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I'm an elementary librarian in need of justifying the amount of books I reads aimed at eleven year-olds by organizing them on a nifty website.

Currently reading

The Hoboken Chicken Emergency
Daniel Pinkwater, Jill Pinkwater
Dinosaur Trouble
Dick King-Smith, Nick Bruel
Justin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters
Rachel Vail, Matthew Cordell
The Coming of the Dragon
Rebecca Barnhouse
The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm
Patricia MacLachlan
Les Miserables: Complete and Unabridged

Kaline Klattermaster's Tree House

Kaline Klattermaster's Tree House - Haven Kimmel, Peter  Brown This is the type of quirkiness that I thrive on. Kaline is the spawn of an OCD father and ADHD mother which results in a child that has a loose grip on reality, an autistic focus on bugle playing, puppies and following strictly enforced schedules; although he himself has no grip on the passage of time or the quantitative elements around him. I tried this as a cold read-aloud for a couple of third grade classes. I do not recommend anyone else stepping into this folly. Kaline is such an odd and nuanced character, that to pull off a read aloud, the reader really must be familiar with what parts of Kaline’s life are apt to be genuine and what is pure fantasy.