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Poignant Chapter Books by Sharon Creech

Your elementary school student will devour these moving chapter books by Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech.
 
Walk Two Moons
Walk Two Moons
by Sharon Creech
Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle's mother has disappeared. While tracing her steps on a car trip from Ohio to Idaho with her grandparents, Salamanca tells a story to pass the time about a friend named Phoebe Winterbottom whose mother vanished and who received secret messages after her disappearance.
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The Wanderer
The Wanderer
by Sharon Creech Illustrated by David Diaz

While thirteen-year-old Sophie is thrilled to be sailing across the Atlantic to England with her three uncles and two cousins, her trip is marred by nightmares about a huge, threatening wave. Sophie's cousin, Cody is concerned about her because, aside from her nightmares, she says odd things.

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Love That Dog
Love That Dog
by Sharon Creech
I guess it does
look like a poem
when you see it
typed up
like that.

Jack hates poetry. Only girls write it and every time he tries to, his brain feels empty. But his teacher, Ms.
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Hate That Cat
Hate That Cat
by Sharon Creech
Jack is sure of two things: he hates poetry, and he hates cats.
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Replay
Replay
by Sharon Creech

Twelve-year-old Leo, a dreamer who is called "Fog Boy" by his family, explores the attic and finds an autobiography that his father wrote when he was a teenager.

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Chasing Redbird
Chasing Redbird
by Sharon Creech
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Heartbeat
Heartbeat
by Sharon Creech
In this novel told though a series of poems, Annie begins to experience changes: the birth of her baby brother, her friend Max's decision to join the track team, and her grandfather's memory loss. How will she come to understand these changes, and how will she react?
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Ruby Holler
Ruby Holler
by Sharon Creech
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Bloomability
Bloomability
by Sharon Creech
When her aunt and uncle take her from New Mexico to Lugano, Switzerland, to attend
an international school, thirteen-year-old Dinnie discovers an expanding world
and her place within it.
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Absolutely Normal Chaos
Absolutely Normal Chaos
by Sharon Creech

Mary Lou Finney grudgingly begins writing a journal as a summer project for school. Then her cousin Carl Ray comes to stay, and what started out as a dull assignment quickly becomes an amazing record of first love and family intrigue.

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Granny Torrelli Makes Soup
Granny Torrelli Makes Soup
by Sharon Creech Illustrated by Chris Raschka

Twelve-year-old Rosie and her best friend, Bailey, are upset with each other. With the help of Rosie's Granny Torrelli, the two overcome their differences as they help Granny in the kitchen.

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The Castle Corona
The Castle Corona
by Sharon Creech Illustrated by David Diaz

Peasant children Pia and Enzio often dream about life in the beautiful Castle Corona. The members of the royal family of Castle Corona often dream about living lives of meaning. When thievery and intrigue break out in the court, all of these lives become entangled.

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Pleasing the Ghost
Pleasing the Ghost
by Sharon Creech Illustrated by Stacey Schuett

Ever since his father died, Dennis has been seeing ghosts. Lots of ghosts. They blow in on the breeze, visit for a while, and fly off again. But one night the ghost of his Uncle Arvie floats in the window. And Arvie wants to do more than chat.

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The Great Unexpected
The Great Unexpected
by Sharon Creech

Humorous and heartfelt, this is a story of pairs: Sybil and Nula (sisters who grew up together in Rook”s Orchard, Ireland) and Naomi and Lizzie (both orphans in present day Blackbird Tree, USA), and unraveling mysteries about family and identity.

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