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The Junkyard Wonders
The Junkyard Wonders | Patricia Polacco
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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."
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k.gauze
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“Like I said, that baby is going straight to the moon”

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k.gauze
The Junkyard Wonders | Patricia Polacco

I loved this book! amazing character development and deep meaning!

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k.gauze
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The picture book, Junkyard Wonders, is about a group of students that all have special abilities. The other kids view them as a junkyard but they know that‘s what makes them special. I love the illustrations in this book and the overall message. Definitely brought me to tears!

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jkraynak
The Junkyard Wonders | Patricia Polacco

“jodi wanted it to be the junkyard wonder, and that‘s what it has to be.”

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jkraynak
The Junkyard Wonders | Patricia Polacco

I love the repetition of Gibby saying the plane is going all the way to the moon, and then in the end he made it possible in a way. It shows everything is possible.

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jkraynak
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By far one of the best children books I‘ve read. There‘s lots of notable issues discussed in the story: death of a student, illness, trauma, bullying, disabilities, and more. It is a cute, emotional story and could teach children lots of valuable lessons. The book opens up for great conversations that might be hard to discuss otherwise.

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cwarnier
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#bbrc #a2z letterJ
Have I ever said how much I love Patricia Polacco books💖

LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 3y
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cchernitsky
The Junkyard Wonders | Patricia Polacco

“Everyone of you is my wonder”

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cchernitsky
The Junkyard Wonders | Patricia Polacco

By far my new favorite book. It carries such a strong message for children & is so empowering. It idolizes differences & shows success & teamwork despite those differences.

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cchernitsky
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Publication: 2010
Who is the book indented for: older children & adults
Character Development: ABSOLUTELY
Proper Illustrations: Yes
Storyline: The growth & uniqueness of children in a special needs classroom together

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JordanD
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Today I went to the Orange County Library Book Sale in Downtown Orlando and in the Alafaya branch library. I found 20 children‘s hard backs, 11 paper backs, and 2 DVDs for $20! Great way to build the class room library and your own!

rather_be_reading tht is a steal!! 4y
JordanD I agree! It was a great sale! 4y
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gracemccleskey
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Wow! This RF was such a great read with the girl I tutor. Highly functioning but diagnosed with severe autism, she related to this book well and it was a great kick-off into summer reading with her. I would highly recommend reading to students of any age.

Here is a great resource for incorporating this into the classroom:

http://www.thenedshow.com/assets/never-give-up-intermediate-lesson-plan-the-junk...

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Elizabethhunt96 Patricia Polacco is a great author! I'm really interested in reading all her books. This is a great book to promote acceptance of others with disabilities and disorders (if I'm gathering the right information from the resource). I also really like the resource too!! 5y
DrSpalding Excellent! You have been using great books while tutoring! Yes! 5y
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