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List of Summer Supply list — turn in at Lemonade and Cookies Welcome Day on Friday, August 2nd. 

Summer Supply List

 

List of Summer Supply list — turn in at Lemonade and Cookies Welcome Day on Friday, August 2nd. 

6 fat glue sticks

4- 24 count boxes of Crayola crayons

2- 12 count boxes of Ticonderoga brand pencils

2 -12 count markers

2 blankets or Nap Sack (amazon or target) for your child to use at nap time (please no oversized blankets or pillows)

1 Full size backpack (large enough to hold a folder and lunchbox)

4 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer

2 Sanitizing Wipes

3 Boxes of Kleenex

4 Rolls of Paper Towels 

Students are expected to pack of a snack and water bottle. 

List of Summer Supply list — turn in at Lemonade and Cookies Welcome Day on Friday, August 2nd. 

6 fat glue sticks

4 -24 count boxes of Crayola crayons

2- 12 count box of Ticonderoga brand pencils

2 - 12 count markers

1 - 12 count colored pencils 

1 - sandwich zip lock bags

Math Flash Cards: 1 box of addition and 1 box of subtraction; numbers 1-10 (please put your child’s name on each box set)

1 Full size backpack

4 Bottle of Hand Sanitizer

2 Sanitizing Wipes

4 Box of Kleenex

Students are expected to pack of a snack and water bottle. 

2019-2020 Student Supply List - 1st and 2nd Grade

The following materials are for your child’s individual use. Please label with your child’s name.

3 two – pocket folders with fasteners (any color)

3 composition journals

1 1-inch binder (any color)

The following materials will be shared among the class throughout the school year. Please do not label.

3 boxes of Ticonderoga pencils  

2 eraser (for dry-erase markers)

1 box of erasers

1 box of original color markers (8-10 count)

1 box of colored pencils  

1 pair of scissors

1 pack of dry-erase markers

3 glue sticks  

2 highlighters (yellow)

1 3-pack of tissues

2 packs Clorox wipes

2 bottles of 10 or 12 oz hand sanitizer

1 can of Lysol disinfecting spray

 

 

The following materials are for your child’s individual use.  Please label with your child’s name.

6  two – pocket folders

7 composition journals

1 1-inch binder (white)

The following materials will be shared among the class throughout the school year.  Please do not label. 

4 boxes of Ticonderoga pencils ©

1 Box of erasers ©

1 box of markers (8-10 count)

2 boxes of colored pencils ©

2 pairs of scissors ©

2 pack of Expo markers

4 Glue sticks ©

2 - 6 count red pens

4 Highlighter (yellow) ©

4 - 100 pack lined index cards ©

3 packs of Wide Rule Notebook Paper (Loose Leaf)

4 boxes of Kleenex

4 bottle of hand sanitizer

2 bottles of Clorox Wipes

2 cans of Lysol disinfectant spray

 

All students are expected to have a water bottle and full size bookbag. 

One Pencil Pouch

Blue and Black Pens 

Red Pens

Highlighters

Two (2) pair scissors

One (1) protractor

Pencils – No. 2

Two (2) 4-pack of Expo Marker

One (1) Color Pencils

One (1) Markers

Loose Leaf Paper – college-ruled (3 packs)

Erasers (separate)

One Flash Drive (labeled with student name)

One adjustable Locker Shelf (optional)

One Combination Lock – for locker

Accordion folder

One composition book

Spiral notebook (6)

4 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer

Two Boxes of Kleenex

4 Containers of Lysol Wipes

1 Pack of Zip Lock Bags

4 Paper Towel Rolls 

 

All students are expected to have a full size bookbag and water bottle. 

 

One Pencil Pouch

Blue or Black Pens (2-3 packs, 10-15 pens total)

Red Pens (1-2 packs, 5-10 pens total)

Highlighters (1 pack, 4-5 highlighters total)

Two (2) 6 pack sharpies

Two (2) Colored Pencils

Two (2) Markers

One (1) pair scissors

One (1) protractor

Pencils (15) – No. 2

Four (4)) 4-pack of Expo dry-erase Markers

Loose Leaf Paper – college-ruled- 3 packs

Large Pink Erasers (2)

One Locker Shelf (adjustable)

One Combination Lock – for locker (optional)

Two (2) one inch binders

Three - packs of index cards 

6 Folders

One Bottle of Hand Sanitizer

Two Container of Clorox/Lysol Sanitizing Wipes

Four Boxes of Kleenex

Summer Reading List

Rising Pre-K  

Summer Reading

Dear Parents,

Attached you will find a reading log to complete with your child during the summer. Research has shown that the single greatest factor in predicting reading success is whether a child is read to when young. Try to read one book each day this summer!

