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quote 2019-07-19 10:23
“...he had no doubt that he knew who Ty was now, inside and out. He knew every one of Ty's quirks and weak spots and favorite things. He knew what Ty found funny and what annoyed him. He knew what would break his heart. He knew how to touch him to drive him wild, and when to back off when Ty was having a bad day. He knew that Ty was kind and loyal and funny, that he had a deep sense of honor and righteousness. He knew that Ty would die to save a stranger, and kill to save a friend. That was the type of man he was.”
Stars & Stripes - J. F. Harding,Abigail Roux

~ Stars & Stripes by Abigail Roux

(Cut & Run series #6)

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review 2019-02-04 03:30
A Bad Case of Stripes
A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon is about Camilla Cream, who is worried about what other people think about her. She will not even eat lima beans, which she loves, because people at school don't like them. The very moment she most wants to fit in, she becomes completely covered in colorful stripes! She seems to change colors to match whatever is happening around her. When the class says the Pledge of Allegiance, she turns red, white, and blue! Instead of blending in, she's standing out.


Guided Reading: P


Classroom Activities: 

After reading the book, students discuss how it makes people feel when others tease them, and how to accept differences in others.

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text 2019-02-03 19:42
A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon

Camilla loves lots of things, but she will not do them because the kids at her school do not like them. She becomes so concerned with fitting in that she starts getting stripes on her. Can she learn who she really is? This book is great for teaching students to be who they are and not to worry about what people think about them.


5 Stars

Lexile: AD610L

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review 2019-02-03 07:23
A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon

Camille Creed loves lima beans, but she wont eat him because her friends don't like them. She is so worried of what her friends would think of her! Today is the first day of school, and she is worried she wont have a good day and that her friends wont like her outfit. She worried so much, she gave herself a case of stripes! Will Camille ever learn how to put her fear of others opinions behind herself? You will just have to read to see!


How I would use this book in my classroom:


I would love to read this book to my students whenever they need a reminder on why its so important to always love themselves they way they are and how they should never place their value on the opinion of others. 



 Lexile: AD 610L

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review 2019-02-03 02:31
Always Be Yourself
A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon


This book is about a girl who is worried about how she looks to others. She loves lima beans but will not eat them because other kids at school do not eat them. Camilla, the characters name, is so worried about what others think of her she is worried about breaking out in a bad case of the stripes. Every time one of her classmates makes a suggestion about what she has, she breaks out into whatever they suggested. While an elderly lady helped her overcome what doctors could not, she begins to realize that she does not have to be like everyone else. 


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Lexile AD610L 


Classroom Activity: 

My class will a cause and effect activity for this book. We will determine what things did classmates say cause her to turn certain patterns. For example, a classmate suggested she looked like a checkerboard, that caused her skin to turn into a checkered pattern. 

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