Seedfolks Book
Score: 4.5
From 87 Ratings

Seedfolks


  • Author : Paul Fleischman
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-07-30
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062283689

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Seedfolks Excerpt :

ALA Best Book for Young Adults ∙ School Library Journal Best Book ∙ Publishers Weekly Best Book ∙ IRA/CBC Children's Choice ∙ NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts A Vietnamese girl plants six lima beans in a Cleveland vacant lot. Looking down on the immigrant-filled neighborhood, a Romanian woman watches suspiciously. A school janitor gets involved, then a Guatemalan family. Then muscle-bound Curtis, trying to win back Lateesha. Pregnant Maricela. Amir from India. A sense of community sprouts and spreads. Newbery-winning author Paul Fleischman uses thirteen speakers to bring to life a community garden's founding and first year. The book's short length, diverse cast, and suitability for adults as well as children have led it to be used in countless one-book reads in schools and in cities across the country. Seedfolks has been drawn upon to teach tolerance, read in ESL classes, promoted by urban gardeners, and performed in schools and on stages from South Africa to Broadway. The book's many tributaries—from the author's immigrant grandfather to his adoption of two brothers from Mexico—are detailed in his forthcoming memoir, No Map, Great Trip: A Young Writer's Road to Page One. "The size of this slim volume belies the profound message of hope it contains." —Christian Science Monitor And don’t miss Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, the Newbery Medal-winning poetry collection!

No Map  Great Trip  A Young Writer s Road to Page One Book

No Map Great Trip A Young Writer s Road to Page One


  • Author : Paul Fleischman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-10-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062857477

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No Map Great Trip A Young Writer s Road to Page One Excerpt :

Newbery Medalist Paul Fleischman reflects on his childhood with his award-winning father, Sid Fleischman, and details his own path to becoming a writer in this memorable book that is part memoir, part travelogue, and part reflection on craft and creativity. No Map, Great Trip is an excellent choice for aspiring authors, language arts classrooms, and fans of Gail Carson Levine’s Writing Magic. Acclaimed author Paul Fleischman considers how growing up with a father who was an award-winning author helped to shape and inspire his own career. Paul and Sid Fleischman are the only father-son Newbery Medalists in history, and life in the Fleischman home was extraordinary. Readers will feel like part of the family in this humorous and aspirational chronicle. Paul Fleischman is the author of the Newbery Award-winning Joyful Noise and the classroom classic Seedfolks, as well as many other acclaimed and beloved titles. His books are taught and performed in classrooms across the country. Part memoir, part travelogue (young Paul travels from California to New Hampshire by himself), part writing book, and part reflection on art and creativity, this inspirational book includes black-and-white photographs, as well as writing tips and prompts just right for budding authors. No Map, Great Trip is a great gift for young writers, language arts teachers, and fans of Jack Prelutsky’s Pizza, Pigs, and Poetry and Ralph Fletcher’s A Writer’s Notebook.

Whirligig Book
Score: 3.5
From 35 Ratings

Whirligig


  • Author : Paul Fleischman
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2013-12-17
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466860322

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Whirligig Excerpt :

When sixteen-year-old Brent Bishop inadvertently causes the death of a young woman, he is sent on an unusual journey of repentance, building wind toys across the land. In his most ambitious novel to date, Newbery winner Paul Fleischman traces Brent's healing pilgrimage from Washington State to California, Florida, and Maine, and describes the many lives set into new motion by the ingenious creations Brent leaves behind. Paul Fleischman is the master of multivoiced books for younger readers. In Whirligig he has created a novel about hidden connections that is itself a wonder of spinning hearts and grand surprises.

Joyful Noise Book
Score: 4
From 31 Ratings

Joyful Noise


  • Author : Paul Fleischman
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-09-24
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062283672

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Joyful Noise Excerpt :

From the Newbery Medal-winning author of Seedfolks, Paul Fleischman, Joyful Noise is a collection of irresistible poems that celebrates the insect world. Funny, sad, loud, and quiet, each of these poems resounds with a booming, boisterous, joyful noise. The poems resound with the pulse of the cicada and the drone of the honeybee. They can be fully appreciated by an individual reader, but they're particularly striking when read aloud by two voices, making this an ideal pick for classroom use. Eric Beddows′s vibrant drawings send each insect soaring, spinning, or creeping off the page in its own unique way. With Joyful Noise, Paul Fleischman created not only a fascinating guide to the insect world but an exultant celebration of life.