Complete the attached reading log and return it to your teacher on the first day of school. Visit your local library to find a variety of books for your child to enjoy or you can read books you already have at home.

      Along with reading with your child, please practice the following skills at home before starting school in August:

Button and unbutton pants and shorts

Using the restroom independently

Using a tissue and washing hands with soap

Opening and closing lunch containers and drinks

Zipping a jacket

Tying shoelaces

Dear Rising Kindergarten Parents,  

Enclosed you will find a workbook for your child to complete during the summer. The purpose of sending home these activities is to prevent learning loss during the summer months. These activities will review and reinforce skills he/she has learned in the classroom this year. Your child will also be required to complete additional reading activities listed below. Please return completed workbooks and additional reading activities to your teacher on the first day of school. Have a wonderful summer!

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Rising Kindergarten Additional Required

Summer Reading Activities:

Activity #1- Choose a book you have at home or one from the library. After reading this book, complete the attached “beginning, middle, end” activity page.

Activity #2- Choose a second book. After reading this book, complete the attached “My Favorite Character” activity page.

Activity #3- Reading Log- While only two books require specific activities, students should be read to all summer. Please fill out the attached reading log as you read this summer. These books can be on the attached reading list or other books you have at home. Don’t forget to visit the library to find other great books too!

 

Dear Parent(s),

Summer is a great time to take advantage of having more time to enjoy your child and to participate informally in learning with your child.  The summer enrichment is a required component for St. Peter Claver Regional Catholic School.  Learning occurs constantly for your child regardless of whether it is direct classroom instruction, from you as the parent, by incidental learning opportunities at home, through trips and new experiences, or by talking to your child.  I hope you all will enjoy a sensational summer of learning and fun.

Attached you will find wonderful enrichment activities that are designed to prepare your child for the upcoming school year.  In reading, your child will explore reading with enjoyable and page-turning grade level books. Each summer enrichment packet contains your required summer reading book along with a list of Battle of the Books.

Your child must choose two books from the Battle of the Books list in addition to the required book for a total of three books to be read over the summer.

Your child is asked to complete a book summary and character map for each of the books for a total of three book summaries and character maps to be complete and turned in the first day of school.

The class will have a formal assessment during the first week of school about their required book.  

In math, students will build off what they have learned this school year to gain a glimpse into next year’s school math with the Summer Bridge Activities Book. Please have the entire book completed before the first day of school. I will be taking a grade on summer enrichment assignments the first week of school, so please have students turn everything in the first day of school.

We look forward to seeing you and your child in August and have a wonderful summer.  Please note that activities are mandatory and grades will be recorded for completion of these activities.  

 

3rd Grade Summer Reading List

Summary Page for Each Book 

 

Dear Parent(s),

Summer is a great time to take advantage of having more time to enjoy your child and to participate informally in learning with your child.  The summer enrichment is a required component for St. Peter Claver Regional Catholic School.  Learning occurs constantly for your child regardless of whether it is direct classroom instruction, from you as the parent, by incidental learning opportunities at home, through trips and new experiences, or by talking to your child.  I hope you all will enjoy a sensational summer of learning and fun.

Attached you will find wonderful enrichment activities that are designed to prepare your child for the upcoming school year.  In reading, your child will explore reading with enjoyable and page-turning grade level books. Each summer enrichment packet contains your required summer reading book along with a list of Battle of the Books. Your child must choose two books from the Battle of the Books list in addition to the required book for a total of three books to be read over the summer. Your child is asked to complete a book summary and character map for each of the books for a total of three book summaries and character maps to be complete and turned in the first day of school. The class will have a formal assessment during the first week of school about their required book.  In math, students will build off what they have learned this school year to gain a glimpse into next year’s school math with the Summer Bridge Activities Book. Please have the entire book completed before the first day of school. I will be taking a grade on summer enrichment assignments the first week of school, so please have students turn everything in the first day of school.

