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Common Core Monday - Eleven by Sandra Cisneros

Welcome to Common Core Monday where each week we will take a look at a work of literature found in the Common Core Standards list of  438 more words

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Review: The Runaway King (The Ascendance Trilogy, #2) by Jennifer A. Nielsen

A kingdom teetering on the brink of destruction. A king gone missing. Who will survive?

Just weeks after Jaron has taken the throne, an assassination attempt forces him into a deadly situation.

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Review: The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, #1) by Jennifer A. Nielsen

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king’s long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince.

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The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielson

The False Prince, the first book in the Ascension Trilogy, is the story of Sage, a fourteen year old orphan who suddenly finds himself caught up in a clandestine plot of such magnitude, that to fail, will certainly cost him his life.   326 more words

WONDER by R. J. Palacio

August Pullman. Auggie is a typical 5th grader – at least that’s how he sees himself.  But most people see Auggie quite differently. In fact most people are shocked, even horrified, when they first meet him.   378 more words

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Review: Amulet #5: Prince of the Elves by Kazu Kibuishi

Kazu Kibuishi’s thrilling, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series continues!

Emily has survived the chaos of the Guardian Academy, but Max Griffin, who is working for the Elf King, has escaped with the Mother Stone.

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Review: Small Medium at Large by Joanne Levy

Lilah Bloom can hear dead people … and boy, are they annoying!

After she’s hit by lightning at a wedding, twelve-year-old Lilah Bloom develops a new talent: she can hear dead people.

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