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Raymie Nightingale
Raymie Nightingale | Kate DiCamillo
Raymie Clarke has come to realize that everything, absolutely everything, depends on her. And she has a plan. If Raymie can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father, who left town two days ago with a dental hygienist, will see Raymie's picture in the paper and (maybe) come home. To win, not only does Raymie have to do good deeds and learn how to twirl a baton; she also has to contend with the wispy, frequently fainting Louisiana Elefante, who has a show-business background, and the fiery, stubborn Beverly Tapinski, whos determined to sabotage the contest. But as the competition approaches, loneliness, loss, and unanswerable questions draw the three girls into an unlikely friendship and challenge each of them to come to the rescue in unexpected ways.
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Literary.Gem37
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Bailedbailed

Man. What in the world? I can't

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Literary.Gem37
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Current read. I failed the 24 hour read. Totally

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Econaghan
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Book 2/6 #bfcr3

Cute story about three young girl friends set in 1975. Kate DiCamillo doesn‘t disappoint with the cast of characters she introduces you to in this story.

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alisonrose
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This was sweet and surprisingly funny at times, while also touching on some heavier topics like abusive/neglectful parents, anxiety, and loss. I liked how the three girls come together to help each other and we see them all as multifaceted characters. I did think the dialogue was sometimes a bit mature for 10 year olds (even taking imitating grownups into account) & wish we‘d gotten a bit more resolution. But overall a sweet little book. 3/5 ⭐️

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alisonrose
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Just when you thought that the day couldn‘t get any worse than Building 10 and the single lightbulb and the terrible howling and the cat killing, Ida Nee went and called the police because Beverly Tapinski had taken her baton.

[File under: Sentences you‘d only read in a middle grade book.]

rubyslippersreads My cats are somewhat concerned. 😹 7mo
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alisonrose
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Dang, Louisiana has a pretty dark mind for a little kid.

rretzler Did you know there is a sequel about Louisiana (Louisiana‘s Way Home) already out and in a couple of months Beverly will get her sequel too (Beverly Right Here)? The first two were wonderful and I‘m looking forward to the next! 7mo
alisonrose @rretzler I didn‘t know that, thanks much for the info! 👌🏻 (edited) 7mo
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alisonrose
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Definitely remember feeling this way at that age.

Trollkonstnaren Indeed it is. 7mo
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alisonrose
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Feeling in the mood for a little middle grade, picked this one up on the recommendation of Krista at BooksandJams on YT 💙

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Deborah42
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After Raymie‘s dad runs off with a dental hygienist, she decides that winning a beauty contest will make him so proud that he‘ll come home. Along the way, she discovers the importance of her friendship with Beverly and Louisiana.

A lovely middle grade story about friendship.

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Read66
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Loved this book and the delightful trio of young girls introduced here. Looking forward to reading the next in the series - this is up there with Kate DiCamillo‘s Because of Winn Dixie, one of my fave middle grade novels.

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Amyegia
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I loved this book! The plot came together well, and the themes were solid. Such a quick, pleasant read.

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GatheringBooks
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#AbbaInAugust Day 19: From Fats‘ review - In the #SummerNightCity of 1975, Raymie Nightingale tells the story of Raymie Clarke whose dad abandoned Raymie and her mom to be with a dental hygienist just two days prior. The chapters in Raymie Nightingale are short. Reading the book felt like peeling an onion one layer at a time. Full review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-eD8

Reviewsbylola This sounds like a book that a lot of kids could probably relate to. ❤️ 1y
Mdargusch Sounds like a touching story! 1y
emilyhaldi Love your review. 1y
Cinfhen The blurb reminds me of my favorite film LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE 👙☀️👑 1y
erzascarletbookgasm I liked this one ☝️ 1y
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Nebklvr
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This was a wonderful book! 3 young girls, each facing their own difficulties, come together to compete in a talent contest. They become friends and heroes as they work to take control of their lives. Exceptional girl power and true friendship and more than a little quirky.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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Some books I‘ve read where there‘re some/lots of #swimming involved.

#readingresolutions

TheFunkyBookworm I LOVED Summer House with Swimming Pool! Might be my fav book of his! 2y
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EEqueen
Raymie Nightingale | Kate DiCamillo

A girl who wants to learn how to twirl a baton so she can win a contest she has to deal with a girl who faints every day and a girl who wants to sabotage the contest

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wanderinglynn
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More than meh, but not quite a pick. I‘m wavering between 3 & 3.5 stars. I did not find this one quite as charming or engaging as some of her other books.