We look forward to seeing you and your child in August and have a wonderful summer.  Please note that activities are mandatory and grades will be recorded for completion of these activities.  

 

Summary Page for Each Book 

4th Grade Summer Reading List 

St. Peter Claver Regional Catholic School

Rising 5th Grade

Summer Reading 2019

Summer Reading Assignment:

Read three books (The Great Gilly Hopkins, and two chosen selections from the list below)

Complete Graphic Organizers for each of the three books (three are enclosed)

Be prepared for a test on The Great Gilly Hopkins, and an in-class writing assignment on your two chosen books during the first full week of school.

You will be reading three books this summer, one required book, which is enclosed, and two books chosen from the selections listed below. You will also find graphic organizers included in this packet. The graphic organizers will help you order your thoughts and understanding of the book. The graphic organizers will also help you prepare for your summer reading assessments which will take place during the first week of school. You will have a test covering your required reading, and in-class writing assignments, covering the two additional books chosen from the selections below.

Required Selection: The Great Gilly Hopkins, by Katherine Paterson

Eleven year old Gilly has been stuck in more foster families than she can remember, and she’s disliked them all. She has a county-wide reputation for being brash, brilliant and completely unmanageable. So when she’s sent to live with the Trotters, by far the strangest family yet, Gilly decides to put her sharp mind to work. Before long she’s devised an elaborate scheme to get her real mother to come rescue her.

Please choose two other books from the selection below:

Dear Mr. Henshaw, by Beverly Cleary

When fourth grader Leigh Botts asks Mr. Henshaw to write to him personally, he gets more than he bargained for. Mr. Henshaw’s letters are full of questions, and Leigh is getting tired of answering them. As he continues his correspondence with his favorite author, he not only gets plenty of tips on writing, but he also finds a wise and thoughtful friend to whom he can tell his troubles.

 

Shiloh, by Phyllis Reynolds

Eleven-year-old Marty Preston loves to spend time up in the hills behind his home near Friendly, West Virginia. What do you do when a dog you suspect is being mistreated runs away and comes to you? When it is someone else’s dog? When the man who owns him has a gun? This is Marty’s problem, and he finds it is one he has to face alone. When his solution gets too big for him to handle, Marty puts his courage on the line and discovers that is not always easy to separate right from wrong. Sometimes however you’ll do almost anything to save a dog you love.

 

Bud Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis

Bud is a young boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression.  On a mission to find his father, the only clue his mother left him was several flyers about a band in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He gets a ride to Grand Rapids, and finds Herman E. Calloway, the man that he believes is his father but does not get the reception he imagines. Bud, Not Buddy is full of laugh out loud humor and wonderful characters taking readers on a heartwarming and unforgettable journey.

 

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O’Brien

Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small children, must move her family to their summer quarters immediately or face almost certain death. But her youngest son, Timothy, lies ill with pneumonia and must not be moved. Fortunately, she encounters the rats of NIMH, an extraordinary breed of highly intelligent creatures, who come up with a brilliant solution to her dilemma.

 

The Mysterious Benedict Society, by Trenton Lee Stewart

“Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?”  The ad attracts dozens for mind-bending tests even you the reader may try. Only two boys and two girls succeed for a secret mission which takes them undercover and underground into hidden tunnels. At The Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, the only rule is – there are no rules.

 

The Story of Doctor Doolittle, by Hugh Lofting

John Doolittle is a kind-hearted country physician who keeps goldfish in his pond, rabbits in the pantry, white mice in a piano, and a hedgehog in the cellar. He also has an unusual gift: he can talk to animals — a talent that comes in handy, since he prefers treating animals, rather than humans, as his patients.
One day, a mysterious call summons him to Africa, where a serious epidemic has spread among the monkey population. Of course, the good doctor sets out immediately with some of his best friends — Jip, the dog, and Polynesia, the parrot, among others. An entertaining classic that has charmed readers of all ages for generations

 

Fantasy League, by Mike Lupica

12-year-old Charlie is a fantasy football guru. He may be just a bench warmer for his school's football team, but when it comes to knowing and loving the game, he's first-string. He even becomes a celebrity when his podcast gets noticed by a sports radio host, who plays Charlie's fantasy picks for all of Los Angeles to hear. Soon Charlie befriends the elderly owner of the L.A. Bulldogs — a fictional NFL team — and convinces him to take a chance on an aging quarterback. After that, watch out... it's press conferences and national fame for Charlie who becomes a media curiosity and source of conflict for the Bulldogs general manager, whose job Charlie seems to have taken. It's all a bit much for a kid just trying to stay on top of his grades and maintain his friendship with his verbal sparring partner, Anna.

