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Sunshine State 2017-18 Reading Recap


My goal this year (4/2017-4/2018) was to read all the Sunshine State nominated books:

– 15 books for Grades 3-5 (Elementary)

– 15 books for Grades 6-8 (Middle School)


Elementary books:

1. Allie First at Last

2. Framed!

3. Maxi’s Secrets: Or What You Can Learn From a Dog

4. My Brother is a Superhero

5. Teddy Mars: Almost a World Record Breaker

6. Willy Maykit in Space

Read 9/15:

1. Castle Hangnail  (September 2017)

2. A Dragon’s Guide to the Care & Feeding of Humans  (August 2017)

3. The Hero Two Doors Down (January 2018)

4. Night of the Living Worms  (May 2017)

5. Pugs of the Frozen North  (August 2017)

6. Save Me a Seat  (April 2017)

7. The Vanishing Coin   (October 2017)

8. A Whole New Ballgame  (August 2017)

9. The Wild Robot  (June 2017)


Middle School books:

1. Courage for Beginners

2. Framed!

3. Terror at Bottle Creek

Read 12/15:

1. The Girl in the Well is Me   (August 2017)

2. The Girl Who Drank the Moon   (April 2018)

3. How to (Almost) Ruin Your Summer   (January 2018)

4. It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel   (August 2017)

5. The Mark of the Dragonfly   (January 2018)

6. Moving Target   (March 2018)

7. The Nerdy Dozen   (February 2017)

8. The Nest   (July 2017)

9. Omega City   (March 2018)

10. Randoms   (October 2017)

11. Shadows of Sherwood   (October 2017)

12. The War That Saved My Life   (March 2018)


I am glad that I didn’t have to vote for a winner like the students at school did. It would have been a difficult choice.

The winners (as decided by students throughout Florida) are:

Grades 3-5

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

Grades 6-8

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley


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