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B 92981B 92981 1-2-3 Magic for Teachers: Effective Classroom Discipline Pre-K through Grade 8
Grade Lvl: T Author: Phelan, Thomas / Schonour, Jane
Length: 248 Copyright: 2004

Describes how to etablish and maintain reasonable control of a classroom. Discusses a method for eliminating disruptive behavior, how to encourage courteous behavior, how to manage transition times, and how to communicate productively with parents. One Two Three
1-2-3 Magic for Teachers: Effective Classroom Discipline Pre-K through Grad T  
B 97284B 97284 10-Minute Plays For Kids (Applause Acting Series)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Harbison, Lawrence
Length: 112 Copyright: 2015

In 10-Minute Plays for Kids, geared to young thespians. Readers will find terrific plays by some prominent playwrights like: Sharyn Rothstein, Alex Broun, Jenny Lyn Bader, Claudia I. Haas, and Mark Harvey Levine, and more... The characters and situations portrayed are geared for the young actor in mind. Some of the plays explore relatable tales of friendship and family, while others allow the actors to take on the personas of nonhuman characters, such as fish and chess pieces. Reader's Theater ideas. Middle school students Drama. One-act plays. Student IL appropriate for grades 4-8.
10-Minute Plays For Kids (Applause Acting Series) T  
B 97285B 97285 33 Short Comedy Plays for Teens: Plays for Small Casts
Grade Lvl: T Author: Allen, Laurie
Length: 211 Copyright: 2011

This is a collection of plays with natural dialogue and believable situations for two to six actors. These thirty-three short plays give teenage performers a chance to portray the drama of their everyday lives. They may push boundaries, act crazy, and even discover themselves in the many true-to-life scenes and characterizations offered here. These plays permit student actors to show off their talents by creating outrageous characters in the context of situations they know so well. Sample titles include: Grounded Until Further Notice, Crazy Hairy Day, Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, Prom Date, Confessions, and A Fine Line between Love and Hate. Reader's Theater ideas. Middle school students Drama. One-act plays. Student IL appropriate for grades 5-8.
33 Short Comedy Plays for Teens: Plays for Small Casts T  
B 125609B 125609 47 People You'll Meet in Middle School
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Mahoney, Kristin
Length: 291 Copyright: 2019

Augusta writes letters to her younger sister, Louie, about life in middle school, from tackling a new school building to meeting new people like the assistant principal, the class pet, and the renegade. Coming of Age. Realistic Fiction. IL 5-9. Lexile 740. GR W.
47 People You'll Meet in Middle School IJ  
B 124429B 124429 5 Times Revenge
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Eland, Lindsay
Length: 378 Copyright: 2016

Adam is the prank mastermind. Perk is his best friend and the computer genius. Pearl is the prettiest girl in school-and a violin prodigy. Ray looks like a big dumb jock, but he secretly wants to be an engineer. And Dutch is the often-bullied dork who is in tune with everyone's feelings. The five of them couldn't be more different. But there's one thing they have in common: they are fed up with Hill Parmar, the school bully-and his dad, their school principal who's always turning a blind eye. Alternating point of view. Realistic fiction. IL 4-8. AR 4.5. RC 4.3. Lexile 700.
5 Times Revenge IJ  
B 124584B 124584 9 From the Nine Worlds
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Riordan, Rick
Length: 150 Copyright: 2018

Join Hearthstone, Blitzen, Samirah, Alex, Jack, T.J., Mallory, Halfborn, and more on a hilarious and unforgettable journey through Rick Riordan's unique take on Norse mythology. While Magnus is off visiting his cousin, Annabeth, his friends find themselves in some sticky, hairy, and smelly situations as they try to outwit moronic giants, murderous creatures, and meddlesome gods. Can they stave off Ragnarok at least until Magnus gets back? Fantasy. Story collection. Series fiction: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 4.
9 From the Nine Worlds IJ  
B 96321B 96321 A Is for Autism F Is for Friend: A Kid's Book for Making Friends with a Child Who Has Autism
Grade Lvl: T Author: Keating-Velasco, Joanna
Length: 54 Copyright: 2007

Helps middle school students better understand what autism is and encourages them to try and make friends with autistic students in the class. Describes everyday experiences through the words of an 11-year old girl with autism.
A Is for Autism F Is for Friend: A Kid's Book for Making Friends with a Chi T  
B 124504B 124504 A toda marcha! (Double Down)
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Kinney, Jeff
Length: 217 Copyright: 2016

The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his creative side. As if that's not scary enough, Halloween's just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle. When Greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. Can he get his mom off his back by making a movie...and will he become rich and famous in the process? Or will doubling down on this plan just double Greg's troubles? Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, Book 11. Text in Spanish.;Translation of: Diary of a wimpy kid, double down. Humorous fiction. Realistic. IL 5-12. AR 6.0.
A toda marcha! (Double Down) IJS  
B 97283B 97283 Acting Scenes for Kids and Tweens: 60 Original Comedy and Drama Scenes for Young Actors
Grade Lvl: T Author: Kimmel, Mike
Length: 101 Copyright: 2017

A collection of 60 original comedy and drama scripts for upper elementary / middle school reader. The dialogues feature clean language and family-friendly, real-life scenarios. They are ideal for teaching, rehearsing, and auditioning. All scenes are gender-neutral, allowing every role in every scene to be performed by both male and female students. The scripts are varied, with shorter and longer selections, comical and more serious topics, and conversational dialogue intended to develop dialog, timing, listening and reacting skills, and vocal variety. Many scenes are educational, as well, modeling and reinforcing positive attitudes and behaviors for our youth. Reader's Theater ideas. Middle school students Drama. One-act plays. Student IL appropriate for grades 4-8.
Acting Scenes for Kids and Tweens: 60 Original Comedy and Drama Scenes for T  
B 111401B 111401 Adam Canfield the Last Reporter
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Winerip, Michael
Length: 377 Copyright: 2009

When the school board shuts down the student newspaper, the Ameche brothers, two budding entrepreneurs with a knack for refurbishing junk but a shaky command of journalistic ethics, step in to help. Follett RL 5.0. AR 4.7. RC 4.4. Lexile 710.
Adam Canfield the Last Reporter IJ  
B 111400B 111400 Adam Canfield Watch Your Back!
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Winerip, Michael
Length: 329 Copyright: 2007

A much-welcomed snow day turns into an embarrassing nightmare for middle-grader Adam Canfield when, after being mugged by high school bullies for his snow-shoveling money, he becomes the focus of major media attention just as fellow reporters at The Slash are launching a contest to oust bullies at their school. Follett RL 4.8. AR 4.8. RC 4.4. Lexile 730. GR level V. IL 5-8.
Adam Canfield Watch Your Back! IJ  
B 92963B 92963 Adolescent Literacy Research and Practice
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 468 Copyright: 2004

Examines the role of literacy instruction in enhancing content-area learning and fostering student motivation and success. Chapter topics include: teaching English from a literacy perspective, writing to learn, teaching adolescents with literacy difficulties, word identification, explicit strategy instruction, second-language readers, literacy intervention programs at the middle and high school levels, differentiating instruction, culturally responsive practices, computer technology, assessing adolescent reading, teacher education, reflections on theory and current practice, etc. Edited by Tamara L. Jetton and Janice A. Dole.
Adolescent Literacy Research and Practice T  
B 112392B 112392 After Ever After
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Sonnenblick, Jordan
Length: 260 Copyright: 2010

Although Jeff and Tad, encouraged by a new friend, Lindsey, make a deal to help one another overcome aftereffects of their cancer treatments in preparation for eighth grade graduation, Jeff stills craves advice from his older brother Steven, who is studying drums in Africa. Sequel to Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie (106853). AR 5.2. RC 5.4. Lexile 820. IL 6-10.
After Ever After IJS  
B 124876B 124876 Amina's Voice
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Khan, Hena
Length: 197 Copyright: 2017

A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community. Realistic fiction. Muslims. Multicultural. Starred reviews. IL 4-8. AR 5.0. RC 5.3. Lexile 800.
Amina's Voice IJ  
KM 13204KM 13204 Amina's Voice (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Khan, Hena
Length: 197 Copyright: 2017

A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community. Playaway runtime: 4 hours and 25 minutes. Playaway, book and 5-way splitter. Muslims fiction. Multicultural. Realistic fiction. Starred reviews. IL 4-8. AR 5.0. RC 5.3. Lexile 800.
Amina's Voice (Playaway) IJ  
B 124492B 124492 Anti Escuela de Futbol: Los 7 Cracks Pardillos (Anti-Soccer School)
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Crespo, Juan Carlos
Length: 154 Copyright: 2015

When a soccer team composed of players kicked off of other teams is formed, they are determined to prove they can play the game. With hard work and committed coach, anything is possible. Text written entirely in Spanish. Sports fiction. Realistic. IL 5-12.
Anti Escuela de Futbol: Los 7 Cracks Pardillos (Anti-Soccer School) IJS  
B 123624B 123624 Army Brats
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Benedis-Grab, Daphne
Length: 231 Copyright: 2017

When the Bailey family moves into an army base in Virginia there are a lot of adjustments to make; twelve-year-old Tom runs afoul of the base school bully, ten-year-old Charlotte finds herself trying too hard to make friends with the "cool" girls, and six-year-old Rosie is just being difficult as usual--but they come together to investigate a mysterious building full of weird cages, and uncover Fort Patrick's secrets. Realistic fiction. IL 4-8. AR 5.8. Lexile 900.
Army Brats PIJ  
B 119683B 119683 Asperger's Rules!: How to Make Sense of School and Friends
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Grossberg, Blythe
Length: 127 Copyright: 2012

A guide to school for children with Asperger's, explaining the confusing rules of the classroom, how to interact with other kids, and maintain healthy habits. Manual-workbook offers insights to readers with mild spectrum disorders on the general “unwritten rules” for dealing with teachers and classmates in school. Has a mix of common scenarios, dialogue trees, bulleted lists, multiple-choice or fill-in-the-blank self-tests, and brief analytical comments. IL 6-10.
Asperger's Rules!: How to Make Sense of School and Friends IJS  
B 96307B 96307 Aspie Teen's Survival Guide: Candid Advice for Teens, Tweens, and Parents, from a Young Man with Asperger's Syndrome
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Kraus, J. D.
Length: 214 Copyright: 2010

The author, a young man with Asperger's syndrome, offers advice to teens who have been diagnosed with Asperger's on how to negotiate the academic and social challenges of middle and high school. Some topics are organization, transitioning, sensitive senses, awkwardness, stress, driving a car, bullying, socializing, dating, obsessions & creativity. IL 7-T.
Aspie Teen's Survival Guide: Candid Advice for Teens, Tweens, and Parents, JST  
B 123657B 123657 Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Palacio, R. J.
Length: 303 Copyright: 2015

Three previously-published novellas that shed further light on the world of Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, set before he entered Beecher Prep and during his first year there and told from other characters' points of view. "The Julian Chapter" reveals why the bully dislikes Auggie so much. "Pluto" is about the lifelong friendship between Auggie and Christopher. And, finally, "Shingaling" offers a view of how the girls at Beecher Prep see Auggie when he first comes on the scene. Realistic fiction. Book companion (#113769). IL 3-8. AR 4.3. RC 4.2. Lexile 680. GR V.
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories PIJ  
KM 12873KM 12873 Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Palacio, R. J.
Length: 303 Copyright: 2015

These three stories are an extra peek at Auggie before he started at Beecher Prep and during his first year there. Listeners get to see him through the eyes of Julian, the bully; Christopher, Auggie's oldest friend; and Charlotte, Auggie's new friend at school. Together, these three stories are a treasure for listeners who don't want to leave Auggie behind when they finish Wonder. Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain; Scott Merriman; and Taylor Ann Krahn. Listen time: 8 hours. Realistic fiction. Book companion (#113769). IL 3-8. AR 4.3. RC 4.2. Lexile 680. GR V. Kit includes: book, 1 set of earbuds, 5 port splitter to support small group of listeners, and playaway.
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories (Playaway) PIJ  
B 124433B 124433 Awkward
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Chmakova, Svetlana
Length: 223 Copyright: 2015

After shunning Jaime, the school nerd, on her first day at a new middle school, Penelope Torres tries to blend in with her new friends in the art club, until the art club goes to war with the science club, of which Jaime is a member. Popularity fiction. Realistic. Graphic novel. Series: Berrybrook Middle School, book 1. IL 4-8. AR 2.8. RC 3.7. GR X.
Awkward IJ  
B 112328B 112328 Baseball Great
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Green, Tim
Length: 250 Copyright: 2009

All twelve year old Josh wants to do is play baseball but when his father, a minor league pitcher, signs him up for a youth championship team, Josh finds himself embroiled in a situation with potentially illegal consequences. Drug traffic. Steroids. AR 5.1. RC 5.5. Lexile 840. IL 5-8.
Baseball Great IJ  
B 126033B 126033 Benefits of Being an Octopus
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Braden, Ann
Length: 254 Copyright: 2018

Seventh-grader Zoey Albro focuses on caring for three younger siblings and avoiding rich classmates at school until her fascination with octopuses gets her on the debate team and she begins to speak out. Poverty. Middle school story. Iowa Teen Award 2020-2021. IL 4-8. AR 4.9. RC 4.7. Lexile 770.
Benefits of Being an Octopus IJ  
B 93421B 93421 Big Book of World History
Grade Lvl: T Author: Zike, Dinah
Length: 146 Copyright: 2007

Dinah Zike's Big Book of World History for Middle School and High School has instructions for making and using Foldables (3-D graphic organizers) in grades 6-12. Topics range from the Stone Age to the 21st century and covers historic events on every continent. Includes directions for books, charts, graphs, timelines, reproducible graphics and maps.
Big Book of World History T  
B 123381B 123381 Big Nate and Friends
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Peirce, Lincoln
Length: 224 Copyright: 2011

Reprints "Big Nate" comic strips that follow the adventures of sixth-grader Nate Wright and his middle school friends. Humorous fiction. Big Nate Graphic Novel Series. IL 3-7. AR 2.4. RC 2.8. Lexile 300.
Big Nate and Friends PIJ  
B 116364B 116364 Big Nate Flips Out
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Peirce, Lincoln
Length: 216 Copyright: 2013

Sixth-grader and self-proclaimed genius Nate Wright's sloppiness is getting out of hand and getting Francis in trouble. AR 2.8 RC 2.4 Lexile 420 IL 3-6. Big Nate Novels, Book 5.
Big Nate Flips Out PI  
B 120863B 120863 Big Nate Goes for Broke
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Peirce, Lincoln
Length: 216 Copyright: 2012

Nate's quest to achieve greatness lands him in the hospital with a broken bone, and while his family and friends are eager to help him cope, they soon tire of his increasingly ridiculous demands. Nate and the rest of P.S. 38 want to defeat Jefferson Middle School in the "Ultimate Snowdown" (a snow sculpture contest) because they are always losing to them when they compete during official activities. Graphic/fiction hybrid. AR 3.1 RC 2.5 Lexile 450 IL 3-6. Big Nate Novels, Book 4.
Big Nate Goes for Broke PI  
B 123371B 123371 Big Nate in the Zone
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Peirce, Lincoln
Length: 216 Copyright: 2014

Sixth-grader and self-proclaimed genius Nate Wright's bad luck has turned around and suddenly he can do no wrong. Realistic Fiction. Graphic novel format. Big Nate Novel Series, Book 6. IL 3-7. AR 3.1 RC 2.5. Lexile 470.
Big Nate in the Zone PIJ  
B 120865B 120865 Big Nate Lives It Up
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Peirce, Lincoln
Length: 216 Copyright: 2015

As his school's centennial nears, Big Nate is stuck showing the dorky new kid around. Graphic/fiction hybrid. AR 3.3 RC 3.1 Lexile 520 IL 3-6. Big Nate Novels, Book 7.
Big Nate Lives It Up PIJ  
B 123493B 123493 Big Nate Makes the Grade
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Peirce, Lincoln
Length: 224 Copyright: 2012

Nate Wright is known to his pals and teachers for many things, his penchant for mischief and his school record for detentions being the foremost. But beating out brainiac Gina's grades is not one of those things! In Big Nate Makes the Grade, the school life goings-on of Nate, his pals, and his long-suffering teachers are recounted in hilarious detail. Series fiction. Big Nate Graphic Novels. Middle grade fiction. IL 3-8. AR 2.8. Lexile 340.
Big Nate Makes the Grade PIJ  
B 120862B 120862 Big Nate on a Roll
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Peirce, Lincoln
Length: 216 Copyright: 2011

Middle-schooler Nate Wright must compete with a new rival, the "perfect" Artur, for the grand prize of a customized skateboard in their scout troop contest. Graphic/fiction hybrid. AR 2.9 RC 2.5 Lexile 440 IL 3-6. Big Nate Novel, Book 3.
Big Nate on a Roll PIJ  
B 123370B 123370 Big Nate Strikes Again
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Peirce, Lincoln
Length: 216 Copyright: 2010

Sixth-grader and self-proclaimed genius Nate Wright faces his all-time enemy, Gina, when they are paired to work on a research paper together and she also gets a position on his intramural team. Graphic novel format. Realistic Fiction. Big Nate Novel Series, Book 2. IL 3-7. AR 3.0. RC 2.4. Lexile 430. GR R.
Big Nate Strikes Again PIJ  
B 123494B 123494 Big Nate: A Good Old-Fashioned Wedgie
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Peirce, Lincoln
Length: 174 Copyright: 2017

A reprinting of the "Big Nate" comic strip, that follows the adventures of eleven-year-old Nate Wright, who is dealing with a crush on his baseball team's new pitcher. Series fiction. Big Nate Graphic Novels. Middle grade novel.
Big Nate: A Good Old-Fashioned Wedgie PIJ  
B 123380B 123380 Big Nate: Game On!
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Peirce, Lincoln
Length: 224 Copyright: 2013

Reprints "Big Nate" comic strips that follow the adventures of sixth-grader Nate Wright and his middle school friends through a variety of hapless sports encounters. Humorous fiction. Big Nate Graphic Novel Series. IL 3-7. AR 2.3. RC 2.8. Lexile 300.
Big Nate: Game On! PIJ  
B 120864B 120864 Big Nate: Great Minds Think Alike
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Peirce, Lincoln
Length: 223 Copyright: 2014

Two heads are better than one, except when they're crashing into each other but that won't prevent Big Nate and his pals from hatching more great ideas for fun. From the series Big Nate Graphic Novels. AR 2.9 RC 3.3 Lexile 380 IL 3-6.
Big Nate: Great Minds Think Alike PI  
B 118003B 118003 Big Nate: I Can't Take It!
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Peirce, Lincoln
Length: 224 Copyright: 2013

Collects comics featuring "Big Nate" Wright, who is in perpetual war with school and his mean teacher, Mrs. Godfrey. Adding to his troubles are his rivalry with his sister, his distaste for Gina, the class pet, and foreign exchange student Artur, who never misses a chance to show Nate up. Big Nate Graphic Novels. AR 2.8 IL 3-6.
Big Nate: I Can't Take It! PI  
B 125436B 125436 Big Nate: Payback Time!
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Peirce, Lincoln
Length: 173 Copyright: 2019

Nate develops a mysterious allergy to Mrs. Godfrey, wages epic snowball fights with Teddy and Francis, and even takes a nervous newbie under his wing during detention. But after a disastrous run-in with Randy in the cafetorium, our hero faces a dreaded after-school showdown on the soccer field. Will Nate survive or get kicked around? Series fiction. Big Nate Graphic Novels. Middle grade novel. IL 3-7. AR 3.1. Lexile 360.
Big Nate: Payback Time! PIJ  
B 123379B 123379 Big Nate: Revenge of the Cream Puffs
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Peirce, Lincoln
Length: 181 Copyright: 2016

A reprinting of the "Big Nate" comic strip, that follows the adventures of eleven-year-old Nate Wright and his baseball team the Cream Puffs. Humorous fiction. Big Nate Graphic Novel Series. IL 3-7. AR 2.9. RC 2.6.
Big Nate: Revenge of the Cream Puffs PIJ  
B 123377B 123377 Big Nate: Say Good-bye to Dork City
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Peirce, Lincoln
Length: 222 Copyright: 2015

Middle schooler Nate Wright tries to shake off his reputation as a dork by leaving his friends behind and hanging out with Marcus, the leader of the school's most notorious posse. Humorous fiction. Big Nate Graphic Novel Series. IL 3-7. AR 2.8. RC 3.2. Lexile 360.
Big Nate: Say Good-bye to Dork City PIJ  
B 124362B 124362 Big Nate: Silent But Deadly
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Peirce, Lincoln
Length: 174 Copyright: 2018

Follows the adventures of eleven-year-old Nate Wright, who is showing the ropes to a detention rookie, campaigning for the Student of the Month Award, or writing hilarious movie reviews for the Weekly Bugle. Graphic novel series: Big Nate, Book 17.
Big Nate: Silent But Deadly PIJ  
B 123376B 123376 Big Nate: the Crowd Goes Wild!
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Peirce, Lincoln
Length: 222 Copyright: 2014

Nate pines over Jenny, who prefers exchange-student Artur; keeps getting into trouble with his homeroom teacher, Mrs. Godfrey; and works very hard at finding ways to goof off and do as little as possible during summer vacation. Humorous fiction. Big Nate Graphic Novel Series. IL 3-7. AR 2.9. RC 3.2. Lexile 370.
Big Nate: the Crowd Goes Wild! PIJ  
B 123375B 123375 Big Nate: Thunka, Thunka, Thunka
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Peirce, Lincoln
Length: 174 Copyright: 2016

A reprinting of the "Big Nate" comic strip, that follows the adventures of eleven-year-old Nate Wright, a self-proclaimed genius and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history, and his friends and family. Humorous fiction. Big Nate Graphic Novels Series. IL 3-7. IL 3-7. AR 2.8. RC 3.2. Lexile 360.
Big Nate: Thunka, Thunka, Thunka PIJ  
B 123374B 123374 Big Nate: Welcome to My World
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Peirce, Lincoln
Length: 174 Copyright: 2015

A reprinting of the "Big Nate" comic strip, that follows the adventures of eleven-year-old Nate Wright, a self-proclaimed genius and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history, and his friends and family. Humorous fiction. Big Nate Graphic Novels Series. IL 3-7. AR 2.8. RC 3.3. Lexile 380.
Big Nate: Welcome to My World PIJ  
B 123373B 123373 Big Nate: What's a Little Noogie Between Friends?
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Peirce, Lincoln
Length: 174 Copyright: 2017