 

The Incredible Journey, by Sheila Burnford

Instinct told them that the way home lay to the west. And so the doughty young Labrador retriever, the roguish bull terrier and the indomitable Siamese set out through the Canadian wilderness. Separately, they would soon have died. But, together, the three house pets face starvation, exposure, and wild forest animals to make their way home to the family they love. The Incredible Journey is one of the great stories of all time.

 

The Borrowers, by Mary Norton

The Clock family: Homily, Pod, and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Arrietty,—are tiny people who live underneath the kitchen floor of an old English country manor. All their minuscule home furnishings, from postage stamp paintings to champagne cork chairs, are “borrowed” from the “human beans” who tromp around loudly above them. All is well until Pod is spotted upstairs by a human boy! Can the Clocks stay nested safely in their beloved hidden home, or will they be forced to flee?

 

A Week in the Woods, by Andrew Clements

The fifth grade’s annual camping trip in the woods tests Mark’s survival skills and his ability to relate to a teacher who seems out to get him.

 

My Side of the Mountain, by Jean Craighead George

A boy runs away from home and spends a year living in a tree in the Catskill Mountains with a young peregrine falcon, depending on his knowledge of the natural world and on nature itself to survive.

 

The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis (or choose any one of the following)

 

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Narnia is a land frozen in eternal winter, always winter, but never Christmas, a country waiting to be set free. Four siblings step through a wardrobe door and into the magical land of Narnia, a land enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice. Follow Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy as they explore a world filled with magic, dwarves, spirits and talking animals!

 

Prince Caspian

Back in Narnia, where animals talk, where trees walk, where a battle is about to begin, the Pevensie children find themselves helping a prince denied his rightful throne. An army is gathered in a desperate attempt to rid his land of a false king. But in the end, it is a battle of honor between two men alone that will decide the fate of an entire world.

 

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

On board a ship sailing in search of the end of the world, King Caspian meets two of his old friends in a most unexpected way. Back in Narnia, where a dragon awakens, where stars walk the earth, and where anything can happen, the Pevensie children are back on a voyage that will take them beyond all known lands. As they sail farther and farther from charted waters, they discover that their quest is more than they imagined and that the world's end is only the beginning.

 

The Horse and his Boy

It’s the Golden Age of Narnian history. The four kings and queens of Narnia are in the midst of their reign. Travel back to Narnia where horses talk, where treachery is brewing, and where destiny awaits.  On a desperate journey, two runaways meet and join forces. Though they are only looking to escape their harsh and narrow lives, they soon find themselves at the center of a terrible battle. It is a battle that will decide their fate and the fate of Narnia itself.


 

The Silver Chair

It's a dark time in Narnia where giants wreak havoc, where evil weaves a spell, and where enchantment rules. Through dangers untold and caverns deep and dark, a noble band of friends is sent to rescue a prince held captive. But their mission to Underland brings them face-to-face with an evil more beautiful and more deadly than they ever expected.

The Last Battle

Narnia, where lies breed fear, where loyalty is tested, where all hope seems lost. During the last days of Narnia, the land faces its fiercest challenge—not an invader from without but an enemy from within. Lies and treachery have taken root, and only the king and a small band of loyal followers can prevent the destruction of all they hold dear in this, the magnificent ending to The Chronicles of Narnia.

 

St. Peter Claver Regional Catholic School

Rising 7th Grade

Summer Reading 2019

Summer Reading Assignment:

Read three books, Woods Runner and two chosen selections from the list below.

Complete graphic organizers for each of the three books.

Be prepared for a test on Woods Runner and an in-class writing assignment on your two chosen books during the first week of school.

