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State Street

Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay by Susan Hood

**Located on the Rooster Book Shelf

A town built on a landfill. A community in need of hope. A girl with a dream. A man with a vision. An ingenious idea.


Brave Like My Brother by Marc Tyler Nobleman

**Located on the Rooster Book Shelf

When Charlie's older brother Joe is called up in 1942, Charlie learns about the tedium and dangers of war through Joe's letters--and his brother's bravery in dealing with a spy as D-Day approaches, finally gives Charlie the strength to stand up to the local bully.

 

Comets, Stars, the Moon and Mars by Douglas Florian

"Twenty whimsical poems about space

 

The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo by Drew Weing

**Located on the Rooster Book Shelf

After moving to Echo City, Charles finds himself at the mercy of the town's monsters, but lucky for him there is Margo Maloo, monster mediator.

 

Fortune Falls by Jenny Goebel

**Located on the Rooster Book Shelf

In Fortune Falls, where superstitions are real, and all children must pass regular "luck tests" to see if they are worthy, ill-fortuned Sadie has always been deemed as unlucky, and shunted aside for her luckier younger brother--but when she finds an unusually intelligent black cat named Jinx, her fortunes begin to change for the better.

 

Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes

**Located on the Rooster Book Shelf

While learning about September 11th, fifth grader Dèja (born after the attacks) realizes how much the events still color her world

 

Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm

In 1935, when her mother gets a job housekeeping for a woman who does not like children, eleven-year-old Turtle is sent to stay with relatives she has never met in far away Key West, Florida.

 

Upside-Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski

**Located on the Nutmeg Book Shelf

With their magic being unpredictable, Nory, Elliott, Andres, and Bax are sent to the upside-down magic room at Dunwiddle Magic School.

 

Waiting for the Magic by Patricia MacLachlan

When Papa goes away for a little while, his family tries to cope with the separation by adopting four dogs and a cat.

 

Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Christ Barton

**Located on the Rooster Book Shelf

Chronicles the life and achievements of the NASA engineer and inventor, from his childhood to his accidental invention of the Super Soaker water gun.

 

Wonder by R.J Palacio

Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

 

 

*EPIC is an online library that offers books to be Read With or Read To you.  Miss Gibbons at State Street School has the login information.