December Secrets

  • Title: December Secrets
  • Author: Patricia Reilly Giff Blanche Sims
  • ISBN: 9780440417958
  • Page: 130
  • Format: Paperback
  • December Secrets Emily is stuck with crybaby Jill Simon as her secret Pal to be kind to for the whole month of December
    Emily is stuck with crybaby Jill Simon as her secret Pal to be kind to for the whole month of December.

    • ☆ December Secrets || ↠ PDF Read by ↠ Patricia Reilly Giff Blanche Sims
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      Published :2019-06-26T06:41:25+00:00

    About Patricia Reilly Giff Blanche Sims


    1. PATRICIA REILLY GIFF is the author of many beloved books for children, including the Kids of the Polk Street School books, the Friends and Amigos books, and the Polka Dot Private Eye books Several of her novels for older readers have been chosen as ALA ALSC Notable Books and ALA YALSA Best Books for Young Adults They include The Gift of the Pirate Queen All the Way Home Water Street Nory Ryan s Song, a Society of Children s Book Writers and Illustrators Golden Kite Honor Book for Fiction and the Newbery Honor Books Lily s Crossing and Pictures of Hollis Woods Lily s Crossing was also chosen as a Boston Globe Horn Book Honor Book Her most recent books are Number One Kid, Big Whopper, Flying Feet, Eleven, Wild Girl, and Storyteller.


    789 Comments


    1. I don't like language in this book and how the students treat each other. Currently one of my second graders is reading this book and I think the language and message behind the book is too much for her.

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    2. I didn't care for the main character at all.

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    3. This was a purchase among other Goodwill randoms. I enjoyed that the children had realistic personalities—they were mean to each other, and took time to learn how to act kindly and understand one another. The language was not quite natural but I think it’s because it was written by an adult in the voice of a child. I thought it was (unintentionally?) hilarious at some points. Emily really focuses on the weight of another student and it reminds me a lot of my own students. I wouldn’t recomm [...]

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    4. Emily was kind of a butthole in this book, but she ended up eoing the right thing in the end. Maybe she and two of the other characters will ene up becoming friends. We'll just have to see. :)

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    5. its December Ms Rooney said. "But we'll do it in special way. Everyone will pick one person in the classroom . He will be your secret friend. And all through December you can do special things for the person" . But Emily stuck with crybaby her name is Jill but Emily wanted to make Jill happyIt is very interesting story !!!!

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    6. While I would have never chosen this book to read with my students, we had a lot of good discussions about how we don't call people fat, skinny is not a goal, and you should always be kind. I may trade this one for another book next year.

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    7. This book is about a girl who had a couple of girls in her class that she didn't like at all. For their December projects they had to pick a person to do nice things for through the month and keep it a secret. The only person left was Jill, one of the girls she did not like. As the month goes on, Emily learns that these two girls are actually nice, and they become friends at the end of the book. I thought the book told a good story that many students can relate to because of jealousy and people [...]

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    8. This is a nice story about friendship and being kind to one another, especially during the holiday season. It's a bit early to read this, but our oldest picked this book out to read as one of her independent reading books for her third grade homework and I read it after she did. It's a short tale and is perfect for this age group. We both enjoyed reading this book and we would be interested in reading more books in the Kids of the Polk Street School series.

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    9. We were to read this whole group at the school where I recently began teaching. The main character is very self centered and never clearly learns her lesson. I had multiple students breathe a sigh of relief when the book was over. I had them write a book review when we were done including whether they would recommend the book to others. Only one student would recommend it. It's a stinker of a book.

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    10. December Secrets is a good book to read when it is December and it is Christmas time. It is about in a school a class is doing a secret santa, and lots of times the kids do not know what to give to the kid for secret santa. The book was okay, it was not my best book I have read, but it is still a good book to read.

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    11. My kids loved this book. I thought the main character was too mean, but really, I think she "voiced" through the character some of the ugliness many of us may feel at some time or another and it is almost embarrassing to see it brought out onto the page.

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    12. C and I really enjoyed reading this together. Seemed to be really realistic dialogue for kids that age.

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    13. I think this book is interesting.

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    14. I read this one with my daughter. Fun quick read!

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    15. It sounded like a good plot, but the meanness didn't improve by the end of the book. Reading was a little too simple too.

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    16. Es una libro muy chistoso y divertido. Me gusta el fin del libro, es mi parte favorito. Un libro muy bien para primeros grados (o:

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    17. A. E. 5 stars

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    18. Two kids pick each other and see what happens.

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