01-11-2008 09:07 PM
can anyone give me suggestions for best books for ages 11-14 year olds boys and girls and for 5th and 6th graders.
i appreciate it
01-12-2008 09:56 AM
boy who has been homeschooled by his grandmother. She has an accident &
he has to start middle school & is the target of some bullies. This book
is wonderful. Laugh out loud hilarity & a well thought out plot make this
title enjoyable for anyone 10+. My daughter also enjoyed "Gossamer"
01-12-2008 10:29 PM
"I cannot live without books."
01-13-2008 02:33 AM
These are all really good books.
I read and loved them all!
I love reading!!!
01-13-2008 07:08 AM
The author, Johnathan Rand, lives in Michigan and plans to write 1 American Chiller book for each state. The Michigan Chiller books take place in different cities/towns within Michigan. He incorporates some facts about each state/town within his writing. Example: Iron Insects of Indiana takes place along a river in Elkhart, Indiana. He talks a little about the town and explains that it is known as the Instrument City as it is the home of Conn-Selmer music instruments. I think it is great that an author is able to tie in some factual information with their story.
I know that my child likes his books so much I have looked into his website on line at a writing camp that he provides each year. He holds two a year one is for 10 to 12 year olds (I think) and the other is for 13 and up. (I might have my ages off a bit) The camp is 4 days, 3 nights and is for children who is serious about writing.
Some other books that my daughter has enjoyed are: Spiderwick, The Nobodies, Dear America books (these are fictional books based on real history set up in journal entries. Great for students who like to learn some things about history. They read quickly my daughter has read a few and has really enjoyed them. She received one about the Titanic for Christmas.) I remember reading Call of the Wild and really enjoying it. Of all the required reading in school I think that this was my favorite. That age group for girls I would recommend Judy Blume books. There are so many great ones that she has written. Another book that my daughter picked up and read in a day and a half was Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I heard her laugh a lot while reading it so it must have been pretty humorous. I remember loving Hardy Boys while I grew up. Another series of mystery books that were great were Trixie Beldon books. They too were mystery books. I never read the complete series but know that they were out of print for a very long time but came back about a year or 2 ago.
01-13-2008 10:00 AM
I am a 5th and 6th grade Langauge Arts teacher. This grade level is a new assignment and I desparately want to get them interested in reading!!
01-13-2008 12:03 PM
Heir Apparent - Vivian Vande Velde
Yeah...I wasn't that much of a "teen-reader" ever. So that's all I have. I could give you books I read in 6th grade, however I don't think you'd want me to.
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01-19-2008 05:43 PM
Its a series and really good.
The more you read, the smarter you are!!!!!
01-19-2008 07:13 PM
-François Duc De La Rochefoucauld
02-24-2008 12:56 AM
02-24-2008 02:44 PM
The Among the hidden books. There amazing. Its one of the first series I read that I wanted to reread. There by Margret Peterson Haddix.
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07-14-2010 01:56 AM
Talk about a blast from the past! This thread is soooooo old. But many of these books were sooooooo good!
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