Harlem Grown Book

Harlem Grown


  • Author : Tony Hillery
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-08-18
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781534402324

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Harlem Grown Excerpt :

As featured on Humans of New York “Hartland’s joyful folk-art illustrations bop from the gray-toned jazzy vibrancy of a bustling city neighborhood to the colorful harvest of a lush urban farm.” —The New York Times “An inspiring picture book for youngsters with meaningful ties to the environment, sustainability, and community engagement.” —Booklist ​Discover the incredible true story of Harlem Grown, a lush garden in New York City that grew out of an abandoned lot and now feeds a neighborhood. Once In a big city called New York In a bustling neighborhood There was an empty lot. Nevaeh called it the haunted garden. Harlem Grown tells the inspiring true story of how one man made a big difference in a neighborhood. After seeing how restless they were and their lack of healthy food options, Tony Hillery invited students from an underfunded school to turn a vacant lot into a beautiful and functional farm. By getting their hands dirty, these kids turned an abandoned space into something beautiful and useful while learning about healthy, sustainable eating and collaboration. Five years later, the kids and their parents, with the support of the Harlem Grown staff, grow thousands of pounds of fruits and vegetables a year. All of it is given to the kids and their families. The incredible story is vividly brought to life with Jessie Hartland’s “charmingly busy art” (Booklist) that readers will pore over in search of new details as they revisit this poignant and uplifting tale over and over again. Harlem Grown is an independent, not-for-profit organization. The author’s share of the proceeds from the sale of this book go directly to Harlem Grown.

Eyes Wide Open Book
Score: 3.5
From 16 Ratings

Eyes Wide Open


  • Author : Paul Fleischman
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2014-09-23
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780763674076

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Eyes Wide Open Excerpt :

Paul Fleischman offers teens an environmental wake-up call and a tool kit for decoding the barrage of conflicting information confronting them. We're living in an Ah-Ha moment. Take 250 years of human ingenuity. Add abundant fossil fuels. The result: a population and lifestyle never before seen. The downsides weren't visible for centuries, but now they are. Suddenly everything needs rethinking – suburbs, cars, fast food, cheap prices. It's a changed world. This book explains it. Not with isolated facts, but the principles driving attitudes and events, from vested interests to denial to big-country syndrome. Because money is as important as molecules in the environment, science is joined with politics, history, and psychology to provide the briefing needed to comprehend the 21st century. Extensive back matter, including a glossary, bibliography, and index, as well as numerous references to websites, provides further resources.

Z for Zachariah Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Z for Zachariah


  • Author : Robert C. O'Brien
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-06-01
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781665911641

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Z for Zachariah Excerpt :

In this post-apocalyptic novel from Newbery Medal–winning author Robert C. O’Brien, a teen girl struggling to survive in the wake of unimaginable disaster comes across another survivor. Ann Burden is sixteen years old and completely alone. The world as she once knew it is gone, ravaged by a nuclear war that has taken everyone from her. For the past year, she has lived in a remote valley with no evidence of any other survivors. But the smoke from a distant campfire shatters Ann’s solitude. Someone else is still alive and making his way toward the valley. Who is this man? What does he want? Can he be trusted? Both excited and terrified, Ann soon realizes there may be worse things than being the last person on Earth.

Time Train Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Time Train


  • Author : Paul Fleischman
  • Publisher : Paw Prints
  • Release Date : 2009-07-10
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1442046570

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Time Train Excerpt :

When Miss Pym and her class climb aboard the Rocky Mountain Unlimited at the Dinosaur National Monument in Utah, they find themselves transported to an idyllic, prehistoric landscape for the field trip of their lives. Reprint.

