Fiction Friday 2015

A Brief History:
Fiction Friday started four years ago (gasp!) when I first started this little ol' blog. Each summer, using the Texas Bluebonnet Nominee and my district's 4th grade Battle of the Books list, I read as many books as I could to help encourage and inspired my students to get reading in the fall.

To help hold myself accountable and share these wonderful new books I discovered along the way, I started Fiction Friday.  Soon others started joining in and that is where the fun really began! As people started linking up with their favorite books (chapter and picture) I learned about even more great books that my students would love. My Amazon wishlist grew and so did my love of children's books.

The purpose is simple... to share and learn about more great books to inspire our students to become lifelong readers. I hope you will join in our journey this summer as we celebrate one of the best genres out there.

Below are the books I have discovered along my journey.
Click the image to go to my post about each book to learn more.  
Quinny & Hopper
230 pages 
660 lexile 
Guided Reading - Q 
Grade Level Equivalent - 4.0
Sky Jumpers
275 pages
science fiction/adventure
860 lexile
Grade Level Equivalent - 5.4
The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Spelling Trouble
95 pages
graphic novel
grades 2-4
The Vanishing Coin
142 pages
560 lexile
Guided Reading Level - Q
Grade Level Equivalent - 4.0
Grandfather Gandhi
Picture Book
all ages
Zane and the Hurricane 
192 pages
Historical Fiction/Survival Story
Topics: Prejudice & Tolerance
860 lexile
Guided Reading Level - V
Grade Level Equivalent - 5.0 
Always Abigail
320 pages
Realistic Fiction
Topics: Bullying/Adolescent Issues/Friendship
790 lexile 
Dexter the Tough
142 pages
Realistic Fiction
Topics: Bullying
690 lexile
Guided Reading Level - Q
Grade Level Equivalent - 4.4 
The Night Gardener
350 pages 
690 lexile 
Guided Reading Level - X 
Grade Level Equivalent - 4.9
Picture Books
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
Emily's Blue Period
All Different Now
Rutherford B., Who Was He? (poetry)
The Thing About Georgie
220 pages
Realistic Fiction
Topics: Challenges/Friendship
770 lexile level
Grade Level Equivalent - 3.8
because of mr. terupt
268 pages
Realistic Fiction
560 lexile level
Grade Level Equivalent- 3.7


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