Author Archives: Angie

Webster: Tale of an Outlaw

Webster: Tale of an Outlaw by Ellen Emerson White When Webster the dog arrives at Green Meadows Farm he has already been adopted, mistreated, and given away three times and is done with people, but the other animals of the shelter will not let him give up on the possibility of a special family. Bookworms Discussion Date: April 19, 2018

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Ms. Bixby’s Last Day

Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson Loving their gifted teacher, three boys are dismayed when the teacher falls ill and leaves for the rest of the school year, a situation that compels them to share their stories while cutting class and journeying across town together on a fateful day. Bookworms Discussion Date: March 15, 2018 Discussion Questions: What

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Fish in a Tree

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt Ally’s greatest fear is that everyone will find out she is as dumb as they think she is because she still doesn’t know how to read. Bookworms Discussion Date: February 15, 2018 Discussion Questions: Read the Albert Einstein quote shared by Mr. Daniels: “Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you

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The Best Man

The Best Man by Richard Peck Archer has four important role models in his life–his dad, his grandfather, his uncle Paul, and his favorite teacher, Mr. McLeod. When Uncle Paul and Mr. McLeod get married, Archer’s sixth-grade year becomes one he’ll never forget. Bookworms Discussion Date: January 18, 2018 Discussion Questions Archer’s story begins with a wedding and ends with

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The Doublecross

The Doublecross by Jackson Pearce Hale is not your typical 12-year-old kid. He’s a spy! That’s right, a spy. He’s also what some might call…chunky. Hale is often made fun of by kids in spy school because he is the last person to make it across the finish line for the class’s weekly run. Despite this “minor” set-back, Hale’s weight

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Out of the Dust

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse In a series of poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family’s wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression. Bookworms Discussion Date: November 16, 2017 Discussion Questions How would you describe Billie Jo’s relationship with Ma and Daddy? How do these relationships change throughout

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As Brave As You

As Brave as You by Jason Reynolds Eleven-year-old Genie loves to ask questions; he keeps a notebook filled with them. When his parents decide they need a summer alone to try to save their marriage, he and his older brother Ernie are sent to rural Virginia to stay with grandparents they hardly know. Compared with Brooklyn, Virginia is completely strange,

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Beneath

Beneath by Roland Smith What waits Beneath? Pat O’Toole has always idolized his older brother, Coop. He’s even helped Coop with some of his crazier plans — such as risking his life to help his big brother dig a tunnel underneath their neighborhood in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Coop is . . . different. He doesn’t talk on the

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Bridge to Terabithia

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm. Bookworms Discussion Date: August 17, 2017 Discussion Questions: Why has Jess gotten up early every morning during the summer? What is Jess’s

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House Arrest

House Arrest by K.A. Holt Young Timothy is sentenced to house arrest after impulsively stealing a wallet, and he is forced to keep a journal into which he pours all his thoughts, fears, and frustrations. Bookworms Discussion Date: July 20, 2017 Discussion Questions Why did Timothy steal the wallet? What would you have done? What are the conditions of Timothy’s

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