Blastaway Book

Blastaway


  • Author : Melissa Landers
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Release Date : 2019-07-09
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781368002349

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Blastaway Excerpt :

Kyler Centaurus isn't your typical runaway. All he wanted was a quick trip to the legendary Fasti Sun Festival. Who wouldn't want to see new stars being born? Um, try Kyler's entire family. They couldn't care less about mind-blowing wonders of science. When an accidental launch sequence ends with Kyler hurtling through space on the family cruiser, the thrill of freedom is cut short by two space pirates determined to steal his ship. Not happening! Luckily, Kyler bumps into Fig, a savvy young Wanderer who makes a living by blowing up asteroids. She could really use a ride to Earth and Kyler could really use a hand with the pirates. But when Kyler learns the truth about Fig's mission, the two must put aside their differences long enough to stop the threat of astronomical proportions racing towards Earth...

True Son Book

True Son


  • Author : Lana Krumwiede
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780763672638

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True Son Excerpt :

Powerful forces collide in this explosive conclusion to the middle-grade dystopian Psi Chronicles trilogy. Four months ago, Taemon was able to stave off an invasion by the Republikite army by using tricks to convince his enemies that the people of Deliverance still had the telekinetic ability known as psi. Now, though, the truth of his deception has come to light, and the Republik is prepared to mount another attack, led by General Sarin and his son, Gevri. Once an ally, Gevri is fuming over Taemon’s perceived betrayal. Now that his father has put him in charge of a special archon unit, Gevri is ready to exact revenge on his foe—and, with Deliverance securely in the control of the Republik, to end the centuries-long war between the Republik and the Nau nations. Can Taemon—the supposed True Son and savior of Deliverance—find a way to save his people one last time?

The Wild Robot Book
Score: 4
From 36 Ratings

The Wild Robot


  • Author : Peter Brown
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316382014

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The Wild Robot Excerpt :

Wall-E meets Hatchet in this New York Times bestselling illustrated middle grade novel from Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown Can a robot survive in the wilderness? When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is all alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a violent storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants. As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home--until, one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her. From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide.

The Borning Room Book
Score: 4
From 25 Ratings

The Borning Room


  • Author : Paul Fleischman
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-06-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 103
  • ISBN 10 : 9781482101157

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The Borning Room Excerpt :

Mothers give birth in the borning room. The dying take their departure there. Outside the Lott family's Ohio farmhouse, the Civil War rages, slavery falls, and the world marvels at the wonder of electricity. Inside, within the walls of the borning room, Georgina Lott will experience her life's greatest turnings. Across the years, she discovers womanhood and first love, experiences the mourning that comes with loss, and, as did her mother and grandmother, at last takes her place in the room as another precious life is about to begin.

Bull Run Book
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

Bull Run


  • Author : Paul Fleischman
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-09-24
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062009609

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Bull Run Excerpt :

Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction * ALA Best Book for Young Adults * ALA Notable Children's Book In this brilliant fictional tour de force, which the New York Times called "a deft, poignant novel," Newbery Medal-winning author Paul Fleischman re-creates the first great battle of the Civil War from the points of view of sixteen participants. Northern and Southern, male and female, white and black. Here are voices that tell of the dreams of glory, the grim reality, the hopes, horror, and folly of a nation discovering the true nature of war.

Among the Hidden Book
Score: 4
From 206 Ratings

Among the Hidden


  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2002-06-12
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780689848070

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Among the Hidden Excerpt :

In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke, an illegal third child, has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm in this start to the Shadow Children series from Margaret Peterson Haddix. Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside. Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows—does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?

Ida B Book
Score: 4
From 83 Ratings

Ida B


  • Author : Katherine Hannigan
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-06-21
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062112514

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Ida B Excerpt :

The New York Times bestselling debut novel from acclaimed children's author Katherine Hannigan is both very funny and extraordinarily moving. Who is Ida B. Applewood? She is a fourth grader like no other, living a life like no other, with a voice like no other, and her story will resonate long after you have put this book down. How does Ida B cope when outside forces—life, really—attempt to derail her and her family and her future? She enters her Black Period, and it is not pretty. But then, with the help of a patient teacher, a loyal cat and dog, her beloved apple trees, and parents who believe in the same things she does (even if they sometimes act as though they don't), the resilience that is the very essence of Ida B triumph...and Ida B. Applewood takes the hand that is extended and starts to grow up. This modern classic is a great choice for independent reading.