Ghost Girl

By Delia Ray

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Eleven-year-old April is delighted when President and Mrs. Hoover build a school near her Madison County, Virginia, home but her family's poverty, grief over the accidental death of her brother, and other problems may mean that April can never learn to read from the wonderful teacher, Miss Vest.
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Arthur's Teacher Moves In

By Marc Brown

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Arthur thinks that having his teacher stay at his house will be a horrible experience.
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A Book of Coupons

By Susie Hoch Morgenstern

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Elderly Monsieur Noel, the very unconventional new eighth-grade teacher, gives coupon books for such things as dancing in class and sleeping late, which are bound to get him in trouble with the military discipline of Principal Incarnation Perez.
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Time to Thank Your Teachers

Before you finally finish your grade and head out for a summer of fun, there’s still one more thing to do. Your teachers have worked hard all year to get you ready for your future. So now it’s time to think about a little way to say thanks for all they do. Teachers are special people. They do not go into the job for the money they can make. The best teachers are there because they love to teach.

As the school year winds down into lazy summer days, take a little time to thank your teachers. Not everybody can afford to hand out gift certificates, so here are some thoughtful, inexpensive ways to let your teachers know you care.

Olive Kitteridge

Elizabeth Strout

"At the edge of the continent, in the small town of Crosby, Maine, lives Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher who deplores the changes in her town and in the world at large but doesn't always recognize the changes in those around her." (Book Description)


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Swimming Upstream: Middle School Poems

By Kristine O'Connell George (author) and Debbie Tilley (illustrator)

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A collection of poems capture the feelings and experiences of a girl in middle school.

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The Year of Miss Agnes

By Kirkpatrick Hill

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Ten-year-old Fred (short for Frederika) narrates the story of school and village life among the Athapascans in Alaska during 1948 when Miss Agnes arrived as the new teacher. J Fic Hil
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Fourth Grade is a Jinx

By Colleen O'Shaughnessy McKenna

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When fourth grader Collette sees her own mother take over the job of teaching her class, life becomes more embarrassing and chaotic than she can stand.

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Frank McCourt: The Man Himself

When Frank McCourt passed last month, he left behind memoirs filled with anguish, love, and dark merriment.  Personal experiences are what this Irish-American author took and shaped into works of sorrowful beauty.

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

By Kevin Henkes

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Lilly loves her teacher, until the terrible day that he has to take away her purple plastic purse – then she gets mad. JE Fic Hen

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

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