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Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List

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MR. CURRANS
READING LISTSummer 2006
THE BEST OF THE BEST!!!
Balliett, Blue
 
CHASING VERMEER
When seemingly unrelated and strange events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears,eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.
Balliett, Blue THE WRIGHT 3
In the midst of a series of unexplained accidents and mysterious coincidences, sixth-graders Calder, Petra,and Tommy lead their classmates in an attempt to keep Frank Lloyd Wright's famous Robie House frombeing demolished.
Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin MISS HICKORY
Miss Hickory is very worried. Her owner has moved to Boston, and she is just a doll whose body is an apple-wood twig and whose head is a hickory nut, and whose house is made of corncobs.
Cooper, Susan
 
THE DARK IS RISING
On his eleventh birthday Will discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to seek the six magicalSigns that will enable the Old Ones to triumph over the evil forces of the Dark.
The first book in a great series! 
Flake, Sharon
 
THE SKIN I’M IN
Maleeka’s teacher shows her that it’s what’s on the inside that counts.
Funke, Cornelia
 
THE THIEF LORD
Escaping the aunt who wants to adopt only one of them, two orphaned brothers run away from Hamburg toVenice, finding shelter with a gang of street children and their leader, the thirteen-year-old "Thief Lord," whilealso eluding the detective hired to return them to Germany.
Gantos, Jack JOEY PIGZA SWALLOWED THE KEY
Joey Pigza can’t sit still. He can’t pay attention, hecan’t follow the rules, and he can’t help it—especially when his medications aren’t working. He knows he’s areally good kid, but no matter how hard he tries to do the right thing, something always seems to go wrong.
Keith, Harold
 
RIFLES FOR WATIE
A classic Civil War adventure, filled with action, suspense, and intrigue.
Peck, Richard A LONG WAY FROM CHICAGO
A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois withhis sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.
Raskin, Ellen
 
THE WESTING GAME
 The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who mustuncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.
Taylor, Theodore THE CAY
Phillip, a resident of a war-torn island, is forced to leave his home. After he and his mother flee, their ship istorpedoed by a German submarine. He is marooned on a tiny island, blinded in the shipwreck, alone with acat and an old West Indian sailor. This book is action packed!
White, Andrea
 
SURVIVING ANTARCTICA: REALITY TV 2083
In the year 2083, five fourteen-year-olds who were deprived by chance of the opportunity to continue their educations reenact Scott's 1910-1913 expedition to the South Pole as contestants on a reality televisionshow, secretly aided by a Department of Entertainment employee.
 
THE BEST OF THE REST!!!
Banks, Lynne Reid ANGELA AND DIABOLA
A story about two girls; one is perfectly good and the other is perfectly evil.
Bloor, Edward TANGERINE
Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to playsoccer despite his near blindness; he slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight.
Choldenko, Gennifer AL CAPONE DOES MY SHIRTS.
A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housedthere, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.
Colfer, Eoin THE SUPERNATURALIST
In futuristic Satellite City, fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill escapes from his abusive orphanage and teams upwith three other people who share his unusual ability to see supernatural creatures.
Creech, Sharon GRANNY TORELLI MAKES SOUP
With the help of her wise old grandmother, twelve-year-old Rosie manages to work out some problems inher relationship with her best friend, Bailey, the boy next door. 
Curtis, Christopher Paul BUCKING THE SARGE
Deeply involved in his cold and manipulative mother's shady business dealings in Flint, Michigan, fourteen-year-old Luther keeps a sense of humor while running the Happy Neighbor Group Home For Men, all thewhile dreaming of going to college and becoming a philosopher.
DiCamillo, Kate THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX
The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, theservant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.
DuPrau, Jeanne THE CITY OF EMBER
In the year 2041, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a messenger to run to newplaces in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse unknown regions.
Fleischman, Paul GRAVEN IMAGES
Three stories by the author of 
Seedfolks
and
Weslandia
.
Fleishman, John
 
PHINEAS GAGE
Phineas Gage was truly a man with a hole in his head. Phineas, a railroad construction foreman, wasblasting rock in 1848 when a thirteen-pound iron rod was shot through his brain. Miraculously, he survived tolive another eleven years.
Funke, Cornelia
 
INKHEART
What would you do if an evil literary figure jumped out of a book and into your living room?
Giff, Patricia Reilly PICTURES OF HOLLIS WOODS
A troublesome twelve-year-old orphan, staying with an elderly artist who needs her, remembers the onlyother time she was happy in a foster home, with a family that truly seemed to care about her.
Haddix, Margaret RUNNING OUT OF TIME
When a diphtheria epidemic hits her 1840 village, thirteen-year-old Jessie discovers it is actually a 1995 tourist site under unseen observation by heartless scientists,and it’s up to Jessie to escape the village and save the lives of the dying children.
Hamilton, Virginia THE HOUSE OF DIES DREAR
A family tries to unravel the secrets of their new home where two fugitive slaves and Dies Drear, theabolitionist who had made the house into a station on the Underground Raiload, were murdered. The ghostsof the three were said to walk its rooms...
Hannigan, Katherine. IDA B: …AND HER PLANS TO MAXIMIZE FUN, AVOID DISASTER, AND(POSSIBLY) SAVE THE WORLD
In Wisconsin, fourth-grader Ida B spends happy hours being home-

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