Being Teddy Roosevelt (age 7-10)
by Claudia Mills
realistic ... growing up ... school
Riley O’Rourke is writing his report on President Teddy Roosevelt in preparation for the fourth-grade biography tea, but he has a far more important goal: to get a saxophone so he can take instrumental music. His mother can’t afford to rent him a sax, and he’s sure he’ll never save up enough money to buy one. But as Riley learns more about Roosevelt’s “bully” spirit, he realizes that there just might be a way to solve his problem after all.
Ballet Slippers Series (age 7-10)
by Patricia Reilly Giff
the arts ... friendship ... growing up
Rosie and her dance class perform their favorite parts, and learn a lot about growing up along the way.
title: Starring Rosie
The Chalk Box Kid (age 7-10)
by Clyde Robert Bulla
enterprise ... the arts ... growing up
Nine-year-old Gregory's house does not have room for a garden, but he creates a surprising and very different garden in an unusual place.
The Beany Adventures (age 7-10)
by Susan Wojciechowski
humor ... growing up ... friendship
Beany worries about everything whether she is at home or school.
title: Beany (Not Beanhead) and the Magic Crystal

Hoover Elementary School, Sat Aug 25 11:55:31 2012
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