Reprints "Big Nate" comic strips that follow the adventures of sixth-grader Nate Wright and his middle school friends. Humorous Fiction. Big Nate Graphic Novels Series. IL 3-7. AR 2.8. RC 3.2. Lexile 360.
Big Nate: What's a Little Noogie Between Friends? PIJ  
B 123378B 123378 Big Nate's Greatest Hits
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Peirce, Lincoln
Length: 373 Copyright: 2015

Reprints "Big Nate" comic strips that follow the adventures of sixth-grader Nate Wright and his middle school friends. Story collection. Humorous fiction. Big Nate Graphic Novel Series. IL 3-7. AR 3.3.
Big Nate's Greatest Hits PIJ  
B 124427B 124427 Bone Sparrow
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Fraillon, Zana
Length: 228 Copyright: 2016

Subhi is a refugee. He was born in an Australian permanent detention center after his mother and sister fled the violence of a distant homeland, and the center is the only world he knows. But every night, the faraway whales sing to him, the birds tell him their stories, and the magical Night Sea from his mother's stories brings him gifts. As Subhi grows, his imagination threatens to burst beyond the limits of the fences that contain him. Until one night, it seems to do just that. Subhi sees a scruffy girl on the other side of the wire mesh, a girl named Jimmie, who appears with a notebook written by the mother she lost. Unable to read it herself, Jimmie asks Subhi to unravel her family's love songs and tragedies that are penned there. Subhi and Jimmie might both find comfort-and maybe even freedom-as their tales unfold. But not until each has been braver than ever before and made choices that could change everything. Grief and loss. Realistic fiction. IL 4-8. RC 5.5. Lexile 840.
Bone Sparrow IJ  
KM 931KM 931 Boston Tea Party to the American Revolution-Jackdaw (BB)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2001

The hands-on history in this Jackdaw takes your students from the Boston Tea Party to Bunker Hill and the struggle to field and fund our army. Hands-on documents include a handbill persuading British soldiers to desert, a 1783 issue of the South Carolina Gazette, and early American “home-made” money. Please see professional book: B 96732 for ideas to support teaching and learning with Jackdaw primary sources. IL 5-8. The contents of this Jackdaw feature: Broadsheets Taxes, Tea and Trouble George Washington, Commander-In-Chief Why the British Lost the War After the War Historical Documents Letter to East India Tea Co. defending Boston Tea Party, 1773. Map of Boston and the fighting at Bunker Hill, 1775. Proclamation by King George III ordering a general fast, 1776. Draft of the Declaration of Independence with notes and amendments. Declaration of Independence signed by Congress on July 4, 1776. Resolve of Congress giving Washington power to raise forces and make people accept paper money, 1776. Pages from the journal of British Lieutenant William Digby, 1776-1777. Letter: Gen. Heath to Gen. Burgoyne on captured British soldiers, 1778. Letter from General Washington to New York Governor Clinton, 1779. Issue of the South Carolina Gazette and General Advertiser, 1783. Congressional commission to Benjamin Hopkins, 1779. American paper money. Lottery ticket printed by Americans to raise money for the war, 1776. Handbill persuading British soldiers to desert. Order of battle: diagrams drawn by George Washington, 1777. Captain Cooley’s note authorizing provisions for scouts, 1779. Reconnaissance order giving instructions for a mission, 1779. General George Washington taking the salute at Trenton, 1776. Map of the battlefields of the American Revolution. Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities
Boston Tea Party to the American Revolution-Jackdaw (BB) IJ  
B 124434B 124434 Brave
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Chmakova, Svetlana
Length: 248 Copyright: 2017

In his daydreams, Jensen is the biggest hero that ever was, saving the world and his friends on a daily basis. But his middle school reality is very different--math is hard, getting along with friends is hard...Even finding a partner for the class project is a big problem when you always get picked last. And the pressure's on even more once the school newspaper's dynamic duo, Jenny and Akilah, draw Jensen into the whirlwind of school news, social experiment projects, and behind-the-scenes club drama. Jensen has always played the middle school game one level at a time, but suddenly, someone's cranked up the difficulty setting. Will those daring daydreams of his finally work in his favor, or will he have to find real solutions to his real life problems? School stories. Realistic fiction. Series: Berrybrook Middle School, book 2. IL 4-8. AR 2.8. RC 3.2. Lexile 360.
Brave IJ  
B 124404B 124404 Brightest Night (Book 5)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Sutherland, Tui
Length: 308 Copyright: 2014

The Dragonets of Destiny must finally bring the epic war to an end, reconcile the seven tribes, and choose the next queen of Pyrrhia... and make it out alive. Fantasy. Series fiction: Wings of Fire, Book 5. IL 4-8. AR 5.5. RC 5.2. Lexile 790.
Brightest Night (Book 5) IJ  
B 120181B 120181 Bully Bait
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Fry, Michael
Length: 214 Copyright: 2013

When his school counselor insists that he needs better socialization skills after being stuffed into a locker by a bully, middle-schooler Nick finds himself, along with two other misfits, joining the school's lamest club: Safety Patrol. From the series The Odd Squad, Book 1. AR 3.5 RC 2.7 Lexile 500 IL 4-7.
Bully Bait IJ  
B 93347B 93347 Bully Busters, Grades 6-8
Grade Lvl: T Author: Newman-Carlson, Dawn
Length: 262 Copyright: 2000

Describes a teacher-based intervention program for dealing with the problem of bullying in middle school/junior high. Features a series of classroom activities for increasing awareness of bullying, recognizing the bully, recognizing the victim, intervening, assisting victims, preventing bullying, and developing coping skills. Authors: Dawn Newman-Carlson, Arthur M. Horne, and Christi L. Bartolomucci.
Bully Busters, Grades 6-8 T  
B 93332B 93332 Bully, the Bullied and Beyond: Help for Bullies, Victims and Bystanders, Grades 5-12
Grade Lvl: T Author: Williams, Esther
Length: 260 Copyright: 2007

Provide a comprehensive set of lessons that will help eliminiate bullying in school. Includes school-wide and classroom strategies, separate lessons for bystanders, bullies and the bullied, skills for students with special needs, school bullying survey, strategies for teachers, approaches to share with parents, and more.
Bully, the Bullied and Beyond: Help for Bullies, Victims and Bystanders, Gr T  
KM 8470KM 8470 Bullying (Olweus Video and Teacher's Guide)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1995

Video (11 minutes) presents students (grades 4-9) with a series of hypothetical bullying scenarios. Accompany teacher's guide (41 pages) provides follow-up lesson plans focusing on positive, proactive ways to handle bullying. Olweus resource.
Bullying (Olweus Video and Teacher's Guide) IJ  
B 124382B 124382 Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Grandin, Temple
Length: 228 Copyright: 2018

Things made of paper -- Levers and pulleys -- Things made of wood -- Things that fly -- Optical illusions -- Epilogue: The squeeze machine. Temple Grandin explores how to experiment and how to think about science for young readers. IL 4-9. AR 7.6. RC 9.5. Lexile 1060.
Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor PIJ  
KM 12972KM 12972 Calm Classroom: Elementary & Middle School
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2017

The Calm Classroom Elementary & Middle School manual includes 42 scripted mindfulness-based techniques that are easy to learn and teach. Audio recordings* of the techniques are provided to support teachers in learning how to lead the techniques and for use in the classroom. The curriculum includes breathing, stretching, focusing and relaxation techniques designed to meet the developmental needs of students in both elementary and middle school classrooms. The manual also includes guidance around creating an effective implementation schedule, introducing the program, and engaging students with leadership opportunities. *Audio recording download link is printed on the copyright page of the manual. 12 Breathing Techniques 15 Focusing Techniques 
 4 Relaxation Techniques 11 Stretching Techniques
Calm Classroom: Elementary & Middle School PIJ  
B 126064B 126064 Can You See Me?
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Scott, Libby / Westcott, Rebecca
Length: 362 Copyright: 2020

Tally is eleven years old and she's just like her friends. Well, sometimes she is. If she tries really hard to be. Because there's something that makes Tally not the same as her friends. Something she can't cover up, no matter how hard she tries: Tally is autistic. Diverse abilities. Realistic fiction. IL 4-8. Tally's autism means there are things that bother her even though she wishes they didn't. It means that some people misunderstand, her and feel frustrated by her. People think that because Tally's autistic, she doesn't realize what they're thinking, but Tally sees and hears - and notices - all of it. And, honestly? That's not the easiest thing to live with.
Can You See Me? IJ  
B 126038B 126038 Captain Superlative
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Puller, J. S
Length: 245 Copyright: 2018

Janey, a quiet outsider, is inspired by the eccentric and enigmatic Captain Superlative, a masked superhero who runs through the halls of their middle school, performing radical acts of kindness. Bullying. Friendship stories. Realistic fiction. Mystery. Iowa Children's Choice Award 2020-2021. IL 4-8. AR 4.4. RC 3.4. Lexile 600.
Captain Superlative IJ  
B 118650B 118650 Case of the Prank That Stank
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Burns, Laura / Metz, Melinda
Length: 182 Copyright: 2005

At Placid Middle School’s annual football game, a prank gone wrong burns down the field house—where the school stores fertilizer. Now the field is ruined, and school really stinks. Seventh-graders Agatha Wong and Orville Wright, who has Asperger's syndrome, try to prove that the prank they organized did not cause the fire. From the series Wright & Wong Mysteries, Book 1. AR 4.5 IL 5-8.
Case of the Prank That Stank IJ  
B 94673B 94673 Cemeteries: Alive with Learning
Grade Lvl: T Author: Kissling, Barbara
Length: 109 Copyright: 2010

The author describes how she used the local cemetery as the basis for a grant project that integrated multiple subject areas. The grant was math-based but integrated science, social studies, langauge arts, and service learning. During the course of the school year, the sixth graders engaged in many hands-on activities including several field trips, using tombstone rubbings, graphing (using graphing calculators) estimation activities, a presentation to the county historical commission, gathering census data, public speaking, authentic writing (reports, letters), mapping, science activities related to weathering, and securing a historical marker for the cemetery. The author shares the benefits of the project to students, teachers, and the community.
Cemeteries: Alive with Learning T  
KM 11672KM 11672 Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide To Extra Credit (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Greenwald, Tom
Length: 0 Copyright: 2012

Bright but unenthusiastic middle school student Charlie Joe Jackson signs up for the school play in an attempt to get straight As on his last quarter report card in order to avoid having to go to Camp Rituhbukkee over the summer. Contents: instruction sheet, playaway--a pre-loaded audio book (4.5 hours) on a dedicated digital audio media player (MP3), earphones, and book (265 pages) by Tommy Greenwald. AR 4.3 RC 3.5. Lexile 630. IL 4-7. Three-week loan period.
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide To Extra Credit (Playaway) IJ  
B 94246B 94246 Class Meetings That Matter, Grades 6-8
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 181 Copyright: 2009

Subtitle: A Year's Worth of Resources for Grades 6-8. Manual provides teachers and other school staff members with developmentally appropriate activities to use as part of their Olweus Bullying Prevention Program class meetings. Thirty-five class meetings are oganized into eight categories: Building a Positive Classroom Climate; Identifying Feelings; Communication; Hot Spots; Peer Relationships; Respecting Differences and Promoting Acceptance; Serving the Community/Reaching Outward; and Using Current Events.
Class Meetings That Matter, Grades 6-8 T  
B 95758B 95758 Classroom Strategies for Interactive Learning, 4th edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Buehl, Doug
Length: 260 Copyright: 2014

Describes more than forty literacy skill-building strategies that may be used to help students from elementary through high school learn in all curricular areas, each including a list of resources.
Classroom Strategies for Interactive Learning, 4th edition T  
B 96281B 96281 Common Core Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades 6-8: What They Say, What They Mean, How to Teach Them
Grade Lvl: T Author: Burke, Jim
Length: 280 Copyright: 2013

A guide for teachers of grades sixth through eight to using the Common Core standards in day-to-day practice in English language arts, history and social studies, science, and technical subjects. Lays out Grade 6-8 standards side by side with key distinctions highlighted. Includes different content-area versions of each standard; explanations of each standard, with student prompts; content to cover, lesson ideas, and instructional techniques; glossary and adaptations for ELL students.
Common Core Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades 6-8: What They Say, Wh T  
B 94923B 94923 Common Core Curriculum Maps in English Language Arts, Grades 6-8.
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 215 Copyright: 2012

Presents a comprehensive, coherent sequence of thematic units for teaching skills outined in the CCSS for English language arts in sixth through eighth grades. Each unit contains focus standards, student objectives, suggested works, sample activities and assessments, a sample lesson plan with guidance for differentiated instruction, and more.
Common Core Curriculum Maps in English Language Arts, Grades 6-8. T  
B 123588B 123588 Control Freak
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Moore, Steve
Length: 211 Copyright: 2017

Steve is King of the Bench. No brag. That's just a fact. And this season, Steve and his friends are ready to sit on the sidelines of the Spiro T. Agnew Middle School football field. But then they stumble upon an old-school video game controller, and they become convinced it can control sports plays. With it, Steve might become King of Football too! Series fiction. King of the Bench, Book 2. IL 3-7. AR 6.2. Lexile 910. (Book 1 #123589).
Control Freak PIJ  
B 120032B 120032 Courage for Beginners
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Harrington, Karen
Length: 289 Copyright: 2014

Twelve-year-old Mysti Murphy of Texas wishes she were a character in a book. If her life were fiction, she'd know how to solve her problems at school; take care of her family when her dad has to spend time in the hospital; and deal with her family's secret: that her mother is agoraphobic and never leaves the house. Family problems- Fiction. AR 4.4 GR level W IL 5-8.
Courage for Beginners IJ  
B 93350B 93350 Creating Positive Support Groups for At-Risk Children: Ten Complete Curriculums for the Most Common Problems Among Elementary Students, Grades 1-8
Grade Lvl: T Author: Dennison, Susan
Length: 433 Copyright: 1997

Curriculum guide has over 125 interventions that are therapeutically sequenced for ten different support group problems. Includes social skills enhancement, self-esteem building, children of family life changes, children of substance abusers, anger/conflict resolution, traumatized children, stress management, learning performance, and school motivation/attitude enhancement support groups. Specific guidelines are provided for the set-up, goal development, sequencing of themes and actual intervention ideas.
Creating Positive Support Groups for At-Risk Children: Ten Complete Curricu T  
B 124563B 124563 Crush
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Chmakova, Svetlana
Length: 235 Copyright: 2018

Jorge seems to have it all together. He's big enough that nobody really messes with him, but he's also a genuinely sweet guy with a solid, reliable group of friends. The only time he ever really feels off his game is when he crosses paths with a certain girl... But when the group dynamic among the boys starts to shift, will Jorge be able to balance what his friends expect of him versus what he actually wants? Graphic novel. Series fiction: Berrybrook Middle School, Book 3. IL 5-9.
Crush IJ  
KM 12978KM 12978 Cutting Edge STEM Careers Book Set (8 Books)
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2017

This nonfiction book series uncovers the exciting and sometime surprising careers that STEM fields can open doors to in the 21st century. Readers will learn how the study of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math can lead to thrilling and meaningful careers, such as developing new ways to feed and power the world, fighting cyber-crime, and even designing replacement body parts. The required educational route to qualify for each career, as well as practical, real-world job scenarios, are also examined in this series designed to inspire the minds that will one day shape the world. Two copies of each title included. Titles included: Dream Jobs in Science - Lexile 1080. Dream Jobs in Technology - Lexile 1070. Dream Jobs in Engineering - Lexile 1110. Dream Jobs in Math - AR 7.0. RC 10.3. Lexile 1070.
Cutting Edge STEM Careers Book Set (8 Books) IJS  
B 124403B 124403 Dark Secret (Book 4)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Sutherland, Tui
Length: 295 Copyright: 2013

When Starflight, one of the dragonets of destiny, is kidnapped by the NightWings he finds that the kingdom of his birth is a miserable place, full of terrible secrets--and that, with his fellow dragonets too far away to help, the fate of two kingdoms rests in his talons. Fantasy. Series fiction: Wings of Fire, Book 4. IL 4-8. AR 5.5. RC 4.7. Lexile 770.
Dark Secret (Book 4) IJ  
B 124409B 124409 Darkness of Dragons (Book 10)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Sutherland, Tui
Length: 385 Copyright: 2017

When a young NightWing has the first prophecy in generations of the end of Pyrrhia, five young dragons are tasked with saving the world. Fantasy. Series fiction: Wings of Fire, Book 10. IL 4-8. AR 5.3. RC 4.5. Lexile 740.
Darkness of Dragons (Book 10) IJ  
B 116603B 116603 Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book
Grade Lvl: I Author: Angleberger, Tom
Length: 159 Copyright: 2011

After several Origami Yoda-related incidences, Dwight is suspended for being a troublemaker and Yoda asks Tommy and Kellen to save Dwight by creating a case file that proves Dwight is an asset to Ralph McQuarrie Middle School. Yoda (Fictitious character : Lucas) Fiction. Finger puppets Fiction. Origami Fiction. Eccentrics and eccentricities Fiction. Sequel to The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (112303). Graphic hybrid fiction. AR 4.6 IL 4-6.
Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book I  
B 93242B 93242 Developing Character When it Counts, Grades 6-8
Grade Lvl: T Author: Steele, Anne
Length: 46 Copyright: 1999

Subtitle: A Program for Teaching Character in the Classroom. Ideas to help reinforce good character and build self-confidence. Includes reproducibles, plus school-to-home assignments, role-playing ideas, cooperative group activities, hands-on craft projects, and more. Activities are based on "Six Pillars of Character": trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.
Developing Character When it Counts, Grades 6-8 T  
B 117240B 117240 Diario de Greg: Un renacuajo (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Kinney, Jeff
Length: 217 Copyright: 2008

Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship. Spanish translation of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal. IL 5-12. Realistic fiction. AR 5.3. RC 5.7. Lexile 880. GR T.
Diario de Greg: Un renacuajo (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) IJS  
B 109143B 109143 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Kinney, Jeff
Length: 217 Copyright: 2007

Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship. On the cover: A Novel in Cartoons. Book 1 from the series Diary of a Wimpy Kid. AR 5.2. RC 5.3. Lexile 950. GR level T IL 5-8.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal IJ  
B 117242B 117242 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Kinney, Jeff
Length: 217 Copyright: 2013

Greg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Graphic/fiction hybrid. AR 5.5 RC 7.6 Lexile 1020 IL 5-8.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck IJ  
B 109144B 109144 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Kinney, Jeff
Length: 216 Copyright: 2008

As Greg enters the new school year, he’s eager to put the past three months behind him . . . and one event in particular. Unfortunately for Greg, his older brother, Rodrick, knows all about the incident Greg wants to keep under wraps. But secrets have a way of getting out . . . especially when a diary is involved. Book 2 from the series Diary of a Wimpy Kid. AR 5.2. RC 5.3. Lexile 950. GR level T IL 5-8.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules IJ  
B 123554B 123554 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Kinney, Jeff
Length: 217 Copyright: 2017

Greg Heffley and his family escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation, but sun poisoning, stomach troubles, and venomous creatures all threaten their vacation. Series fiction. Diary of the Wimpy Kid - Book 12. IL 3-8. AR 5.4. RC 6.4. Lexile 920.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway PIJ  
B 111393B 111393 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Kinney, Jeff
Length: 217 Copyright: 2009

Middle schooler Greg Heffley nimbly sidesteps his father's attempts to change Greg's wimpy ways until his father threatens to send him to military school. Book 3 from the series Diary of a Wimpy Kid. AR 5.4 RC 5.2 Lexile 970. GR level T IL 5-8.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw IJ  
B 117241B 117241 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Kinney, Jeff
Length: 217 Copyright: 2012

A Valentine's Day dance at Greg's middle school has turned his world upside down until an unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves his best friend Rowley the odd man out. Graphic/fiction hybrid. AR 5.6 RC 5.6 Lexile 1060 IL 5-8.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel IJ  
B 124497B 124497 Dias de perros (Dog Days)
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Kinney, Jeff
Length: 214 Copyright: 2010

Greg Heffley recounts his daily experiences during summer vacation as he tries to live out his ultimate fantasy of spending the days indoors playing video games with no responsibilities and no rules, despite his mother's attempts to pack the summer with outdoor activities and family fun. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, Book 4. Text in Spanish.;Translation of: Diary of a wimpy kid, dog days. IL 4-12. AR 6.1.
Dias de perros (Dog Days) IJS  
B 92575B 92575 Differentiated Instruction Using Technology
Grade Lvl: T Author: Benjamin, Amy
Length: 161 Copyright: 2005

Subtitle: A Guide for Middle and High School Teachers. Discusses using technology to save time and to manage instruction to meet the needs of students. Presents an overview of differentiated instruction. Covers: Tiered Tasks; Unit Menus; Constructing Learning Centers and Stations; Differentiated Instruction in Whole-Class Instruction; E-Communications; Using Databases to Make Instructional Decisions; and Models. Also includes a chapter on differentiating traditional tests.
Differentiated Instruction Using Technology T  
B 92819B 92819 Differentiating Instruction in Whole-Group Setting
Grade Lvl: T Author: Hollas, Betty
Length: 152 Copyright: 2005

Author Betty Hollas presents strategies for differentiating instruction without giving up the whole-group setting. Discusses differentiation as opening windows of opportunity to improve students' chances for success. Strategies are provided for each of the four "windows": student engagement; questioning; flexible grouping; and ongoing assessment. Includes nearly 50 reproducibles. For grades 3-8.
Differentiating Instruction in Whole-Group Setting T  
B 95450B 95450 Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Language Arts (Grades 6-8)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Westphal, Laurie
Length: 151 Copyright: 2009

Discusses the benefits of using menus to create a student-centered, differentiated learning environment in middle school language arts classes, and provides resources including reproducible menus, guidelines for products, assessment rubrics, and teaching tips. On cover: Advanced-Level Menus Grades 6-8.
Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Language Arts (Grades 6-8) T  
B 95447B 95447 Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Math (Grades 6-8)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Westphal, Laurie
Length: 127 Copyright: 2009

Discusses the benefits of using menus to create a student-centered, differentiated learning environment in middle school math classes, and provides resources including reproducible menus, guidelines for products, assessment rubrics, and teaching tips. On cover: Advanced-Level Menus Grades 6-8.
Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Math (Grades 6-8) T  
B 95497B 95497 Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Science (Grades 6-8)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Westphal, Laurie
Length: 139 Copyright: 2009

