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Angier Public Library J F Hun (Text) 33632002668540 Juvenile Fiction Checked out 07/14/2022
Erwin Public Library J F Hun (Text) 33631001582561 Juvenile Fiction Checked out 07/21/2022
Harnett County Main Library J F Hun (Text) 33630004955378 Juvenile Fiction Checked out 07/05/2022
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399162596
  • ISBN: 0399162593
  • ISBN: 9780142426425
  • ISBN: 0142426423
  • Physical Description: 276 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2015]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
In trouble again -- Yellow card -- Never up to me -- Bird in a cage -- Silver dollars and wooden nickels -- Triple-sided coin -- No grandpas here -- Real trouble -- Bag full of nothing -- Promises. promises -- Scrambled egg -- What's your problem, Albert? -- Trouble with flowers -- Boxed in and boxed out -- Ungreased Gear -- What I've got -- Misfit lunch -- Truths and untruths -- Not-so-sweet secret -- Is this a good thing? -- Butterfly wishes -- No way to treat a Queen -- Words that breathe -- Imaginary Hero -- Celebration or devastation? -- Stalling -- Half-Baked afternoon -- Deal of a lifetime -- Fish in a tree -- Miserable King -- Lots of ways home -- Screen time -- Possibilities -- Birth of a Star -- A picture is worth a gazillion words -- In the game of life -- A chicken, a wolf, and a problem -- Loser for president -- To-shay -- Tears of different kinds -- Not-so-secret letter -- The gifts of no excuses, Scotch tape, and Antibiotics -- Set the world on fire -- Tales of a sixth grade something -- My brother's question -- Flying Tigers and baby Elephants -- Great minds don't think a like -- Oliver's idea of lucky -- I see the light -- A hero's job -- C-O-U-R-A-GEnius -- Acknowledgments -- Letter from the author.
Summary, etc.:
Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. As her confidence grows, Ally feels free to be herself and the world starts opening up with possibilities. She discovers that there's a lot more to her -- and to everyone -- than a label, and that great minds don't always think alike.
Target Audience Note:
Middle readers.
550L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader 3.7.
Accelerated Reader AR MG 3.7 7 172804.
Reading Counts 6-8 3.2 13.
Accelerated Reader AR MG 3.7 7.0 172804.
Reading Counts RC 6-8 3.2 13 Quiz: 65768.
Awards Note:
Schneider Family Book Award for Middle School, 2016
Subject: Dyslexic children > Juvenile fiction.
Reading > Juvenile fiction.
Children > Conduct of life > Juvenile fiction.
Self-esteem in children > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.

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