How do I become a better reader??? You should read 30 to 60 minutes a day. You might say that’s a long time, but can you stand a challenge in order to improve.
A Corner of the Universe By Ann M. Martin A Newberry Honor book The summer that Hattie turns 12, she meets the child-like Uncle she never knew & becomes friends with a girl who works at the carnival that comes to Hattie’s small town.
AL CAPONE DOES MY SHIRTS By Gennifer Choldenko A NEWBERRY HONOR BOOK A 12 year-old boy moves to Alcatraz island in 1935 when guards families were housed there, and has to contend w/ his extraordinary new enviroment in addition to life with his autistic sister.
Anne of Green Gables When the Cutherberts decide to adopt a boy to help w/ the farm chores they are astonished when Anne, a mischievous redhead, arrives instead. By: L.M. Montgomery
Because of Winn-Dixie 10 year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida & all the good things that happen to her because of Winn- Dixie, her dog. By: Kate DiCamillo
Belle Prater’s Boy When Woodrow’s mother suddenly disappears, he moves to his grandparents home in Virginia where he befriends his cousin & together they find strength to face their fears & losses of life.
Bud, Not Buddy 10 year old Bud, a motherless child living in Flint, Michigan during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out to search for the man he believes is his father.
Catherine, Called Birdy In this diary of the year 1290 Catherine provides a vivid picture of medieval life through the eyes of a feisty young woman. By: Karen Cushman
The Crossing Manny Bustos a Mexican orphan plans to cross the muddy border of the Rio Grande. By: Gary Paulsen
Dear Mr. Henshaw In ten year-old Leigh’s letters to his favorite author he told him about his parent’s divorce and being a new kid in school. By: Beverly Cleary
Dicey’s Song In this sequel to Homecoming, Dicey becomes the parent and guiding spirit to the younger Tillerman siblings. By: Cynthia Voigt To be continued on the next slide……
Homecoming Abandoned by their mother, Dicey and her brothers and sisters are left destitute, wanting to find one adult whom they can trust to hold their family together.
Hatchet 13 year-old Brain has to spend 54 days in a forest after a bad plane crash. Will he survive? By: Gary Paulsen
The River In the sequel for HATCHET, Brain is asked to instruct Astronauts and the military on survival techniques he uses in the wilderness. By Gary Paulsen
The Lottery Rose!! A battered child begins to rebuild his life after winning a rose bush in the lottery. By: Irene Hunt
Old Yeller A heart warming story about a boy and a dog who had many adventures together. By: Fred Gipson
The Slave Dancer! Slavery is seen through the eyes of a white boy who is shanghaied on a slave ship. By: Paula Fox
The Outsiders A gang of underprivileged teens directs their anger toward a group of more fortunate kids. By: S.E. Hinton
Where The Red Fern Grows. A modern classic that depicts the love and devotion between a boy and his two hunting dogs. By: Wilson Rawls
Z for Zachariah Ann feels safe in her valley after a nuclear war until her solitude is interrupted by Mr. Loomis. By: Robert O’Brien
Now That you know that Reading Rocks!!! Put your smile on
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!! These books that I have told you about are very important because reading helps your grades improve so pick up a book! Its your turn!