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  • 1. North Gwinnett Middle School 2010 Summer Reading
    Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are required to
    read two books from the list of 2010-11 Georgia
    Book Award Nominees.
    Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are required to
    complete the reading response documentation for
    each of their books.
    *Reading List and documentation information is also posted on NGMS website.
  • 2. North Gwinnett Middle SchoolSummer Reading List
    2010- 2011
    Georgia Book Award Nominees
    Enjoy the show!
  • 3. HUMMINGBIRDby Kimberly Angle
    Twelve-year-old March Anne Tanners world is full of the rich colors and sweet smells of her familys Georgia watermelon farm. But her idyllic life is disrupted when Grenna, her grandmother and main caretaker, suffers a debilitating heart attack. In the year that follows, March Anne comes to realize that she will eventually lose Grenna, and she finally faces the hole in her life left by her mothers death, when March Anne was very young.
  • 4. The GollyWhopper Games by Jody Feldman
    Are you ready?
    Gil Goodson's future happiness depends on winning the Golly Toy & Game Company's ultimate competition. If Gil wins, his dad has promised that the family can move away from all the gossip, false friends, and bad press that have plagued them ever since The Incident. Inside the toy company's fantastic headquarters, Gil will have to master trivia, solve puzzles, and complete physical stuntsand he'll have to do it better than all of the other kids competing. Oh, and Gil's every stepand every mistakewill be broadcast on national television? Hold on tight, because the ride of his life is about to begin!
    339 pages
  • 5. The Year the Swallows Came Early by Kathryn Fitzmaurice
    Watching helplessly as her father is taken off to jail, Groovy Robinson, 11, is convinced that there has been a terrible mistake. When her mom admits that she turned him in because he gambled away the $25,000 savings account that Groovy's great-grandmother left her, the child shrinks into herself-disappointed, hurt, not caring about anything. Not until Groovy-now wanting to be known as Eleanor-heeds the advice of the homeless old sailor Mr. Tom does she grasp that people we love can hurt us, but that only through forgiveness can we become whole again, and forgiveness is as welcome as the returning swallows.288 pages
  • 6. Diamond Willow by Helen Frost
    Middle-schooler Willows dad is Anglo, and her mother is Athabascan.The girllongs to spend more time with her traditional Indian grandparents even though she knows she will miss computers and other things that are a part of her life. When her beloved dog, Roxy, is blinded in an accident (partly Willows fault), and her parents want to putthe dogdown, Willow tries to take Roxy to Grandma and Grandpa. The two are caught in a raging blizzard, and Willowis saved by the spirits of her ancestors, who live on in the wild animals around her. Give this to fans of dogstories and to readers who liked Gary Paulsens Hatchet.
    128 pages
  • 7. A Tugging String by David Greenberg
    When David Duvy Greenberg was 12 years old, his father was a lawyer for Martin Luther King Jr. and the protestors who King led in the 1965 Voting Rights March from Selma to Montgomery. Duvy worries about his ball game even as he is terrified that his dads life is in danger from the Klan, who calls Duvys father that vicious Jew lawyer. The story will grab readers with its powerful moments drawn straight from history.
    176 pages
  • 8. Chase by Jessie Haas
    For stable boy Phin Chase, being in the wrong place at the wrong time makes him a suspect, and his dilemma is compounded when he comes into possession of the killer's wallet. Now he knows Ned Plume is one of the "Sleepers," a secret society of Irishmen causing trouble over mining jobs, and townspeople are not certain who can be trusted. As Phin flees into the countryside, first by foot and then by train, someone is tracking him on a stallion, and the stranger seems to have a sixth sense about his whereabouts. The boy's survival skills work to his advantage and he cleverly turns the tables on his pursuer, who is injured when he is felled. The book may be tagged as a historical adventure but it has plenty of appeal for horse lovers as well.
    256 pages
  • 9. All the Lovely Bad Ones byMary Downing Hahn
    Twelve-year-old Travis and his younger sister, Corey, are spending the summer with their grandmother at her Vermont bed-and-breakfast. Born mischief makers, the siblings hear that the inn is rumored to be haunted and decide to manufacture some ghostly effects for the guests. Unfortunately, they arouse the real ghosts: young boys who died in the early 1800s, when the property was the county poor farm, and Miss Ada, the evil spinster who caused their deaths. The rambunctious young ghosts cause a lot of ruckus, but they are ultimately endearing beings, whereas Miss Ada is deliciously horrible.
    192 pages
  • 10. Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes
    Mitch Sinclair, 12,is at Bird Moon Lake because his parents are divorcing. But there are tense moments with his grandparents, so Mitch fantasizes about moving into the empty house next door. Then Spencer Stone and his family, who own the cottage, arrive. Spencer and younger sister love the lake, but its also the place where their barely remembered brother, Matty, drowned at age four. Mitch tricks Spencer into thinking Matty is haunting them; then hedoes something worse. After the boys become friends, the truth becomes both barrier and bridge.
    192 pages
  • 11. Go Big Or Go Home by Will Hobbs
    When a meteorite crashes through the roof of Bradys home in the Black Hills of South Dakota, the young astrophile is excited beyond belief. He names it Fred (for Far Roaming Earth Diver) and calls his cousin Quinn over to check it out. The two are enamored of anything extreme or insane and deem this space rock extremely insane before setting out for a headlong series of bicycling, fishing, and caving adventures. When Brady starts to surpass his normal physical limitations, it becomes apparent that the meteorite might have brought along some hidden visitors with it from outer space. Hobbs captures young teen dialogue well, and the characters are all easy to like in this solid adventure.
    208 pages
  • 12. Seekers: The Quest Begins by Erin Hunter
    In this new series, readers meet three bear cubs: Kallik, a polar bear; Lusa, a black bear; and Toklo, a brown bear. The story follows their adventures, narrated in alternating chapters. Kallik loses her mother in a killer-whale attack and is separated from her brother. She has never lived on her own before, and never been anywhere but on the ice. Lusa hears stories about life in the wild that eventually cause her to leave the safety of the zoo. Toklo is abandoned by his mother, who flees into the woods in grief when his brother dies. All three cubs are now learning to survive in the woods with minimal knowledge and ability and with no adult allies. 320 pages
  • 13. We Cant All Be Rattlesnakes by Patrick Jennings
    Told by Crusher, a gopher snake, this story might encourage middle-graders to rethink their relationships to any pets that are incarcerated in cages. Briefly mistaken for a rattlesnake, the venomless Crusher is caught by Gunnar, an oily, filthy, fleshy human child who displays an outsize insensitivity to his collection of creatures. Gunnar's mother, who never follows through on either threats or promises, and his uninvolved father do not build a strong case for the humans in this tale, although their characterizations explain a lot about Gunnar's expectations of his pets
    128 pages
  • 14. House of Dance by Beth Kephart
    Fifteen-year-old Rosie faces a lonely summer. Her best friend is out of town, her single mother is consumedwith a boyfriend, and Rosie has been charged with daily visits to her grandfather, who is dying of cancer. While sorting through her grandfathers possessions, Rosie concocts a secret plan that she hopes will give him back the life he loved. As part of the sche