Discusses the benefits of using menus to create a student-centered, differentiated learning environment in grades 6-8 science classes. Menus are based on the levels of Bloom's revised taxonomy. Includes process skills, physical sciences, life sciences, and Earth & space sciences. Provides resources including reproducible menus, guidelines for products, assessment rubrics, and teaching tips. On cover: Advanced-Level Menus Grades 6-8.
Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Science (Grades 6-8) T  
B 90487B 90487 Differentiating Reading Instruction
Grade Lvl: T Author: Robb, Laura
Length: 303 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: How to Teach Reading to Meet the Needs of Each Student. Explains differentiated reading instruction and covers teaching strategies, discussing whole-class reading, targeted support, student-centered journals, tiered assignments, and other related topics. Most examples are from middle school classes. Gr 5-8.
Differentiating Reading Instruction T  
B 91986B 91986 Differentiation in Practice: Grades 5-9
Grade Lvl: T Author: Tomlinson, Carol
Length: 247 Copyright: 2003

Subtitle: A Resource Guide For Differentiating Curriculum, Grades 5-9. Part I: A Brief Primer on Differentiation. Part II: Differentiated Units of Study. Carol Ann Tomlinson and Caroline Cunningham Eidson present five differentiated units of study. Each unit includes annotated lesson plans, worksheets, assignments, rubrics, and other tools.
Differentiation in Practice: Grades 5-9 T  
B 93395B 93395 Differentiation: From Planning to Practice Gr 6-12
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wormeli, Rick
Length: 176 Copyright: 2007

Shows middle and secondary level teachers how to plan a differentiated lesson from start to finish. Offers strategies and reflective advice about reaching a wide range of learners within the same classroom. Presents annotated models of effective differentiated instruction, including tiering, flexible groupings, and adjustments based on formative assessments. Chapter 4 presents cognitive science structures and tips such as priming the brain and structuring information, preventing dehydration, breaking from the routine, and promoting social interaction. The fifth chapter provides twelve samples of differentiated learning experiences from multiple subjects (math, science, art, physical education, etc.).
Differentiation: From Planning to Practice Gr 6-12 T  
KM 11122KM 11122 Discover Life Skills Handbook
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2000

Handbook contains ten life skill lessons (each with an activity) for middle school students. Lesson starts with a story or example of someone using or not using the skill. Describes what the skill is, identifies when the skill is useful, and the ways to use the skills. Lessons: Goal Setting; Asking for Help; Assertiveness; Problem Solving; Relationship Skills; Risk Management; Self Esteem; Listening. Contents: teacher's edition and student worktext edition (RL 3-4). Two-week loan period.
Discover Life Skills Handbook T  
B 125044B 125044 Dog Diaries: A Middle School Story (Book 1)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Patterson, James
Length: 191 Copyright: 2018

When the evil Mrs. Stricker threatens to send Junior, Rafe Khatchadorian's dog, back to the pound, Junior and Rafe go to obedience school to learn how to follow the rules. Series fiction: Middle School Story, book 1. IL 4-8. AR 5.0. Lexile 760.
Dog Diaries: A Middle School Story (Book 1) IJ  
B 124400B 124400 Dragonet Prophecy (Book 1)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Sutherland, Tui
Length: 304 Copyright: 2012

The seven dragon tribes have been at war for generations, locked in an endless battle over an ancient, lost treasure. A secret movement called the Talons of Peace is determined to bring an end to the fighting, with the help of a prophecy-a foretelling that calls for great sacrifice. Five dragonets are collected to fulfill the prophecy, raised in a hidden cave and enlisted, against their will, to end the terrible war. But not every dragonet wants a destiny. And when the select five escape their underground captors to look for their original homes, what has been unleashed on the dragon world may be far more than the revolutionary planners intended....Fantasy. Series fiction: Wings of Fire, Book 1. IL 4-8. AR 5.0. RC 4.5. Lexile 740.
Dragonet Prophecy (Book 1) IJ  
B 124411B 124411 Dragonet Prophecy, Graphic Novel
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Sutherland, Tui
Length: 210 Copyright: 2018

Not every dragonet wants a destiny . . .Clay has grown up under the mountain, chosen along with four other dragonets to fulfill a mysterious prophecy and end the war between the dragon tribes of Pyrrhia. He's not so sure about the prophecy part, but Clay can't imagine not living with the other dragonets; they're his best friends. So when one of the dragonets is threatened, all five spring into action. Together, they will choose freedom over fate, leave the mountain, and fulfill their destiny -- on their own terms.Fantasy. Graphic novel. Comic adaptation. Series fiction: Wings of Fire Graphic Novel, Book 1. IL 4-8. AR 2.7. Lexile 280.
Dragonet Prophecy, Graphic Novel IJ  
B 124751B 124751 Drama
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Telgemeier, Raina
Length: 233 Copyright: 2012

Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production of Moon over Mississippi as various relationships start and end, and others never quite get going. Graphic novel. Interpersonal relations. IL 4-8. AR 2.3. RC 3.3. Lexile 320.
Drama IJ  
KM 11336KM 11336 Draw the Line/Respect the Line
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2010

Provides a three-year middle school-based STD/HIV and pregnancy prevention program. DTL helps students define their personal limits, think ahead and prepare for sticking to those limits, and to respect the limits of others. PASHA: Program Archive on Sexuality, Health, and Adolescence. Contents: user's guide; facilitator (program) manuals for grades six, seven, and eight (the manuals contain photocopy masters for all handouts, activities, and homework); Original Evaluation Instrument booklet; Prevention Minimum Evaluation Data Set (PMEDS) booklet; and Local Evaluator Consultant Network Directory. Two-week loan period.
Draw the Line/Respect the Line T  
B 117188B 117188 Eight Keys
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: LaFleur, Suzanne M
Length: 216 Copyright: 2012

When twelve-year-old Elise, orphaned since age three, becomes disheartened by middle school, with its bullies, changing relationships, and higher expectations, keys to long-locked rooms and messages from her late father help her cope. Self-actualization (Psychology) Fiction. AR 3.8 RC 3.3 Lexile 590 IL 4-7.
Eight Keys IJ  
B 124502B 124502 El arduo viaje (Long Haul)
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Kinney, Jeff
Length: 217 Copyright: 2014

The Heffley family road trip starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns--with everything from a fender bender to crazed seagulls--but even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure, and this is one the Heffleys will not soon forget. Text in Spanish.;Translation of: Diary of a wimpy kid: the long haul. Humor. Realistic fiction. IL 5-12. AR 6.3.
El arduo viaje (Long Haul) IJS  
B 112260B 112260 Emma-Jean Lararus Fell Out of a Tree
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Tarshis, Lauren
Length: 199 Copyright: 2008

A quirky and utterly logical seventh grade girl named Emma-Jean Lazarus discovers some interesting results when she gets involved in the many everyday problems of her peers. AR 5.2. RC 4.8. Lexile 830. GR level R. IL 4-8.
Emma-Jean Lararus Fell Out of a Tree IJ  
B 93007B 93007 Essentials of Mathematics, Grades 7-12
Grade Lvl: T Author: Checkley, Kathy
Length: 129 Copyright: 2006

Subtitle: Effective Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. Award winning mathematics teachers and math researchers share their perspectives on how to improve mathematics education. From the series Priorities in Practice.
Essentials of Mathematics, Grades 7-12 T  
B 124496B 124496 Esto es el colmo! (Last Straw)
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Kinney, Jeff
Length: 217 Copyright: 2010

Middle-schooler Greg Heffley nimbly sidesteps his father's attempts to change Greg's wimpy ways until his father threatens to send him to military school. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, Book 3. Text in Spanish.;Translation of: The last straw. IL 4-12. AR 6.0.
Esto es el colmo! (Last Straw) IJS  
B 93484B 93484 Examined Life: Advanced Philosophy for Kids
Grade Lvl: T Author: White, David
Length: 183 Copyright: 2005

Presents primary source readings designed to spark philosophical discussion of such topics as friendship, time, perception, knowledge, and freedom among young students; drawing, drama, music, and language acquisition activities of applied philosophy; and essays on becoming more philosophical in one's teaching.
Examined Life: Advanced Philosophy for Kids T  
B 96284B 96284 Exemplary STEM Programs: Designs for Success
Grade Lvl: T Author: Yager, Robert / Brunkhorst, Herbert
Length: 461 Copyright: 2014

Shares 24 programs (K-12) used in a variety of settings by STEM educators. Provides ideas about how to learn more about and consider ways to implement STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) programs in many different settings (traditional schools, charter schools, informal programs, after- school & summer programs). Edited by Robert E. Yager & Herbert Brunkhorst.
Exemplary STEM Programs: Designs for Success T  
B 124417B 124417 Finding Perfect
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Swartz, Elly D
Length: 296 Copyright: 2016

With some help from her siblings and friends, Molly is able to face her OCD and be strong enough to get help for it. Emotional problems. Mental illness. Realistic fiction. IL 5-9. AR 3.7. RC 3.2. Lexile 550. Iowa Children's Choice Award, 2019-2020.
Finding Perfect IJ  
B 93467B 93467 Finding the Artist Within: Creating and Reading Visual Texts in the English Language Arts Classroom
Grade Lvl: T Author: Albers, Peggy
Length: 270 Copyright: 2007

Describes how to boost students' reading comprehension by integrating visual arts and technology in the English language arts classroom. Guide teaches basic art techniques, principles and concepts. Includes more than 20 art activities, text sets, and sample curricula which can be used to design a classroom that fully incorporates the visual arts, technology, and literacy. Middle/high school.
Finding the Artist Within: Creating and Reading Visual Texts in the English T  
B 124877B 124877 First Rule of Punk
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Perez, Celia C
Length: 310 Copyright: 2017

There are no shortcuts to surviving your first day at a new school-you can't fix it with duct tape like you would your Chuck Taylors. On Day One, twelve-year-old Mal. (MarYa Luisa, if you want to annoy her) inadvertently upsets Posada Middle School's queen bee, violates the school's dress code with her punk rock look, and disappoints her college-professor mom in the process. Her dad, who now lives a thousand miles away, says things will get better as long as she remembers the first rule of punk- be yourself. Realistic fiction. Coming of Age / Bildungsroman. Hispanic American. IL 5-9. AR 4.5. RC 4.2. Lexile 670. GR T.
First Rule of Punk IJS  
B 124416B 124416 Flying Lessons & Other Stories
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 218 Copyright: 2017

Whether it is basketball dreams, family fiascos, first crushes, or new neighborhoods, this bold anthology--written by the best children's authors including Kwame Alexander, Soman Chainani, Jacqueline Woodson, and many more--celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us. How to transform an everyday, ordinary hoop court into a place of higher learning and you at the podium / Matt de la Pena -- Difficult path / Grace Lin -- Sol Painting Inc. / Meg Medina -- Secret Samantha / Tim Federle -- Beans and rice chronicles of Isaiah Dunn / Kelly J. Baptist -- Choctaw Bigfoot, midnight in the mountains / Tim Tingle -- Main Street / Jacqueline Woodson -- Flying lessons / Soman Chainani -- Seventy-six dollars and forty-nine cents / Kwame Alexander -- Sometimes a dream needs a push / Walter Dean Myers. Short stories. Story collection. Multicultural. IL 6-10. AR 5.0. RC 5.3. Lexile 800. GR Z.
Flying Lessons & Other Stories IJS  
B 123399B 123399 Football and Player Safety
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Barber, Phil
Length: 64 Copyright: 2017

Is football becoming too dangerous to play? New evidence appearing almost weekly is changing how the game is played and how players are treated. The issue of concussions and their long-term effects is making everyone sit up and take notice of just how much playing the sport they love negatively affects athletes and their health. From a longtime football journalist, here's an inside look at the past, present, and future of football safety. Nonfiction. IL 5-12.
Football and Player Safety IJS  
KM 13234KM 13234 Forget Me Not (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Terry, Ellie
Length: 330 Copyright: 2017

Astronomy loving Calliope June has Tourette syndrome, so she sometimes makes faces or noises that she doesn't mean to make. When she and her mother move yet again, she tries to hide her TS. But it isn't long before the kids at her new school realize she's different. Only Calliope's neighbor, who is also the popular student body president, sees her as she truly is - an interesting person and a good friend. But is he brave enough to take their friendship public? As Calliope navigates school, she must also face her mother's new relationship and the fact that they might be moving, again, just as she starts to make friends and finally accept her differences. Diverse abilities. Realistic fiction. Novel in verse. Iowa Teen Award 2020-2021. Contents include playaway, book and a 5-way splitter. Playaway runtime: 3 hours. IL 7-12. AR 4.1. RC 5.2. Lexile 670.
Forget Me Not (Playaway) JS  
DVD 2510DVD 2510 Formative Assessment in Content Areas Middle
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 31 Copyright: 2009

Shows middle school teachers the ways they can use formative assessments in the subject areas (math, science, Spanish, and history) and grade levels they teach. Classroom scenes show teachers using formative assessments to discover their students' prior knowledge of subject matter, check for understanding, choose the most effective instrctional strategies, and gauge the progress of their students. Professional development tools included on DVD-ROM are PowerPoint presentation and handouts.
Formative Assessment in Content Areas Middle T  
B 92797B 92797 Four Square: The Total Writing Classroom for Gr 5-
Grade Lvl: T Author: Gould, Judith
Length: 112 Copyright: 2002

A companion to the Four Square Writing Method. Presents projects and activities designed for use with the Four Square method of writing instruction in grades five through nine, covering the areas of language connections, management tools for writing projects, warm-ups and mini-lessons, and composition writing.
Four Square: The Total Writing Classroom for Gr 5- T  
B 126221B 126221 Free Lunch
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Ogle, Rex
Length: 203 Copyright: 2019

Rex Ogle recounts his first semester in sixth grade in which he and his younger brother often went hungry, wore secondhand clothes, and were short of school supplies and he was on his school's free lunch program. Grounded in the immediacy of physical hunger and the humiliation of having to announce it every day in the school lunch line, Rex's is a compelling story of a more profound hunger that of a child for his parents' love and care. Memoir. Biography. Homelessness. Includes back matter. IL 5-9. AR 3.7. RC 4.2. Lexile 540.
Free Lunch IJ  
B 123275B 123275 Fuzzy
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Angleberger, Tom
Length: 263 Copyright: 2016

When Max (Maxine Zealster) befriends her new robot classmate Fuzzy, she helps him navigate Vanguard Middle School and together they reveal the truth behind the Robot Integration Program. Science fiction. Fantasy. IL 3-7. AR 5.2. RC 4.3. Lexile 700.
Fuzzy PI  
B 109156B 109156 Games
Grade Lvl: J Author: Gorman, Carol
Length: 279 Copyright: 2007

Fourteen year old rivals Boot Quinn and Mick Sullivan, in one fight too many are sent to the new principal who devises the punishment of having to play games together at his office, where they learn which battles are worth fighting. AR 3.8. Follett RL 4.8. RC 3.5. Lexile 660.
Games J  
B 120924B 120924 George
Grade Lvl: I Author: Gino, Alex
Length: 195 Copyright: 2015

When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl. George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part . . . because she's a boy. With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte -- but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all. Transgender. Gender identity- Fiction. Stonewall Book Award Winner- 2016. AR 5.0 RC 5.2 Lexile 790 IL 4-6.
George I  
B 94047B 94047 Get Up and Move with Nonfiction, Grades 4-8
Grade Lvl: T Author: Polette, Nancy
Length: 163 Copyright: 2008

Contains instructions for one hundred kinesthetic activities which use nonfiction materials and promote learning in students in fourth through eighth grade, covering science, mathematics, geometry, and U.S. history. Many activities are in game and/or dramatic presentation format. Activities include Reader's Theatre to solve story problems in math, mnemonics to remember the names and geographic location of the 50 states, nonfiction storytelling using historical events, and charades to learn and discuss how animals move.
Get Up and Move with Nonfiction, Grades 4-8 T  
B 123408B 123408 Ghost
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Reynolds, Jason
Length: 181 Copyright: 2016

Book 1 in Track series. Ghost, a naturally talented runner and troublemaker, is recruited for an elite middle school track team. He must stay on track, literally and figuratively, to reach his full potential. Iowa Teen Award 2018-2019. Realistic fiction. IL 5-10. AR 4.6. RC 4.5. Lexile 730.
Ghost IJS  
KM 13029KM 13029 Ghost (Playaway) (Book 1)
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Reynolds, Jason
Length: 0 Copyright: 2016

Ghost, a naturally talented runner and troublemaker, is recruited for an elite middle school track team. He must stay on track, literally and figuratively, to reach his full potential. Iowa Teen Award 2018-2019. Realistic fiction. Series fiction: Track, book 1. IL 5-10. AR 4.6. RC 4.5. Lexile 730. Contains 1 playaway, 1 book and one 5-way splitter. Run time for playaway approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes. A four week loan period. Copy B 123408 in lending.
Ghost (Playaway) (Book 1) IJS  
B 108337B 108337 Girls
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Koss, Amy
Length: 121 Copyright: 2000

Each of the girls in a middle-school clique reveals the strong, manipulative hold one of the group exerts on the others, causing hurt and self-doubt among the girls. Cliques. Peer pressure. Popularity. AR 4.7. RC 5.5. Lexile 710.
Girls IJ  
KM 121KM 121 Go Math Middle School Grades 6-8 Common Core Edition (2 Parts)
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2014

Program Preview. Teacher's Edition and student textbook for each level- Middle School-Grade 6, Grade 7 and Grade 8. Teacher's Edition, student textbook, Assessment Resources and Differentiated Instruction for Middle School Accelerated Grade 7.
Go Math Middle School Grades 6-8 Common Core Edition (2 Parts) T  
B 125445B 125445 Good Kind of Trouble
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Ramee, Lisa Moore
Length: 358 Copyright: 2019

An incredibly promising #ownvoices middle grade debut in the vein of Black-ish, about twelve-year-old Shayla, who is just trying to get through middle school without making waves, until she realizes that some things are important enough to be worth the trouble. School stories. Black lives matter movement. IL 5-8. AR 4.5. Lexile 720.
Good Kind of Trouble IJ  
KM 13153KM 13153 Good Kind of Trouble (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Ramee, Lisa Moore
Length: 358 Copyright: 2019

An incredibly promising #ownvoices middle grade debut in the vein of Black-ish, about twelve-year-old Shayla, who is just trying to get through middle school without making waves, until she realizes that some things are important enough to be worth the trouble. Contains book, playaway and a 5-way splitter. Playaway run time: 6 hours and 45 min. IL 4-8. AR 4.5. Lexile 720.
Good Kind of Trouble (Playaway) IJ  
B 120331B 120331 Goodbye Stranger
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Stead, Rebecca
Length: 289 Copyright: 2015

As Bridge makes her way through seventh grade on Manhattan's Upper West Side with her best friends, curvaceous Em, crusader Tab, and a curious new friend, she finds the answers she has been seeking. AR 3.9 RC 3.2 Lexile 560 GR level Z IL 5-9. Iowa Teen Award 2018-2019.
Goodbye Stranger IJ  
B 120037B 120037 Great Greene Heist
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Johnson, Varian
Length: 226 Copyright: 2014

Jackson Greene has a reputation as a prankster at Maplewood Middle School, but after the last disaster he is trying to go straight--but when it looks like Keith Sinclair may steal the election for school president from Jackson's former best friend Gabriela, he assembles a team to make sure Keith does not succeed. AR 4.6 RC 3.8 Lexile 660 IL 5-8.
Great Greene Heist IJ  
B 94146B 94146 Guiding Students into Information Literacy: Strategies for Teachers and Teacher-Librarians
Grade Lvl: T Author: Carlson, Chris
Length: 101 Copyright: 2009

Subtitle: Strategies for Teachers and Teacher-Librarians by Chris Carlson and Ellen Brosnahan. Describes instructional strategies teachers and teacher-librarians can use to promote information literacy and guide students through the process of writing a research paper. Includes reproducible pages. Middle school curriculum planning.
Guiding Students into Information Literacy: Strategies for Teachers and Tea T  
B 124413B 124413 Hammer of Thor
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Riordan, Rick
Length: 468 Copyright: 2016

Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon--the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Fantasy. Series fiction: Magnus Chase And The Gods Of Asgard, Book 2. IL 5-10. AR 5.1. RC 6.3. Lexile 690.
Hammer of Thor IJS  
B 92570B 92570 Handbook on Differentiated Instruction Middle/HS
Grade Lvl: T Author: Northey, Sheryn
Length: 195 Copyright: 2005

Complete title: Handbook on Differentiated Instruction for Middle and High Schools. Tips, activities, strategies and resources for teachers in grades 6-12. Demonstrates how to adjust the content taught, the process, and the products students produce. Sections: 1. Getting to Know Your Students (learning styles; readability; interests; multiple intelligences, abilities/disabilities, emotional development, etc); 2. Gathering Resources (scaffolding activities; prereading activities, reading strategies, such as teaching vocabulary words, anticipation guide, teacher modeling, graphic organizers, SQ3R,; online resources); 3. Selecting a Process (tiered lessons, using interest groups, flexible grouping, literature circles, cooperative groups, individualized instructions, independent study, learning centers, learning contracts, etc); 4. Assessment: Differentiating Product (questioning strategies, Socratic Seminar, problem-based assessment, performance-based assessment, peer assessment, portfolio, rubric); and 5. Putting it All Together.
Handbook on Differentiated Instruction Middle/HS T  
B 124853B 124853 Harbor Me
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Woodson, Jacqueline
Length: 176 Copyright: 2018

It all starts when six kids have to meet for a weekly chat--by themselves, with no adults to listen in. There, in the room they soon dub the ARTT Room (short for "A Room to Talk"), they discover it's safe to talk about what's bothering them--everything from Esteban's father's deportation and Haley's father's incarceration to Amari's fears of racial profiling and Ashton's adjustment to his changing family fortunes. When the six are together, they can express the feelings and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world. And together, they can grow braver and more ready for the rest of their lives. Starred reviews. IL 5-8. AR 4.1. Lexile 630.
Harbor Me IJ  
B 123539B 123539 Hello Universe
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Kelly, Erin Entrada
Length: 313 Copyright: 2017

