2011-2012<br />Jane Riley Media Center<br />Hickory Hills Arts Academy<br />The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl<br />
Mockingbirdby C. Erskine<br />
Mockingbirdby C. Erskine<br />Ten-year-old Caitlin, who has Asperger's Syndrome, struggles to understand emotions, show em...
Waiting for Normalby L. Connor<br />
Waiting for Normalby L. Connor<br />Twelve-year-old Addie tries to cope with her mother's erratic behavior and being separ...
Anything but Typicalby N.R. Baskin<br />
Anything but Typicalby N.R. Baskin<br />Jason, a twelve-year-old autistic boy who wants to become a writer, relates what h...
Out of My Mindby S. Draper<br />
Out of My Mindby S. Draper<br />Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cereb...
Countdownby D. Wiles<br />
Countdownby D. Wiles<br />The fearful events of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis are witnessed by 11-year-old Franny, who fin...
One Crazy Summerby R. Williams-Garcia<br />
One Crazy Summerby R. Williams-Garcia<br />In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, t...
The Strange Case of Origami Yodaby T. Angleberger<br />
The Strange Case of Origami Yodaby T. Angleberger<br />Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with...
43 Cemetery Road: Dying to Meet Youby K. Klise<br />
43 Cemetery Road: Dying to Meet Youby K. Klise<br />In this story told mostly through letters, children's book author I. B...
Swindleby G. Korman<br />
Swindleby G. Korman<br />After unscrupulous collector S. Wendell Palamino cons him out of a valuable baseball card, sixth-...
After Ever Afterby J. Sonnenblick<br />
After Ever Afterby J. Sonnenblick<br />Although Jeff and Tad, encouraged by a new friend, Lindsey, make a deal to help one...
Extra Creditby A. Clements<br />
Extra Creditby A. Clements<br />As letters flow back and forth--between the prairies of Illinois and the mountains of Afgh...
Return to Senderby J. Alvarez<br />
Return to Senderby J. Alvarez<br />After his family hires migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from for...
Scatby C. Haissen<br />
Scatby C. Haissen<br />Nick and his friend Marta decide to investigate when a mysterious fire starts near a Florida wildli...
Where the Mountain Meets the Moonby G. Lin<br />
Where the Mountain Meets the Moonby G. Lin<br />Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, a...
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P Figgby R. Philbrick<br />
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P Figgby R. Philbrick<br />Twelve-year-old Homer, a poor but clever orphan, has extrao...
All Shook Upby S. Pearsall<br />
All Shook Upby S. Pearsall<br />When thirteen-year-old Josh goes to stay with his father in Chicago for a few months, he d...
The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jesterby B. O’connor<br />
The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jesterby B. O’connor<br />After Owen captures an enormous bullfrog, names it Tooley Graham, t...
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  1. 1. 2011-2012<br />Jane Riley Media Center<br />Hickory Hills Arts Academy<br />The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl<br />
  2. 2. Mockingbirdby C. Erskine<br />
  3. 3. Mockingbirdby C. Erskine<br />Ten-year-old Caitlin, who has Asperger's Syndrome, struggles to understand emotions, show empathy, and make friends at school, while at home she seeks closure by working on a project with her father.<br />Realistic Fiction<br />
  4. 4. Waiting for Normalby L. Connor<br />
  5. 5. Waiting for Normalby L. Connor<br />Twelve-year-old Addie tries to cope with her mother's erratic behavior and being separated from her beloved stepfather and half-sisters when she and her mother go to live in a small trailer by the railroad tracks on the outskirts of Schenectady, New York.<br />Realistic Fiction<br />
  6. 6. Anything but Typicalby N.R. Baskin<br />
  7. 7. Anything but Typicalby N.R. Baskin<br />Jason, a twelve-year-old autistic boy who wants to become a writer, relates what his life is like as he tries to make sense of his world.<br />Realistic Fiction<br />
  8. 8. Out of My Mindby S. Draper<br />
  9. 9. Out of My Mindby S. Draper<br />Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.<br />Realistic Fiction<br />
