Read Alouds, School Theme
- ? Freak the Mighty.
- Avi. Romeo & Juliet...
- Barrons, ? The Ancient One.
- Bloor, ? Tangerine. (It takes place in Florida and
- Conly, Leslie. Crazy Lady.
- Curtis, Christopher Paul. The Watson's Go to
- Danziger, Paula. Korman's "Twinkie Squad."
- Danziger, Paula. Remember me to Harold's Square.
- Duncan, Lois. Twisted Window.
- Fleischman, Sid. The Abracadabra Kid: A Writer's Life.
- includes issues of discrimination against migrant workers,
lots of soccer, football, parental favoritism of one child over
another - sounds gloomy, but it's not. It's a fantastic story of
friendship and is also humorous. The kids absolutely loved it!)
- Korman, Gordon. The Chicken Can't Skate"? (For his
science fair project, a boy is doing the life cycle of a chicken
and at the beginning the whole class is involved in taking care of
the egg and chick.)
- Murphy, ? Ace Hits the Big Time.
- Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. Alice books.
- Park, Barbara. Mick Harte Was Here.
- Paterson, Katherine. Jip.
- Paulsen, Gary. Harris and Me. (Very funny, but with
lots of 4-letter words)
- Paulsen, Gary. The Boy who Owned the School.
- Peck, Richard. Bel-Air Bambi and the Mall Rats. (Bambi,
Buffie, and Brick, three totally cool siblings from Los Angeles,
move with their parents to Hickory Fork, a small town terrorized
by a high school gang.)
- Peck, Richard. Those Summer Girls I Never Met (The main
character is a 16 year old boy whose summer plans are blown when
he and his 14-year-old sister are invited to go on a cruise with a
grandmother he's never met.)
- Pinkwater, Daniel. Alan Mendleson, Boy from Mars.
- Pinkwater, Jill. Buffalo Brenda.
- Spinelli, Jerry. Crash.
- Spinelli, Jerry. Space Station Seventh Grade.
- Woolf, Virginia Euwer Make Lemonade. (The setting is a
little more after school, but the female character's after school
activities affect her school work. It also has a serious side.
Would be particularly good for students from lower middle class or
lower class backgrounds.)
And two Internet sites:
Read-Aloud Books Too Good to Miss--1997-1998
Read Alouds (Grade 5-8)
List originally assembed by
Audrey Glick, LMS,
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