Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sunshine State Winner, Grades 6 - 8

I think that the fact that Out of My Mind, by Sharon Draper, was the top choice of both grades 3 - 5 and 6 - 8 shows that young people today are a very thinking, feeling bunch. Empathy for others is an excellent quality.


And for next year:


Grades 6-8

Allen, Crystal     How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won a Bubba-sized Trophy
             Balzer + Bray      2011    AR 5.4 Lexile 550
Carmichael, Clay    Wild Things                          
             Front Street     2009         AR 5.7   Lexile 890
Catanese, P.W.   Happenstance Found
             Aladdin      2009 AR 5.4   Lexile NC700
Flores-Galbis, Enrique     90 Miles to Havana  
              Roaring Brook Press      2010 AR 4.8    Lexile 790
Gaiman, Neil     The Graveyard Book
              HarperCollins      2008 AR 5.3   Lexile 820
Grant, Katy     Hide and Seek
              Peachtree      2010 AR 4.6   Lexile 700
Greenwald, Tommy     Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading
             Roaring Brook Press      2011 AR 5.8   Lexile 830
Korman, Gordon     The Juvie Three
             Hyperion      2008 AR 4.9   Lexile NC730
Park, Linda Sue     A Long Walk to Water : Based on a True Story
             Clarion Books      2010 AR 5.0 Lexile 720
Patterson, James     The Dangerous Days of Daniel X
             Little, Brown      2008 AR 6.3   Lexile 680
Philbrick, Rodman      The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
             Blue Sky Press 2009   AR 5.6   Lexile 950
Rallison, Janette     My Fair Godmother
             Walker      2009                      AR 5.2   Lexile 760
Rorby, Ginny      Lost in the River of Grass
              Carolrhoda Lab      2011               AR 4.2   Lexile 750
Vigilante, Danette     The Trouble with Half a Moon
              G.P. Putnam’s Sons 2011       AR 4.4   Lexile 600
Woods, Brenda     Saint Louis Armstrong Beach    
              Nancy Paulsen Books      2011             AR 4.1   Lexile 660

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