Portfolio Tag: Chapter Book

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Born with a facial deformity, Auggie Pullman has endured numerous plastic surgeries and has always been homeschooled.  His parents have decided that he is ready to attend 5th grade at Beecher Prep, a huge step for a boy used to being stared at, whispered about, and teased for his looks.  Auggie desperately wants to make…
Read more

Auggie and Me by R.J. Palacio

A collection of three stories that gives readers of Wonder insight into a trio of people who are part of Auggie Pullman’s world, this book explores more fully the lives of Auggie’s classmates Julian and Charlotte and of Christopher, a childhood best friend who moved away prior to the time of the young hero’s year…
Read more

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

When Castle Cranshaw, a seventh-grader who calls himself “Ghost”, happens upon a practice for a local track team and is invited to join the group, he may have found an outlet for his quick temper and violent outbursts.  Challenged by a coach who, like Ghost, grew up in the “bad side” of town, Ghost will…
Read more

Rain Reign by Ann Martin

Twelve year-old Rose Howard is obsessed with homonyms, prime numbers, and following rules.  Her obsessions make it difficult for her at school and frustrate her single father on a daily basis.  Her solace is her dog Rain, a name she picked because it has two homonyms – a very special trait.  When her father lets…
Read more

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor

Eleven year-old Perry T. Cook has lived his entire life at the Blue River Correctional Facility in tiny Surprise, Nebraska where his mother is incarcerated.  When a new district attorney, Tom VanLeer, learns that the compassionate warden has allowed this arrangement, he decides to assume guardianship of Perry, believing that the prison is not a…
Read more

Moo by Sharon Creech

When twelve year-old Reena, her younger brother, and their parents move from the big city to a small town on the coast of Maine, they expect a slower pace of life, along with lobster rolls and blue skies and seas.  Helping an elderly, and somewhat cranky, neighbor care for her farm and animals is something…
Read more