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The Junkyard Wonders

Title

The Junkyard Wonders

Illustrator

Patricia Polacco

Publisher

Philomel Books

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780399250781

Pages

48 pages

Genre

autobiography

Format

picture book

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

Inspired by a teacher who believes each of them is a genius, a class of special-needs students invents something that could convince the whole school they are justifiably proud to be "Junkyard Wonders."

Grade Level

K-3; 3-5

Lexile Measure

660L

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Learning disability; dyslexia; child with dyslexia

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother, father, and grandmother

Awards

Great Lakes Great Books Award, 2011, Honor Book, Grades 2-3
Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award, 2013, Honor, Grades 3-5
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 2010
Smithsonian Magazine's Notable Books for Children, 2010 Middle Reader

Keywords

Apollo 11; the moon; special; genius; teacher appreciation; friendship; creativity

Diversity Impact

direct

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