You will be reading three books this summer, one required book, which is enclosed, and two books chosen from the selections listed below. You will also find three graphic organizers included in this packet. The graphic organizers will help you order your thoughts and understanding of the book. The graphic organizers will also help you prepare for your summer reading assessments which will take place during the first full week of school. You will have a test covering your required reading, and in-class writing assignments covering the two additional books chosen from the selections below.

 

Required Selection: Woods Runner, by Gary Paulsen

Samuel, 13, spends his days in the forest, hunting for food for his family. He has grown up on the frontier of a British colony, America. Far from any town, or news of the war against the King that American patriots have begun near Boston.

But the war comes to them. British soldiers and Iroquois attack. Samuel’s parents are taken away, prisoners. Samuel follows, hiding, moving silently, determined to find a way to rescue them. Each day he confronts the enemy, and the tragedy and horror of this war. But he also discovers allies, men and women working secretly for the patriot cause. And he learns that he must go deep into enemy territory to find his parents: all the way to the British headquarters, New York City.




 

Please choose two other books from the selection below:

The Dark is Rising, by Susan Cooper

On his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift, that he is destined to seek the six magical Signs of Light.

 

Black Pioneers of Science and Invention, by Louis Haber

An account of the lives of fourteen gifted innovators who have played important roles in scientific and industrial progress.

 

The House of Dies Drear, by Virginia Hamilton

A black family moves into an enormous house once used to hide runaway slaves.

 

Kon-Tiki, by Thor Heyerdahl

Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure: a journey 4.300 Nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by raft.

 

Wonder, by R.J. Palacio

August Pullman, otherwise an ordinary ten year old kid, was born with a genetic defect that caused his facial features to be severely deformed, and he’s about to start fifth grade.

 

Elephant Run, by Roland Smith

In this journey through the jungles of Burma, Smith explores the far-reaching effects of World War II, while introducing readers to the world of wild timber elephants.

 

Hero, by Mike Lupica

Fourteen-year-old Zach Harriman can feel the changes. The sharpening of his senses. The incredible strength. The speed, as though he can text-message himself across miles. The confidence and the strange need to patrol Central Park at night. His dad had been a hero, a savior to America and a confidante of the president. Then he died, and the changes began in Zach. What Zach never knew was that his father was no ordinary man. He was a superhero, battling the world’s evil. This is a battle that has been waged for generations and that knows no boundaries.



 

Homecoming, by Cynthia Voigt

The four Tillerman children, abandoned by their mother, travel on foot from New England to their paternal grandmother’s Maryland farm in search of a place to call home.

 

Saint John Paul II: Be Not Afraid (Encounter the Saints), by Susan Helen Wallace

This book tells the story of the Pople whose message to the world throughout his pontificate was “Do not be afraid!”

 

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (Choose any one of the following)

 

1. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

Narnia is a land frozen in eternal winter, always winter, but never Christmas, a country waiting to be set free. Four siblings step through a wardrobe door and into the magical land of Narnia, a land enslaved by the power of the White Witch. When almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice. Follow Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy as they explore a world filled with magic, dwarves, spirits and talking animals.

 

2. Prince Caspian

Back in Narnia, where animals talk, where trees walk, where a battle is about to begin, the Pevensie Children find themselves helping a prince who was denied his rightful throne. An army is gathered in a desperate attempt to rid his land of a false king. But in the end, it is a battle of honor between two men alone that will decide the fate of an entire world.

 

3. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

On board a ship sailing in search of the end of the world, King Caspian meets two of his old friends in a most unexpected way. Back in Narnia, where a dragon awakens, where stars walk the earth, and where anything can happen, the Pevensie children are on a voyage that will take them beyond all known lands. As they sail farther and farther from charted waters, they discover that their quest is more than they imagined and that the world's end is only the beginning.

 

The Horse and His Boy

It’s the Golden Age of Narnian History. The Four Kings and Queens of Narnia are in the midst of their reign. Travel back to Narnia where horses talk, where treachery is brewing, and where destiny awaits.  On a desperate journey, two runaways meet and join forces. Though they are only looking to escape their harsh and narrow lives, they soon find themselves at the center of a terrible battle. It is a battle that will decide their fate and the fate of Narnia itself.

