How to Steal a Dog

How to Steal a Dog

With unmistakable sympathy, Barbara O'Connor tells the story of a young girl struggling to see what's right when everything else seems wrong. How to Steal a Dog is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Author: Barbara O'Connor

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 0374706794

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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Half of me was thinking, Georgina, don't do this. Stealing a dog is just plain wrong. The other half of me was thinking, Georgina, you're in a bad fix and you got to do whatever it takes to get yourself out of it. Georgina Hayes is desperate. Ever since her father left and they were evicted from their apartment, her family has been living in their car. With her mama juggling two jobs and trying to make enough money to find a place to live, Georgina is stuck looking after her younger brother, Toby. And she has her heart set on improving their situation. When Georgina spots a missing-dog poster with a reward of five hundred dollars, the solution to all her problems suddenly seems within reach. All she has to do is "borrow" the right dog and its owners are sure to offer a reward. What happens next is the last thing she expected. With unmistakable sympathy, Barbara O'Connor tells the story of a young girl struggling to see what's right when everything else seems wrong. How to Steal a Dog is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. This title has Common Core connections.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

101 Great Ready to Use Book Lists for Teens

101 Great  Ready to Use Book Lists for Teens

How to Steal a Dog: A Novel. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007. 170p, IL 3–6, Lexile: 700 Living in the family car in a small North Carolina town after her father leaves his wife and children virtually penniless, Georgina is desperate to ...

Author: Nancy J. Keane

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610691352

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 263

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Building on the author's work in The Big Book of Teen Reading Lists, this book provides 101 new and revised reading lists created in consultation with teachers and public librarians—an invaluable resource for any educator who plans activities for children that involve using literature.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

101 Great Ready to use Book Lists for Children

101 Great  Ready to use Book Lists for Children

Stealing. Pinkwater, Daniel Manus. Irving and Muktuk: Two Bad Bears. Houghton Mifflin, c2001. 32p. ... Seuss, Dr. How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Random House, 2007. 85p. IL K–3 Dr. Seuss's classic ... How to Steal a Dog: A Novel.

Author: Nancy J. Keane

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610690836

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

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Organized by seven broad subject areas, offers reading lists for children in grades K through eight for use by librarians and teachers.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Books That Teach Kids to Write

Books That Teach Kids to Write

captivated by a teen she encountered while researching her non-fiction book about Hitler youth. ... Barbara O'Connor's poignant book How to Steal a Dog (2007) thrusts readers immediately into her puzzling and surprising plan: "The day I ...

Author: Marianne Saccardi

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598844528

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 178

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This book provides a wealth of read-aloud titles and related activities that provide busy teachers with the tools to help students in grades K–12 become successful writers. • Includes 14 reproducible sheets that help students practice the skills described in the book • Provides extensive bibliographies and references to all the nearly 400 books discussed • Contains an index that enables teachers to readily access different topics • Presents quotes and advice from 25 experts in the field
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

This Is a Great Book

 This Is a Great Book

Georgina, the heroine in How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor, lives with her overworked mother and younger brother in the family car in a small town in North Carolina. Desperate to help her mother improve the family situation, ...

Author: Larry Swartz

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551389110

Category: Education

Page: 136

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“This Is a Great Book!” champions the belief that having a wide range of “great” books to read is essential to students’ becoming readers — both inside the classroom, and beyond. Based on extensive research, this highly readable book explores a range of recommended titles that cover a spectrum of developmental stages, from early chapter books to young adult novels. The 101 literacy events outlined within include a wealth of practical strategies: more than fifty reproducible activities, assessment profiles, and inventories for easy classroom use. Committed to nurturing the love of reading, this passionate book invites readers to dig deeper by responding through writing, discussion, the arts, media, and more. Special attention is given to the world of leisure reading, where readers make choices based on their preferences and tastes as they build a lifelong interest in fiction that will enrich their lives.
Categories: Education

Gentle Reads Great Books to Warm Hearts and Lift Spirits Grades 5 9

Gentle Reads  Great Books to Warm Hearts and Lift Spirits  Grades 5 9

Divorce—Fiction Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker, Halfway to the Sky, 36 Yee, Lisa, So Totally Emily Ebers, 169 Dogs Grogan, John, ... Ann M., A Dog's Life, 106 Morgan, Clay, The Boy Who Spoke Dog, 115 O'Connor, Barbara, How to Steal a Dog, ...