The lives of four misfits are intertwined when a bully's prank lands shy Virgil at the bottom of a well and Valencia, Kaori, and Gen band together in an epic quest to find and rescue him. Alternating point of view. Newbery Medal 2018. Realistic fiction. IL 3-7. AR 4.7. RC 4.3. Lexile 690.
Hello Universe PIJ  
KM 12925KM 12925 Hello Universe (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Kelly, Erin Entrada
Length: 0 Copyright: 2017

The lives of four misfits are intertwined when a bully's prank lands shy Virgil at the bottom of a well and Valencia, Kaori, and Gen band together in an epic quest to find and rescue him. Alternating point of view. Newbery Medal 2018. Realistic fiction. IL 3-7. AR 4.7. RC 4.3. Lexile 690. Contains 1 book, 1 playaway and a 5-way splitter. Playaway run time: 5 hours and 25 minutes.
Hello Universe (Playaway) PIJ  
KM 13011KM 13011 Hi-Lo Chapter Books for Grades 4-7 (Set 1)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2015

Set of 13 Hi-Lo chapter books. Each novel runs 70 pages and includes age-appropriate characters and a variety of themes. Kit includes the following titles: Zuze and the Star, Home Planet, The Garden Troll, The Cat Whisperer, Stolen Treasure, Starstruck, Little Miss Miss, Too Many Dogs, Standing by Emma, Killer Flood, Fight School, Body Switch, and The Gift. Lexile levels 100-220.
Hi-Lo Chapter Books for Grades 4-7 (Set 1) IJ  
KM 13012KM 13012 Hi-Lo Chapter Books for Grades 4-7 (Set 2)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2015

Set of 12 Hi-Lo chapter books. Each novel runs 70 pages and includes age-appropriate characters and a variety of themes. Kit includes the following titles: World’s Ugliest Dog, The Love Mints, Racer, Flyer, Sky Watchers, Out of Gas, Space Trip, The Code, Please Don’t Tell, One Amazing Summer, The Magic Stone, and The Hero of Crow’s Crossing. Lexile levels 10-220.
Hi-Lo Chapter Books for Grades 4-7 (Set 2) IJ  
KM 13013KM 13013 Hi-Lo Chapter Books for Grades 4-7 (Set 3)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2015

Set of 12 Hi-Lo chapter books. Each novel runs 70 pages and includes age-appropriate characters and a variety of themes. Kit includes the following titles: Clan Castles, Clan Castles 2: Upgrade Pack, The Lost House, Zombies!, Blackout, I Am Underdog, Stones, The Forever Boy, Ghost Mountain, The Soldier, Fish Boy, and The Brothers. Lexile levels 10-220.
Hi-Lo Chapter Books for Grades 4-7 (Set 3) IJ  
KM 13020KM 13020 Hi-Lo Graphic Novel Classics, Set 1 (17 books)
Grade Lvl: IJST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

Set of 17 paperback classics in Graphic Novel format. Includes: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea; Best of Poe; Black Beauty; Call of the Wild; Dracula; Frankenstein; Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; Gulliver's Travels; Jane Eyre; Kidnapped; Last of the Mohicans; Man in the Iron Mask; Moby Dick; Mutiny on Board H.M.S.Bounty; Scarlet Letter; Swiss Family Robinson; and The Three Musketeers. IL 5-12.
Hi-Lo Graphic Novel Classics, Set 1 (17 books) IJST  
KM 13021KM 13021 Hi-Lo Graphic Novel Classics, Set 2 (16 Books)
Grade Lvl: IJST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

Set of 16 paperback classics in Graphic Novel format. Includes: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Around the World in Eighty Days; A Christmas Carol; A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Hunchback of Notre Dame; Invisible Man; Journey to the Center of the Earth; Mysterious Island; Prince and the Pauper; Red Badge of Courage; Tale of Two Cities; Time Machine; Treasure Island; and War of the Worlds. IL 5-12.
Hi-Lo Graphic Novel Classics, Set 2 (16 Books) IJST  
B 124402B 124402 Hidden Kingdom (Book 3)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Sutherland, Tui
Length: 296 Copyright: 2013

The five dragonets of the prophecy are hoping to hide in safety in the RainWing kingdom, and Glory is hoping to learn more about her own identity, but when tribe members start disappearing and the old queen does nothing, it is up to Glory and her friends to uncover the lurking evil. Fantasy. Series fiction: Wings of Fire, Book 3. IL 4-8. AR 5.1. RC 4.5. Lexile 730.
Hidden Kingdom (Book 3) IJ  
KM 7548KM 7548 High Interest/Low Readability Nonfiction
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2004

Contains two sets of workbooks (six copies each) with short high interest articles for middle school students who are reading below grade level. Each reading selection includes prereading activities, related writing and discussion questions, plus extension ideas. Readability levels range from 1.9 to 6.0.
High Interest/Low Readability Nonfiction IJ  
B 125014B 125014 Hive Queen (Book 12)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Sutherland, Tui
Length: 286 Copyright: 2019

Growing up in the hives, Cricket has always had a million questions. Why are trees forbidden, even in art? Why do her parents seem to hate her? And the biggest, most dangerous and secret question of all: Why is Cricket immune to Queen Wasp's powers? Whenever the queen takes control of all the HiveWings, speaking through their mouths and seeing through their eyes, Cricket has to hide, terrified of being discovered. Now she's hiding again, wanted for stealing the Book of Clearsight along with her new SilkWing friends, Blue and Swordtail, and the fierce LeafWing, Sundew. The fugitives need answers, and fast, in order to prevent a LeafWing attack. But Cricket has more questions than ever. How can she stay hidden and discover the queen's deadliest secret? And if she does succeed--can a powerless dragonet really do anything to topple a regime and stop a war? Fantasy fiction. Series: Wings Of Fire, Book 12. IL 4-8. AR 5.5. RC 4.7. Lexile 770.
Hive Queen (Book 12) IJ  
B 126210B 126210 Hope: Project Animal Rescue (Book 2)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Milano, Alyssa
Length: 190 Copyright: 2020

The Eastern Shore Animal Shelter is set to close its doors in just a few weeks, and sixth-grader Hope Roberts is determined to find a way to raise enough money to save the shelter where she adopted her two dogs; she is already working weekends at a doggy day-care site, but it does not seem like that will raise enough money, so Hope needs to come up with another plan to get the support the shelter needs. Hispanic American. Series fiction: Alyssa Milano Hope, book 2. Realistic fiction. IL 4-8.
Hope: Project Animal Rescue (Book 2) IJ  
B 126209B 126209 Hope: Project Middle School (Book 1)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Milano, Alyssa
Length: 193 Copyright: 2019

Hope Roberts is a confident eleven-year-old girl who plans to be an astrophysicist, and who loves swimming, Galaxy Girl comic books, her best friend Sam, and her two rescue dogs (not necessarily in that order); but then she starts middle school, and suddenly she cannot seem to do anything right. Even science club is a problem because she and another girl, Camilla, get stuck with the boring part of the science project that they suggested, but Hope is determined to prove herself and make sure that Project Middle School is a success. Hispanic American. Series fiction: Alyssa Milano Hope, book 1. Realistic fiction. IL 4-8. AR 4.7. RC 4.3. Lexile 690.
Hope: Project Middle School (Book 1) IJ  
B 108219B 108219 Hormone Jungle
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Bagert, Brod
Length: 121 Copyright: 2006

College-bound Christina Curtis is creating a scrapbook of the Digital Poets, her middle-school poetry group, which, interwoven with her narrative, reflects the hormonal angst of middle school. AR 5.4. Follett RL 5.6. IL 5-8.
Hormone Jungle IJ  
B 119221B 119221 House of Robots
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Patterson, James / Grabenstein, Chris
Length: 316 Copyright: 2014

Fifth-grader Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez struggles to fit in when his inventor mother requires him to take her latest creation, a robotic 'brother,' to school with him to learn to become a student. Series fiction: House of Robots book 1. IL 4-8. AR 4.7 GR level T.
House of Robots PIJ  
KM 12888KM 12888 House of Robots (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Patterson, James / Grabenstein, Chris
Length: 0 Copyright: 2014

Fifth-grader Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez struggles to fit in when his inventor mother requires him to take her latest creation, a robotic 'brother,' to school with him to learn to become a student. Series fiction: House of Robots book 1. Playtime approximately 3 hours. Narrator: Jack Patterson. AR 4.7 GR level T IL 3-8. Contains 1 copy of hardcover book, playaway and a 5 port headphone splitter.
House of Robots (Playaway) PIJ  
B 123863B 123863 House of Robots: Robots Go Wild!
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Patterson, James / Grabenstein, Chris
Length: 316 Copyright: 2015

Fifth grader Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez has to find a solution when his robot 'brother' has repeated malfunctions at school and a newer model robot steps in as competition--and his mother's job is in jeopardy as a result. Humor. Series fiction: House of Robots book 2. IL 4-8. AR 4.5. RC 4.4.
House of Robots: Robots Go Wild! PI  
KM 12889KM 12889 House of Robots: Robots Go Wild! (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Patterson, James / Grabenstein, Chris
Length: 316 Copyright: 2015

Fifth grader Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez has to find a solution when his robot 'brother' has repeated malfunctions at school and a newer model robot steps in as competition--and his mother's job is in jeopardy as a result. Series fiction: House of Robots book 2. Reading time approximately 3.5. hours. Narrator: Jack Patterson. Kit contains 1 copy of hardcover book, playaway 5 port headphone splitter for small group listening. IL 4-8. AR 4.5. RC 4.4.
House of Robots: Robots Go Wild! (Playaway) PI  
B 121338B 121338 How Lunchbox Jones Saved Me from Robots, Traitors, and Missy the Cruel
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Brown, Jennifer
Length: 232 Copyright: 2015

Luke Abbott's school is the losing-est school in the history of losing. And that's just fine for him. He'd rather be at home playing video games and avoiding his older brother Rob and the Greatest Betrayal of All Time. But now he's being forced to join the robotics team, where surely he'll help uphold the school's losing streak. AR 4.9 RC 4.6 Lexile 750 IL 3-7.
How Lunchbox Jones Saved Me from Robots, Traitors, and Missy the Cruel PIJ  
B 124388B 124388 How to Avoid Extinction
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Acampora, Paul
Length: 196 Copyright: 2016

Since the death of his grandfather, Leo's number one chore has been to chase after his grandmother who seems to wander away from home every few days. Now, Gram's decided to roam farther than ever. And despite his misgivings, Leo's going along for the ride. With his seventeen-year-old cousin, Abbey, and an old, gassy dog named Kermit, Leo joins Gram in a big, old Buick to leave their Pennsylvania home for a cross-country road trip filled with fold-out maps, family secrets, new friends, and dinosaur bones. How to Avoid Extinction is a middle grade comedy about death and food and family and fossils. It's about running away from home and coming back again. For Leo, it's about asking hard questions and hopefully finding some sensible answers. As if good sense has anything to do with it. Against a backdrop of America's stunning size and beauty, it's also about growing up, getting old, dreaming about immortality, and figuring out all the things we can -and can't -leave behind. Realistic fiction. Humor. IL 4-8. AR 4.1. RC 3.4. Lexile 610.
How to Avoid Extinction IJ  
B 120026B 120026 How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied (My Life Is a Zoo)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Keating, Jess
Length: 282 Copyright: 2014

When twelve-year-old Ana's zoologist parents move the whole family into the zoo, the Sneerers--the clan of carnivorous female predators in her class--have even more ammunition to make her life miserable, although she tries to act like a chameleon and fade into the background. Popularity-Fiction. Family life- Fiction. AR 5.1 Lexile 750 IL 4-8.
How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied (My Life Is a Zoo) IJ  
B 116090B 116090 How to Rock Braces and Glasses
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Haston, Meg
Length: 324 Copyright: 2011

When popular middle schooler Kacey Simon gets glasses and braces and is rejected by her crowd, she befriends a boy who is in a punk rock band and discovers some things about friendship, relationships, and herself. Popularity Fiction. Rock groups Fiction. Bands (Music) Fiction. AR 4.4 RC 4.3 Lexile 690 IL 6-9.
How to Rock Braces and Glasses IJ  
B 116091B 116091 How to Rock Break-Ups and Make-Ups
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Haston, Meg
Length: 340 Copyright: 2012

Twelve-year-old Kacey Simon's jealousy threatens her popularity when her new crush Zander's ex-girlfriend and former lead singer, Stevie, arrives in town. Popularity Fiction. Rock groups Fiction. Bands (Music) Fiction. AR 4.1 RC 3.8 Lexile 660 IL 6-9.
How to Rock Break-Ups and Make-Ups IJ  
B 111671B 111671 How to Survive Middle School
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Gephart, Donna
Length: 247 Copyright: 2010

When thirteen year old David Greenberg's best friend makes the start of middle school even worse than he feared it could be, David becomes friend with Sophie, who shares his love of television shows and posts one of their skits on YouTube, making them wildly popular--online, at least. AR 3.9. RC 3.8. Lexile 660. IL 5-8.
How to Survive Middle School IJ  
B 124438B 124438 I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story (Book 2)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Patterson, James
Length: 344 Copyright: 2013

I Funny, middle schooler Jamie Grimm has big dreams of being the best stand-up comic in the world--and he won't let the fact that he's wheelchair-bound stand in his way. After winning the New York state finals in the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic Contest, Jamie's off to Boston to compete in the national semi-finals. But when one of his best buddies runs into trouble at school and a sudden family health scare rears its head, Jamie has to put his comedic ambitions on hold and stand by the people he cares about. Can Jamie pass up the big competition for the sake of his friends and family? Series fiction: I Funny, Book 2. IL 4-8. AR 4.4. RC 4.4. Lexile 710. GR T.
I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story (Book 2) IJ  
B 124440B 124440 I Funny TV: A Middle School Story (Book 4)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Patterson, James
Length: 311 Copyright: 2015

Wheelchair-bound middle school student Jamie Grimm's recent victory in the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic Contest leads to a television sitcom based on his life, but being the star of the show forces him to balance his newfound success with the responsibilities of being a good friend. Realistic fiction. Humor. Series: I Funny, book 4. IL 4-8. AR 4.1. RC 3.5. Lexile 630.
I Funny TV: A Middle School Story (Book 4) IJ  
B 124437B 124437 I Funny: A Middle School Story (Book 1)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Patterson, James
Length: 303 Copyright: 2013

Jamie Grimm is a middle schooler on a mission: he wants to become the world's greatest standup comedian--even if he doesn't have a lot to laugh about these days. He's new in town and stuck living with his aunt, uncle, and their evil son Stevie, a bully who doesn't let Jamie's wheelchair stop him from messing with Jamie as much as possible. But Jamie doesn't let his situation get him down. When his Uncle Frankie mentions a contest called The Planet's Funniest Kid Comic, Jamie knows he has to enter. But are the judges only rewarding him out of pity because of his wheelchair, like Stevie suggests? Will Jamie ever share the secret of his troubled past instead of hiding behind his comedy act? Series fiction: I Funny, Book 1. IL 4-8. AR 3.9. GR T.
I Funny: A Middle School Story (Book 1) IJ  
B 124442B 124442 I Funny: Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever (Book 6)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Patterson, James
Length: 311 Copyright: 2018

Comedian Jamie Grimm can't help feeling like he's reached the top--he has his own smash hit TV show and he's won a national funny-kid competition. But now he's taking his fame and fortune to international levels by competing in the upcoming world kid comic contest! Will Jamie prove that he's the funniest kid on earth--or does he stand (or sit!) to lose his crown? Realistic fiction. Humor. School stories. Series: I Funny, book 6. IL 4-8. AR 4.5. Lexile 650.
I Funny: Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever (Book 6) IJ  
B 124441B 124441 I Funny: School of Laughs, A Middle School Story (Book 5)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Patterson, James
Length: 299 Copyright: 2017

Teaching other kids how to be funny is the toughest gig that Jamie Grimm has ever had, and with the highest stakes. If he fails, his school library will be shut down for good! Even though he has a national contest trophy and a TV show under his belt, Jamie Grimm isn't one to sit back and relax. When his school has a major funding crisis, Jamie hits on a bright idea to save the day--a comedy class for the other students. Little does he know that making jokes and teaching jokes are two very different things...and he's only good at one of them. With the fate of his school's library on his shoulders, Jamie has to dig deep to see if he has what it takes to succeed at his most difficult challenge yet.. School stories. Humor. Realistic fiction. Series: I Funny, book 5. IL 4-8. AR 4.4. RC 3.7. Lexile 650.
I Funny: School of Laughs, A Middle School Story (Book 5) IJ  
B 124439B 124439 I Totally Funniest: A Middle School Story (Book 3)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Patterson, James
Length: 320 Copyright: 2015

As the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic finals near, Jamie faces a whirlwind of attention at school and in the media and the fame starts to go to his head, but in Hollywood with Uncle Frankie, some of his fellow comedians quickly show him what competition and pressure are all about. Realistic fiction: School stories. Humor. IL 4-8. AR 4.5. RC 4.3. Lexile 700. GR T.
I Totally Funniest: A Middle School Story (Book 3) IJ  
B 92964B 92964 Improving Adolescent Literacy
Grade Lvl: T Author: Fisher, Douglas
Length: 192 Copyright: 2004

Subtitle: Content Area Strategies at Work by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey. Discusses a number of instructional strategies with examples across traditional content areas. Strategies include anticipatory activities, read-aloud and shared reading, questioning, note taking, graphic organizers, vocabulary instruction, writing to learn, and reciprocal teaching.
Improving Adolescent Literacy T  
B 95260B 95260 In the Middle
Grade Lvl: T Author: Atwell, Nancie
Length: 295 Copyright: 1998

Subtitle: New Understandings About Writing, Reading, and Learning (2nd Edition). In this edition, Atwell reflects on her teaching experiences and demonstrates new, more effective approaches. Include chapters on genre, evaluation, and the teacher as writer, also offers mini-lessons, new ideas for writing and reading workshops, lists of essential books, and forms for keeping track of students reading and writing.
In the Middle T  
KM 11962KM 11962 In the Zone: Big Nate (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Pierce, Lincoln
Length: 0 Copyright: 2014

Sixth-grader and self-proclaimed genius Nate Wright's bad luck has turned around and suddenly he can do no wrong. Kit contains the book by Lincoln Peirce from the Big Nate series (216 pages); playaway--a pre-loaded audio book (1 hour) on a dedicated digital audio media player (MP3); earphones; and instruction sheet. AR 3.1. RC 2.5. Lexile 470. IL 3-6.
In the Zone: Big Nate (Playaway) PI  
B 92956B 92956 Inclusive Programming for Middle School Students with Autism/Asperger's Syndrome
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wagner, Sheila
Length: 212 Copyright: 2002

Illustrates methods and techniques to comfortably blend middle school students with autism and their classmates.
Inclusive Programming for Middle School Students with Autism/Asperger's Syn T  
B 124443B 124443 Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Bowling, Dusti
Length: 262 Copyright: 2017

Aven Green loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator wrestling match, or a wildfire in Tanzania, but the truth is she was born without them. And when her parents take a job running Stagecoach Pass, a rundown western theme park in Arizona, Aven moves with them across the country knowing that she'll have to answer the question over and over again. Her new life takes an unexpected turn when she bonds with Connor, a classmate who also feels isolated because of his own disability, and they discover a room at Stagecoach Pass that holds bigger secrets than Aven ever could have imagined. It's hard to solve a mystery, help a friend, and face your worst fears. But Aven's about to discover she can do it all . . . even without arms. Realistic fiction. Mystery. Tourette syndrome. IL 5-8. AR 4.6. RC 4.3. Lexile 700.
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus IJ  
B 124863B 124863 Invisible Emmie
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Libenson, Terri
Length: 185 Copyright: 2017

Crushes. Humiliation. Drama. Middle school. This is the story of two totally different girls--quiet, shy, artistic Emmie and popular, outgoing, athletic Katie--and how their lives unexpectedly intersect one day, when an embarrassing note falls into the wrong hands. Multiple point of view. Realistic fiction. IL 4-8. AR 3.8. RC 4.3.
Invisible Emmie PI  
B 125346B 125346 It Wasn't Me
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Levy, Dana Alison
Length: 327 Copyright: 2018

When Theo's photography project is vandalized, the five students nearby all claim it was not them, so Theo's favorite teacher suggests they all spend vacation week together and get to the truth. First person point of view. Mystery. Humor. IL 5-8. AR 5.0. Lexile 740. GR Y.
It Wasn't Me IJ  
B 125482B 125482 Just Jaime
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Libenson, Terri
Length: 247 Copyright: 2019

Friends. Frenemies. Middle school... The last day of seventh grade has Jaime and Maya wondering who their real friends are. Jaime knows something is off with her friend group. They've started to exclude her and make fun of the way she dresses and the things she likes. At least she can count on her BFF, Maya, to have her back . . . right? Maya feels more and more annoyed with Jaime, who seems babyish compared to the other girls in their popular group. It's like she has nothing in common with Jai anymore. Are their days as BFFs numbered? Graphic novel format. Reluctant reader. Multiple point of view novel. Realistic fiction. IL 4-8. AR 3.6.
Just Jaime IJ  
B 120233B 120233 Just Jake
Grade Lvl: I Author: Marcionette, Jake
Length: 155 Copyright: 2014

A first installment in a new series written by a 13-year-old author follows the experiences of young Jake, who endures the drama and frustrations of being the new kid in school. Middle schooler Jake Ali Mathews and his family move from Florida to Maryland and Jake must start at the bottom of the social ladder once again, but he is determined to make friends and get back on top with the help of his box of "kid cards" and his natural "awesomeness." AR 4.9 RC 5.4 Lexile 820 IL 4-6.
Just Jake I  
B 111906B 111906 Karma Bites
Grade Lvl: I Author: Kramer, Stacy
Length: 340 Copyright: 2010

Using the power of a magic recipe box belonging to her hippie grandmother straightens out some of the problems in twelve year old Franny Flanders' life, but she learns that when you tamper with karma, it can strike back in unexpected ways. Popularity. AR 4.6. Follett RL 4.8. RC 5.2. Lexile 680.
Karma Bites I  
B 121310B 121310 Katie Friedman Gives Up Texting! (And Lives to Tell About It)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Greenwald, Tommy
Length: 227 Copyright: 2015

Charlie Joe Jackson's best friend Katie Friedman is tough, but can she convince her fellow middle schoolers to give up their phones for a week? When a text goes wrong, Katie Friedman learns the hard way that sometimes you need to disconnect to connect. Cell phones- Fiction. Text messages (Cell phone systems)- Fiction. AR 4.1 Lexile 560 IL 4-7.
Katie Friedman Gives Up Texting! (And Lives to Tell About It) IJ  
B 124505B 124505 La escapada (Getaway)
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Kinney, Jeff
Length: 217 Copyright: 2017

