The Secret Tree

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Bibliographic Information: Standiford, N. (2012). The secret tree. New York: Scholastic Press.

Brief Annotation: This is the story of Minty, her neighborhood friends and the summer that she found a tree filled with secrets. Then, the drama and mystery begin. Minty is on a quest to find out which secret belongs to which neighborhood kid.

Genre: Free Choice (Chapter)

Grade Level: 5-8

Readers who will like this: Children who can relate to the ups and downs of friendships

Rating/Response: 5. I think kids will like this book because it is easily relatable. There are also very memorable characters in it that will remind children of their own friends and neighborhoods.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Do you think sharing secrets is a good thing or a bad thing?

Posted by: Christina Angell

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