Orca Book Publishers

Browse by Category


Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 128
Themes: journalism, journalist, newspaper, writing
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/01/1996
Lexile Level: 850
Bookmark and Share
His parents don't seem to understand what is going on in his life at all. He's not doing well at school. And a juvenile court judge has just ordered him to write a 2000-word essay on how he's going to turn his life around.

Now his mother has enrolled him in a writing class called The Tuesday Cafe, but it's not the kind of class she expected.

It all started with a small fire in a garbage can. Unfortunately, the garbage can was in the hallway of Harper's school and...

The Tuesday Cafe is the first of four books in the Harper Winslow series.
Book two is A Fly Named Alfred.
Book three is A Beatiful Place on Yonge Street.
Book four is The Popsicle Journal.

Resource Links - June 15, 2002
"For any hockey fans out there, this is definitely a must read!"

Awards

PNLA Young Reader's Choice nominee  | 1998 | Short-listed
ALA Popular Paperbacks  | 1998 | Short-listed
Children's Literature Choice List nominee  | 1997 | Short-listed
R. Ross Annett Award  | 1996 | Winner
Blue Heron Book Award nominee  | 1996 | Short-listed
YALSA Quick Picks  | 1997 | Long-listed
ALA Best Books for Young Adults  | 1997 | Long-listed
CCBC Our Choice  | 1996 | Commended
CCBC Our Choice  | 2003 | Commended

Resources for Teachers:

Orca Book Publishers produces a number of tools and resources to help teachers, librarians, reading specialists and other education professionals enrich the teaching and learning experience. Please visit our Teacher Resources page to access and download materials.

Classroom Materials:

Classroom Projects

Readers Theater Scripts

Teacher Guides

Resource Guides

Research and Support Materials:

Common Core

Reading Levels

Reaching Reluctant Readers:

Best Books for Struggling Readers

Webinars

Reading Strategies


You might also be interested in:

Rooster
By author: Don Trembath
$14.95