Greg Heffley and his family escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation, but sun poisoning, stomach troubles, and venomous creatures all threaten their vacation. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, Book 12.Text in Spanish.;Translation of: Getaway. Humorous fiction. Realistic. IL 5-12.
La escapada (Getaway) IJS  
B 124498B 124498 La horrible realidad (Ugly Truth)
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Kinney, Jeff
Length: 217 Copyright: 2010

While trying to find a new best friend after feuding with Rowley, middle-school slacker Greg Heffley is warned by older family members that adolescence is a time to act more responsibly and to think seriously about his future. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, Book 5. Text in Spanish.; Translation of: Diary of a wimpy kid, the ugly truth. Humorous. Realistic fiction. IL 5-12. AR 5.4.
La horrible realidad (Ugly Truth) IJS  
B 124495B 124495 La ley de Rodrick (Rodrick Rules)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Kinney, Jeff
Length: 217 Copyright: 2009

Greg Heffley tells about his summer vacation and his attempts to steer clear of trouble when he returns to middle school and tries to keep his older brother, Rodrick, from telling everyone about Greg's most humiliating experience of the summer. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, Book 2. Text in Spanish.;Translation of: Rodrick rules. Humorous fiction. Realistic. IL 5-12. AR 5.0.
La ley de Rodrick (Rodrick Rules) IJ  
B 123273B 123273 Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Shovan, Laura
Length: 246 Copyright: 2016

A story told in verse from multiple perspectives of the graduating fifth grade class of Emerson Elementary. The kids join together to try to save their school from being torn down to make way for a supermarket.
Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary IJ  
KM 10698KM 10698 Learning Styles Inventory--Middle School
Grade Lvl: T Author: Renzulli, Joseph
Length: 0 Copyright: 2002

Middle School Class set of Version III. Instrument for grades 6-8 consists of 62 items designed to measure students' attitudes toward eight modes of instruction (direct instruction; instruction through technology; simulations; independent study; projects: peer teaching; discussion; and teaching games). Contents: Technical and Administration manual, 30 student instruments; teacher instrument; and classroom summary sheet. Authors: Joseph S. Renzulli, Mary G. Rizza, and Linda H. Smith. Two-week loan period.
Learning Styles Inventory--Middle School T  
KM 7448KM 7448 LESSONS THAT CHANGE WRITERS
Grade Lvl: T Author: ATWELL, NANCIE
Length: 0 Copyright: 2002

Book has over 100 minilessons developed by Nancie Atwell to improve her students' (7th and 8th grades) writing. Lessons are divided into four categories: Lessons about Topics (ways to help students develop ideas for pieces of writing); Lessons about Principles (ways to think and craft deliberately to create meaningful, literary writing); Lessons about Genres (how to observe, name, and internalize the qualities of good free verse, formatted poetry, essays, short stories, memories, parodies, and book reviews); and Lessons about Conventions. Accompanying binder has reproducible and overheads. Two-week loan period.
LESSONS THAT CHANGE WRITERS T  
B 112387B 112387 Liar, Liar
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Paulsen, Gary
Length: 120 Copyright: 2011

Fourteen year old Kevin is very good at lying and finds that doing so make life easier, but when he finds himself in big trouble with his friends, family, and teachers, he must find a way to end his lies forever. Family problems. AR 5.8 RC 7.3 Lexile 940 IL 5-7.
Liar, Liar IJ  
KM 11726KM 11726 Liar, Liar (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Paulsen, Gary
Length: 0 Copyright: 2011

Fourteen-year-old Kevin is very good at lying and doing so makes life easier, but when he finds himself in big trouble with his friends, family, and teachers, he must find a way to end his lies forever. Family problems. Kit contents: instruction sheet; playaway--a pre-loaded audio book (2 hours) on a dedicated digital audio media player (MP3) narrated by Joshua Swanson; earphones; and book (120 pages) by Gary Paulsen. AR 5.8 RC 7.3 Lexile 940 IL 5-7.
Liar, Liar (Playaway) IJ  
B 124965B 124965 Lily and Dunkin
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Gephart, Donna
Length: 338 Copyright: 2018

Lily Jo McGrother, born Timothy McGrother, is a girl. But being a girl is not so easy when you look like a boy. Especially when you're in the eighth-grade. Norbert Dorfman, nicknamed Dunkin Dorfman, is bipolar and has just moved from the New Jersey town he's called home for the past thirteen years. This would be hard enough, but the fact that he is also hiding from a painful secret makes it even worse. One summer morning, Lily Jo McGrother meets Dunkin Dorfman, and their lives forever change. Iowa Teen Award, 2019-2020. Realistic fiction. Transgender. Mental health. IL 6-10. AR 4.3. RC 4.2. Lexile 680.
Lily and Dunkin IJS  
B 117184B 117184 Lions of Little Rock
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Levine, Kristin
Length: 298 Copyright: 2013

Twelve-year-old Marlee develops a strong friendship with Liz, the new girl in school, but when Liz suddenly stops attending school and Marlee hears a rumor that her friend is actually an African American girl passing herself off as white, the two young girls must decide whether their friendship is worth taking on integration and the dangers it could bring to their families. School integration Fiction. Bashfulness Fiction. Little Rock (Ark.) History Fiction. Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2013. AR 4.1 RC 3.5 Lexile 630 IL 5-9.
Lions of Little Rock IJ  
B 92908B 92908 Literacy Strategies for Grades 4-12
Grade Lvl: T Author: Tankersley, Karen
Length: 202 Copyright: 2005

Subtitle: Reinforcing the Threads of Reading. Gives dozens of everyday classroom practices--from 15-minute projects to semester-long whole-grade assignments--that motivate struggling students, rescue poor readers, and teach reading skills to English language learners.
Literacy Strategies for Grades 4-12 T  
B 123271B 123271 Locker Hero (Book 1)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Russell, Rachel Renee
Length: 302 Copyright: 2016

Max is about to face the scariest place he's ever been-South Ridge Middle School! He has been home-schooled by his grandmother until now, and he's begged his parents to finally let him start attending public middle school. He's starting to question that choice, though, with the Thomas Silver Problem. As in, Thomas Silver keeps stuffing Max in his locker. Series fiction: The Misadventures of Max Crumbly, book 1. IL 4-8. AR 4.6. RC 4.6. Lexile 660.
Locker Hero (Book 1) IJ  
B 125611B 125611 Losers Club
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Clements, Andrew
Length: 231 Copyright: 2017

Alec, a sixth-grade bookworm always in trouble for reading instead of listening and participating in class, starts a book club, solely to have a place to read, and discovers that real life, although messy, can be as exciting as the stories in his favorite books. Humor. Realistic fiction. School stories. IL 4-8. AR 5.5. RC 5.6. Lexile 860. GR T.
Losers Club IJ  
B 124410B 124410 Lost Continent (Book 11)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Sutherland, Tui
Length: 301 Copyright: 2018

Blue the SilkWing is content. Life in his Hive is safe; he loves his family; he has enough to eat. And Pantala has been at peace for as long as he can remember--SilkWings and HiveWings live and work together in harmony, and because they stay vigilant, no one has seen a dangerous LeafWing in years. Now that Blue's sister, Luna, is undergoing her Metamorphosis, Blue knows things are going to change. Luna will have her wings and her silk, be assigned a partner and a work order, and move to another Hive. A few days later, Blue's own wings and silk will come in. But nothing could prepare Blue for what happens when Luna's wings start to grow. Suddenly his world is turned upside down, throwing him into dangers he never knew existed. Pantala isn't as peaceful as it seems, and Blue isn't safe. Whether he's ready or not, it's time to adapt--and fight for his life. Fantasy. Series fiction: Wings of Fire, Book 11. IL 4-8. Lexile 860.
Lost Continent (Book 11) IJ  
B 124401B 124401 Lost Heir (Book 2)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Sutherland, Tui T.
Length: 296 Copyright: 2012

Tsunami the SeaWing is overjoyed to be reunited with her fellow ocean-dwelling dragons. For the first time in her life she actually fits in. But not everything is as perfect as it seems underwater. Tsunami and the other "dragonets of destiny" aren't any closer to ending the war for Pyrrhia . . . and someone in the SeaWing kingdom wants them dead before they can even try. Tsunami wants to stay with her fellow SeaWings, but can she keep her friends safe at the same time?. Fantasy. Series fiction: Wings of Fire, Book 2. IL 4-8. AR 5.0. RC 4.6. Lexile 750.
Lost Heir (Book 2) IJ  
KM 13050KM 13050 Lu (Playaway) (Track, Book 4)
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Reynolds, Jason
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

Lu knows he can lead Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and the team to victory at the championships, but it might not be as easy as it seems. Suddenly, there are hurdles in Lu's way--literally and not-so-literally--and Lu needs to figure out, fast, what winning the gold really means. Contains 1 playaway, 1 book, and one 5-way splitter. Run time of playaway: approximately 5 hours. Series fiction: Track, book 4. IL 5-10. AR 4.0.
Lu (Playaway) (Track, Book 4) IJS  
B 124896B 124896 Making Friends (Book 1)
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Gudsnuk, Kristen
Length: 261 Copyright: 2018

Sixth grade was SO much easier for Danny. All her friends were in the same room and she knew exactly what to expect out of life. Now that she's in seventh grade, she's in a new middle school, her friends are in different classes and forming new cliques, and she is totally, completely lost. What Danny really needs is a new best friend! So when she inherits a magic sketchbook from her eccentric great-aunt in which anything she sketches in it comes to life, she draws Madison, the most amazing, perfect, and awesome best friend ever. The thing is, even when you create a best friend, there's no guarantee they'll always be your best friend. Especially when they discover they've been created with magic! Graphic novel. IL 3-7. AR 3.0.
Making Friends (Book 1) PIJ  
B 125606B 125606 Making Friends: Back to the Drawing Board (Book 2)
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Gudsnuk, Kristen
Length: 198 Copyright: 2019

Almost everything is going great for Dany. She and Madison are still best friends, she still has her magic sketchbook, and the new school year is actually looking up. But after Dany creates a duplicate of herself to help with homework and raise her social status, they accidentally unleash supernatural havoc around town. And with the big school dance coming up, time is running out for Dany and her double to set things right before the night is ruined! Series fiction: Making Friends, Book 2. IL 5-9. AR 2.7.
Making Friends: Back to the Drawing Board (Book 2) IJS  
B 124501B 124501 Mala suerte (Hard Luck)
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Kinney, Jeff
Length: 217 Copyright: 2015

Greg Heffley's best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to a roll of the dice. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, Book 8. Text in Spanish.;Translation of: Diary of a wimpy kid, hard luck. IL 5-12. AR 6.5.
Mala suerte (Hard Luck) IJS  
B 94137B 94137 Managing Middle School Madness
Grade Lvl: T Author: Gilderman, Glen
Length: 157 Copyright: 2007

Offers practical information and advice for parents and teachers of middle-school children to help them prepare for the behavioral, social, and academic changes that will probably occur in students.
Managing Middle School Madness T  
B 125610B 125610 Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Cartaya, Pablo
Length: 249 Copyright: 2018

Marcus Vega is six feet tall, 180 pounds, and the owner of a premature mustache. When you look like this and you're only in the eighth grade, you're both a threat and a target. After a fight at school leaves Marcus facing suspension, Marcus's mom decides it's time for a change of environment. She takes Marcus and his younger brother to Puerto Rico to spend a week with relatives they don't remember or have never met. But Marcus can't focus knowing that his father--who walked out of their lives ten years ago--is somewhere on the island. So begins Marcus's incredible journey, a series of misadventures that take him all over Puerto Rico in search of his elusive namesake. Marcus doesn't know if he'll ever find his father, but what he ultimately discovers changes his life. And he even learns a bit of Spanish along the way. Adventure. Hispanic American. Historical fiction. IL 5-9. AR 3.9. RC 4.3. Lexile 580.
Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish IJ  
B 125465B 125465 Masters of Mischief (Book 3)
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Russell, Rachel Renee
Length: 253 Copyright: 2019

Max and Erin continue the fight to protect South Ridge Middle School from Ralph and his henchmen, but Max's greatest challenge may be keeping his crush on Erin a secret. Series fiction: The Misadventures of Max Crumbly, book 3. IL 3-8. AR 4.5.
Masters of Mischief (Book 3) PIJ  
KM 12954KM 12954 Math Mysteries Series: Crimes, Capers and Whodunits
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

Math Mysteries: Crimes, Capers and Whodunits is a series of five interactive mysteries designed to integrate Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in mathematics with engaging mysteries for students to unravel. Because each mystery incorporates a range of appealing skills applications, it is ideal for review, skills recovery, and enrichment purposes. THIS SERIES CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS: Lord Symington's Castle; Peterson's Last Challenge; The Clown Capers; The Cookie Factory Mystery; and The Treasure of Pirate's Cove. Let your students apply their math skills to real world problems as they solve intriguing mysteries and whodunits. Super sleuths from the Pi Detective Agency have gathered data and clues from unsolved cases. Your students will need to sift through written case files, dissect video interviews with possible suspects, test theories and more as they apply their content knowledge to a variety of engaging mathematical challenges. Includes: Five 11-minute DVDs, and 5 Teacher’s Resource Books which include Teacher’s Notes, Student Investigation Workbook and Case File. The student activities and the workbook help scaffold learners towards solving the crime, grabbing the reward, catching the crook and finding the treasure! This kit is an updated version to replace KM 4497.
Math Mysteries Series: Crimes, Capers and Whodunits IJ  
B 94121B 94121 Mathematical Literacy: Helping Students Make Meaning in the Middle Grades
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 195 Copyright: 2008

Practical guide to math literacy for the middle grades that provides strategies and methods for reinforcing traditional mathematical skills. Resource designed to build students' (generally grades 6-8) facility in mathematical communication. Demonstrates how immersion in the language of math supports improved learning through traditional communication skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening) as well as math-specific communication skills (symbolizing, graphing, creating diagrams, using tables).
Mathematical Literacy: Helping Students Make Meaning in the Middle Grades T  
B 96509B 96509 Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage, and Style into Writer's Workshop
Grade Lvl: T Author: Anderson, Jeff
Length: 216 Copyright: 2005

Places grammar theory in context with practical instruction strategies, explains why students often don't understand or apply grammar correctly, and demonstrates how to create a workshop environment that supports grammar and mechanics concepts. The author, a middle school teacher, discovered that his students were not grasping the basics, and that it was preventing them from reaching their potential as writers, so he began researching and testing the ideas of scores of grammar experts in his classroom, gradually finding successful ways of integrating grammar instruction into writer's workshop.
Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage, and Style into Writer's Wor T  
B 124990B 124990 Merci Suarez Changes Gears
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Medina, Meg
Length: 355 Copyright: 2018

Thoughtful, strong-willed sixth-grader Merci Suarez navigates difficult changes with friends, family, and everyone in between. Merci Suarez knew that sixth grade would be different, but she had no idea just how different. For starters, Merci has never been like the other kids at her private school in Florida, because she and her older brother, Roli, are scholarship students. They don't have a big house or a fancy boat, and they have to do extra community service to make up for their free tuition. So when bossy Edna Santos sets her sights on the new boy who happens to be Merci's school-assigned Sunshine Buddy, Merci becomes the target of Edna's jealousy. Things aren't going well at home, either: Merci's grandfather and most trusted ally, Lolo, has been acting strangely lately -- forgetting important things, falling from his bike, and getting angry over nothing. No one in her family will tell Merci what's going on, so she's left to her own worries, while also feeling all on her own at school. In a coming-of-age tale full of humor and wisdom, award-winning author Meg Medina gets to the heart of the confusion and constant change that defines middle school -- and the steadfast connection that defines family. Newbery Award Winner 2019. Realistic fiction. IL 4-8. AR 4.6. RC 4.3. Lexile 700.
Merci Suarez Changes Gears IJ  
B 95995B 95995 Middle School : The Stuff Nobody Tells You About: A Teenage Girl with High-Functioning Autism Shares Her Experiences
Grade Lvl: T Author: Haley, Moss
Length: 160 Copyright: 2010

The transition to middle school is daunting to most, but for students with autism spectrum disorders, it can be a veritable mine field of hidden curriculum rules, social misunderstanding, cliques, etc. Based on her own experiences, Haley Moss, a teenager with Asperger Syndrome, shares what worked and what didn't work for her, to help others avoid some of the pitfalls of fitting in, making friends, and doing well academically. Discussion of each topic is followed by an advice section called What I Did. Topics include good habits, lockers, slang, teachers, academics, friendships, body changes, stress, and hopes for the future. Book was written when the author was in high school.
Middle School : The Stuff Nobody Tells You About: A Teenage Girl with High- T  
B 109889B 109889 Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Holm, Jennifer L
Length: 119 Copyright: 2007

Subtitle: A Year Told Through Stuff. Ginny makes a do list for her seventh grade year, which includes landing a role in the school play, trying to make friends, ignoring her horoscope, and going to see her grandpa Joe in Florida; but she always seems to come up short in accomplishing any of it. Story is told through notes, lists, doodles, poems, cut-outs, cartoons and stickers. AR 4.7. RC and Follett RL 4.6. Lexile 720. IL 5-8.
Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf IJ  
B 97260B 97260 Middle School Matters: The 10 Key Skills Kids Need to Thrive in Middle School and Beyond--and How Parents Can Help
Grade Lvl: T Author: Fagell, Phyllis L
Length: 297 Copyright: 2019

Middle school is its own important, distinct territory, and yet it's either written off as an uncomfortable rite of passage or lumped in with other developmental phases. Based on her many years working in schools, professional counselor Phyllis Fagell sees these years instead as a critical stage that parents can't afford to ignore. Though the transition from childhood to adolescence can be tough for kids, this time of rapid physical, intellectual, moral, social, and emotional change is a unique opportunity to proactively build character and confidence.
Middle School Matters: The 10 Key Skills Kids Need to Thrive in Middle Scho T  
B 125448B 125448 Middle School: Born to Rock (Book 11)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Patterson, James
Length: 257 Copyright: 2019

When her favorite rock band Lulu and the Handbags announces a contest, Georgia is determined the all-girl rock band she's in will win--even if she has to ask her brother Rafe for help. Humorous fiction. Series: Middle School, Book 11. IL 4-8. AR 4.2. Lexile 620.
Middle School: Born to Rock (Book 11) IJ  
B 124358B 124358 Middle School: Dog's Best Friend (Book 8)
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Patterson, James
Length: 219 Copyright: 2016

Life in middle school is finally starting to seem bearable--until Rafe spots his grandmother standing on the free-meal line at the local soup kitchen. In order to help bring in more money, Rafe concocts a brilliant plan--a dog-walking business that soon turns into a huge money-making neighborhood empire. Humorous fiction. Series: Middle School, Book 8. IL 4-8. AR 4.0. RC 3.4. Lexile 600.
Middle School: Dog's Best Friend (Book 8) PIJ  
B 124359B 124359 Middle School: Escape to Australia (Book 9)
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Patterson, James
Length: 257 Copyright: 2017

The trip to Australia Rafe has won starts badly, but after connecting with a group of misfits he finds a way to do what he does best--create mayhem. Humorous fiction. Series: Middle School, Book 9. IL 4-8. AR 5.3. RC 5.4. Lexile 820.
Middle School: Escape to Australia (Book 9) PIJ  
B 124360B 124360 Middle School: From Hero to Zero (Book 10)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Patterson, James
Length: 268 Copyright: 2018

After a mostly-successful stint at Hills Valley Middle School, Rafe is excited to visit the incredible city of London with his class. Sightseeing around a foreign country sounds like a blast, until Rafe finds out his roommate will be none other than Miller the Killer, bully extraordinaire! Then Rafe is forced to work on a class project side by side with his crush Jeanne Galletta and her too-perfect boyfriend, which might be even more torturous than rooming with Miller. And it's no surprise that Rafe's bad luck follows him across the pond, putting him in one crazy situation after another--all under the watchful eye of his bad-tempered principal. Out of all of his adventures, this trip could prove to be Rafe's most embarrassing yet, undoing everything good he has going for him back home! Humorous fiction. Series: Middle School, Book 10. IL 4-8. AR 4.4. Lexile 640.
Middle School: From Hero to Zero (Book 10) IJ  
B 115287B 115287 Middle School: Get Me Out of Here! (Book 2)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Patterson, James
Length: 261 Copyright: 2012

After surviving sixth grade, Rafe expects seventh grade to be a fun zone because he has been accepted to art school in the big city, but when he discovers it is more competitive than he expected, he sets out to turn his boring life into the inspiration for a work of art. Art students Fiction. Family problems Fiction. Series fiction: Sequel to Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life (115286) AR 4.4 RC 4.2 Lexile 680 IL 4-8.
Middle School: Get Me Out of Here! (Book 2) IJ  
B 124192B 124192 Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill (Book 4)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Patterson, James / Tebbetts, Chris
Length: 309 Copyright: 2017

Rafe Khatchadorian is ready for a fun summer at camp--until he finds out it's a summer school camp! Luckily, Rafe easily makes friends with his troublemaking cabin mates and bunkmate, a boy nicknamed Booger-Eater, who puts up with endless teasing from the other kids. Rafe soon realizes there's more to a person than a nickname, though, and Booger-Eater might be the kind of friend you want on your side when the boys from the Cool Cabin attack. Graphic novel format. Series fiction: Middle School, Book 4. IL 4-8. AR 4.0. RC 3.7. Lexile 640. GR T.
Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill (Book 4) IJ  
B 124357B 124357 Middle School: Just My Rotten Luck (Book 7)
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Patterson, James
Length: 301 Copyright: 2015

Rafe Khatchadorian's new year at middle school is starting to look depressingly like the old one, except that art class is going well--and when he joins the flag-football team and demonstrates some talent as a running-back, he discovers a way of dealing with his bullying nemesis and teammate, Miller the Killer. Humorous fiction. Series: Middle School, Book 7. IL 4-8. AR 4.3. RC 3.7.
Middle School: Just My Rotten Luck (Book 7) PIJ  
B 126205B 126205 Middle School: Master of Disaster (Book 12)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Patterson, James
Length: 333 Copyright: 2020