Read my full review on GR:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2427204369

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wanderinglynn
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#TripleThreatThursday
1. Hm, no one comes immediately to mind.
2. Pura Vida bracelets
3. tagged 😀

MelAnn I have a few of those bracelets! Thanks for playing along! 2y
Mitch Me too - dear book twin! A friend bought me a black one but I‘ve been eyeing up the pinks and oranges. I don‘t usually wear a lot of colour, but think even I could pull it off! (edited) 2y
wanderinglynn @MelAnn I ❤️ my Pura Vida bracelets! 😀 2y
wanderinglynn @Mitch 👍🏻😀 They‘re fun! I love mixing and matching them. 2y
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Bibliotaph_and_tsundoku
Raymie Nightingale | Kate DiCamillo
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New York book haul~! Part 2!

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Pandalibrarian
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Another audio book by Kate DiCamillo with a different narrator. At first, that threw me off but I realized that this narrator captured Raymie‘s voice perfectly. I enjoyed getting to know Raymie, Louisiana, and Beverly and following along on their adventures.

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Gillyreads
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This was a sweet story about friendship and loss and childhood. Kate diCamillo is a beautiful writer.

LazyOwl What is the awesome app you're using? Is it available on android? 2y
Gillyreads It‘s called Bookly. I only started using it last month but it‘s amazing. It‘s only iOS at the moment though :( 2y
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MissKatie
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You guys!!!

#teachersoflitsy

kspenmoll ❤️ 2y
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megt
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Approximately a million years ago now, both @Avanders and @TheLudicReader tagged me to post my #fivestarpredictions. Since I was tagged twice, I'll post twice! Here's my fiction stack. Everything I've heard/read about these makes me think that I'm going to love them.

Avanders Great memory and great stack!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 2y
Mamashep Only know three of those but I'd agree they'll probably all be five star reads! 2y
megt @Avanders thank you! I can't take credit for the memory though. That's all thanks to an ever growing pile of post it notes to remind me of things! 😊 2y
megt @Mamashep awesome! I'm hoping to close out the year with a string of really great reads 🤞🏼 2y
Moray_Reads I've read Little Fires and THUG and both were excellent 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Three 10-year old girls are thrown together one summer when they joined the Little Miss Central Florida contest. Each believes winning will solve all their problems. A lovely but sad story about their growing friendships, how they rely on each other and find courage. With reality themes like betrayal and abandonment, the story manages to lift our hearts and has its tender moments.

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LaughingLibrarian
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I really enjoyed the complex personalities of all three girls in this entertaining and heart-warming story of unlikely friendship.

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casandraopont
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The realistic fiction novel is too real! Dicamillo perfect captures the anxiety, depression and hoplessness we all face at time. She simultaneously perfectly illustrates the difference a single experience can make(like a baton twirling class) in changing the course of our lives. Check out the publisher's site for a trailer, didcusxion guide and more. http://www.candlewick.com/cat.asp?browse=Title&mode=book&isbn=0763681172&pix=y
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DrSpalding Neat and different front cover! While it received mixed reviews in class, I do hope you will add this to your classroom library! 2y
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gracemccleskey
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This HF was somewhat a slow read. Not a bad read, by any means, but perhaps a bit mundane and less than engaging. Kate DiCamillo is a good author but fell short of our expectations on this one. A good addition to her other books in your classroom library if nothing else.

http://www.candlewick.com/book_files/0763681172.btg.1.pdf

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Angiepuc They can't all be winners! Liked your honesty. I hate slow books. 2y
melissaallam I love the resources that Candlewick provides! 2y
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SamanthaPuglisi
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Mehso-so

This HF is about 3 preteen friends and how they navigate through the hardships of life together & prepare for a beauty pageant. This story takes place in Central Florida which makes it interesting & relatable to readers. Although the book was cute, I personally found it to be slow and got bored with parts but it was still good book. A group discussion guide found here: http://www.candlewick.com/book_files/0763681172.bdg.1.pdf #UCFLAE3414su17

Elizabethhunt96 It's a shame it's slow. Can I ask why you particularly thought so? The topic sounds really interesting to me and I like that it takes place in central Florida! (edited) 3y
SamanthaPuglisi @Elizabethhunt96 I thought the topic was interesting as well and was so excited to read the book but as the chapters progressed I just found the story to be slow and dry. It may have just been that the author's particular style didn't click with me, but my group members had similar feelings. It wasn't a bad book by any means I just wouldn't ever assign it as a class reading because I don't think that it would be engaging enough. 3y
DrSpalding I am picked upon then discussion guide at ILA on Sunday. I agree with your comments @SamanthaPuglisi as I felt the same way while reading this title. 3y
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LeslieO
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EchoLogical This was such a cute book! Louisiana's character cracked me up. 3y
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TheGreatKatsby
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Three girls, three difficult stories collide and little stars are born. Masterfully written, this is a quickly moving plot packed with layers of color, symbols, loss and re-birth. A beautiful read.

