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Bring Your Own Book

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Your old favorite book is now your new favorite game! In Bring Your Own Book, players take turns drawing prompts from the deck, then race to find the best phrase in their own book that satisfies the prompt.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Play Time: 
30 min.
Bring Your Own Book

Robit Riddle: storybook adventure

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Robit Riddle is an award-winning story-telling game. As one of six unique robot characters, players set out for adventure as they hunt for their missing pets, the Robits.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Play Time: 
30 min.
Robit Riddle: storybook adventure

Untold: Adventures Await

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Untold: Adventures Await is the customizable storytelling game powered by Rory's Story Cubes. Players become the heroes of a thrilling tale that unfolds in under 60 minutes.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Play Time: 
45 min.
Untold: Adventures Await

The War I Finally Won

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Copies: 6

When Ada’s clubfoot is surgically fixed at last, she knows for certain that she’s not what her mother said she was—damaged, deranged, crippled mentally as well as physically. She’s not a daughter anymore, either. Who is she now?

World War II rages on, and Ada and her brother, Jamie, move with their guardian, Susan, into a cottage with the iron-faced Lady Thorton and her daughter, Maggie. Life in the crowded home is tense. Then Ruth moves in. Ruth, a Jewish girl, from Germany. A German? Could Ruth be a spy?

Lexile: 
HL520L
The War I Finally Won

Made for Each Other: Why Dogs and People Are Perfect Partners

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Copies: 6

It's no secret that people and pups are best friends. But did you know that this special bond dates back tens of thousands of years?

Lexile: 
1020L
Made for Each Other: Why Dogs and People Are Perfect Partners

The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle

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Copies: 6

Mason Buttle is the biggest, sweatiest kid in his grade, and everyone know he can barely read or write. But those troubles don't compare with grief. Fifteen months ago, Mason's best friend, Benny Kilmartin, turned up dead in the Buttle family's orchard. An investigation drags on, and Mason, honest as the day is long, can't understand why Lieutenant Baird won't believe the story Mason has told about that day.

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Lexile: 
310L
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle

Breakout Edu Kit

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The Breakout EDU kit includes everything you need to play over 350 games created for the classroom environment. The kit includes access to the new BreakoutEdu Platform to be used while using the kit.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Middle
High
Professional
Content Area: 
ELA
Math
Social Studies
Science
Fine Arts
Health/Phys. Ed.
LOTE
Computer Science
Special Education
Family/Consumer Science
Business/Technology
ELL
Library
Other
Play Time: 
30 min.
Breakout Edu Kit

The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming

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Copies: 6

High-spirited young Jane is excited to be part of Mr. Mercer’s plan to bring Civil War widows and orphans to Washington Territory—but life out west isn’t at all what she expected.

Washington Territory is just the place for men of broad mind and sturdy constitution—and girls too, Jane figures, or Mr. Mercer wouldn’t have allowed her to come on his expedition to bring unmarried girls and Civil War widows out west.

Lexile: 
860L
The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming

The Secret Sheriff of the Sixth Grade

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Copies: 6

You don't need to be big or loud to be a hero. You just need to be brave.

In sixth grade, bad things can happen to good kids. Bullies will find your weakness and jump on it. Teachers will say you did something wrong when really you didn't mean to do anything wrong. The kids who joke the loudest can drown out the quieter, nicer kids.

Lexile: 
760L
The Secret Sheriff of the Sixth Grade

Writing Radar: Using Your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great Stories

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Copies: 6

In this unique guide for young readers who dream of becoming writers, award-winning author Jack Gantos reveals his tried-and-true approaches to storytelling and shows you how to turn on your Writing Radar and use the everyday world around you for inspiration.

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Lexile: 
940L
Writing Radar: Using Your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great Stories

Almost Paradise

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Copies: 6

Twelve-year-old Ruby Clyde Henderson’s life changes the day her mother’s boyfriend holds up a convenience store, and her mother is wrongly jailed for assisting with the crime. Ruby and her pet pig, Bunny, find their way to her estranged Aunt Eleanor's home. Aunt Eleanor is an ornery nun who lives in the midst of a peach orchard on Paradise Ranch. With a little patience, she and Ruby begin to get along, but Eleanor has secrets of her own―secrets that might mean more hard times for Ruby.

Lexile: 
730L
Almost Paradise

Forever or a Long Long Time

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Copies: 6

Love is never divided, only multiplied. I hold my breath to keep all the tears inside until I'm safely in the bathroom. Then I turn on the water and I breathe deep deep deep like Dr. Fredrick taught me. I stand there and breathe breathe breathe until the crying stops.
It's not happening again, I tell myself.
It will never happen again.
You have to believe.

It's the only promise Person has ever asked us to make.

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Lexile: 
570L
Forever or a Long Long Time

Hello, Universe

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Copies: 6

Acclaimed and award-winning author Erin Entrada Kelly’s Hello, Universe is a funny and poignant neighborhood story about unexpected friendships.

Told from four intertwining points of view—two boys and two girls—the novel celebrates bravery, being different, and finding your inner bayani (hero). “Readers will be instantly engrossed in this relatable neighborhood adventure and its eclectic cast of misfits.”—Booklist

Lexile: 
690L
Hello, Universe

This Would Make a Good Story Someday

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Copies: 6

Twelve-year-old Sara Johnston-Fischer has BIG PLANS for this summer:
- Come up with her Reinvention Project list with her BFFs
- Totally nail the list so she can start middle school new and improved
-Start to write an AMAZING novel
- Figure out an idea for the amazing novel
- Learn to surf

Lexile: 
860L
This Would Make a Good Story Someday

Short

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Copies: 6

Julia spends a lot of time looking up. But please don't call her short; she is boycotting that word. She's not allowed to boycott the local theater production of The Wizard of Oz, however. Her mother insisted that she audition, and now she has been cast as a Munchkin - even though she can't dance or carry a tune. Her summer is not starting well.

Lexile: 
810L
Short

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