Gritty and realistic to the end, this chapter book ends in a satisfying yet unexpected way where winning is based on luck and skill, good guys don’t necessarily finish first, and losers are the ultimate winners.
My 6th grader is in need of more chapter books, particularly chapter book series in the adventure/fantasy and realistic fiction genres. I’ve picked books for her and I’ll report back on which ones she wants me to buy.
Personality and Birth Order: the Middle Child “… middle children are more likely than their siblings to be successful and enjoy strong social lives and flourishing careers.” “… of all the U.S. Presidents since 1787, no fewer than 52 per cent were middle children.”
Please welcome my guest author and frequent contributor to PragmaticMom, Bonnie Dewkett CPO, of The Joyful Organizer. Her posts on organization are very popular. Please let me know what organization topics you’d like help with.
My oldest daughter is lucky in that she has the best Middle School librarian who really cares about finding books that make kids excited to read. He posted this list on our school eNewsletter which is how I found it. I think that by Middle School, students pretty have a good sense of the types of books that they like to read so his list, by genre, is particularly helpful. His list includes: Adventure/Mystery, Realistic Fiction, Humorous, Historical Fiction, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Horror/Supernatural, Science Fiction, Biographies/Non-Fiction, and Poetry. There is something for any tween or teen on his list!
I wish that I ponied up the money for these expensive toys that stand the test of time: wooden toy kitchen from Community Playthings, large wooden blocks from Community Playthings, and MagnaTiles.
D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths is perfect for grades 3-7th AND for preparing kids for The National Mythology Exam which some kids take for fun.
I think it’s ok to use Thank You notes that are easy to use like these from Excited2Learn. True, a ten-year-old can’t get away with these, but Exited2Learn has cute note cards for the older set too like these teddy bear cards!
Earthquake survival tips. Doug Copp Triangle of Life is Fraud; only applies (maybe!) to third world countries without building codes.