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The Greene Ring Learning Circus: Favorite Read Alouds

Here are some of my favorite read aloud books we will share this year!

Rob Buyea - Because of Mr. Terupt

Jessica, the new girl, smart and perceptive, who's having a hard time fitting in; Alexia, a bully, your friend one second, your enemy the next; Peter, class prankster and troublemaker; Luke, the brain; Danielle, who never stands up for herself; shy Anna, whose home situation makes her an outcast; and Jeffrey, who hates school.

Website at R.J.Palacio

SEND ME YOUR POSTCARD PRECEPTS! Do you have a WONDER- ful precept that you live by? I'm looking for some original precepts for a new book I'm working on! If you have a unique, or daring, or...

A Long Walk to Water

A Long Walk to Water is a short novel by Linda Sue Park. It includes the true story of Salva Dut, a Sudanese Lost Boy, and the fictional story of "Nya," a young village girl. Park is using this book as a platform to support Dut's program, Water For South Sudan.

Welcome to the Official Site of Sharon Draper

Reviews: Susan Aikens, Kids Book Buyer from Borders Head Office I can't remember the last time I was so emotionally overwhelmed by a middle grade novel. Sharon Draper's new novel is the story of Melody, a 10 year old girl with Cerebral Palsy so severe that she can neither speak nor move independently.

Welcome to The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy.

Sharon Creech | Heartbeat by Sharon Creech

Read a free sample of Heartbeat by Sharon Creech and learn Sharon 's inspiration for the book.

The Dreamer

"Which is sharper? The hatchet that cuts down dreams? Or the scythe that clears a path for another?" "Pablo Neruda's poems tramped through the mud [with the fieldworker]...knocked at the doors of mansions...sat at the table of the baker...The shopkeeper leaned over his counter and read them to his customers and said "Do you know him?


A boy named Ben longs for the father he has never known. A girl named Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his mother's room, and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out alone on desperate quests to find what they are missing.

SparkNotes: The Outsiders

From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the SparkNotes The Outsiders Study Guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays.

A Single Shard

Tree-ear is an orphan boy in a 12th-century Korean potters' village. For a long time he is content living with Crane-man under a bridge barely surviving on scraps of food. All that changes when he sees master potter Min making his beautiful pottery. Tree-ear sneaks back to Min's workplace and dreams of creating his own pots someday.