5080000Sideways Stories from Wayside School <br />Louis Sachar <br />Humorous episodes take place in the classroom on the ...
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Informational brochure about the Bluestem Award for students. Modified from the original resource on ISLMA - http://www.islma.org/pdf/Bluestem2012BrochureTemplate.docx

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  1. 1. 5080000Sideways Stories from Wayside School <br />Louis Sachar <br />Humorous episodes take place in the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.<br />19050-2449Animal Heroes: True Rescue Stories<br />Sandra Markle <br />This book consists of real-life stories about animal heroes. It also discusses how people have learned to work with animals in ways that make the most of each animal's special abilities to help humans.<br />19050181Adventures in Cartooning <br />James Sturm <br /> <br />This book uses a story about a magical elf who helps a princess learn how to draw a comic to present techniques for and advice about drawing comics.<br />190504717Knucklehead: Tall Tales & Mostly True Stories About Growing Up Scieszka<br />Jon Scieszka <br /> <br /> Part memoir, part scrapbook, this trip down memory lane provides a unique glimpse into the formation of a creative mind and a free spirit.<br />190500All Stations! Distress! April 15, 1912: The Day the Titanic Sank Don Brown <br /> <br />This book presents an account of the deadly voyage of the "Titanic" in April 1912, when about 2,200 passengers and crew, rich and poor alike, fought to survive.<br />190503901Passage to Freedom: The Sughihara Story <br />Ken Mochizuki <br /> <br />The story of one man's courage and the respect between father and son who shared the weight of an amazing act of humanity during World War II.<br />Read FOUR Bluestem nominees to vote for your favorite in March. Read SIX Bluestem nominees to be invited to the voting pizza party. For every Bluestem nominee that you read, you will be entered in a raffle to win a free book!The student who reads the MOST Bluestem nominees will receive a special prize!Fill out an “I Read a Bluestem!” form, and ask Ms. Sapkarov to sign your Bluestem Bingo card after every nominee you read. <br />King School <br />Library<br />82423012192000<br />Readers Choice Award<br />Grades 3-5<br />2012 Nominees<br />19050163830Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal <br />Vaunda Micheaux Nelson<br /> <br />This biography profiles the life of Bass Reeves, a former slave who was recruited as a deputy United States Marshal in the area that was to become Oklahoma.<br />19050263114 Cows for America <br />Carmen Deedy <br /> <br />This book presents an illustrated tale of a gift of fourteen cows given by the Maasai people of Kenya to the U.S. as a gesture of comfort and friendship in the wake of the attacks of September 11, 2001. The coauthor is Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah.<br />19050-3538World According to Humphrey<br />Betty Birney <br /> <br />Humphrey, pet hamster at Longfellow School, learns that he has an important role to play in helping the teacher and his classmates.<br />298450Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detectives <br />Michael Buckley <br /> <br />Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother who they have always believed to be dead.<br />29845154305Extra Credit <br />Andrew Clements <br /> <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 />190500Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook <br />Eleanor Davis <br /> <br />Eleven-year-old Julian thought changing schools would mean leaving his "nerdy" persona behind, but instead he forms an alliance with fellow inventors Greta and Ben and works to prevent an adult from using one of their gadgets for nefarious purposes.<br />5080000Just Grace <br />Charise Harper <br /> <br />Misnamed by her teacher, seven-year-old Just Grace prides herself on being empathetic, but when she tries to help a neighbor feel better, her good intentions backfire.<br />444517653000<br />Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery <br />Deborah and James Howe <br /> <br />Chester, the Monroe family's cat, resorts to hilarious antics to alert his owners and Harold, their dog, that the newly adopted bunny may actually be a vegetable vampire. The coauthor is James Howe.<br />-13970-18415Dying to Meet You <br />Kate Klise <br /> <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 />190504536Swindle <br />Gordon Korman <br /> <br />After unscrupulous collector S. Wendell Palomino cons sixth-grader Griffin Bing out of a valuable baseball card, Griffin puts together a band of misfits to break into Palomino's heavily guarded store and steal the card back.<br />19050-3719Flight of the Phoenix <br />R. L. LaFevers <br /> <br />With his parents lost at sea, Nate lands on the doorstep of a distant cousin, the world's last remaining beastologist. Soon he is whisked off on his first expedition, to Arabia, where the world's only phoenix prepares to lay its new egg.<br />19050-454Rules <br />Cynthia Lord <br /> <br /> 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.<br />190503447Faith, Hope and Ivy June <br />Phyllis Naylor <br /> <br />During a student exchange program, seventh-graders Ivy June and Catherine share their lives, homes, and communities and find that although their lifestyles are total opposites, they have a lot in common.<br />190500Riding Freedom<br />Pam Munoz Ryan <br /> <br />Charlotte (Charley) Parkhurst runs away from an orphanage, poses as a boy, moves to California, and fools everyone by her appearance.<br />