These titles work well for us, but be sure to include books that are most appealing to the students at your school.24 Girls in 7 Days by Alex Bradley Acceleration by Graham Mc Namee The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson Any books by Sarah Dessen Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod (series) by Heather Brewer City of Bones by Cassandra Claire Crackback by John Coy The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan Hanging on to Max by Margaret Bechard Incarceron by Catherine Fisher Invisible by Pete Hautman It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini Kimani Tru (series) by various authors Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer Lockdown: Escape from Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith Looking for Alaska by John Greene The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Piccoult The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Scribbler of Dreams by Mary Pearson Shattering Glass by Gail Giles Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar Soldier Boys by Dean Hughes Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman Tears of a Tiger by Sharon Draper Uglies by Scott Westerfeld Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher Whatever Happened to Cass Mc Bride by Gail Giles Tish Carpinelli, MLS, is a media specialist at Lower Cape May Regional High School.
Jackson mentally wrestles with this as most boys his age would: she's a good player and the team needs her, but she's still a girl. As their last year of elementary school ends, the boys want to have their best baseball season ever. Top of the Order is John's first and long-awaited middle-grade novel, and the first in a planned quartet of books about four friends and the four sports they play.
Coy does a good job keeping his story grounded in the concerns that kids this age would have, and his characters such as Gig, the goofball whose dad is about to be shipped to Afghanistan, and G-Man, Jackson's baseball-loving grandpa are appealing and true to life. Young baseball fans will enjoy the infield banter, Gigs corn-dogs-up-the-nose antics and the grand slam ending.”—Publishers Weekly “Keeping the tone light and folding in suspenseful game action, Coy underscores the importance of teamwork, bonding, and being open to change both on an off the field.”—Booklist “Gripping play-by-play and a fast-moving plot will appeal to sports enthusiasts and reluctant readers.”—School Library Journal “Appealing characters and plenty of baseball action will make this a hit with young sports fans.”—Kirkus Reviews “The strength of teamwork is emphasized here, making it a fun read with a positive message.”—VOYA Jacksons mom is dating. But this year, they might not even have enough players to stay in the league. About this new direction in his career, Coy says, “‘I hate to read.
Coy does a good job keeping his story grounded in the concerns that kids this age would have, and his characters . He travels all over the world promoting his books and literacy.
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She lives and works in Ladner, in a houseful of boys, and is currently at work on a middle-grade mystery novel set in one of the nearby floathome communities on the Fraser River.Her writings and interviews have been featured on CBC’s Fresh Air and Life Rattle Press.When she’s not writing she attends Al Hikmah Islamic Centre for their full time program on the study of the Qur’an.Diego is the new kid in school, a power-hitter who works with his family on the weekends and can't make every team practice.These four friends lead different lives, but on the baseball field, they're a strong team, the top of the order.Jackson Kennedy, the affable fifth-grade narrator, lives for baseball. His other picture books, Strong to the Hoop, Vroomaloom Zoom, Two Old Potatoes and Me, and Around the World, have won numerous awards and honors.