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Heard Any Good Books Lately? Created by O. Nesi All annotations and book covers courtesy of Follett Titlewave February, 2010
Firegirl  by Tony Abbott Genre:  Realistic Fiction <ul><li>A middle school boy's life is changed when Jessica, a girl disf...
Superfudge  by Judy Blume Genre:  Realistic Fiction <ul><li>Peter describes the highs and lows of life with his younger br...
Moving Day: Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls   by Meg Cabot Genre:  Realistic Fiction <ul><li>Nine-year-old Allie Finkle has...
Frindle  by Andrew Clements Genre:  Realistic Fiction <ul><li>When he decides to turn his fifth-grade teacher's love of th...
Lunch Money  by Andrew Clements Genre:  Realistic Fiction <ul><li>Twelve-year-old Greg, who has always been good at moneym...
No Talking  by Andrew Clements Genre:  Realistic Fiction <ul><li>The noisy fifth grade boys of Laketon Elementary School c...
Bud Not Buddy  by Christopher Paul Curtis Genre:  Historical Fiction <ul><li>Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in ...
The Tale of Despereaux  by Kate DiCamillo Genre:  Animal Fantasy <ul><li>The adventures of Despereaux Tilling, a small mou...
The  Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane  by Kate DiCamillo Genre:  Fantasy <ul><li>Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and prou...
Hotel For Dogs  by Lois Duncan Genre:  Realistic Fiction <ul><li>Andi, unable to adopt an adorable stray dog because of he...
The City of Ember  by Jean DuPrau Genre:  Science Fiction <ul><li>In the city of Ember, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs o...
Harriet the Spy  by Louise Fitzhugh Genre:  Mystery <ul><li>Eleven-year-old Harriet keeps notes on her classmates and neig...
Inkeheart  by Cornelia Funke Genre:  Fantasy <ul><li>Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father Mo, a bookbinder, can &...
Coraline  by Neil Gaiman Genre:  Fantasy <ul><li>Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into ...
The Day My Butt Went Psycho  by Andy Griffiths Genre:  Humor <ul><li>Zack Freeman joins forces with the B-Team squad in an...
The Homework Machine  by Dan Gutman Genre:  Realistic Fiction <ul><li>Four fifth-grade students--a geek, a class clown, a ...
My Weird School  by Dan Gutman Genre:  Humor <ul><li>Really wacky school stories about reluctant learner, A. J. and his fr...
Joe Sherlock, Kid Detective  by Dave Keane Genre:  Mystery <ul><li>Kid detective Joe Sherlock investigates strange events ...
Nightmare Academy  by Dean Lorey Genre:  Fantasy <ul><li>Charlie Benjamin enrolls in the Nightmare Academy to learn to con...
Rules  by Cynthia Lord Genre:  Realistic Fiction <ul><li>Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Cath...
Heat  by Mike Lupica Genre:  Sports Fiction <ul><li>Pitching prodigy Michael Arroyo is on the run from social services aft...
Summer Ball  by Mike Lupica Genre:  Sports Fiction <ul><li>Sequel to:  Travel Team . Thirteen-year-old Danny must prove hi...
Travel Team  by Mike Lupica Genre:  Sports Fiction <ul><li>After he is cut from his travel basketball team--the very same ...
Garfield:  The Movie  by H.S. Newcome Genre:  Humor <ul><li>Jon Arbuckle buys a second pet, a dog named Odie. However, Odi...
Hatchet  by Gary Paulsen Genre:  Action/Adventure <ul><li>After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four d...
Shiloh  by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Genre: Realistic Fiction <ul><li>When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his We...
Saving Shiloh  by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Genre:  Realistic Fiction <ul><li>Sequel to:  Shiloh . Sixth-grader Marty and hi...
The Lightning Thief  by Rick Riordan Genre:  Fantasy <ul><li>After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Posei...
How to Eat Fried Worms  by Thomas Rockwell Genre:  Realistic Fiction <ul><li>Tells a story about a boy who sets out to eat...
The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden Genre:  Animal Fantasy <ul><li>The adventures of a country cricket who uninte...
Encyclopedia Brown Mysteries  by Donald Sobol Genre:  Mystery <ul><li>Young Encyclopedia Brown uses his computer-like brai...
Eggs  by Jerry Spinelli Genre:  Realistic Fiction <ul><li>Mourning the loss of his mother, nine-year-old David forms an un...
Loser  by Jerry Spinelli Genre:  Realistic Fiction <ul><li>Even though his classmates from first grade on have considered ...
Stargirl  by Jerry Spinelli Genre:  Realistic Fiction <ul><li>In this story about the dangers of popularity and the thrill...
Revenge of the Living Dummy  by R.L. Stine Genre:  Horror <ul><li>Britney Crosby barely survives an encounter with her wei...
Creep From the Deep  by R.L. Stine Genre:  Horror <ul><li>Billy and Sheena have a deep-sea encounter with a dead captain a...