Rafe and Jimmy are in charge of a celebration of books and reading, but when a small issue becomes a big problem that threatens to derail the event, they must work fast to keep things on track. Humorous fiction. Series: Middle School, Book 12. IL 4-8.
Middle School: Master of Disaster (Book 12) IJ  
B 116804B 116804 Middle School: My Brother is a Big, Fat Liar (Book 3)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Patterson, James
Length: 275 Copyright: 2013

Georgia Khatchadorian plans to excel at Hills Village Middle School, in all the places her troublemaking brother failed. Series fiction, Middle School, Book 3. Popularity Fiction. Brothers and sisters Fiction. AR 3.7 RC 3.1 Lexile 520 IL 5-8.
Middle School: My Brother is a Big, Fat Liar (Book 3) IJ  
B 124356B 124356 Middle School: Save Rafe! (Book 6)
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Patterson, James
Length: 271 Copyright: 2014

Middle schooler Rafe Khachadorian faces his greatest challenge yet as he struggles to complete a week-long wilderness survival course to prove to his school administrators that he can succeed. Humorous fiction. Series: Middle School, Book 6. IL 4-8. AR 4.1. RC 3.4. Lexile 600. GR T.
Middle School: Save Rafe! (Book 6) PIJ  
B 115286B 115286 Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (Book 1)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Patterson, James / Tebbetts, Christopher
Length: 281 Copyright: 2011

When Rafe Kane enters middle school, he teams up with his best friend, "Leo the Silent," to create a game to make school more fun by trying to break every rule in the school's code of conduct. Emotional problems Fiction. Family problems Fiction. Series fiction: The Worst Years of My Life, book 1. AR 4.5 RC 4.3 Lexile 700 IL 4-8.
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (Book 1) IJ  
B 124355B 124355 Middle School: Ultimate Showdown (Book 5)
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Patterson, James
Length: 233 Copyright: 2014

Opinionated siblings Rafe and Georgia Khatchadorian debate a variety of topics relating to the ups and downs of middle school life and encourage readers to add their own contributions through write-in games and activities. Humorous fiction. Series: Middle School, Book 5. IL 4-8. AR 4.6. Lexile 750.
Middle School: Ultimate Showdown (Book 5) PIJ  
B 124394B 124394 Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: McAnulty, Stacy
Length: 293 Copyright: 2018

A lightning strike made Lucy, twelve, a math genius but, after years of homeschooling, her grandmother enrolls her in middle school and she learns that life is more than numbers. Realistic fiction. IL 4-8. AR 3.7. RC 3.1. Lexile 530. GR W.
Miscalculations of Lightning Girl IJ  
KM 8724KM 8724 Misfits
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Howe, James
Length: 0 Copyright: 2001

Four students who do not fit in at their small-town middle school decide to create a third party for the student council elections to represent all students who have ever been called names. Contents: six copies of the book (274 pages) by James Howe. AR 5.2. Follett RL 5.5. RC 6.1. Lexile 960.
Misfits IJ  
B 106604B 106604 Misfits
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Howe, James
Length: 274 Copyright: 2001

Four students who do not fit in at their small-town middle school decide to create a third party for the student council elections to represent all students who have ever been called names. AR 5.2. Follett RL 5.5. RC 6.1. Lexile 960. GR level K.
Misfits IJ  
B 124405B 124405 Moon Rising (Book 6)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Sutherland, Tui
Length: 298 Copyright: 2015

When Moonwatcher, a young NightWing with secret powers, begins school at the academy started by the dragonets of destiny after the end of the war, she soon realizes that someone is attacking the students. Moon must choose whether to help or continue to hide her gifts. Fantasy. Series fiction: Wings of Fire, Book 6. IL 4-8. AR 5.3. RC 4.5. Lexile 730.
Moon Rising (Book 6) IJ  
KM 12569KM 12569 More Class Meetings That Matter 6-8
Grade Lvl: T Author: Limber, Susan P / Snyder, Marlene
Length: 200 Copyright: 2016

Provides teachers with developmentally appropriate activities to use as part of their OBPP class meetings in grades 6-8. This should be used as part of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program which is designed to reduce and prevent bullying, improve school climate and support student well-being. The class meetings in this book build upon those provided in the OBPP Teacher Guide (Keystone order # 93026). This manual can be used with Class Meetings That Matter, Grades 6-8 (Keystone order # 94246). This MORE volume has a special focus on the issue of bullying and children with disabilities, helping all students to become aware of what disabilities are (visible and not visible), to gain greater acceptance of all students, and to reduce the high rates of bullying behavior experienced by these students. Kit contains the manual developed by authors of OBPP and a CD-ROM with reproducible materials for classroom use.
More Class Meetings That Matter 6-8 T  
B 94062B 94062 More Readers Theatre for Middle School Boys: Adventures with Mythical Creatures
Grade Lvl: T Author: Black, Ann
Length: 153 Copyright: 2009

Presents ten readers' theater scripts selected to engage middle school boys, including adaptations of myths from around the world, including Africa, Greece, India, Ireland, Arabia, Scandinavia, and others, and providing an introduction and production notes with each. Mythical animals.
More Readers Theatre for Middle School Boys: Adventures with Mythical Creat T  
B 97286B 97286 More Short Scenes and Monologues for Middle School Students: Inspired by Literature, Social Studies, and Real Life
Grade Lvl: T Author: Surface, Mary Hall
Length: 207 Copyright: 2007

Eleven-to fourteen-year olds love making theater. But they demand dramatic material that honestly captures who they are-newly emerging individuals, struggling with school, friends and parents, eager to explore and find a place in the great big world. Written by a nationally award-winning playwright of theater for family audiences, this collection offers the teacher and student: Monologues with strong emotional turning points. Two- and four-actor scenes with strong relationships, specific objectives. Multiple-actor scenes, drawn from multicultural sources, in which the roles have relatively equal weight. Reader's Theater ideas. Middle school students Drama. One-act plays and monologues. Student IL appropriate for grades 5-8.
More Short Scenes and Monologues for Middle School Students: Inspired by Li T  
B 97281B 97281 More Ten-Minute Plays for Middle School Performers: Plays for a Variety of Cast Sizes
Grade Lvl: T Author: Young, Rebecca / Gritton, Ashley
Length: 125 Copyright: 2011

A sequel collection of eighteen plays that give teenage performers the chance to reveal the unique identities and motivations of students their own age. These brief plays may be used for speech and drama classrooms, forensic competitions, or variety shows. They are easily staged with no sets or costumes. Topics include: the never-ending gossip cycle, parents, being conceited, getting in trouble, and more. Included are scripts for girls only, scripts for boys only, and scripts for mixed casts. The dialogue is believable and easy to perform. Sample titles: Word Gets Around, The School Talent Show, The Party, Three Boys and a Baby, Bad Hair Day, First Kiss, The Bigheaded Girl and more. Reader's Theater ideas. Middle school students Drama. One-act plays. Student IL 7-10.
More Ten-Minute Plays for Middle School Performers: Plays for a Variety of T  
B 90870B 90870 Moving to Middle School: Life Skills & Coping
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 138 Copyright: 2002

Subtitle: Life Skills and Coping Skills for Successful Student Transition/Activities for Grades 5-8. Authors: Melodie Wenz-Gross, Karen L. Anderson, Robin C. Parker, Ann O'Meara, and Ilda Carreiro King. Topics: stress cycle, positive thinking, time management, communication styles, problem solving, social support, anger management, learning styles and study strategies, communication with teachers and peers, role play.
Moving to Middle School: Life Skills & Coping T  
B 125464B 125464 My Life as a Gamer (Book 5)
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Tashjian, Janet
Length: 250 Copyright: 2015

Derek Fallon gets the chance of a lifetime when he is asked to test software for new video games, but he soon discovers that his dream job isn't all it's cracked up to be. Series fiction: My Life As..., Book 5. IL 3-8. AR 5.3. RC 5.5. Lexile 850.
My Life as a Gamer (Book 5) PIJ  
B 118341B 118341 My Life As a Joke (Book 4)
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Tashjian, Janet
Length: 252 Copyright: 2014

Derek Fallon discovers all the angst that comes with being twelve--he just wants to feel grown up, but life gets in the way with a series of mishaps that make him look like a baby. Series fiction: My Life As A....., Book 4. Maturation (Psychology)- Fiction. AR 5.2 Lexile 840. IL 3-8.
My Life As a Joke (Book 4) PIJ  
B 125463B 125463 My Life as a Meme (Book 8)
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Tashjian, Janet
Length: 232 Copyright: 2019

Derek Fallon and his friends are back for more adventure, this time featuring memes. Series fiction: My Life As..., Book 8. IL 3-8. AR 5.3. Lexile 860.
My Life as a Meme (Book 8) PIJ  
B 125462B 125462 My Life as a Ninja (Book 6)
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Tashjian, Janet
Length: 218 Copyright: 2017

Reluctant reader Derek Fallon has expanded his taste in cartoons to the world of manga and anime. Together with his friends Carly, Matt, and Umberto, Derek has fun learning about all the cool aspects of ninja culture. When someone starts vandalizing their school with graffiti of a mischievous troll-like figure, these ninjas-in-training are convinced they'll be able to crack the case. But it turns out that being a ninja is a lot more work than they thought, and this adventure brings about new opportunities for Derek to embarrass himself. For once, can he be the hero that saves the day? Series fiction: My Life as..., Book 6. IL 3-8. AR 5.3. RC 5.5. Lexile 850.
My Life as a Ninja (Book 6) PIJ  
B 92454B 92454 Mysteries of Antiquity
Grade Lvl: T Author: Fischer, Max
Length: 118 Copyright: 2001

Subtitle: Lessons To Engage Middle School Students In Ancient/Medieval History. Resource includes 13 lessons on such topics as Stonehenge, Athenian democray, the death of King Tut, the Oracle of Delphi, the Black Plague, and the monoliths of Easter Island. Lessons combine handouts, reading or map assignments, discussions, and simulations.
Mysteries of Antiquity T  
B 126208B 126208 Nat Enough (Book 1)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Scrivan, Maria
Length: 235 Copyright: 2020

Making friends isn't easy, but losing them is even harder! Natalie has never felt that she's enough -- athletic enough, stylish enough, or talented enough. And on the first day of middle school, Natalie discovers that things are worse than she thought -- now she's not even cool enough for her best friend, Lily! As Natalie tries to get her best friend back, she learns more about her true self and natural talents. If Natalie can focus on who she is rather than who she isn't, then she might realize she's more than enough, just the way she is. Humorous stories. Coming of age / bildungsroman. Graphic novel series: Nat Enough, Book 1. IL 4-8. AR 2.9.
Nat Enough (Book 1) IJ  
B 125343B 125343 New Kid
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Craft, Jerry
Length: 249 Copyright: 2019

Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds--and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself? African American fiction. School stories. Graphic novel. IL 4-8. AR 2.9. Lexile 320. Iowa Children's Choice Award 2020-2021. Newbery Award 2020.
New Kid IJ  
KM 13237KM 13237 New Kid (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Craft, Jerry
Length: 249 Copyright: 2019

Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds--and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself? African American fiction. School stories. Graphic novel. Iowa Children's Choice Award 2020-2021. Newbery Award 2020. Contents include playaway, book and a 5-way splitter. Playaway run time: 2 hours. IL 4-8. AR 2.9. Lexile 320.
New Kid (Playaway) IJ  
B 123649B 123649 Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Baskin, Nora Raleigh
Length: 197 Copyright: 2017

Ask anyone: September 11, 2001, was serene and lovely, a perfect day--until a plane struck the World Trade Center. But right now it is a few days earlier, and four kids in different parts of the country are going about their lives. Sergio, who lives in Brooklyn, is struggling to come to terms with the absentee father he hates and the grandmother he loves. Will's father is gone, too, killed in a car accident that has left the family reeling. Naheed has never before felt uncomfortable about being Muslim, but at her new school she's getting funny looks because of the head scarf she wears. Aimee is starting a new school in a new city and missing her mom, who has to fly to New York on business. These four don't know one another, but their lives are about to intersect in ways they never could have imagined. Award-winning author Nora Raleigh Baskin weaves together their stories into an unforgettable novel about that seemingly perfect September day--the day our world changed forever. Iowa Children's Choice 2018-2019. Historical fiction. IL 4-8.
Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story IJ  
B 123589B 123589 No Fear!
Grade Lvl: I Author: Moore, Steve
Length: 214 Copyright: 2017

Steve is King of the Bench. No brag. It's just a fact. But this year, Steve and his friends are excited to try out for the Spiro T. Agnew Middle School baseball team. The only problem is, after watching another player get beaned by a fastball, Steve has developed a serious case of bean-o-phobia-the fear of getting hit by a pitch. If Steve ever wants to get off the bench and get in the game, he's going to have to muster up some courage, and fast. Series fiction. King of the Bench, Book 1. Series fiction. Humor. (Book 2 #123588). IL 3-7. AR 5.7. Lexile 860.
No Fear! I  
B 95001B 95001 Note Taking Made Easy!
Grade Lvl: T Author: Hippie, Deana
Length: 96 Copyright: 2010

Subtitle: Strategies & Scaffolded Lessons for Helping All Students Take Effective Notes, Summarize, and Learn the Content They Need to Know. Contains classroom-tested lessons, suggested activities, reproducible pages, sample paragraphs, and graphic organizers aimed at improving the note-taking skills of students in fifth grade and up.
Note Taking Made Easy! T  
B 94153B 94153 NSTA Ready-Reference Guide to Safer Science
Grade Lvl: T Author: Roy, Kenneth
Length: 156 Copyright: 2007

Guide is a compendium of 39 "Scope on Safety" columns from Science Scope. Major sections cover safety practices and legal standards--on subjects as diverse as asbestos, ergonomics, and bloodborne pathogens--and instructional safety--including the challenges of occupancy loads, field trips, and safer science for special-needs students. Each section is divided into four parts: general science, chemistry, physical science, and biology.
NSTA Ready-Reference Guide to Safer Science T  
B 92147B 92147 One Hundred Ninety Ready-to-Use Activities That Make Math Fun!
Grade Lvl: T Author: Watson, George
Length: 282 Copyright: 2003

Reproducible activity sheets help students (middle and high school) master basic math skills including whole numbers, decimals, fractions, percentages, money, concepts, geometry and measurement, charts and graphs, and pre-algebra. All the activities are presented in a variety of formats such as puzzles, crosswords, matching, word number searches, number substitutions, and more. For use with students of varying ability levels.
One Hundred Ninety Ready-to-Use Activities That Make Math Fun! T  
B 123579B 123579 Pants Project
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Clarke, Cat
Length: 267 Copyright: 2017

Eleven-year-old Liv fights to change the middle school dresscode requiring girls to wear a skirt and, along the way, finds the courage to tell his moms he is meant to be a boy. LBGTQ. Realistic fiction. IL 5-9. AR 4.8.
Pants Project PIJ  
B 90912B 90912 Pathways of America/California Gold Rush Trail
Grade Lvl: T Author: Hatch, Lynda
Length: 92 Copyright: 1994

Social Studies activity book for grades 4-8. Covers the cross-country journey the emigrants and Forty-Niners faced as they traveled from the Missouri River to the Sacramento Valley and mining camps in California. The California Trail followed the Oregon Trail until past Fort Bridger, and then several trail routes were available. Book concentrates on the routes and locations past Fort Bridger. Activities are on reproducible pages. Skills: map reading, research, writing, synthesizing information.
Pathways of America/California Gold Rush Trail T  
KM 13030KM 13030 Patina (Playaway) (Book 2)
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Reynolds, Jason
Length: 0 Copyright: 2017

A newbie to the track team, Patina must learn to rely on her teammates as she tries to outrun her personal demons. Series fiction. Sequel to "Ghost" (B 123408). Series fiction: Track, book 2. IL 5-10. AR 4.7. Lexile 710. Contains 1 playaway, 1 book, and one 5-way splitter. Run time of playaway approximately 3 hours and 25 minutes. A four week loan period.
Patina (Playaway) (Book 2) JS  
B 123409B 123409 Patina (Track, Book 2)
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Reynolds, Jason
Length: 233 Copyright: 2017

A newbie to the track team, Patina must learn to rely on her teammates as she tries to outrun her personal demons. Series fiction. Sequel to "Ghost" (B 123408). Book 2 in Track series. IL 5-10. AR 4.7. Lexile 710.
Patina (Track, Book 2) JS  
B 95493B 95493 Patriotic and Historical Plays for Young People
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 230 Copyright: 1987

Includes twenty-five one-act plays and programs that range from ten to twenty-five minutes in length, featuring George Washington, Molly Pitcher, Thomas Paine and other heroic figures of Revolutionary times. Full texts of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are included.
Patriotic and Historical Plays for Young People T  
KM 929KM 929 Patriots & Loyalists-Jackdaw (BB)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2004

By some estimates, as many as one-third of all American colonists remained loyal to Britain during America’s struggle for independence. Some Loyalists (or Tories as they were called by the Revolutionaries) sought refuge from Patriot wrath by fleeing to Canada or England; those who remained faced reprisals, punitive laws, and even confiscation of their property. Immerse your students in the difficult and dangerous life of the Loyalists with this rich assortment of primary source documents, ranging from official government proclamations and acts to broadsides, song lyrics, and political cartoons. Historian: Richard Pandich. Please see professional book: B 96732 for ideas to support teaching and learning with Jackdaw primary sources. IL 5-8. The contents of this Jackdaw feature: Illustrated Broadsheet Essay Timeline Critical Thinking Questions Recommended Reading List Historical Documents Proclamation of Governor Earl Dunmore of Virginia, November 7, 1775 Patrick Henry’s warning about Governor Dunmore’s Proclamation, November 20, 1775 The Tory Act, published by order of the Continental Congress, January 2, 1776 List of American Loyalist prisoners at New York, July 1, 1776 Extract from the minutes of the Continental Congress offering pardons to Loyalists, April 23, 1778 Depositions of three men about how they were treated by Loyalists, 1782 “A Tory Medley,” 178? British political cartoons depicting the imagined fate of Loyalists, 1783
Patriots & Loyalists-Jackdaw (BB) IJ  
B 126229B 126229 Pay Attention, Carter Jones
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Schmidt, Gary D
Length: 217 Copyright: 2019

Sixth-grader Carter must adjust to the unwelcome presence of a know-it-all butler who is determined to help him become a gentleman, and also to deal with burdens from the past. Coming of age / bildungsroman. Humor. Family. Realistic fiction. IL 5-9. AR 5.3. RC 5.5. Lexile 840. GR Y.
Pay Attention, Carter Jones IJ  
B 94952B 94952 PBL Starter Kit: To-the-Point Advice, Tools and Tips for Your First Project in Middle and High School
Grade Lvl: T Author: Larmer, John
Length: 138 Copyright: 2009

Written for middle school and high school teachers, who are new to PBL. Contains easy to read, brief and to-the-point advice about a first, relatively simple project, with examples and tools to help you plan it well. From the Project Based Learning Toolkit series.
PBL Starter Kit: To-the-Point Advice, Tools and Tips for Your First Project T  
B 123576B 123576 Perfect Score
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Buyea, Rob
Length: 358 Copyright: 2017

Told from different viewpoints, five sixth-graders, facing various challenges and under pressure to do well on statewide assessment tests, agree to a plan for acing the tests. Realistic fiction. IL 4-8. AR 4.7. Lexile 710. GR Y. Iowa Children's Choice Award 2020-2021.
Perfect Score IJ  
KM 13218KM 13218 Perfect Score (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Buyea, Rob
Length: 358 Copyright: 2017

Told from different viewpoints, five sixth-graders, facing various challenges and under pressure to do well on statewide assessment tests, agree to a plan for acing the tests. Contents include playway, book and a 5-way splitter. Playaway runtime: approximately 8 hours. Realistic fiction. IL 4-8. AR 4.7. Lexile 710. GR Y. Iowa Children's Choice Award 2020-2021.
Perfect Score (Playaway) IJ  
B 123274B 123274 Pete Milano's Guide to Being a Movie Star
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Greenwald, Tom
Length: 249 Copyright: 2016

Pete Milano, class clown, is used to getting into trouble while amusing people, but now his tricks have gained him an audition for a movie that could lead to stardom--and the loss of his girlfriend and other friends. IL 4-8. AR 4.1.
Pete Milano's Guide to Being a Movie Star IJ  
KM 11675KM 11675 Popular Clone (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Castle, M. E.
Length: 0 Copyright: 2012

Twelve-year-old Fisher Bas, a science-loving bully magnet, clones himself, only to discover that his double is infinitely cooler than himself. Cloning Fiction. Contents: instruction sheet; playaway--a pre-loaded audio book 6.5 hours) on a dedicated digital audio media player (MP3); earphones; and book (310 pages) by M.E. Castle. Book 1 from the series Clone Chronicles. AR 6.2 Follett RL 6.6 IL 4-7.
Popular Clone (Playaway) IJ  
B 95165B 95165 Positive Behavior Support in Secondary Schools: A Practical Guide
Grade Lvl: T Author: Young, Ellie L. / Caldarella, Paul
Length: 158 Copyright: 2012

Guide shows how to implement positive behavior support (PBS) strategies in secondary settings, using a three-tiered approach. The authors adapt the core ideas of PBS to the developmental context of adolescence and the organizational structures of middle schools and junior and senior high schools. With an emphasis on data-based decision making, the book provides ideas and examples for meeting the behavioral needs of all students, from those with emerging concerns to those with ongoing, chronic problems. It takes practitioners step by step through planning, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining schoolwide, small-group, and individual interventions. Book includes reproducible forms.
Positive Behavior Support in Secondary Schools: A Practical Guide T  
B 124864B 124864 Positively Izzy
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Libenson, Terri
Length: 220 Copyright: 2018

Tells the intersecting stories of dreamer Izzy, who has trouble focusing on schoolwork, and Brainy Bri, who wants people to think of her as more than a brainiac. Realistic fiction. Graphic novel format. IL 4-8. AR 3.0. RC 3.3. Lexile 390.
Positively Izzy IJ  
KM 933KM 933 Presidency -Jackdaw (BB)
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

