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					State Street School’s                                                 11. Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City by Janet
                                                                      Schulman Grades: 3-6 The birdwatchers of Central Park were
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS                                                   buzzing about a young red-tailed hawk that had been spotted.
          2010                                                        What adventure would the hawk find in the park?

                                                                      12. Puppy Power by Judy Cox Grades: 3-4 Boisterous Fran
1. Along Came Spider by James Preller Grades: 4-6                     has trouble controlling herself, but learning how to train her
Spider, trying to fit in with the "in-crowd," struggles with          gigantic Newfoundland puppy helps her gain enough self-
loyalty to his life-long friend and neighbor, Trey, whose quirky      control to win the part of the princess in the school play.
personality is seen as uncool. Can the librarian and new student
                                                                      13.The Real Lucky Charm by Charisse Richardson
Ava help them through this rough time?
                                                                       Grades 3-5 Mia gets to play basketball with her twin brother
2. Alvin Ho Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary                 Marcus when his rec center team goes co-ed. For luck, her
                                                                      father gives her a basketball charm for her bracelet. When she
things by Lenore Look Grades: 3-5 In a series of laugh-out-
                                                                      does well on the court, she credits her lucky charm. So who
loud vignettes, Alvin, a boy who is afraid of everything, tells us
                                                                      needs practice?
about his inability to talk at school, his quirky, but supportive
family, and his search for a friend.                                  14. Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins Grades 3-5 When
                                                                      Naima damages her father's new rickshaw, she knows she could
3. Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman by Marc                    use her artistic ability to earn the money to have it repaired, but
Tyler Nobleman Grades: 3-6 Jerry Seigel and Joe Shuster,              in Bangladesh girls are not allowed to work so she must disguise
two super- nerdy teens bonded over their love of science fiction.     herself as a boy.
Together they created a new superhero, Superman, in a new
format, the comic book, but it took years of trial and tribulations   15. The Seer of Shadows by Avi Grades: 5-6 Horace
to get it published                                                   Carpetine, an apprentice to an unscrupulous photographer, is
                                                                      forced to deceive a client by planting a ghostly image in a
4. Brendan Buckley’s Universe and Everything in It by                 photograph. He finds that he has the ability to bring a ghost to
Sundee Frazier Grades: 4-6 Brendan's love of rocks and                life through his images, with dangerous consequences.
minerals leads him to his grandfather, whom he has never met.
Will their common interest bring them close together, or will         16. Shooting the Moon by Frances O'Roark Dowell
family differences keep them apart?                                   Grades: 5-6 Jamie's father is the commander of an army base
                                                                      and her life is the army but when her brother is reported missing
5. Dexter the Tough by Margaret Peterson Haddix                       in Vietnam, she starts questioning her idealism about war .
Grades: 3-5 Just how tough is he? At his new school, Dexter's
journal entry claims that he beat up a student but what really        17. Squirrel World by Johanna Hurwitz Grades: 3-4
happened?                                                             Two curious squirrels living in Central Park embark on an
                                                                      exciting, though sometimes dangerous, adventure into the
6. Eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff Grades: 4-6 Sam, a non-
                                                                      heart of New York City. Will they make it safely back on
reader, sees his picture in an old newspaper clipping but what
does it say? When he asks the new girl at school to help him,         their own, or will they rely on the bravery of relatives to
what he learns, and the questions that arise, may change the          rescue them?
everything he knows about himself and his family.
                                                                      18. Shredderman: Secret Identity, by Wendelin Van
7. The Goat Lady by Jane Bregoli. Grades 3-5 When the                 Draanen Gr 3-5 Nolan has been teased and bullied by
neighbors look at the farmhouse, all they see is a rundown            classmate Bubba Bixby long enough. With humor and
building with unruly animals and a messy yard. Two children           cleverness, he creates his own top-secret web page to expose
discover the special person who lives there and change their          Bubba's dirty tricks.
neighbors’ minds.
                                                                      19. Swindle by Gordon Korman Grades: 4-6
8. Gooney Bird Green by Lois Lowrey Grades 3-4                        How far would you go to get back what is rightfully yours?
Her name is weird, her clothes are wacky and her stories?             When Griffin Bing is cheated out of a priceless baseball card he
WILD! Meet this unusual girl and laugh out loud as you learn          makes a plan. With an unlikely group of sixth graders, Griffin
about the changes she brings to her 2nd grade class.                  will need to be daring and resourceful in order to outsmart the
                                                                      swindler.
9. Knucklehead by Jon Scieszka Grades: 4-6
How much trouble can one boy and his five brothers get into? A        20. Tap Dancing on the Roof by Linda Sue Park
lot! These memories of Halloween, sword fighting, brother             Grades:4-6 Do you like funny poetry with a twist at the end?
sitting, school, and sports will make you laugh out loud.             Sijo, a form of Korean poetry similar to haiku, will capture your
                                                                      imagination.
10. The Magic Half by Annie Barrows Grades 4-6
Look through the lens and travel back in time to 1935. Could a
daring rescue of a girl named Molly bring Miri the twin sister
she's always longed to have?

				
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