 

The Silver Chair

It's a dark time in Narnia where giants wreak havoc, where evil weaves a spell, and where enchantment rules. Through dangers untold and caverns deep and dark, a noble band of friends is sent to rescue a prince held captive. But their mission to Underland brings them face-to-face with an evil more beautiful and more deadly than they ever expected.

 

The Last Battle

Narnia, where lies breed fear, where loyalty is tested, and where all hope seems lost, faces its fiercest challenge—not an invader from without, but an enemy from within. Lies and treachery have taken root, and only the king and a small band of loyal followers can prevent the destruction of all they hold dear in this, the magnificent ending to The Chronicles of Narnia.


 

St. Peter Claver Regional Catholic School

Rising 8th Grade

Summer Reading 2019

Summer Reading Assignment:

Read three books, Artemis Fowl and two chosen selections from the list below.

Complete graphic organizers for each of the three books.

Be prepared for a test on Artemis Fowl and an in-class writing assignment on your two chosen books during the first week of school.

You will be reading three books this summer, one required book, which is enclosed, and two books chosen from the selections listed below. You will also find three graphic organizers included in this packet. The graphic organizers will help you order your thoughts and understanding of the book. The graphic organizers will also help you prepare for your summer reading assessments which will take place during the first full week of school. You will have a test covering your required reading, and in-class writing assignments covering the two additional books chosen from the selections below.

 

Required Selection: Artemis Fowl, by Eoin Colfer

Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius, and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories; these fairies are armed and dangerous.

Artemis thinks he has them right where he wants them, but then they stop playing by the rules.







 

Please choose two other books from the selection below:

Matched, by Ally Condie

When Xander’s face appears on screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate … until she sees Ky Markham’s face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.  

Watership Down, by Richard Adams

Set in south-central England, the story features a small group of rabbits. Although they live in their natural environment, they are anthropomorphized, possessing their own culture, language, proverbs, poetry, and mythology. Evoking epic themes, the novel follows the rabbits as they escape the destruction of their warren and seek a place to establish a new home, encountering perils and temptations along the way.

The Book Thief, by Marcus Zusak  

Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself in Nazi Germany by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist: books.

Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakauer  

A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm claimed five lives and left countless more, including Krakauer's, in guilt-ridden disarray. This is the story behind Into Thin Air, Krakauer's epic account of the May 1996 disaster.

Scorpions, by Walter Dean Myers

Jamal Hicks is about to become tragically involved with a gang in this story of the sacrifice of innocence in the inner city.

The Batboy, by Mike Lupica

It is every baseball kid's dream summer job: batboy for your hometown Major League team. Yet for fourteen year-old Brian, the job means more than just the chance to hang around his idols. Baseball was the job his father loved so much, in the end he couldn't leave it. Yet he could leave his family. Now Brian sees the job as the way to win back his father.  There is no winning back some people, though. Just ask Hank Bishop, once the most popular player in baseball before he was banned for using steroids. Now he is making his comeback. And an unlikely friendship slowly develops between this man in need of a family and this boy in need of a father.

 

Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

In a series of letters, Robert Walton, the captain of a ship bound for the North Pole, recounts to his sister back in England the progress of his dangerous mission. Successful early on, the mission is soon interrupted by seas full of impassable ice. Trapped, Walton encounters Victor Frankenstein, who has been traveling by dog-drawn sledge across the ice and is weakened by the cold. Walton takes him aboard ship, helps nurse him back to health, and hears the fantastic tale of the monster that Frankenstein created.

 

Redwall, by Brian Jacques

What can the peace-loving mice of Redwall Abbey do to defend themselves against Cluny the Scourge and his battle-seasoned army of rats? If only they had the sword of Martin the Warrior, they might have a chance. But the legendary weapon has long been forgotten ... except, that is, by the bumbling young apprentice Matthias, who becomes the unlikeliest of heroes.  

 

The Devil’s Arithmetic, by Jane Yolen

Hannah is tired of holiday gatherings; all her family ever talks about is the past. In fact, it seems to her that's what they do every Jewish holiday. But this year's Passover Seder will be different. Hannah will be mysteriously transported into the past . . . and only she knows the unspeakable horrors that await.

Saint John Paul II: Be Not Afraid (Encounter the Saints), by Susan Helen Wallace

This book tells the story of the Pope whose message to the world throughout his pontificate was “Do not be afraid!”

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