My Booklist

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Miss Mortenson's books

  • Don't Squeal Unless It's A Big Deal

    Don't Squeal Unless It's A Big Deal

    by Jeanie Franz Ransom Year Published:
    Children's book that helps explain the difference between a kid-size problem, and an adult-size problem; tattling vs. reporting; and how to handle the little things without telling the teacher each time.

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  • Each Kindness

    by Jacqueline Woodson Year Published: Average
    Chloe doesn't really know why she turns away from the new girl, Maya, when Maya tries to befriend her. And every time Maya asks if she can play with Chloe and the other girls, the answer is always no. So Maya ends up playing alone. And then one day she's gone. When Chloe's teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change the world, Chloe is stung by the opportunity that's been lost. How much better could it have been if she'd just shown Maya a little kindness and opened her heart to friendship?

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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  • Spookley the Square Pumpkin

    Spookley the Square Pumpkin

    by Joe Troiano Year Published:

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  • The Contract

    by Derek Jeter Year Published:
    Inspired by Derek Jeter’s childhood, The Contract is the first book in Derek Jeter’s middle grade baseball series, an important part of the Jeter Publishing program, which will encompass adult nonfiction titles, children’s picture books, middle grade fiction, Ready-to-Read children’s books, and children’s nonfiction. For more about Jeter Publishing visit

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  • The Misfits

    The Misfits

    by James Howe Year Published: Average
    Skeezie, Addie, Joe, and Bobby call themselves the Gang of Five. Wonder why? Their name is a welcoming to any other kid out there who may find him/herself to be a misfit. Together, they want to survive the seventh grade and the one-word jokes their classmates have tried to reduce them to. By the end of the school year, they have survived, and also, learned to see themselves as the full, complicated human beings they truly are.

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