As head of the executive branch of government, the President of the United States has one of the most influential jobs in the world today. But much has changed since George Washington was sworn in as our nation's first president on April 30, 1789. While Article ll of the Constitution provides a basic job description for the chief executive-including powers, qualification, terms of office, and the election process, the explanation of how the president is able to carry out these duties is surprisingly vague. The Framers of the Constitution left it up to the individuals elected president to determine their specific role in national and world affairs. But presidential powers are not unlimited. The legislative and judicial branches, through the system of checks and balances, also play an important part in defining the job of the president. This Focus Jackdaw traces the evolution of the Presidency from its beginnings to the present day. A wide variety of primary sources -such as campaign memorabilia, letters, diary entries, photographs, and government documents will help students understand the official role of the president as well as offer them a glimpse into bow this powerful position has shaped the private lives of those who have served as chief executive. Prepared by Historian: Robyn Griswold. Please see professional book: B 96732 for ideas to support teaching and learning with Jackdaw primary sources. IL 5-8. The contents of this Focus Jackdaw feature: Support Materials Illustrated Broadsheet Essay Timeline Critical Thinking Questions with Response Key Recommended Reading List Presidential Trivia Historical Documents Excerpt from George Washington's letter to Catherine Macaulay Graham, ]anuary 9, 1790. Letter sent by Benny Pierce to his mother, ]une 11, 1852. First and last pages of the Articles of Impeachment of Andrew Iohnson, 1868. Republican Ballot from the Election of 1876. Campaign Button Poster Presidential Election Process flow chart poster. Entry from President Harry Truman's Personal Diary, July 28, 1974. Memo to Watergate Special Prosecutor Leon ]aworski, August 9, 1974. A Day in the Life of President Gerald Ford, April 28, 1975. Sections 2-4 of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution, October 16, 2002.
Presidency -Jackdaw (BB) PI  
B 121104B 121104 President of the Whole Sixth Grade
Grade Lvl: I Author: Winston, Sherri
Length: 305 Copyright: 2015

Brianna Justice is the president of her Detroit middle school's sixth grade, but she is finding the position a real headache--beside the normal troubles of being in a new school, and the sudden coldness of her old friends, there is a class trip to Washington, D.C. coming up and she needs to figure out how to raise the rest of the money so that the class can go. Sequel to President of the Whole Fifth Grade (121103). IL 4-6.
President of the Whole Sixth Grade I  
B 94951B 94951 Project Based Learning Handbook, 2nd Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Markham, Thom
Length: 179 Copyright: 2003

Subtitle: A Guide to Standards-Focused Project Based Learning for Middle and High School Teachers. Provides an overview of the what, why, and how of PBL. It guides middle and high school teachers through all phases of successful PBL, from deciding on a project idea to reflecting on the outcomes of a project.
Project Based Learning Handbook, 2nd Edition T  
B 119722B 119722 Public School Superhero
Grade Lvl: I Author: Patterson, James
Length: 273 Copyright: 2015

In Kenny Wright's active imagination he's a world famous superhero, but in the real world he's a sixth grade "Grandma's Boy" whose struggles to fit in at his Washington D.C. inner city school will put his grades and family loyalty to the test. Superheroes- Fiction. Includes sections of comic-style illustrations. AR 3.9 RC 3.2 Lexile 560 GR level V IL 4-6.
Public School Superhero I  
KM 13185KM 13185 Red Rhino Chapter Books (Hi Lo)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

This paperback series is ideal for struggling readers in grades 4-6 who are in need of age-appropriate subjects at a low reading level. There is a wide variety of genres to choose from, and the characters span a diverse range of backgrounds. Illustrations are included on every page spread, which should aid struggling readers and keep them turning the pages! The kit contains 40 book set. Average Lexile range of readers 100-200. IL 4-8.
Red Rhino Chapter Books (Hi Lo) IJ  
B 114827B 114827 Reel Life Starring Us
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Greenwald, Lisa
Length: 294 Copyright: 2011

Dina, the new girl at Rockwood Hills Junior High, is doing a video project with the incredibly popular Chelsea, and while Dina hopes that this will be her opportunity to improve her social life, Chelsea is more focused on family issues than anything happening at school. Popularity Fiction. AR 4.4 IL 5-8.
Reel Life Starring Us IJ  
B 107498B 107498 Regarding the Bathrooms: A Privy to the Past
Grade Lvl: I Author: Klise, Kate
Length: 140 Copyright: 2006

In this novel told through letters, newspaper articles, and police reports, a middle school principal's bathroom renovation project leads to the discovery of stolen Roman antiquities. AR 6.1. Follett RL 6.2. Lexile 930.
Regarding the Bathrooms: A Privy to the Past I  
B 123488B 123488 Restart
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Korman, Gordon
Length: 243 Copyright: 2017

Chase does not remember falling off the roof, in fact he does not remember anything about himself, and when he gets back to middle school he begins to learn who he was through the reactions of the other kids--trouble is, he really is not sure he likes the Chase that is being revealed, but can he take the opportunity amnesia has provided and restart his life? Alternating point of view. Realistic fiction. IL 3-8. AR 5.1. RC 4.5. Lexile 730. GR W. Iowa Children's Choice Award 2019-2020.
Restart PIJ  
B 95071B 95071 Rich & Engaging Mathematical Tasks, Grades 5-9
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 301 Copyright: 2012

Collection of selected articles from past issues of NCTM school journals. Each section of the book highlights articles on a key area of mathematics featured in the CCSSM: rational numbers; numbers; patterns and functions; measurement; probability and statistics; proportional reasoning; number theory; linear equations; and geometry. Includes some reproducible student activity pages. Edited by Glenda Lappan, Margaret S. Smith, and Elizabeth Jones.
Rich & Engaging Mathematical Tasks, Grades 5-9 T  
B 124354B 124354 Robot Revolution
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Patterson, James
Length: 316 Copyright: 2017

Robots on strike! Sammy's under appreciated mechanical helpers cause chaos in the house! It's up to Sammy and his disabled sister Maddie to keep the peace until his inventor mom reveals her secret project...and why it was worth the wait. Humorous fiction. Series fiction. House of Robots, Book 3. IL 3-7. AR 4.6. RC 4.3.
Robot Revolution PIJ  
B 119724B 119724 Rookie Bookie
Grade Lvl: I Author: Wertheim, L. Jon / Moskowitz, Tobias
Length: 262 Copyright: 2014

When seventh-grader Mitch Sloan moves to Jonasburg, Indiana, he uses his exceptional skills in math, money, and sports statistics to make friends--but gets in over his head when he starts a football betting ring. Gambling- Fiction. AR 4.6 RC 4.2 Lexile 680 GR level V IL 4-6.
Rookie Bookie I  
B 95518B 95518 RTI and the Adolescent Reader: Responsive Literacy Instruction in Secondary Schools
Grade Lvl: T Author: Brozo, William
Length: 176 Copyright: 2011

A guide to using Response to Intervention (RTI) for literacy at the secondary school level, explaining why and how RTI is a viable intervention model for adolescent readers and outlining structural, political, cultural, and teacher and student identity issues related to its use in secondary school settings. Remedial teaching United States. School failure Prevention.
RTI and the Adolescent Reader: Responsive Literacy Instruction in Secondar T  
B 117250B 117250 Sasquatch in the Paint
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem / Obstfeld, Raymond
Length: 265 Copyright: 2013

Eighth-grader Theo Rollins' growth spurt has Coach Mandrake trying to transform him into a basketball star, but training time is hurting the science club's chances of winning the "Aca-lympics," and being accused of stealing could mean Theo is off both teams. Science clubs Fiction. From the series Streetball Crew, Book 1. AR 4.5 RC 3.8 Lexile 660 IL 5-8.
Sasquatch in the Paint IJ  
B 123580B 123580 Saturdays with Hitchcock
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Wittlinger, Ellen
Length: 262 Copyright: 2017

Twelve-year-old Maisie feels that she has enough complications in her life: her actor uncle has moved in with her family while he recovers from an accident and her father is not pleased, her grandmother is slipping into dementia but wants to remarry, her mom has been laid off, and her best friend Cyrus, with whom she spends Saturdays watching classic movies, has revealed that he is gay--but Gary, the boy he has a crush on, seems more attracted to Maisie herself. Bildungsroman / Coming of Age. Realistic fiction. LBGTQ. IL 5-9. Lexile 680.
Saturdays with Hitchcock IJ  
B 97282B 97282 Scenes for Teens: 50 Original Comedy and Drama Scenes for Teenage Actors
Grade Lvl: T Author: Kimmel, Mike
Length: 120 Copyright: 2014

Scenes for Teens is meant to help simplify the acting process for young actors. These fifty original comedy and drama scripts are intended for the teenage reader. The scenes are written for two actors. They are gender-neutral, and intentionally exclude costumes, props, entrances, exits, complicated stage directions, and additional characters. Scenes for Teens is specifically designed to help young readers practice dialogue in a conversational and realistic manner. This allows them to focus on the one-on-one comedy and drama relationship. Scripts include content geared toward teenage social themes. Reader's Theater ideas. Middle school students Drama. One-act plays. Student IL appropriate for grades 7-10.
Scenes for Teens: 50 Original Comedy and Drama Scenes for Teenage Actors T  
B 94759B 94759 School Counselor's Guide, Middle School
Grade Lvl: T Author: Nelson, Mark
Length: 202 Copyright: 2011

Provides a guidance curriculum for Middle School students, including approximately 100 classroom activities that are organized and designed to meet the National Standards created by the American School Counselor Association (ASCS). These activities can be used in the design of a comprehensive guidance curriculum, which addresses the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students. Provides assessment instruments that allow counselors to measure how school counseling programs make a difference for their students.
School Counselor's Guide, Middle School T  
B 112279B 112279 Schooled
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Korman, Gordon
Length: 208 Copyright: 2007

Cap lives in isolation with his grandmother, a former hippie; but when she falls from a tree and breaks her hip, Cap is sent to a foster home where he has his first experience in a public school. AR 4.9. RC 4.6. Lexile 740. IL 6-10.
Schooled IJS  
KM 11397KM 11397 Schooled (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Korman, Gordon
Length: 0 Copyright: 2007

Cap lives in isolation with his grandmother, a former hippie; but when she falls from a tree and breaks her hip, Cap is sent to a foster home where he has his first experience in a public school. Contents: instruction sheet, playaway--a pre-loaded audio book (5 hours) on a dedicated digital audio media player (MP3), earphones, and book (208 pages) by Gordon Korman. AR 4.9. RC 4.6. Lexile 740. IL 6-9. Three-week loan period.
Schooled (Playaway) IJ  
KM 11643KM 11643 Second Step: Grade 6
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: Student Success Through Prevention. Program teaches empathy and communication, emotion-management and coping skills, and decision making. These skills are designed to help students stay engaged in school, make good choices, set goals, and avoid peer pressure, substance abuse, bullying, and cyber bullying. Contents: Teaching book (has activation key code for accessing online training & program materials) with 15 lessons; Grade 6 DVD with media elements for each lesson, including videos, quotes, cartoons, and audio clips; and 3 posters. Two-week loan period.
Second Step: Grade 6 T  
KM 11644KM 11644 Second Step: Grade 7
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: Student Success Through Prevention. Program teaches empathy and communication, emotion-management and coping skills, and decision making. These skills are designed to help students stay engaged in school, make good choices, set goals, and avoid peer pressure, substance abuse, bullying, and cyber bullying. Contents: Teaching book (has activation key code for accessing online training & program materials) with 13 lessons; Grade 7 DVD with media elements for each lesson, including videos, quotes, cartoons, and audio clips; and 4 posters. Two-week loan period.
Second Step: Grade 7 T  
KM 11645KM 11645 Second Step: Grade 8
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: Student Success Through Prevention. Program teaches empathy and communication, emotion-management and coping skills, and decision making. These skills are designed to help students stay engaged in school, make good choices, set goals, and avoid peer pressure, substance abuse, bullying, and cyber bullying. Contents: Teaching book (has activation key code for accessing online training & program materials) with 13 lessons; Grade 8 DVD with media elements for each lesson, including videos, quotes, cartoons, and audio clips; and 4 posters. Two-week loan period.
Second Step: Grade 8 T  
B 112001B 112001 Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Winters, Ben
Length: 247 Copyright: 2010

Spurred by a special project from her social studies teacher, seventh grader Bethesda Fielding uncovers the secret identity of her music teacher, which leads to a most unusual concert performance and tutoring assignment. AR 5.8. RC 6.3. Lexile 910. IL 5-7.
Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman IJ  
B 124956B 124956 Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Sonnenblick, Jordan
Length: 193 Copyright: 2017

Maverick Falconer is just starting middle school and he wishes he were a hero like his father because maybe then he could deal with his mother's drinking and series of abusive boyfriends, not to mention the kids who bully him in middle school (pretty much the same ones who bullied him in elementary school)--but as the year passes he begins to realize that other kids have problems too, and maybe if they can all survive sixth-grade things will get better. Iowa Children's Choice Award, 2019-2020. IL 4-7. AR 5.1. RC 4.6. Lexile 760.
Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade IJ  
B 124415B 124415 See You In the Cosmos
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Cheng, Jack
Length: 314 Copyright: 2017

11-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his mom, his brother, and his dog Carl Sagan--named for his hero, the real-life astronomer. All he wants is to launch his golden iPod into space the way Carl Sagan (the man, not the dog) launched his Golden Record on the Voyager spacecraft in 1977. From Colorado to New Mexico, Las Vegas to L.A., Alex records a journey on his iPod to show other lifeforms what life on earth, his earth, is like. But his destination keeps changing. And the funny, lost, remarkable people he meets along the way can only partially prepare him for the secrets he'll uncover--from the truth about his long-dead dad to the fact that, for a kid with a troubled mom and a mostly not-around brother, he has way more family than he ever knew. Alternative family. Realistic fiction. Space Science. IL 5-10. AR 5.4. RC 10.6. Lexile 1120. IL 5-10. AR 5.4. RC 10.6. Lexile 1120.
See You In the Cosmos IJS  
B 94538B 94538 Serving Boys Through Readers' Advisory
Grade Lvl: T Author: Sullivan, Michael
Length: 152 Copyright: 2010

A guide to interesting boys in books and reading, featuring over onehundred booktalks, lists of suggested titles and authors in a variety of genres, and a readers' advisory interview. Includes chapters on why boys are different, a definition of boys' lit, the readers'-advisory interview with boys, special circumstances, booktalking for boys of all ages, and indirect readers' advisory. The second half of the book is devoted to fully annotated book listsin a variety of fiction and nonfiction subject areas, with each chapter further subdivided into elementary-school, middle-school, and high-school readers.
Serving Boys Through Readers' Advisory T  
B 124414B 124414 Ship of the Dead
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Riordan, Rick
Length: 421 Copyright: 2017

Magnus and his friends set sail for the farthest borders of Jotunheim and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard's greatest threat, Loki's demonic ship full of zombies. Fantasy. Series fiction: Magnus Chase And The Gods Of Asgard, Book 3. IL 5-10. AR 5.1. RC 5.4. Lexile 710.
Ship of the Dead IJS  
B 124499B 124499 Sin salida! (Cabin Fever)
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Kinney, Jeff
Length: 217 Copyright: 2012

Greg, stuck indoors with his family over the holiday because of a blizzard, suffers from claustrophobia and worries they will not be able to weather the storm. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, Book 6. Text in Spanish.;Translation of: Diary of a wimpy kid, cabin fever. Humorous. Realistic fiction. IL 5-12. AR 6.8.
Sin salida! (Cabin Fever) IJS  
KM 12584KM 12584 Six Kids and a Stuffed Cat (6 Books & Read-Along CDs)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Paulsen, Gary
Length: 138 Copyright: 2016

When a storm causes them to be trapped in the smelly boys' restroom in their middle school, six misfit students who have nothing but a stuffed cat for entertainment, engage in wacky hijinks that solidify their friendship. The novella (76 pages) is followed by a script version, a one-act play written for 6 characters (male or female). Kit contains 6 copies of the book (138 pages AR 6.0 RC 6.6 Lexile 930) and 2 audio CDs( approx 2 hours; disc includes a PdF with the play) IL 4-8.
Six Kids and a Stuffed Cat (6 Books & Read-Along CDs) IJ  
B 121809B 121809 Slacker
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Korman, Gordon
Length: 230 Copyright: 2016

When eighth-grader Cameron Boxer creates the Positive Action Group at school he intends it as a diversion to fool his parents, teachers, and sister into letting him continue to concentrate on his video-gaming--but before he knows it other kids are taking it seriously, and soon he finds himself president of the P.A.G., and involved in community service, so the boy who never cared about anything is now the center of everything, whether he likes it or not. Alternating (Point of View). AR 5.2 RC 4.4 Lexile 710 IL 4-7.
Slacker IJ  
B 124588B 124588 Slider
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Hautman, Pete
Length: 278 Copyright: 2017

David can eat an entire sixteen-inch pepperoni pizza in four minutes and thirty-six seconds. Not bad. But he knows he can do better. In fact, he'll have to do better: he's going to compete in the Super Pigorino Bowl, the world's greatest pizza-eating contest, and he has to win it, because he borrowed his mom's credit card and accidentally spent $2,000 on it. So he really needs that prize money. Like, yesterday. As if training to be a competitive eater weren't enough, he's also got to keep an eye on his little brother, Mal (who, if the family believed in labels, would be labeled autistic, but they don't, so they just label him Mal). And don't even get started on the new weirdness going on between his two best friends, Cyn and HeyMan. Great read for boys. Realistic fiction. IL 4-8.
Slider IJ  
KM 12222KM 12222 Social Compass Curriculum: A Story-Based Intervention Package for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Grade Lvl: T Author: Boyd, LouAnne / McReynolds, Christina
Length: 180 Copyright: 2013

Provides activities and reproducible worksheets for teaching social skills to students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This intervention curriculum is designed for grades 4-8, but can be adapted for use with older students. 24 lessons help students in four areas: nonverbal communication, emotion, social problem solving, and "we" skills for effective conversation. Each lesson takes 20-40 minutes and includes a social story that models a key skill; worksheets that reinforce important points; a simple icon that helps students remember what to do; opportunities to role-play & rehearse the skill with peers; and take-home worksheets to ensure generalization in settings outside of school. Kit contents: book with reproducible pages, flash card set, and poster with the Social Compass icons.
Social Compass Curriculum: A Story-Based Intervention Package for Students T  
B 116984B 116984 Star Is Born
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Myers, Walter Dean
Length: 160 Copyright: 2012

Zander's play, Act Six, brings Da Vinci Academy into the spotlight, especially when LaShonda's costume designs win her an opportunity she can accept only if she is willing to leave her autistic brother and their group home behind. Cruisers Book 3. AR 5.1 RC 5.3 Lexile 810 IL 5-8.
Star Is Born IJ  
B 95886B 95886 Stars, States and Historic Dates
Grade Lvl: T Author: Weisburg, Hilda
Length: 90 Copyright: 1987

Presents research activities and puzzles to help teach American history and geography to intermediate through high school students including activities that require the use of atlases and road maps to locate state capitals, and activities that incorporate United States presidents and campaign slogans, Black history, inventors, and more. Reproducible pages.
Stars, States and Historic Dates T  
KM 13016KM 13016 STEM Leveled Paperback Collections (Upper Elementary/Middle School)
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2017

These hi-lo fiction and nonfiction titles have ties to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Students build literacy skills while learning science content. This collection encourages readers to explore new ways to think critically about STEM topics. Titles include Dream of America: The Story of an Immigrant, Out of Gas, Before the Civil War, Albert Einstein, and Fault Lines. Lexile levels BR--720L. 30-book set.
STEM Leveled Paperback Collections (Upper Elementary/Middle School) PIJ  
B 123663B 123663 Still a Work in Progress
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Knowles, Johanna
Length: 311 Copyright: 2016

Noah is just trying to make it through seventh grade. The girls are confusing, the homework is boring, and even his friends are starting to bug him. Not to mention that his older sister, Emma, has been acting pretty strange, even though Noah thought she'd been doing better ever since the Thing They Don't Talk About. The only place he really feels at peace is in art class, with a block of clay in his hands. As it becomes clear through Emma's ever-stricter food rules and regulations that she's not really doing better at all, the normal seventh-grade year Noah was hoping for begins to seem pretty unattainable. A realistic novel with bright spots of humor, Jo Knowles captures the complexities of navigating middle school while feeling helpless in the face of a family crisis. Realistic fiction. Iowa Teen Award 2018-2019. IL 5-8. AR 4.1. RC 4.8. Lexile 660.
Still a Work in Progress IJ  
B 112303B 112303 Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Grade Lvl: I Author: Angleberger, Tom
Length: 146 Copyright: 2010

Sixth grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda. AR 4.7. RC 4.6. Lexile 760. IL 4-6. GR level T.
Strange Case of Origami Yoda I  
B 96352B 96352 Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level
Grade Lvl: T Author: Sweeney, Diane
Length: 149 Copyright: 2013

Offers guidance to coaches and principals in high schools, focusing on coaching teachers to assess and deliver, measuring the impact of student-centered coaching, leading the coaching effort and other topics.
Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level T  
B 93258B 93258 Suicide Prevention in the Schools
Grade Lvl: T Author: Capuzzi, Dave
Length: 127 Copyright: 1994

Guidelines for Middle and High School Settings.
Suicide Prevention in the Schools T  
B 126049B 126049 Sunny Rolls the Dice
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Holm, Jennifer L
Length: 215 Copyright: 2019

Sunny's just made it to middle school and it's making her life very confusing. All her best friend Deb wants to talk about is fashion, boys, makeup, boys, and being cool. Sunny's not against any of these things, but she also doesn't understand why suddenly everything revolves around them. She's much more comfortable when she's in her basement, playing Dungeons & Dragons with a bunch of new friends. Because when you're swordfighting and spider-slaying, it's hard to worry about whether you look cool or not. Especially when it's your turn to roll the 20-sided die. Best friends fiction. Cartoons and comics. Also see: Sunny Side Up B 121107 and Swing It Sunny B 123248. IL 4-8. AR 2.5. RC 3.5. Lexile 470.
Sunny Rolls the Dice IJ  
B 124412B 124412 Sword of Summer
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Riordan, Rick
Length: 497 Copyright: 2015

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he's tracked down by an uncle he barely knows-a man his mother claimed was dangerous. Uncle Randolph tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision. Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die. Fantasy fiction. Adventure. IL 5-10. AR 4.8. RC 45. Lexile 630.
Sword of Summer IJS  
KM 10353KM 10353 Systematic Supervision--Middle School
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2006

Subtitle: A Positive Way to Monitor Common Areas. Professional development program provides training for all middle school staff, substitutes, or volunteers who supervise common areas such as hallways and cafeterias. Contents: viewer's guide, trainer's guide, 30-minute DVD, 30-minute video, and five quick reference cards. Grades 6-8. Two-week loan period.
Systematic Supervision--Middle School T  
B 119013B 119013 Take Me Out to the Yakyu
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Meshon, Aaron
Length: 40 Copyright: 2013

