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    Mrs. Farrell

    Basic Skills/Intervention Teacher

    sfarrell@staffordschools.org

    609-978-5700 x1125 

     

    Read! Read! Read!



    “Everything is practice.” -Pele    

    You all know practice is important in developing any skill!  Whether you are an artist, actress, graphic designer, a gamer, a softball player, or soccer player- you must practice to improve your performance! Reading is no different.  Find a book you LOVE, relax and enjoy!

    Here is a list of GREAT books that you might enjoy!

    Eva of the Farm by Dia Calhoun

    Twelve-year-old Eva Writes beautiful poems on the farm in Washington State that her family has own for generations, but when money runs out and then her baby brother gets sick, the family faces foreclosure and the way of life she loves is threatened.

     

    Poison Most Vial by Benedict Carey

    When a famous forensic scientist turns up dead and Ruby’s father becomes the prime suspect, Ruby must marshal everyone she can to help solve the mystery and prove her father didn’t poison his boss.

     

    A Black Hole is Not a Hole by Carolyn Cinai DeCristofano

    Introduces black holes, describing their physical features, how they were discovered, what causes them, and where they exist in space.

     

    Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle

    Mary O’Hara is a sharp and cheeky twelve-year-old Dublin schoolgirl who is bravely facing the fact that her beloved Gran is dying.  Bur Gran can’t let go of life, and when a mysterious young woman turns up on Mary’s street with a message for her Gran, Mary gets pulled into an unlikely adventure.

     

    The World in Your Lunch Box by Claire Eamer

    Explore a week of lunches, from apples to pizza, by taking a romp through thousand of years of extraordinary events.  Some are amusing, like the accidental invention of potato chips. Others are tragic- such as Spice Wars, which killed thousands of people.

     

    The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

    Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs an agency for underemployed magicians in a world where magic is fading away, but when visions of the death of the world’s last dragon begin, all signs point to Jennifer and Big Magic.

     

    Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas:  The Story Behind an American Friendship by:  Russell Freedman

    A Clear-sighted, carefully researched account of two surprisingly parallel lives and how they intersected at a critical moment in U.S. history.

     

    Beeholding Bee by:  Kimberly Newton Fusco

    In 1942, when life turns sour at the carnival that has always been her home, eleven-year-old Bee takes her dog, Peabody, and piglet, Cordelia, and sets out to find a real home, aided by two women only Bee and her pets can see.

     

    Chomp by Carl Hiassen

    When the difficult star of the reality television show “Expedition Survival” disappears while filming an episode in the Florida Everglades using animals from the wildlife refuge run by Wahoo Crane’s family, Wahool and classmate Tuna Gordon set out he find him while avoiding Tuna’s gun-happy father.

     

    One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

    After a heartbreaking betrayal, Carley is sent to live with a foster family and struggles with opening herself up to their love.

     

    Zombie Makers:  True Stories of Nature’s Undead by Rebecca L Johnson

    Are zombies real?  Scientists know this for sure: dead people do not come back to life and start walking around, looking for trouble.  But there are things that can take over the bodies and brains of innocent creatures, turning them into senseless slaves.  Meet natures zombie makers-including fly-enslaving fungus, a suicide worm, and a cockroach-taming wasp.

     

    A Year Without Autumn by Liz Kessler

    Twelve-year-old Jenni’s much anticipated vacation with her family and best friend Autumn goes awry when an old elevator transports her to a future in which everything has changed, and she must not only return to her time but find a way to prevent what she has seen from coming true.

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