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Frindle
Nick Allen was a boy with ideas. Most of these ideas are ways to make school more fun and also to get out of homework. When Nick gets to fifth grade, he meets his match -Mrs. Granger. Mrs. Granger is the strictest teacher in the school. She can spot a kid chewing gum a mile away. She assigns long vocabulary lists. She loves the dictionary. And, what's worse, she can't be deterred from assigning homework. It'll take all of Nick's ingenuity to deal...
Janitor Boy
Janitor Boy is about a boy whose father is a janitor at his school. The boy doesn't think that his father's job is embarrassing until some boys at school make fun of him after they witness his father cleaning up someone's vomit. He tries to get back at his father secretly for being a janitor. He puts gum under desks until he gets caught one day by his music teacher. Then, he has to work afterschool with his father and he finds that his father isn't all t...
Lunch Money
Greg has been a money lover since preschool. By the time he was eleven years old, he had a savings account in the bank of more than 3,200 dollars. He always looked for new ways to make money-selling lemonade, doing his brothers' chores, shoveling snow, and raking the leaves for the neighbors. Then, at the end of the fifth grade year, he made his greatest money making discovery ever. Kids at school always had extra quarters floating around, so he dec...
The Landry News
Cara Landry is an average girl who lives with her mom since her parents are divorced. She has just moved to a new school. In her old school she had trouble fitting in because of the stories she wrote in her newspaper. At her new school, Cara's teacher, Mr. larson, does not teach the class. The class teaches themselves. Cara is upset about this so in her newspaper, The Landry News, she writes about it in her editorial. Cara, with the he...

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The Report Card
Fifth grader Nora remembers everything in her life. From an early age, everything was always very easy for her: puzzles, school work... However, Nora does not like to perform or be pushed around. She in no way wants to attract attention to herself. That's why once she got into grade school, she started to think more "normally". The story begins when Nora has just received her first report card of fifth grade. The results: five D's and one C. Her...
The School Story
Natalie is making a story called the Cheater just for fun until her best friend Zoe reads a chapter and tells Natalie that she should publish it. The Cheater is about a girl and a boy and the girl got the boy in trouble, so the boy ends up forgiving her for that, and they become very good friends. Zoe and Natalie ask an English teacher at their school if she could help Natalie publish her book. With many rough drafts and edits, Natalie final...
Things Not Seen
At first it seems like any other Tuesday. Throwing off his electric blanket, fifteen-year-old Bobby stumbles to the bathroom to shower. When he wipes the fog off the mirror to comb his hair he notices something is missing which is him. Bobby quickly finds out that the reality of being invisible is quite different from what is portrayed in movies and books. Only his mother and father can know and that means not school, not friends, no one. Not only is Bob...


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