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lowellette
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Wonderful, sweet, sad, inspirational, hilarious. These words always cover a DiCamillo novel. A joy to read. #favoritenarrator

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Mackypup
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Great audio. 👍

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Carleneishere
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Meh. Nicely written, just rather anti-climactic? Don't regret reading it, but wouldn't necessarily recommend to a friend.

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brennareadsbooks
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No one writes quite like Queen DiCamillo.

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stacybmartin
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This was the adorable yet heartbreaking pick for my June book club. I think it's supposed to be a middle grade book. The perfect amount of whimsy amid real-life issues.

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Carleneishere
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As a baton twirling Floridian, I've been dying to get my hands on this book. It FINALLY came to my local library, and I'm devouring it. My first Kate DiCamillo and so far, so good!

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Missusb
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Kate Di Camillo is in Australia! And she talking to 300 people in Brisbane. She's articulate and warm. And funny. #authortalk #literaryvisit #walkerbooks

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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My book haul from volunteering at the Scholastic warehouse sale for ten hours. Raymie Nightgale is on the top. #freebooks #bookhaul

DGRachel Nice!! 3y
UnidragonFrag I swear the volunteers make more than the actual employees (as an actual employee knowing I couldn't afford that pile 😩) 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess @DGRachel 👍🏻😀 @UnidragonFrag A lot of the books were marked 50% off. Do you work for Scholastic? 3y
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UnidragonFrag Even still. The volunteers get so a lot of scholastic dollars! I keep thinking about volunteering after my normal hours during the sales haha but yeah, in a warehouse! 3y
Mc_cart_ny Wow!! Scythe is excellent! 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess @UnidragonFrag You should. It used to be $10 an hour and now it's $12.50 an hour. I get books for my niece and nephew along with my boyfriend's grandchildren. Of course, some for me too. 😉 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess @Mc_cart_ny Yes, one of my favorite books this year. They are making it into a movie next year. 3y
UnidragonFrag That's more than I make 😂😂 dang, yeah I'll have to see about volunteering during the sale. I've got so many books stashed around the place for my kiddo and me that it's be worth it! 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess @UnidragonFrag I would do it! 👍🏻😃 3y
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Daisydo
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What a wonderful way to end. What a great way to explain friendship to middle grades. What a lovely little book. I've owned it for just over one year. It was worth the wait. I'm so glad I added it to my #LitsyAtoZ. @BookishMarginalia

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
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Daisydo
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My normal waiting for my son, while he gets tutored... Sigh. When will my reluctant reader read?

RaimeyGallant That's my name! Sort of. 3y
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ashlinisme
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Another free book from the library ❤️ #scenefromanitalianrestaurant #rockinmay

Cinfhen Sounds like my favorite movie, Little Miss Sunshine ☀️ 💛I may need to stack this one! Thanks for posting 😊 3y
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Amie
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#LitsyAtoZ Letter R

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aecawthon
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Such a great story. The girls in my class will enjoy this one!

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UnidragonFrag
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Mehso-so

Sweet book about friendship, loss and how to accept it. Took me a little longer to read it than I typically would read something like this. I dunno.

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UnidragonFrag
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"There were three of them, three girls."

I'm almost done with Raymie.. it's got this very monotone, to-the-point tone, which I understand considering, but it's almost depressing to read.

Also, won Crazy is My Superpower from Read it Forward! It just got in today. I don't typically read these kind of memoirs, but it sounded interesting!

#firstline #aprilbookshowers #currentread @RealLifeReading
#RIFWinner #freebook

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Lmstraubie
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#AmyKrouseRosenthal should be on this list also. She writes (wrote 😞) beautifully for both children and adults.
#autobuyauthors #marchintoreading @RealLifeReading

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haiimelanie
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His historical fiction novel features the life of a young girl in central Florida who is dealing with the repercussions of her father abandoning her mother and her. But Raymie has a plan - a plan that will make her famous, a plan that will bring her father home. A little slow in the beginning but it does pick up and has really great character development. A great choice for young readers! #UCFLAE3414sp17

DrSpalding Nice review Melanie. I do think you will have children in fourth and fifth grade that enjoy this novel. 3y
AlanaA It's always hard to get past a book that is slow, but I think intriguing discussions can really bring in your students! 3y
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