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  • The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jesterby Barbara O'Connor

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2010; US$ 8.99

    Barbara O'Connor is the author of numerous acclaimed books for children, including Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia ; Me and Rupert Goody ; Greetings from Nowhere and How to Steal a Dog . She has been awarded the Parents' Choice Gold and Silver Awards, the Massachusetts Book Award, and the Dolly Gray Award, among many honors. As a child,... more...

  • The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvisby Barbara O'Connor

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2009; US$ 7.99

    Barbara O'Connor is the author of numerous acclaimed books for children, including Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia ; Me and Rupert Goody ; Greetings from Nowhere and How to Steal a Dog . She has been awarded the Parents' Choice Gold and Silver Awards, the Massachusetts Book Award, and the Dolly Gray Award, among many honors. As a child,... more...

  • How to Steal a Dogby Barbara O'Connor

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2009; US$ 7.99

    Discussion Questions 1. Define homelessness. Is Georgina's homelessness similar to or different from what you've thought homelessness was? How is it similar/different? 2. Georgina knows that stealing the dog is wrong, but she does it anyway. Have you ever done something that you knew was wrong because you felt you had no other choice? How did you... more...

  • On the Road to Mr. Mineo'sby Barbara O'Connor

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2012; US$ 7.99

    Summer days drift by slowly in Meadville, South Carolina--that is, until Sherman the one-legged pigeon flies into town and causes a ruckus. First Stella, who's been begging for a dog, spots him on top of a garage roof and decides she wants him for a pet. Then there's Ethel and Amos, an old couple who sees the pigeon in their barn keeping company with... more...

  • Greetings from Nowhereby Barbara O'Connor

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2008; US$ 18.99

    Aggie isn't expecting visitors at the Sleepy Time Motel in the Great Smoky Mountains. Since her husband died, she is all alone with her cat, Ugly, and keeping up with the bills and repairs has become next to impossible. The pool is empty, the garden is overgrown, and not a soul has come to stay in nearly three months. When she reluctantly places a... more...

  • Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgiaby Barbara O'Connor

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2008; US$ 8.99

    Discussion Questions: 1. How can you be a friend? What could you do to help Bird if she was in your class? If Harlem moved to your school, what could you do to make him feel welcome? 2. If you were going to be in a spelling bee, what are some ways to study words? What ways did Bird and Harlem use in the book? 3. Bird wanted people to... more...

  • Beethoven in Paradiseby Barbara O'Connor

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 1999; US$ 15.99

    Set in a trailer park called Paradise "You're just wasting your God-given talents if you don't get yourself something besides a little ole harmonica to play." Wylene made it sound so easy. Martin had always like music -- liked to listen to it, liked to make up tunes in his head. But all he had to do was say the word "piano" to his father and all... more...

  • Taking Care of Mosesby Barbara O'Connor

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2004; US$ 8.99

    Who left the baby at the Rock of Ages Baptist Church? Randall Mackey has a secret. He knows who left the baby on the steps of the Rock of Ages Baptist Church. But he can't tell anyone, not even his best friend, Jaybird. And he certainly can't let Jaybird's little sister, Althea, find out because she'd be sure to shout it from the rooftops. Randall... more...

  • Moonpie and Ivyby Barbara O'Connor

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2004; US$ 8.99

    A girl abandoned by her mother discovers the feeling of family Pearl's mother, Ruby, just up and left her with Aunt Ivy, who's a complete stranger to Pearl. "Your mama's done gone off the deep end," Ivy says, and Pearl wonders if she'll ever come back - Ruby has always been wild and irresponsible. So Pearl is stuck with Aunt Ivy, and Moonpie, the... more...

  • Me and Rupert Goodyby Barbara O'Connor

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2003; US$ 8.99

    Learning to share love Things at Jennalee's house are just plain crazy, which is why she loves her predictable days helping Uncle Beau (who isn't really her uncle) at his general store. But then Rupert Goody shows up, claiming to be Uncle Beau's son. Jennalee can't believe it, because Rupert is black and Uncle Beau is white. But Uncle Beau tells... more...