Imagine having divorced parents who think the only solution to the uneven amount of days in a seven day week is to have you live in a tree house by yourself on Wednesdays. Winnie's parents are so concerned about being even that they don't care that she may fail the fifth grade. She decides it's time to take matters into her own hands and stay in her treehouse until her parents can come and talk together. When the rest of her fifth grade class joins her for reasons of their own, the Great Treehouse War begins. This book is about family relationships, fairness, and friendship. I think readers will appreciate the relationships between these ten kids and will want to join them in this amazing treehouse.
Jake and Lily are twins. They are so connected that every year on their birthday they wake up alone in a train station together after having the same sleepwalking dream. If Jake is hurt, Lily feels it. If Lily is scared, Jake knows it. That is until Jake decides to join a group of local boys who don't like girls. This book is about family relationship, friendship, bullying, and self-discovery. Anyone who has ever grown apart from a sibling or a friend, or who has been forced to make a choice between being cool or doing what's right will be interested in this story about growing up.
Come back to the blog tomorrow to see a final post for this school year on what my third graders have been reading on #BookTalkTuesday!