July 11, 2019

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For the first fifteen years of our lives, Danny and I lived within five blocks of each other and neither of us knew of the other's existence.
Danny, The Champion of the World
Roald Dahl

Danny, The Champion of the World

By: Roald Dahl
Recommended for grade(s): 4, 5

Can Danny and his father outsmart the villainous Mr. Hazell? Danny has a life any boy would love—his home is a gypsy caravan, he's the youngest master car mechanic around, and his best friend is his dad, who never runs out of wonderful stories to tell. But one night Danny discovers a shocking secret that his father has kept hidden for years. Soon Danny finds himself the mastermind behind the most incredible plot ever attempted against nasty Victor Hazell, a wealthy landowner with a bad attitude. Can they pull it off? If so, Danny will truly be the champion of the world. —from the website at Penguin Random House

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Danny and the Dinosaur (Danny and the Dinosaur)
Syd Hoff

Danny and the Dinosaur (Danny and the Dinosaur)

By: Syd Hoff
Recommended for grade(s):

Danny loves dinosaurs! When he sees one at the museum and says, "It would be nice to play with a dinosaur, " a voice answers, "And I think it would be nice to play with you." So begins Danny and the Dinosaur's wonderful adventures together. For Danny and his prehistoric playmate, even the most everyday activities become extraordinary, like finding a big-enough place to hide a dinosaur in a game of hide-and-seek. Kids will delight in Syd Hoff's charming, comical illustrations as they read about how Danny teaches a very old dinosaur some new tricks. —from the HarperCollins website

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The Chosen
Chaim Potok

The Chosen

By: Chaim Potok
Recommended for grade(s): 9, 10

The now-classic story of two fathers and two sons and the pressures on all of them to pursue the religion they share in the way that is best suited to each. And as the boys grow into young men, they discover in the other a lost spiritual brother, and a link to an unexplored world that neither had ever considered before. In effect, they exchange places, and find the peace that neither will ever retreat from again.... —from the website at Penguin Random House

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Holes
Louis Sachar

Holes

By: Louis Sachar
Recommended for grade(s): 5, 6, 7

This winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award features Stanley Yelnats, a kid who is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the warden makes the boys "build character" by spending all day, every day, digging holes five feet wide and five feet deep. It doesn't take long for Stanley to realize there's more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake: the warden is looking for something. Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption. Winner of the National Book Award. Newbery Medal Winner. —from the website at Penguin Random House

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