The Five Ancestors:  Tiger Book 1  by Jeff Stone Genre:  Fantasy/Martial Arts <ul><li>Five young warrior-monk brothers sur...
The Five Ancestors:  Monkey Book 2  by Jeff Stone Genre:  Fantasy/Martial Arts <ul><li>Alone in the woods, eleven-year-old...
So B. It  by Sarah Weeks Genre:  Realistic Fiction <ul><li>After spending her life with her mentally disabled mother and t...
Charlotte’s Web  by E.B. White Genre:  Animal Fantasy <ul><li>Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is de...
Stuart Little  by E.B. White Genre:  Animal Fantasy <ul><li>The adventures of the mouse Stuart Little as he sets out in th...
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town  by Kimberly Willis Holt Genre:  Realistic Fiction <ul><li>During the summer of 1971 in a...
Day of the Iguana  by Henry Winkler Genre:  Realistic Fiction <ul><li>Hank struggles through the ups and downs of friendsh...
The Zippety Zinger  by Henry Winkler Genre:  Realistic Fiction <ul><li>The pressure is on when Hank Zipzer is chosen as pi...
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  1. 1. Heard Any Good Books Lately? Created by O. Nesi All annotations and book covers courtesy of Follett Titlewave February, 2010
  2. 2. Firegirl by Tony Abbott Genre: Realistic Fiction <ul><li>A middle school boy's life is changed when Jessica, a girl disfigured by burns, starts attending his Catholic school while receiving treatment at a local hospital. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Superfudge by Judy Blume Genre: Realistic Fiction <ul><li>Peter describes the highs and lows of life with his younger brother, Fudge. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Moving Day: Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls by Meg Cabot Genre: Realistic Fiction <ul><li>Nine-year-old Allie Finkle has rules for everything and is even writing her own rule book, but her world is turned upside-down when she learns that her family is moving across town, which will mean a new house, school, best friend, and plenty of new rules. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Frindle by Andrew Clements Genre: Realistic Fiction <ul><li>When he decides to turn his fifth-grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Lunch Money by Andrew Clements Genre: Realistic Fiction <ul><li>Twelve-year-old Greg, who has always been good at moneymaking projects, is surprised to find himself teaming up with his lifelong rival, Maura, to create a series of comic books to sell at school. </li></ul>
  7. 7. No Talking by Andrew Clements Genre: Realistic Fiction <ul><li>The noisy fifth grade boys of Laketon Elementary School challenge the equally loud fifth grade girls to a &quot;no talking&quot; contest. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis Genre: Historical Fiction <ul><li>Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo Genre: Animal Fantasy <ul><li>The adventures of Despereaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin. </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo Genre: Fantasy <ul><li>Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Hotel For Dogs by Lois Duncan Genre: Realistic Fiction <ul><li>Andi, unable to adopt an adorable stray dog because of her aunt's allergies, enlists her brother Bruce in a plan to care for the dog and its puppies in an abandoned house down the street, but when the siblings give in the urge to take in more canine guests, the secret becomes too large to keep. </li></ul>
  12. 12. The City of Ember by Jean DuPrau Genre: Science Fiction <ul><li>In the city of Ember, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh Genre: Mystery <ul><li>Eleven-year-old Harriet keeps notes on her classmates and neighbors in a secret notebook, but when some of the students read the notebook, they seek revenge. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Inkeheart by Cornelia Funke Genre: Fantasy <ul><li>Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father Mo, a bookbinder, can &quot;read&quot; fictional characters to life when an evil ruler named Capricorn, freed from the novel &quot;Inkheart&quot; years earlier, tries to force Mo to release an immortal monster from the story. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Coraline by Neil Gaiman Genre: Fantasy <ul><li>Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others. </li></ul>
  16. 16. The Day My Butt Went Psycho by Andy Griffiths Genre: Humor <ul><li>Zack Freeman joins forces with the B-Team squad in an effort to stop a plot by the world's butts--including Zack's own backside--to take what they believe to be their rightful place on the human body. </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman Genre: Realistic Fiction <ul><li>Four fifth-grade students--a geek, a class clown, a teacher's pet, and a slacker--as well as their teacher and mothers, each relate events surrounding a computer programmed to complete homework assignments. </li></ul>
  18. 18. My Weird School by Dan Gutman Genre: Humor <ul><li>Really wacky school stories about reluctant learner, A. J. and his friends! </li></ul>
