Home School Book List 6-8 Grades 2017-18

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Non-Battle of the Books titles may also be ordered at the same time if you so desire.

Everything on a Waffle Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312380045
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Published: Square Fish - April 15th, 2008

Primrose Squarp simply knows her parents did not perish at sea during a terrible storm, but try convincing the other residents of Coal Harbour on that score. For all practical purposes, at least for the time being, Primrose is an orphan, and there's no great clamoring of prospective adopters.

The Pinballs Cover Image
ISBN: 9780064401982
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Published: HarperCollins - August 10th, 2004

From Newbery-winning author Betsy Byars comes a story full of "poignancy, perception, and humor" (The Chicago Tribune), about three foster kids who learn what it takes to make a family.

You can't always decide where life will take you—especially when you're a kid.

Julie of the Wolves Cover Image
ISBN: 9780064400589
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Published: HarperCollins - July 2nd, 2019

The thrilling Newbery Medal–winning classic about an Eskimo girl lost on the Alaskan tundra

A Long Way From Chicago (Puffin Modern Classics) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142401101
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Published: Puffin Books - April 12th, 2004

Join Joey and his sister Mary Alice as they spend nine unforgettable summers with the worst influence imaginable-their grandmother!

Maniac Magee Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316809061
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 1999

A Newbery Medal winning modern classic about a racially divided small town and a boy who runs.

If Your Name Was Changed At Ellis Island (If You…) Cover Image
By Wayne Parmenter (Illustrator), Ellen Levine
ISBN: 9780590438292
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - August 1994

If your name were changed at Ellis Island
--Would everyone in your family travel together?
--How long would you stay at Ellis Island?
--Would your name be changed?

This book tells you what it was like if when Ellis Island was opened in 1892 as a center for immigrants coming to live in America.

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By Sheila Burnford, Carl Burger (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780440226703
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Laurel Leaf - December 18th, 1995

Instinct told them that the way home lay to the west. And so the doughty young Labrador retriever, the roguish bull terrier and the indomitable Siamese set out through the Canadian wilderness. Separately, they would soon have died. But, together, the three house pets faced starvation, exposure, and wild forest animals to make their way home to the family they love.

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780440414124
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Published: Yearling - September 8th, 1997

The Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of Bud, Not Buddy, a Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott Award Winner.

The Witch of Blackbird Pond Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547550299
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - January 10th, 2011

Sixteen-year-old Kit Tyler is marked by suspicion and disapproval from the moment she arrives on the unfamiliar shores of colonial Connecticut in 1687. Alone and desperate, she has been forced to leave her beloved home on the island of Barbados and join a family she has never met.

The Wreckers (The High Seas Trilogy) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780440415459
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Published: Yearling - November 9th, 1999

There was once a village bred by evil. On the barren coast of Cornwall, England, lived a community who prayed for shipwrecks, a community who lured storm-tossed ships to crash upon the sharp rocks of their shore. They fed and clothed themselves with the loot salvaged from the wreckage; dead sailors' tools and trinkets became decorations for their homes.