Sunday, March 15, 2009

Along came Spider by James Preller

Grades: 4-6

Committee Annotation:
Spider, trying to fit in with the "in-crowd," struggles with loyalty to his life-long friend and neighbor, Trey, whose quirky personality is seen as uncool. Can the librarian and new student Ava help them through this rough time?

Subjects: Friendship, Boy-Girl Friendship, Popularity, Cliques, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Moral Dilemma, Loyalty, Peer Pressure, Growing Up, Librarians, Point of View, Acceptance

Author web site: http://www.jamespreller.com/
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14 comments:

  1. Along Came Spider is about Spider Stevens and Trey Cooper. Spider is trying to help Trey with his friends.Trey does make 2 friends during the book,read to find out.I recomend this book to people who like exciting books.

    Josh
    Steere Farm School
    Burrillville

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  2. I prefer this book because it is a good book and it is very easy to read. I also recommend this book because it is a nice, funny book.



    Nathan
    Steere Farm Elementary School
    Burrillville, RI

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  3. I liked this book. Good book

    Meg

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  4. i enjoyed reading this book.

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  5. I liked this book very much and I loved the message it told me. I also like it because it makes you think "could this happen to me", but to me the book was kind of plain but i would recommend this book to anyone who reads about friendship.

    Michaela
    Riverside

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  6. This book seems real. Sometimes it's hard to be friends with everyone at school, because other kids will make fun of you.

    M
    Matunuck

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  7. I think that Spider was NOT being a good friend.

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  8. This book was one of the best books i have ever READ. It was good becyase it explained everything so clearly. It was very understanding and i would recomend it to someone else! I liked how it was about fifth grade and i am in fifth grade. I liked it also because it was about a sport I like, Basketball. I like Spider and the library teacher because she helps with Spider's best friend Trey and his issues!

    scott sk

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  9. I liked the book.

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  10. i thought that the book was good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Along came Spider was one of the best Children's Book Awards I read so far! I mostly liked how Spider got his name- Spider! This book was very clear and had no out-of-subject paragraphs. I really think that other people should get o read this book too.

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  12. This book was great.It was easy to follow and i knew what was going on in evrery chapter.You probaly think Spiders real name is Spider but thats just a nick name people call him.I would recomend this book to someone else.

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  13. I loved along came spider!It was about how spiders school was doing a basketball fundraiser but while they practice spider runs into friend troubles.I would definatly reccomend this book to a friend!
    Erin from Matunuck

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