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THE SIX RULES OF MAYBE

THE SIX RULES OF MAYBE
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Caletti
Author's First Name: 
Deb
Publisher: 
Simon Pulse
Publication Date: 
2010

Scarlett's older sister returns home full of surprises including that she is married and pregnant. Lyrical writing develops main and secondary characters in this view of a non-traditional family.

The Six Rules of Maybe

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Caletti
Author's First Name: 
Deb
Publisher: 
Simon Pulse
Publication Date: 
2010
When Scarlet's older sister Juliet returns home from the big city, pregnant and with a new husband (and dog) Scarlet thinks she knows exactly what is going to happen. In fact, Scarlet is an introvert who spends a lot of time figuring out what is going on with everyone, at least in her own head. Caletti perfectly paces this story, until we realize how no one really knows anyone. Some of the bombshells are foreshadowed, others are not - dare I say just like real life. I also loved the other characters in the neighborhood - by the time the book was over I could picture every house, yard, street.

COUNTDOWN

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Wiles
Author's First Name: 
Deborah
Publisher: 
Scholastic
Publication Date: 
2010
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It is 1962 and eleven year old Franny Chapman is worried about her friendship with best friend Margie, why her teacher, Mrs. Rodriguez doesn't call on her to read aloud, her older sister Jo Ellen's mysterious new friends, and what will happen if the Soviet Union strikes the United States with nuclear missiles. Told with gentleness and good humor, Franny's story is enriched by images and words taken from the period, which provide a real sense of the times. Nancy Schleh

TURTLE IN PARADISE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Holm
Author's First Name: 
Jennifer L.
Publisher: 
Random
Publication Date: 
2010

Tough and practical Turtle finds a family she never knew she had—including her boy cousins Beans, Kermit, and Buddy—and discovers a lost treasure in this funny and moving tale set in Key West during 1935. Becca Battoe captures Turtle's distinctive voice perfectly in the audio version.

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