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Crenshaw

by Katherine Applegate

In her first novel since winning the Newbery Medal, Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience.Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much for...

In her first novel since winning the Newbery Medal, Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience.

Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again.

Crenshaw is a cat. He's large, he's outspoken, and he's imaginary. He has come back into Jackson's life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything?

Beloved author Katherine Applegate proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary.

Suggested by Amanda

Hardcover - 256 pages - $16.99
ISBN: 1250043239 (ISBN13: 9781250043238)
Published Sep 22, 2015 by Feiwel & Friends
First published 2015

requested by

Mrs. Tompkins (5th Grade Teacher)

at Bonny View Elementary School, Redding, CA

Here since Jul 16, 2018

Open requests - 4 Books received - 3

This will be my 5th year teaching 5th grade. I worked as a substitute teacher for 15 years, coached multiple sports, and worked in a variety of roles within the education system. I have a passion for teaching and helping students grow and develop a lifelong love of reading.

I have been inspired by Donalyn Miller's book Reading in the Wild and have embraced her suggestions on creating a culture of reading in my classroom for all kids. To inspire kids to read I bring in class novels, audiobooks, guest readers, host book tastings, and have cultivated an inviting classroom library.
I spend time in the summer reading kids novels and searching used bookstores and thrift shops for books to add to my classroom library.

the class

This fall I will have 27 students with varied reading levels in a self-contained 5th grade classroom.

This fall I will have 27 students with varied reading levels in a self-contained 5th grade classroom.

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