Fish in a Tree
Score: 4
From 58 Ratings

Fish in a Tree


  • Author : Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-02-05
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101601327


Fish in a Tree Book Description :

A New York Times Bestseller! The author of the beloved One for the Murphys gives readers an emotionally-charged, uplifting novel that will speak to anyone who’s ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didn’t fit in. “Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid.” 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 l...

Fish in a Tree
Score: 4
From 39 Ratings

Fish in a Tree


  • Author : Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-03-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780142426425


Fish in a Tree Book Description :

"Fans of R.J. Palacio's Wonder will appreciate this feel-good story of friendship and unconventional smarts." --Kirkus Reviews 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 la...

Fish in a Tree
Score: 4
From 35 Ratings

Fish in a Tree


  • Author : Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Publisher : Nancy Paulsen Books
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399162596


Fish in a Tree Book Description :

"Ally's greatest fear is that everyone will find out she is as dumb as they think she is because she still doesn't know how to read"--...

One for the Murphys
Score: 4.5
From 30 Ratings

One for the Murphys


  • Author : Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-05-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101572122


One for the Murphys Book Description :

From the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Fish in a Tree! Carley uses humor and street smarts to keep her emotional walls high and thick. But the day she becomes a foster child, and moves in with the Murphys, she's blindsided. This loving, bustling family shows Carley the stable family life she never thought existed, and she feels like an alien in their cookie-cutter-perfect household. Despite her resistance, the Murphys eventually show her what it feels like to belong--until her mother wants her back and Carley has to decide where and how to live. She's not really a Murphy, but the gifts they've given her have opened up a new future. "Hunt's writing is fearless and One For The Murphys is a story that is at once compassionate, thought-p...

Shouting at the Rain
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Shouting at the Rain


  • Author : Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698196940


Shouting at the Rain Book Description :

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree comes a compelling story about perspective and learning to love the family you have. Delsie loves tracking the weather--lately, though, it seems the squalls are in her own life. She's always lived with her kindhearted Grammy, but now she's looking at their life with new eyes and wishing she could have a "regular family." Delsie observes other changes in the air, too--the most painful being a friend who's outgrown her. Luckily, she has neighbors with strong shoulders to support her, and Ronan, a new friend who is caring and courageous but also troubled by the losses he's endured. As Ronan and Delsie traipse around Cape Cod on their adventures, they both learn what it means to be angry ver...

The Way Home Looks Now
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Way Home Looks Now


  • Author : Wendy Wan-Long Shang
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2015-04-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545609586


The Way Home Looks Now Book Description :

From the award-winning author of THE GREAT WALL OF LUCY WU comes a beautifully written and poignant story of family and loss, healing and friendship, and the great American pastime, baseball. Twelve-year-old Peter Lee and his family are baseball lovers, who bond over back lot games and talk of the Pittsburgh Pirates. But when tragedy strikes, the family flies apart and baseball no longer seems to matter. Is that true? Peter wonders if just maybe the game they love can pull them together and bring them back, safe at home....

Never Judge a Fish on Its Ability to Climb a Tree

Never Judge a Fish on Its Ability to Climb a Tree


  • Author : Michael Evans Jr.
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2016-11-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524648350


Never Judge a Fish on Its Ability to Climb a Tree Book Description :

Never Judge a Fish on Its Ability to Climb a Tree is a paraphrased quote from Albert Einstein. In this childrens book, Michael is speaking from a child to a child. The child he is trying to reach with this easy-to-understand lesson is the artist who struggles with a sport, the athlete who struggles with literature, the writer who struggles with math, and so on. When children learn to step outside the bounds of the mental slavery that was imposed on them, they can begin to stop taking criticism personally. When they stop taking negative comments, bad grades, and labels personally, they are free to express something creative. Children with no personal history to live up to behind them and an open canvas in their present moments will be what they are fr...

Fish Don t Climb Trees

Fish Don t Climb Trees


  • Author : Sue Blyth Hall
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Release Date : 2014-08-26
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781460215289


Fish Don t Climb Trees Book Description :

Everyone is learning able, some individuals just don't learn the way they are taught. If you have just discovered you or your child might be dyslexic, or so-called learning disabled, I offer five Rs: REALISE what you are dealing with, what your choices are, and how to enjoy your full potential. Observe the ROAD TESTING of my chosen method. RESONATE with dyslexic challenges and talents, because I'm only telling you what you know already on some level. Recognise the REALITY, what you need to hold onto and what you can let go of. Find RELIEF that neither you, nor your child is disabled, and that our education system will be changing, not them.......

100 Minutes

100 Minutes


  • Author : Lisa Donohue
  • Publisher : Pembroke Publishers Limited
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551382760


100 Minutes Book Description :

It is possible to create a literacy block where teachers meet with students for guided reading and writing conferences, and provide daily explicit instruction in both reading and writing. A comprehensive look at literacy and learning, 100 Minutes shows teachers how to fit balanced literacy into a daily 100-minute literacy block using a framework of whole-class instruction and writing sessions, combined with independent work. It also offers strategies for dealing with the important elements of literacy instruction, including sharing and conferencing; using exemplars; creating success criteria; providing effective feedback; building in rich tasks, higher-level thinking, open-ended questions, and collaborative learning opportunities; and thinking critic...

Would You Teach a Fish to Climb a Tree

Would You Teach a Fish to Climb a Tree


  • Author : Anne Maxwell
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1939261503


Would You Teach a Fish to Climb a Tree Book Description :

This book provides "a refreshing and new perspective on these children who are so different from their peers. Co-authored by three practitioners who have had remarkable success working with them, this book is filled with practical tools, stories, observations, and life changing questions that can be used by anyone who has one of these kids in their life and who is looking for something different. These children are magical and you are sure to fall in love with many of them. " --Publisher....