Middle School / Books Rule!
Recommended books for grades 5-8

THE SEVENTH MOST IMPORTANT THING, by Shelley Pearsall

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The story: When he sees the Junk Man wearing his dead father’s hat, Arthur reacts instinctively–he picks up a brick and throws it at the guy. Now sentenced to 120 hours of community service helping that very same old man, Arthur finds out what James Hampton is up to with all that junk–and it’s more heavenly than he could ever have dreamed.

Mrs. Friend’s opinion:  I liked it!  If you read this one, make sure to follow the link in the author’s afterword so you can see pictures of James Hampton’s art work, now in the Smithsonian Museum.

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