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The February game night will be Wednesday, February 22th. The book titles are listed to the right. You MUST sign up on line each time. If you sign up with a group, please include e-mails and or phone numbers so we can contact every member of the group.
Questions: Lori Woznicki at woz4 @ mac.com
Battle of the Books – February
Because of Mr. Terupt, by Bob Butra, 288 pages
Age Level: 9 and up | Grade Level: 4 and up
It’s the start of fifth grade for seven kids at Snow Hill School. There’s . . . 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.
The Liberation of Gabriel King, by K.L. Going, 160 pages
Age Level: 8 and up | Grade Level: 3 and up
Gabriel King was a born chicken. He’s afraid of spiders, corpses, loose cows, and just about everything related to the fifth grade. Gabe’s best friend, Frita Wilson, thinks Gabe needs some liberating from his fears. Frita knows something about being brave— she’s the only black kid in school in a town with an active Ku Klux Klan. Together Gabe and Frita are going to spend the summer of 1976 facing down the fears on Gabe’s list. But it turns out that Frita has her own list, and while she’s helping Gabe confront his fears, she’s avoiding the thing that scares her the most.
Frindle, by Andrew Clemens, 112 pages
Is Nick Allen a troublemaker?
He really just likes to liven things up at school — and he’s always had plenty of great ideas. When Nick learns some interesting information about how words are created, suddenly he’s got the inspiration for his best plan ever…the frindle. Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not call it a frindle? Things begin innocently enough as Nick gets his friends to use the new word.
Monster Bugs, by Lucille Recht Penner, 48 pages
Kindergarten and older
An easy-to-read book about a number of large and ferocious insects.
The Other Side, by Jacquline Woodson, 32 pages
Age Level: 5 and up | Grade Level: P and up
Clover’s mom says it isn’t safe to cross the fence that segregates their African-American side of town from the white side where Anna lives. But the two girls strike up a friendship, and get around the grown-ups’ rules by sitting on top of the fence together.