  10. 10. Countdownby D. Wiles<br />
  11. 11. Countdownby D. Wiles<br />The fearful events of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis are witnessed by 11-year-old Franny, who finds her life and perspectives changing throughout the course of a week that is also marked by difficult family issues.<br />Historical Fiction<br />
  12. 12. One Crazy Summerby R. Williams-Garcia<br />
  13. 13. One Crazy Summerby R. Williams-Garcia<br />In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.<br />Historical Fiction<br />
  14. 14. The Strange Case of Origami Yodaby T. Angleberger<br />
  15. 15. The Strange Case of Origami Yodaby T. Angleberger<br />Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda.<br />Realistic Fiction<br />
  16. 16. 43 Cemetery Road: Dying to Meet Youby K. Klise<br />
  17. 17. 43 Cemetery Road: Dying to Meet Youby K. Klise<br />In this story told mostly through letters, children's book author I. B. Grumply gets more than he bargained for when he rents a quiet place to write for the summer.<br />Horror<br />
  18. 18. Swindleby G. Korman<br />
  19. 19. Swindleby G. Korman<br />After unscrupulous collector S. Wendell Palamino cons him out of a valuable baseball card, sixth-grader Griffin Bing puts together a band of misfits to break into Palomino's heavily guarded store and steal the card back, planning to use the money to finance his father's failing invention, the SmartPick fruit picker.<br />Realistic Fiction<br />
  20. 20. After Ever Afterby J. Sonnenblick<br />
  21. 21. After Ever Afterby J. Sonnenblick<br />Although Jeff and Tad, encouraged by a new friend, Lindsey, make a deal to help one another overcome aftereffects of their cancer treatments in preparation for eighth-grade graduation, Jeff still craves advice from his older brother Stephen, who is studying drums in Africa.<br />Realistic Fiction<br />
  22. 22. Extra Creditby A. Clements<br />
  23. 23. Extra Creditby A. Clements<br />As letters flow back and forth--between the prairies of Illinois and the mountains of Afghanistan, across cultural and religious divides--sixth-grader Abby, ten-year-old Amira, and eleven-year-old Sadeed begin to speak and listen to each other.<br />Realistic Fiction<br />
  24. 24. Return to Senderby J. Alvarez<br />
  25. 25. Return to Senderby J. Alvarez<br />After his family hires migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure, eleven-year-old Tyler befriends the oldest daughter, but when he discovers they may not be in the country legally, he realizes that real friendship knows no borders.<br />Realistic Fiction<br />
  26. 26. Scatby C. Haissen<br />
  27. 27. Scatby C. Haissen<br />Nick and his friend Marta decide to investigate when a mysterious fire starts near a Florida wildlife preserve and an unpopular teacher goes missing.<br />Mystery<br />
  28. 28. Where the Mountain Meets the Moonby G. Lin<br />
  29. 29. Where the Mountain Meets the Moonby G. Lin<br />Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River.<br />Folktales and Fantasy<br />
  30. 30. The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P Figgby R. Philbrick<br />
  31. 31. The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P Figgby R. Philbrick<br />Twelve-year-old Homer, a poor but clever orphan, has extraordinary adventures after running away from his evil uncle to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War.<br />Historical Fiction<br />
  32. 32. All Shook Upby S. Pearsall<br />
  33. 33. All Shook Upby S. Pearsall<br />When thirteen-year-old Josh goes to stay with his father in Chicago for a few months, he discovers--to his horror--that his dad has become an Elvis impersonator.<br />Realistic Fiction<br />
  34. 34. The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jesterby B. O’connor<br />
  35. 35. The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jesterby B. O’connor<br />After Owen captures an enormous bullfrog, names it Tooley Graham, then has to release it, he and two friends try to use a small submarine that fell from a passing train to search for Tooley in the Carter, Georgia, pond it came from, while avoiding nosy neighbor Viola.<br />Fantasy<br />

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