Author: Deanna J. McDaniel

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313094514

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

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This volume recommends some 500 positive, heart-warming stories for young readers—stories of the human spirit and what it can accomplish; stories of loving families surviving crises in positive ways; historical tales full of quick-witted people (especially girls); fairy tales with strong women; true stories of survival; and more. These gentle and uplifting reads span every genre—from science fiction and fantasy, to mysteries, realistic fiction, biographies, and nonfiction. They are Accelerated Reader titles, Reading Counts titles, and Junior Library Guild selections. Primarily intended for grades 5 to 9, this is a list of reading suggestions for the young adult who wants a great read but does not want to be offended. Grades 5-9.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Good Books Matter

Good Books Matter

Georgina, the heroine in How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor, lives with her overworked mother and younger brother ... In the verse novel, 42 Miles by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer, JoEllen needs to decide where her loyalties lie as she tries ...

Author: Shelley Stagg Peterson

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551382326

Category: Education

Page: 186

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Based on extensive research on the features that make children's books appealing and appropriate, this valuable teacher resource offers guidance on selecting books, strategies for specific grade levels, suggestions for extension, and tips for assessment. This teacher-friendly book is organized around the major genres -- traditional literature, picture books, nonfiction, poetry, and multicultural texts -- that will inspire young readers. Throughout the book, teachers will find suggestions for using literature to implement shared reading, reading aloud, and response strategies with emergent, developing, and independent readers.
Categories: Education

Children s Book a Day Almanac

Children s Book a Day Almanac

Basil E. Frankweiler, 51 Goats, The, 315 Great Brain, The, 145 HalfBrother, 189 Harriet the Spy, 295 Hatchet, 313 Henry Huggins, 103 Holes, 124 Hoot, 53 How to Steal a Dog, 91 Hundred Dresses, The, 130 Incredible Journey, The, ...

Author: Anita Silvey

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 9781466828049

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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Part fun- and information-filled almanac, part good book guide, the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac is a new way to discover a great children's book--every day of the year! This fresh, inventive reference book is a dynamic way to showcase the gems, both new and old, of children's literature. Each page features an event of the day, a children's book that relates to that event, and a list of other events that took place on that day. Always informative and often surprising, celebrate a year of literature for children with The Children's Book-a-Day Almanac.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Miracle on Monhegan Island A Novel

The Miracle on Monhegan Island  A Novel

“When she was little she used to steal dogs.” “Right,” Hally said, disgusted. “I'm serious. From her earliest memories, she'd wanted a dog and her mother said she needed to wait until she was a bit older. They were always traveling, ...

Author: Elizabeth Kelly

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9781631491801

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Back with another "tragicomic romp" (O, the Oprah Magazine), the award-winning author of The Last Summer of the Camperdowns brings her sparkling wit and big-hearted touch to Maine's Monhegan Island. When Spark—the rakish prodigal son—returns unannounced to the dilapidated family home, his arrival launches an unforgettable summer on Monhegan Island. During his absence, his gentle brother and shrewd, fork-tongued father, Pastor Ragnar, have been caring for Spark’s son, Hally. A temperamental adolescent emboldened by tales of his father’s mischief, Hally is careening through an identity crisis when he stuns his family by claiming to have had a spiritual vision. Though Spark is permanently dubious, Pastor Ragnar pounces on the chance to revitalize his flagging church. Hally is shoved into the spotlight and, in the frenzy that follows, this fragile family is pushed to the brink. Narrated in larger-than-life, crackling prose by one charismatic shih tzu, The Miracle on Monhegan Island is another "exquisite and occasionally uproarious" (Elizabeth Egan) must-read summer blockbuster from Elizabeth Kelly.
Categories: Fiction

The Giant Book of Dog Names

The Giant Book of Dog Names

These “man trackers” were sent to pursue “border reivers”—thieves and raiders that crossed clan boundaries to pilfer and steal in sixteenth-century Scotland. During the American Civil War, Bloodhounds were used to track runaway slaves.

Author: Laurie Bogart Morrow

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451666915

Category: Pets

Page: 512

View: 967

A comprehensive dog-naming guide with more than 5,000 names—sorted by color, breed, theme, and many other categories—including adorable dog photos! THE BOOK THAT TAKES YOU BEYOND REX AND FIDO! Everywhere you turn, you’ll find another baby name book. But do you really want to call your dog Emma or Ethan? If you’re a dog lover, you know that naming your dog should be truly meaningful and memorable. With over 5,000 names to choose from, only this book makes it easy to find a distinctive name for the unique dog who will share your life and home. Just some of the special features of The Giant Book of Dog Names include: Listings from Aaron to Mocha to Zulu Breed-specific names, such as Chic for a Poodle or Tundra for a Husky Suggestions for dogs of every color, from Banana to Crystal to Raven Names for rescue dogs, such as Lava and Freeway The fascinating meanings of names drawn from cultures that range from African to Vietnamese as well as European Also look for stories featuring history’s forgotten dogs, such as: Judy, the English Pointer who was the only canine POW of the Japanese Suening, whose royal owner had him sign official decrees with a paw print YOU’RE PICKING A ONE-OF-A-KIND DOG. CHOOSE A ONE-OF-A-KIND NAME.
Categories: Pets