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JoCoLibrary - Kids - William Allen White 2013-14 Grades 3-5

Close to Famous
Close to Famous By Bauer, Joan (Book - 2011 )

Annotation:Twelve-year-old Foster McFee and her mother escape from her mother's abusive boyfriend and end up in the small town of Culpepper, West Virginia, where they use their strengths and challenge themselves to build a new life, with the help of the friends they make there.

America Is Under Attack
America Is Under Attack September 11, 2001 : the Day the Towers Fell By Brown, Don (Book - 2011 )

Annotation:Narrates the events of September 11, 2001, moving chronologically through the morning, from the plane hijackings to the crashes at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania; from the rescue operations at the WTC site to the collapse of the buildings. Includes watercolor illustrations.

Tuesdays at the Castle
Tuesdays at the Castle By George, Jessica Day (Book - 2011 )

Annotation:Eleven-year-old Princess Celie lives with her parents, the king and queen, and her brothers and sister at Castle Glower, which adds rooms or stairways or secret passageways most every Tuesday, and when the king and queen are ambushed while travelling, it is up to Celie--the castle's favorite--with her secret knowledge of its never-ending twists and turns, to protect their home and save their kingdom.

True (--sort Of)
True (--sort Of) By Hannigan, Katherine (Book - 2011 )

Annotation:For most of her eleven years, Delly has been in trouble without knowing why, until her little brother, R.B., and a strange, silent new friend, Ferris, help her find a way to be good--and happy--again.

True (... Sort Of)
True (... Sort Of) By Hannigan, Katherine (Audiobook CD - 2011 )

Annotation:For most of her eleven years, Delly has been in trouble without knowing why, until her little brother, R.B., and a strange, silent new friend, Ferris, help her find a way to be good--and happy--again.

True (-- Sort Of)
True (-- Sort Of) By Hannigan, Katherine (eBook - 2011 )

Annotation:For most of her eleven years, Delly has been in trouble without knowing why, until her little brother, R.B., and a strange, silent new friend, Ferris, help her find a way to be good--and happy--again.

Wonderstruck
Wonderstruck By Selznick, Brian (Book - 2011 )

Annotation:Having lost his mother and his hearing in a short time, twelve-year-old Ben leaves his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek the father he never knew in New York City, and meets there Rose, who is also longing for something missing from her life. Ben's story is told in words; Rose's in pictures.

Balloons Over Broadway
Balloons Over Broadway The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade By Sweet, Melissa (Book - 2011 )

Annotation:Award-winning artist Sweet tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to America--the inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Balloons Over Broadway
Balloons Over Broadway The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade By Sweet, Melissa (eBook - 2011 )

Annotation:Award-winning artist Sweet tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to America--the inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The Summer of Hammers & Angels
The Summer of Hammers & Angels By Wiersbitzky, Shannon (Book - 2011 )

Annotation:The story of an amazing summer in a girl's life, a summer of surprises and challenges, of shocks and recovery, of discoveries and friendship, and of loneliness and community.

Breaking Stalin's Nose
Breaking Stalin's Nose By Yelchin, Eugene (Book - 2011 )

Annotation:In the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union, ten-year-old Sasha idolizes his father, a devoted Communist, but when police take his father away and leave Sasha homeless, he is forced to examine his own perceptions, values, and beliefs.

Breaking Stalin's Nose
Breaking Stalin's Nose By Yelchin, Eugene (Audiobook CD - 2012 )

Annotation:In the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union, ten-year-old Sasha idolizes his father, a devoted Communist, but when police take his father away and leave Sasha homeless, he is forced to examine his own perceptions, values, and beliefs.

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The books nominated for the William Allen White award for the 2013-14 school year for grades 3-5. This award winner is selected annually by the students of the state of Kansas. CK/04/13


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