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CPS BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

Posted by 2thelibrary on 03/19/2009

’09 CPS Elem Battle of the Books

The CPS Elementary Battle of the Books 2009 will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at the beautiful Chicago Vocational Career Academy at 2100 E. 87th St.

Below are a list of the book titles. Go to the CPS Battle of the Books page to read reviews, watch video, listen to booktalks of the books. Check back for more reviews! Click here to see TV news coverage of Battle of the Books 2008.

2009 CPS Battle of the Books titles for 4th~6th grades…

Have you read them all?

a hero's tale retold by James Rumford. James Town 1607 by Elisa Carbone. Charlie and the chocolate factory by Roald Dahl ; illustrated by Quentin Blake. triumphs and tragedies of the Windy City, includes 21 activities by Owen Hurd.Cornelia and the audacious escapades of the Somerset sisters by Lesley M. M. Blume. Greg Heffley's journal by Jeff Kinney. a melodrama by Laura Amy Schlitz. Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson. Gossamer by Lois Lowry Kimchi & calamari by Rose Kent. Lawn boy by Gary Paulsen. Letters from Wolfie by Patti Sherlock. My name is Maria Isabel  by Alma Flor Ada ; illustrated by K. Dyble Thompson ; translated from the Spanish by Ana M. Cerro. The mysterious Benedict Society written by Trent Lee Stewart ; illustrations by Carson Ellis. the story of rats and people / Albert Marrin ; illustrated by C.B. Mordan. Penny From Heaven by Jennifer Holm Reaching for sun by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer. Rules by Cynthia Lord. Vive la Paris by Esme Raji Codell.

2009 CPS Battle of the Books titles for 7th~8th grades…

Have you read them all?

Alabama Moon by Key Watts Black Duck by Janet Taylor Lisle Black storm comin' by Diane Lee Wilson. stories from the life of a migrant child by Francisco Jimenez. The Comeback Season by Jennifer E. Smith Epic by Conor Kostick. the story of the great Houdini by Sid Fleischman. voices from a medieval village by Laura Amy Schlitz ; illustrated by Robert Byrd. The green glass sea by Ellen Klages. Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson. Home of the brave by Katherine Applegate. Life as we knew it by Susan Beth Pfeffer. a year told through stuff by Jennifer L. Holm looking at African-American history through the spirituals by Nikki Giovanni Red Glass by Laura Resau Shug by Jenny Han a Palestinian childhood by Ibtisam Barakat The Wednesday wars by Gary Schmidt your travel guide to Illinois' local legends and best kept secrets by Troy Taylor Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #1 by Michelle Paver

Click to read the ICDL online digital Battle of the Books title for 4th~6th grade

أذن سمراء ... أذن شقراء = Black ear ... blonde ear

أذن سمراء … أذن شقراء = Black ear … blonde ear
Author – Khaled Jumm’a
Illustrator – Foutinie Dedwase

Click to read the ICDL online digital Battle of the Books title for 7th~8th grade

The tale of Sigismunda and Krpimir

The tale of Sigismunda and Krpimir
Author – Sanja Lovrenčić
Illustrator – Pika Vončina
Translators – Sanja Lovrenčić ~ Peter Carrier

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How to Find Books on a Budget

Posted by 2thelibrary on 03/04/2009

For cost-conscious readers who want to trade, borrow, or buy, these sites are the best things to come along since the public library.

ReadingThe Good Read
With more than two million titles at bargain prices, BetterWorld.com donates a portion of revenues to literacy causes such as Books for Africa and Worldfund. Shipping is free within the U.S., and the site minimizes its carbon footprint through an offset program with CarbonFund.org.

Book swapThe Swap Meet
Post books you’d like to exchange on BookMooch.com, and whenever one of 100,000-plus “moochers” requests one, you’ll earn a point for mailing it. Redeem each point for any of the million-plus titles in the BookMooch inventory—all you pay for is the postage.

Postage stampThe Postal Service
Trade hardcovers and audiobooks as well as softcovers at PaperBackSwap.com, and get updates on newly available titles via their daily e-mail digest. Stroke of genius: the online postage program, which allows you to print the postage on a mailing label directly from your computer.

Book in waterThe Deep End
BookSwim.com lets you organize a “pool” of titles you’d like to rent (just like a Netflix queue); for $20 to $40 per month, you’ll receive two or more at a time. Shipping is included in the subscription fee, and you can purchase any BookSwim rental at the click of a button.

ReadingThe Good Read
With more than two million titles at bargain prices, BetterWorld.com donates a portion of revenues to literacy causes such as Books for Africa and Worldfund. Shipping is free within the U.S., and the site minimizes its carbon footprint through an offset program with CarbonFund.org.

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