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Prisoner 88

This is the fictional story of Jake, a ten-year-old boy sentenced to five years in the adult prison of Idaho during the late 1880’s. The author was inspired to write this piece of historical fiction after a 2007 tour of the Old Idaho Penitentiary. 144 more words

Miss Kathy


The next morning I felt a funny churning in my tummy because I knew I’d be seeing Mr Arden in just a few short hours. I put my freshly ironed uniform on and put my hair in bunches which isn’t my usual style but it’s always good to have a change, and then I texted Matt to see if he wanted to meet outside the carpark where we usually meet to go to school if Matt’s Dad doesn’t give us a lift because he drank too much whiskey the night before, which is a fairly regular occurrence so I figured there was a 90% chance Matt would be walking up. 761 more words


Lucy's Picture

Bibliographic Information: Moon, Nicola. Lucy’s Picture. New York: Scholastic Inc., 1994. Print.

Brief Annotation: Lucy is desperate to make her grandfather the perfect picture. She spends her whole day at school working on a collage for him to see through his senses. 110 more words

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My Ol' Man

Bibliographic Information: Polacco, Patricia. My Ol’ Man. New York, New York: Scholastic Inc., 1996. Print.

Brief Annotation: This book tells the story of experiences two children share with their father. 116 more words

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Picnic at Mudsock Meadow

Bibliographic Information: Polacco, Patricia. Picnic at Mudsock Meadow. New York, New York: Scholastic Inc., 1992. Print.

Brief Annotation: At the annual Halloween Festivals at Grange Hall, William hopes to win some contests and impress Hester. 102 more words

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The Very Inappropriate Word

Bibliographic Information: Tobin, J. (2013). The Very Inappropriate Word. New York: Henry Holt and Company.

Brief Annotation: Michael loves collecting words, especially those that are unusual, and knowing that one of his new words is naughty does not stop him from sharing it with his friends at school. 99 more words

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My Rows and Piles of Coins

Bibliographic Information: Lewis, E.B. My Rows and Piles of Coins. New York: Clarion, 1999. Print.

Brief Annotation: Yeyo works to save up all of his money, thirty shillings and fifty cents, but does not have enough to buy a new bike. 81 more words

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