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“OCDaniel” by Wesley King

Joan read OCDaniel and this is what she thought… Daniel is a typical eighth-grader. He’s desperate to fit in, to make his father proud, and hide the fact that he thinks he might be crazy. He’s pretty busy with school and football (and Zaps and Routines), but then he gets a mysterious note that changes everything. […]

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“Ways to Make Sunshine” by Renée Watson

Joan read Ways to Make Sunshine and this is what she thought… African American fourth grader Ryan Hart is self-assured in her life and her name, which means King even though she’s a girl. That is until constant changes (like her dad’s new job, moving to a new house, and all the demands of being in fourth […]

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“Bear Came Along” by Richard T. Morris

*Summer Reading List Spotlight* This title was on the 2020 Haverhill Public School’s recommended summer booklist for Grades PreK-1 and Grades 2-3. Amanda read Bear Came Along and this is what she thought… Bear and his new friends go on an adventure with the help of a river. I chose to read this picture book because I […]