A little boy's grandfathers, one in America and one in Japan, teach him about baseball and its rich, varying cultural traditions. AR 1.8RC 2.4 Lexile 610 IL K-2.
Take Me Out to the Yakyu KP  
B 123517B 123517 Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Russell, Rachel Renee
Length: 279 Copyright: 2010

Nikki's diary describes a frightful Halloween, on which she helps with her sister's ballet class party at the same time she is Brandon's date for their middle school Halloween dance, where she has promised to spend the evening with her two best friends. Series fiction. Dork Diaries, Book 2. IL 3-7. AR 5.1. RC 5.5. Lexile 840.
Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl PIJ  
B 124408B 124408 Talons of Power (Book 9)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Sutherland, Tui
Length: 290 Copyright: 2017

The war is over. The false prophecy has been fulfilled. But the dragonets still have enemies. A dark evil, buried for centuries, is stirring. And a young NightWing may have had the first true prophecy in generations. Fantasy. Series fiction: Wings of Fire, Book 9. IL 4-8. AR 5.2. RC 4.4. Lexile 710.
Talons of Power (Book 9) IJ  
B 120676B 120676 Tapper Twins Tear Up New York
Grade Lvl: I Author: Rodkey, Geoff
Length: 261 Copyright: 2015

An oral history that reports, through transcribed recordings, text messages, photographs, illustrations, screenshots, and more, on the First (and last) Annual Culvert Prep Middle School Scavenger Hunt For Charity, and the adventures of twelve-year-old twins Reese and Claudia Tapper as their highly competitive teams scour New York for treasure. Treasure hunts- Fiction. Competition (Psychology)- Fiction. AR 5.0 RC 4.6 Lexile 760 IL 4-6.
Tapper Twins Tear Up New York I  
B 94122B 94122 Teaching Kids to Change the World: Lessons to Inspire Social Responsibility for Grades 6-12
Grade Lvl: T Author: Griffin-Wiesner, Jennifer / Maser, Chris
Length: 89 Copyright: 2008

A collection of twenty-six lessons to help students in grades six through twelve think responsibly about social and environmental issues, with activities, handouts, and Web sources.
Teaching Kids to Change the World: Lessons to Inspire Social Responsibility T  
KM 10477KM 10477 Teambuilding with Teens
Grade Lvl: T Author: MacGregor, Mariam
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: Activities for Leadership, Decision Making & Group Success. Provides instructions for 36 activities, 20-45 minutes each, designed to teach teenagers leadership and decision making skills. Activities are divided into the following sections: Icebreakers, Self-Awareness, Working with Others, Communication, Qualities of Leadership, Social Issues, Decision Making and Problem Solving, and Closure. Contents: book and CD-ROM with reproducible forms for grades 6-12. Two-week loan period.
Teambuilding with Teens T  
B 97280B 97280 Ten-Minute Plays for Middle School Performers: Plays for a Variety of Cast Sizes
Grade Lvl: T Author: Young, Rebecca
Length: 129 Copyright: 2008

The plays in this theatre book give teenage performers the chance to reveal the unique identities and motivations of students their own age. These brief plays may be used for speech and drama classrooms, forensic competitions or variety shows. They are easily staged with no sets or costumes. Topics include: how to be popular, jealousy, shoplifting, prank, K-I-S-S-I-N-G and more. Included are scripts for girls only, scripts for boys only and scripts for mixed casts. The dialogue in all the plays is believable and easy to perform. Reader's theater ideas. Middle school students Drama. One-act plays. Students IL 7-10.
Ten-Minute Plays for Middle School Performers: Plays for a Variety of Cast T  
B 124425B 124425 They Lost Their Heads!: What Happened to Washington's Teeth, Einstein's Brain, and Other Famous Body Parts
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Beccia, Carlyn
Length: 182 Copyright: 2018

From the kidnapping of Einstein's brain to the horrifying end of Louis XIV's heart, the mysteries surrounding some of history's most famous body parts range from medical to macabre. Explores the misadventures of noteworthy body parts through history and springboards to exploring STEM topics such as forensics, DNA testing, brain science, organ donation, and cloning. Forensic science. Celebrity anecdotes. Nonfiction. IL 5-12.
They Lost Their Heads!: What Happened to Washington's Teeth, Einstein's Bra IJS  
B 124421B 124421 Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Vaught, Susan
Length: 342 Copyright: 2016

A mysterious note takes Dani Beans into the secrets of Ole Miss and its dark past in this compelling middle grade novel from the author of Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy. "Sooner or later, we're all gonna be okay." That's what Dani's Grandma Beans used to say. But that was before she got Alzheimer's. Lately, Dani isn't so sure Grandma Beans was right. In fact, she isn't sure of a lot of things, like why Mac Richardson suddenly doesn't want to be her friend, and why Grandma Beans and Avadelle Richardson haven't spoken in decades. Lately, Grandma Beans doesn't make a lot of sense. But when she tells Dani to find a secret key and envelope that she's hidden, Dani can't ignore her. So she investigates, with the help of her friend, Indri, and her not-friend, Mac. Their investigation takes them deep into the history of Oxford, Mississippi, and the riots surrounding the desegregation of Ole Miss. The deeper they dig, the more secrets they uncover. Were Grandma Beans and Avadelle at Ole Miss the night of the Meredith Riot? And why would they keep it a secret? The more Dani learns about her grandma's past, the more she learns about herself and her own friendships--and it's not all good news. History and present day collide in this mystery that explores how echoes of the past can have profound consequences. NC Social Studies Notable Book choice. Segregation. Mystery fiction. IL 5-8. AR 5.6. RC 5.5. Lexile 850.
Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry IJ  
B 96286B 96286 Think Tank Library: Brain-Based Learning Plans, Gr. 6-12
Grade Lvl: T Author: Ratzer, Mary Boyd / Jaeger, Paige
Length: 128 Copyright: 2015

Describes how to transform the school library into a "think tank" by helping teachers create an active learning environment in which students question, investigate, synthesize, conclude, and present information based on Common Core standards. Brain-Based Learning Plans for New Standards, Grades 6-12. Curriculum planning- United States.
Think Tank Library: Brain-Based Learning Plans, Gr. 6-12 T  
B 125311B 125311 Third Mushroom
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Holm, Jennifer L
Length: 217 Copyright: 2018

When thirteen-year-old Ellie's Grandpa Melvin, a world-renowned scientist in the body of a fourteen-year-old boy, comes for an extended visit, he teaches her that experimenting--and failing--is part of life. IL 4-8. AR 3.8. RC 2.7. Lexile 500. GR X.
Third Mushroom IJ  
B 99630B 99630 Tough Decisions
Grade Lvl: T Author: Bourman, Ann
Length: 50 Copyright: 1997

Subtitle: 50 Activities In Values and Character Education. Considering options and weighing the pros and cons in each problem, students explore honesty, compassion, tolerance, courtesy, obedience to the law, reporting crimes, cheating, divorce, cultural differences, school standards, and respect for others. Grades 6-9.
Tough Decisions T  
KM 11233KM 11233 Traits of Writing: Complete Guide/Middle School
Grade Lvl: T Author: Culham, Ruth
Length: 0 Copyright: 2010

Offers guidance and materials for middle school teachers to better assess the writing skills of sixth through eighth grade students, providing scoring guides, sample papers with scores and comments. Provides warm-up exercises and lessons to encourage focus. Contents: book and CD-ROM with reproducibles. Two-week loan period.
Traits of Writing: Complete Guide/Middle School T  
B 124500B 124500 Tres no es compania (Third Wheel)
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Kinney, Jeff
Length: 217 Copyright: 2013

As the day of the Valentine's Day dance approaches, Greg Heffley worries he will be left out until a twist of fate lands Greg with a date, but leaves his best friend, Rowley, on his own. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, Book 7. Text in Spanish.;Translation of: Diary of a wimpy kid, the third wheel. Humorous. Realistic fiction. IL 5-12. AR 7.0.
Tres no es compania (Third Wheel) IJS  
B 126225B 126225 Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (Book 1)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Mbalia, Kwame
Length: 482 Copyright: 2019

Seventh-grader Tristan Strong tumbles into the MidPass and, with allies John Henry and Brer Rabbit, must entice the god Anansi to come out of hiding and seal the hole Tristan accidentally ripped in the sky. African American. Fantasy. Grief & loss. Mythology. Characters in literature. Series fiction: Tristan Strong, Book 1. IL 4-8. AR 4.8. RC 5.2. Lexile 680.
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (Book 1) IJ  
B 111534B 111534 Truth About Truman School
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Butler, Dori
Length: 170 Copyright: 2008

Tired of being told what to write by the school newspaper's advisor,Zebby and her friend Amr start an underground newspaper online where everyone is free to post anything, but things spiral out of control when a cyberbully starts using the site to harrass one popular girl. Gossip. Cyberbullying. Follett RL 4.4. AR 4.4. RC 3.7. Lexile 640.
Truth About Truman School IJ  
B 96266B 96266 Un Paso Al Dia: 180 Daily Brain Teasers/Hispanic
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Wilson, Cathy
Length: 91 Copyright: 1997

Subtitle: 180 Daily Brain Teasers About Hispanic Cultures. Presents questions about the history, culture, and geography of the Spanish-speaking world, such as what day begins the week on Spanish calendars and what island was ceded by Spain to the U.S. in 1898, providing answers at the back of the book.
Un Paso Al Dia: 180 Daily Brain Teasers/Hispanic JST  
B 114558B 114558 Ungifted
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Korman, Gordon
Length: 280 Copyright: 2012

Due to an administrative mix-up, troublemaker Donovan Curtis is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, a special program for gifted and talented students, after pulling a major prank at middle school. AR 5.3 IL 5-8.
Ungifted IJ  
KM 11739KM 11739 Ungifted (MP3 CD & 6 Books)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Korman, Gordon
Length: 0 Copyright: 2012

Due to an administrative mix-up, troublemaker Donovan Curtis is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, a special program for gifted and talented students, after pulling a major prank at middle school. Robotics Fiction. Contents: six copies of the book (280 pgs) by Gordon Korman and MP3 CD (6.25 hrs.) which may be loaded onto multiple devices. AR 5.2 RC 4.5 Lexile 730 IL 5-8. Four-week loan period.
Ungifted (MP3 CD & 6 Books) IJ  
B 123647B 123647 Unidentified Suburban Object
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Jung, Mike
Length: 265 Copyright: 2016

Chloe Cho is a Korean American seventh-grader who would like to get in touch with many of the aspects of her heritage, but her parents are unwilling to talk about it--then when a class assignment forces Chloe to confront them directly, they finally tell her the truth about her family, which may just be too much for one girl to handle. Iowa Children's Choice 2018-2019. IL 3-7. AR 5.2. RC 5.4. Lexile 830. F+P U.
Unidentified Suburban Object PIJ  
B 125467B 125467 Unteachables
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Korman, Gordon
Length: 279 Copyright: 2019

The Unteachables never thought they'd find a teacher who had a worse attitude than they did. And Mr. Kermit never thought he would actually care about teaching again. Over the course of a school year, though, room 117 will experience mayhem, destruction, and maybe even a shot at redemption. IL 4-8. AR 5.1. RC 4.5. Lexile 740.
Unteachables IJ  
KM 13159KM 13159 Unteachables (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Korman, Gordon
Length: 297 Copyright: 2019

The Unteachables never thought they'd find a teacher who had a worse attitude than they did. And Mr. Kermit never thought he would actually care about teaching again. Over the course of a school year, though, room 117 will experience mayhem, destruction and maybe even a shot at redemption. Contains book, playaway and a 5-way splitter. Playaway run time: Approximately 5 hours and 30 min. IL 4-8. AR 5.1. RC 4.5. Lexile 740.
Unteachables (Playaway) IJ  
B 95008B 95008 Using Classroom Assessment to Improve Student
Grade Lvl: T Author: Collins, Anne
Length: 138 Copyright: 2011

Complete title: Using Classroom Assessment to Improve Student Learning: Math Problems Aligned with NCTM and Common Core State Standards. Edited by Anne M. Collins. Shows how teachers can move away from using tests, letter or numerical grades, or passing or failing as evidence of student learning to creating a rich classroom environment that is conducive to effective formative assessment. Provides examples from middle school classrooms. Grades 6-8.
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B 124503B 124503 Vieja escuela (Old School)
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Kinney, Jeff
Length: 217 Copyright: 2015

Life was better in the old days. Or was it? That's the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn't cut out for an old-fashioned world. With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive? Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, Book 10. Text in Spanish.;Translation of: Diary of a wimpy kid, old school. Realistic fiction. IL 4-12. AR 6.3.
Vieja escuela (Old School) IJS  
B 95010B 95010 What Every Middle Teacher Needs to Know About Reading Tests (From Someone Who Has Written Them)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Fuhrken, Charles
Length: 237 Copyright: 2011

Offers practical strategies to help students perform well on test day. This ready-to-use resource provides information about reading tests, including high-quality preparation materials, samples of the most frequently assessed reading standards, and engaging core-reading activities. Explains how students can learn the language of tests and apply their knowledge of reading to standardized tests. Includes vocabulary development, literary techniques, interpretation, comprehension, and more. For grades 5-8.
What Every Middle Teacher Needs to Know About Reading Tests (From Someone W T  
B 96564B 96564 What Really Matters for Middle School Readers: From Research to Practice
Grade Lvl: T Author: Allington, Richard
Length: 230 Copyright: 2015

Looks at the areas that struggling adolescents find most difficult—meaning, vocabulary, (especially for academic words), and inferential comprehension—and focuses on ways to foster accelerated growth. Dr. Allington stresses that through expanding the volume of high-success reading that students experience each day, as well as through the wide variety of additional classroom strategies and methodologies included in the text, middle school students can achieve a working literacy proficiency.
What Really Matters for Middle School Readers: From Research to Practice T  
B 124918B 124918 Whatshisface
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Korman, Gordon
Length: 231 Copyright: 2018

Twelve-year-old Cooper Vega and his military family has moved so often that he is used to new schoolmates not knowing his name, but at the moment he has a bigger problem--his new phone is haunted by the ghost of Roderick Northrop, a boy from the sixteenth-century, who needs his help to finish a quest, which is somehow tied up in the Stratford Middle School production of Romeo and Juliet. IL 4-8. AR 5.7. RC 4.7. Lexile 770.
Whatshisface IJ  
B 92112B 92112 When Kids Can't Read What Teachers Can do
Grade Lvl: T Author: Beers, Kylene
Length: 392 Copyright: 2003

A Guide for Teachers Gr.6-12. Handbook shows how to help middle school and high school students who are struggling with reading. Provides student transcripts, detailed strategies, reproducibles and booklists. Topics: comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, word recognition, motivation. Appendixes include bookmark templates; common roots, prefixes, and suffixes; Fry and Dolch word lists; phonics generalizations; common syllables (in frequent words); easily confused words, spelling rules, etc.
When Kids Can't Read What Teachers Can do T  
B 115295B 115295 Whole Lot of Lucky
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Haworth, Danette
Length: 288 Copyright: 2012

When twelve-year-old Hailee's family wins the lottery, her life changes in unexpected--and not always good--way. Lotteries Fiction. Best friends Fiction. Materialism. AR 4.4 RC 4.5 Lexile 730 IL 4-8.
Whole Lot of Lucky IJ  
B 126192B 126192 Wink: Surviving Middle School With One Eye Open
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Harrell, Rob
Length: 315 Copyright: 2020

Ross Maloy just wants to be a normal seventh grader. He doesn't want to lose his hair, or wear a weird hat, or deal with the disappearing friends who don't know what to say to "the cancer kid." But with his recent diagnosis of a rare eye cancer, blending in is off the table. Based on Rob Harrell's real life experience. Diseases and illnesses. Realistic fiction. Coming of Age / Bildungsroman. IL 4-8.
Wink: Surviving Middle School With One Eye Open IJ  
B 124406B 124406 Winter Turning (Book 7)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Sutherland, Tui
Length: 295 Copyright: 2015

Winter has been a disappointment to his royal IceWing family, unlike his sister Icicle, who has been raised to challenge IceWing queen--but now that Icicle has broken the truce and escaped from Jade Mountain Academy, so Winter, accompanied by his new clawmates, Moon, Qibli, and Kinkajou, embarks on his own quest to free his brother from the clutches of Queen Scarlet, and win the respect of his family. Fantasy. Series fiction: Wings of Fire, Book 7.
Winter Turning (Book 7) IJ  
B 113769B 113769 Wonder
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Palacio, R. J.
Length: 315 Copyright: 2012

Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student. AR 4.8. RC 5.2 Lexile 790 IL 4-8.
Wonder IJ  
KM 11894KM 11894 Wonder (2 Parts) (30 Copies)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Palacio, R. J.
Length: 315 Copyright: 2012

Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunts and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student. Kit contains 30 copies of the book (315 pages) by R. J. Palacio AR 4.8 RC 5.2 Lexile 790 IL 4-8. Five-week loan period.
Wonder (2 Parts) (30 Copies) IJ  
KM 12515KM 12515 Wonder (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Palacio, R. J.
Length: 315 Copyright: 2012

Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student. Kit contents: playaway--a pre-loaded audio book (8 hours) on a dedicated digital audio media player (MP3) performed by Diana Steele, Nick Podehl & Kate Rudd; instruction sheet; earbuds; and book (315 pages) by R.J. Palacio. AR 5.7 RC 5.4 Lexile 830 IL AR 4.8. RC 5.2 Lexile 790 IL 4-8.
Wonder (Playaway) IJ  
B 92024B 92024 Write! Mathematics
Grade Lvl: T Author: Bebolt, Virginia
Length: 129 Copyright: 1998

Features brief descriptions of dozens of cooperative learning techniques. Activities incorporate the multiple intelligences. Includes 36 reproducible writing activities. Grades 4-9.
Write! Mathematics T  
B 91975B 91975 Writing for Real: Strategies For Engaging Adolescent Writers
Grade Lvl: T Author: Burkhardt, Ross
Length: 293 Copyright: 2002

Readers go through a composite school year in Ross M. Burkhardt's 8th grade classroom. Besides presenting teaching strategies, the author shares examples of student writing which represent a range of developmental levels and a variety of forms, such as free-verse poetry, interior monologues, and personal essays.
Writing for Real: Strategies For Engaging Adolescent Writers T  
KM 10895KM 10895 You Can Take Charge! Study Skills Curriculum
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2000

Complete study skills program for middle school. Students learn the study and self-regulation skills that will help them become successful, productive learners in the classroom...and in life! Encourages collaboration and develops students' ability to work in a group. Grades 6-8. Contents: teacher edition and book for Level A, Level B, and Level C. Two-week loan period.
You Can Take Charge! Study Skills Curriculum T  
B 93281B 93281 You Decide! Making Responsible Choices
Grade Lvl: T Author: Bunnell, Jean
Length: 124 Copyright: 1997

Lessons for middle grade students cover a wide spectrum of decisions including health and safety concerns, relationships with family, relationships with friends, and quality of life decisions. Each lesson begins with a story. Someone in the story has a decision to make. Follow-up activities and activity sheets explore the decision.
You Decide! Making Responsible Choices T  
B 126042B 126042 You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Gino, Alex
Length: 247 Copyright: 2018

Jilly thinks she's figured out how life works. But when her sister, Emma, is born deaf, she realizes how much she still has to learn. The world is going to treat Jilly, who is white and hearing, differently from Emma, just as it will treat them both differently from their Black cousins. A big fantasy reader, Jilly makes a connection online with another fantasy fan, Derek, who is a Deaf, Black ASL user. She goes to Derek for help with Emma but doesn't always know the best way or time to ask for it. As she and Derek meet in person, have some really fun conversations, and become friends, Jilly makes some mistakes but comes to understand that it's up to her, not Derek, to figure out how to do better next time especially when she wants to be there for Derek the most. Within a world where kids like Derek and Emma aren't assured the same freedom or safety as kids like Jilly. Jilly is starting to learn all the things she doesn't know and by doing that, she's also working to discover how to support her family and her friends. Diverse abilities. Realistic fiction. Iowa Children's Choice Award 2020-2021. IL 4-8. AR 4.7.
You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P! IJ  
KM 13220KM 13220 You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P! (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Gino, Alex
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

Jilly thinks she's figured out how life works. But when her sister, Emma, is born deaf, she realizes how much she still has to learn. The world is going to treat Jilly, who is white and hearing, differently from Emma, just as it will treat them both differently from their Black cousins. A big fantasy reader, Jilly makes a connection online with another fantasy fan, Derek, who is a Deaf, Black ASL user. She goes to Derek for help with Emma but doesn't always know the best way or time to ask for it. As she and Derek meet in person, have some really fun conversations, and become friends, Jilly makes some mistakes... but comes to understand that it's up to her, not Derek, to figure out how to do better next time especially when she wants to be there for Derek the most. Within a world where kids like Derek and Emma aren't assured the same freedom or safety as kids like Jilly. Jilly is starting to learn all the things she doesn't know and by doing that, she's also working to discover how to support her family and her friends. Contents include playaway, book and a 5-way splitter. Playaway runtime: approximately 5 hours. IL 4-8. AR 4.7. Iowa Children's Choice Award 2020-2021.
You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P! (Playaway) IJ  
B 124478B 124478 You Go First
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Kelly, Erin Entrada
Length: 288 Copyright: 2018

Twelve-year-old Charlotte Lockard and eleven-year-old Ben Boxer are separated by more than a thousand miles. On the surface, their lives seem vastly different--Charlotte lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, while Ben is in the small town of Lanester, Louisiana. Charlotte wants to be a geologist and keeps a rock collection in her room. Ben is obsessed with Harry Potter, presidential history, and recycling. But the two have more in common than they think. They're both highly gifted. They're both experiencing family turmoil. And they both sit alone at lunch. Over the course of a week, Charlotte and Ben--online friends connected only by a Scrabble game--will intersect in unexpected ways, as they struggle to navigate the turmoil of middle school. This engaging story about growing up and finding your place in the world. Realistic fiction. IL 4-8. AR 4.7. RC 3.7. Lexile 640.
You Go First IJ  
B 93472B 93472 You Gotta Be the Book (2nd Edition)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wilhelm, Jeffrey
Length: 244 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: Teaching Engaged and Reflective Reading with Adolescents. Provides activities on how to engage reluctant readers. Includes visual techniques, drama and action, strategies, think-aloud protocols, and symbolic story representation/reading manipulatives.
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