Global Reading Challenge Books 2007 - 2017
These books were used for the Global Reading Challenge from 2007 - 2017.
How Tía Lola Learned to Teach
Juanita and Miguel's great aunt, Tu00eda Lola, comes from the Dominican Republic to help take care of them after their parents divorce, and soon she is so involved in their small Vermont community that when her visa expires, the whole town turns out to support her.
Format: Book - 2010 First edition
Holds: 0 on 10 copiesView this item
How Tía Lola Saved the Summer
When three girls and their father visit for a week in the summer, it takes Tu00eda Lola to make Miguel forget his unhappiness at the absence of any boys and embrace the adventures that ensue.
Format: Book - 2012 First Yearling edition
Holds: 1 on 8 copiesView this item
How Tía Lola Came to Visit Stay
Although ten-year-old Miguel is at first embarrassed by his colorful aunt, Tia Lola, when she comes to Vermont from the Dominican Republic to stay with his mother, his sister, and him after his parents' divorce, he learns to love her.
Format: Book - 2001 First edition
Holds: 0 on 11 copiesView this item
Return to Sender
After his family hires migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure, eleven-year-old Tyler befriends the oldest daughter, but when he discovers they may not be in the country legally, he realizes that real friendship knows no borders.
Format: Book - 2009 First edition
Holds: 0 on 0 copiesView this item
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda.
Format: Book - 2010
Holds: 0 on 39 copiesView this item
Home of the Brave
Kek, an African refugee, is confronted by many strange things at the Minneapolis home of his aunt and cousin, as well as in his fifth grade classroom, and longs for his missing mother, but finds comfort in the company of a cow and her owner.
Format: Book - 2007 First edition
Holds: 0 on 10 copiesView this item
The One and Only Ivan
When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.
Format: Book - 2012 First edition
Holds: 7 on 40 copiesView this item
When strange and seemingly unrelated events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal. First book in the series featuring art sleuth friends Calder and Petra.
Format: Book - 2004 First edition
Holds: 1 on 10 copiesView this item
"Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful--and very awkward--hearing aid. The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear--sometimes things she shouldn't--but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become "El Deafo, Listener for All." And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she's longed for"--
Format: Graphic Novel - 2014
Holds: 24 on 57 copiesView this item
The Shakespeare Stealer
A young orphan boy is ordered by his master to infiltrate Shakespeare's acting troupe in order to steal the script of "Hamlet," but he discovers instead the meaning of friendship and loyalty. (7/16/2018 7:18:00 PM)
Format: Book - 2000 First edition
Holds: 1 on 16 copiesView this item