Recommended Book List

This book is one of my favorites! I have several copies in my classroom library available for checkout.

“All words at all times, true or false, whispered or shouted, are clues to the workings of the human heart. Listen. You must, if you care to understand anything at all, become a Giant Ear.”
- Kate DiCamillo, Flora and Ulysses

“William Spiver said that the universe was expanding…that means there will be more of everything! More cheese puffs, more jelly sandwiches, more words, more poems, more love. And more giant donuts…maybe even gianter donuts. Is gianter a word? It should be.” 
― Kate DiCamilloFlora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

“sit back and watch the money roll in.” 
― Jacqueline DaviesThe Lemonade War
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Wild Born (Spirit Animals, #1) 
“Considering the circumstances, Rollan figured being alive was the same thing as being okay.” 
― Brandon MullWild Born
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“The dog always dies. Go to the library and pick out a book with an award sticker and a dog on the cover. Trust me, that dog is going down.” 
― Gordon KormanNo More Dead Dogs


“Sometimes you're going to be faced with situations where the line isn't clear between what's right and what's wrong.Your heart will tell you to do one thing and your brain will tell you to do something different. In the end, all that's left is to look at both sides and go with your best judgment.” 
― Carl HiaasenHoot

The Tale of Despereaux

“The world is dark, and light is precious.
Come closer, dear reader.
You must trust me.
I am telling you a story.” 
― Kate DiCamilloThe Tale of Despereaux

Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein
Oh, if you’re a bird, be an early bird
And catch the worm for your breakfast plate.
If you’re a bird, be an early early bird--
But if you’re a worm, sleep late.” 
― Shel SilversteinWhere the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein