books, 1999 Number of pages: 243 Genre: Historical Fiction Descriptive Annotation: Bud Caldwell has lived in orphanages and foster homes since the death of his mother … Continue reading

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Sir Cumference and the First Round Table: A Math Adventure

Title: Sir Cumference and the First Round Table: A Math Adventure Author: Cindy Neuschwander Illustrator: Wayne Geehan Publisher and Year: Charlesbridge Publishing, 1997 Number of pages: 32 Genre: Humor, Fiction Descriptive Annotation: King Arthur of Camelot becomes worried when he … Continue reading

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Each Kindness

Title: Each Kindness Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson Illustrator/Photographer:  E. B. Lewis Publisher and Year: Nancy Paulsen Books, 2012 Number of pages: 31 Tags/Themes: K-5, 6-8, Award Book, Diversity, Emotion, Fiction, Friendship, Meagan DeSalvo Genre: Fiction Descriptive Annotation:  Each Kindness is about … Continue reading

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I See the Rhythm

Title: I See the Rhythm  Author: Toyomi Igus Illustrator: Michele Wood Publisher and Year: Children’s Book Press, 1998 Number of pages: 31 Genre: Non-fiction, Poetry Descriptive Annotation: This book provides information about African American music and how it has changed … Continue reading

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Good-bye for today: The Diary of a Young Girl at Sea

Title: Good-bye for today: The Diary of a Young Girl at Sea Author(s): Peter and Connie Roop Illustrator/Photographer:  Thomas B. Allen Publisher and Year: Antheneum Books for Young Readers, 2000 Number of pages: 42 Tags/Themes: Adventure, Animals, Chapter Book, Culture, … Continue reading

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