  19. 19. Joe Sherlock, Kid Detective by Dave Keane Genre: Mystery <ul><li>Kid detective Joe Sherlock investigates strange events that are taking place on Baker Street after dark, looks for the culprit who is using Mrs. Fefferland's yard as a bathroom, and tries to find a missing diamond ring. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Nightmare Academy by Dean Lorey Genre: Fantasy <ul><li>Charlie Benjamin enrolls in the Nightmare Academy to learn to control his powers; however, a powerful creature kidnaps his parents, and now he must find a way to save them. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Rules by Cynthia Lord Genre: Realistic Fiction <ul><li>Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with a young paraplegic. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Heat by Mike Lupica Genre: Sports Fiction <ul><li>Pitching prodigy Michael Arroyo is on the run from social services after being banned from playing Little League baseball because rival coaches doubt he is only twelve years old and he has no parents to offer them proof. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Summer Ball by Mike Lupica Genre: Sports Fiction <ul><li>Sequel to: Travel Team . Thirteen-year-old Danny must prove himself all over again for a disapproving coach and against new rivals at a summer basketball camp. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Travel Team by Mike Lupica Genre: Sports Fiction <ul><li>After he is cut from his travel basketball team--the very same team that his father once led to national fame --twelve-year-old Danny Walker forms his own team of cast-offs that might have a shot at victory. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Garfield: The Movie by H.S. Newcome Genre: Humor <ul><li>Jon Arbuckle buys a second pet, a dog named Odie. However, Odie is then abducted and it is up to Jon's cat, Garfield, to find and rescue the dog. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen Genre: Action/Adventure <ul><li>After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Genre: Realistic Fiction <ul><li>When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog's real owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Saving Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Genre: Realistic Fiction <ul><li>Sequel to: Shiloh . Sixth-grader Marty and his family try to help their rough neighbor, Judd Travers, change his mean ways, even though their West Virginia community continues to expect the worst of him. </li></ul>
  29. 29. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Genre: Fantasy <ul><li>After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods. </li></ul>
  30. 30. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell Genre: Realistic Fiction <ul><li>Tells a story about a boy who sets out to eat fifteen worms in fifteen days in order to win a bet. </li></ul>
  31. 31. The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden Genre: Animal Fantasy <ul><li>The adventures of a country cricket who unintentionally arrives in New York and is befriended by Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Encyclopedia Brown Mysteries by Donald Sobol Genre: Mystery <ul><li>Young Encyclopedia Brown uses his computer-like brain to help solve some of Idaville's most difficult mysteries. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Eggs by Jerry Spinelli Genre: Realistic Fiction <ul><li>Mourning the loss of his mother, nine-year-old David forms an unlikely friendship with independent, quirky thirteen-year-old Primrose, as the two help each other deal with what is missing in their lives. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Loser by Jerry Spinelli Genre: Realistic Fiction <ul><li>Even though his classmates from first grade on have considered him strange and a loser, Daniel Zinkoff's optimism and the support of his loving family do not allow him to feel that way about himself. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli Genre: Realistic Fiction <ul><li>In this story about the dangers of popularity and the thrill of first love, an odd student named Stargirl changes Mica High School forever. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Revenge of the Living Dummy by R.L. Stine Genre: Horror <ul><li>Britney Crosby barely survives an encounter with her weird cousin Ethan and his creepy ventriloquist's dummy, and things do not improve when she receives an invitation to HorrorLand. </li></ul>
  37. 37. Creep From the Deep by R.L. Stine Genre: Horror <ul><li>Billy and Sheena have a deep-sea encounter with a dead captain and the terrifying adventure continues when they arrive in HorrorLand, a place where nightmares come true. </li></ul>
  38. 38. The Five Ancestors: Tiger Book 1 by Jeff Stone Genre: Fantasy/Martial Arts <ul><li>Five young warrior-monk brothers survive an insurrection and must use the ancient arts to avenge their Grandmaster. </li></ul>
  39. 39. The Five Ancestors: Monkey Book 2 by Jeff Stone Genre: Fantasy/Martial Arts <ul><li>Alone in the woods, eleven-year-old Malao the &quot;monkey&quot; walks into a battle between a band of bandits, including one Malao finds familiar, and a monkey army, whose leader seems to know Malao. </li></ul>
  40. 40. So B. It by Sarah Weeks Genre: Realistic Fiction <ul><li>After spending her life with her mentally disabled mother and their neighbor, twelve-year-old Heidi sets out from Reno, Nevada, to New York to find out who she is. </li></ul>
  41. 41. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White Genre: Animal Fantasy <ul><li>Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him. </li></ul>
  42. 42. Stuart Little by E.B. White Genre: Animal Fantasy <ul><li>The adventures of the mouse Stuart Little as he sets out in the world to seek out his dearest friend, a little bird who stayed a few days in his family's garden. </li></ul>
  43. 43. When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt Genre: Realistic Fiction <ul><li>During the summer of 1971 in a small Texas town, thirteen-year-old Toby and his best friend Cal meet the star of a sideshow act, 600-pound Zachary, the fattest boy in the world. </li></ul>
  44. 44. Day of the Iguana by Henry Winkler Genre: Realistic Fiction <ul><li>Hank struggles through the ups and downs of friendship and the circle of life when he has a fight with Frankie and his sister's iguana lays forty-five eggs in their cable box. </li></ul>
  45. 45. The Zippety Zinger by Henry Winkler Genre: Realistic Fiction <ul><li>The pressure is on when Hank Zipzer is chosen as pitcher for the softball team at Public School 87's annual Olympiad, the most anticipated day of the school year. </li></ul>
  46. 46. Listen to a good book today! READ! READ! READ!
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