Pictures of Me (EPUB)
Pictures of Me (EPUB)

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Haynes, Marilee 

Pauline Books & Media 



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A fun read about 11-year-old word-loving Annie!

About this Book:

self-por·trait n.: a torture device that will potentially humiliate you in front of the entire class.

It's the end of fifth grade, and eleven-year-old Annie is ready to move to middle school. But first, she must complete a self portrait for the end-of-year project and present it to the class. Annie's fear of public speaking isn't her only problem. Two of the girls in her class seem determined to make her life miserable. And how is she supposed to create a self-portrait in the first place? She loves words, but how can words show who she is?

Meanwhile, Annie's best friend Taylor is caught up in a situation of her own. Her parents are anxious about Taylor's autistic little brother, leaving Taylor feeling left out. And the new girl, Lacey, seems like she could be a good friend, but Annie can't quite figure her out.

With forty-eight days until the end of the school year and the looming project, all three girls have to grow and be willing to face who they are-and who they want to be.

Ideal for ages 9 – 11.

Features & Benefits:

  • Includes discussion questions
  • Offers relatable characters and situations
  • Encourages children to be themselves

About the Author:

Marilee Haynes was born and raised in Michigan and attended twelve years of Catholic school. After graduating college, she had a successful career in marketing and education. She married her husband in 2005 and shortly after, relocated to North Carolina. A lifelong lover of books, she finds great joy in both reading and writing for children. A full-time stay-at-home mom to three children, she writes middle-grade fiction in stolen quiet moments (in other words, when everyone else is asleep).

What Are People Saying about this Title?

"In her debut novel, (aka Genius) Haynes portrays the students and their problems with humor and empathy. Each classmate brings something unique and essential to the team."
Publishers' Weekly

"a.k.a. Genius presents a cast of dynamic characters so genuine that any reader will find someone with whom they resonate. The struggles and triumphs of the book's middle school students and their parents are so real that you feel as if you know these very characters...I am looking forward to more from Marilee Haynes."
Jenny Purtill, Media Specialist, Barnette Elementary School

Product Details:

Publisher: Pauline Books & Media
Binding: EPUB
Pages: 149

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Maria says...
My 8 year old daughter just started this book. She read a chapter on her own, read the second aloud and I read her the third. Already she loves it. She explains to me how well the images are appearing in her mind when she reads it and talks about how the characters are or arent like people she knows. Its one of the first books shes read where the main character goes to Catholic school like she does. She had been thinking about the function of the characters Addison and Madison might appear in movies shes seen and how they might be redeemed later in the book if they were more caring. I like that the book is a bit of a challenge at times-the ploy is unravelled at a pace that makes her think but doesnt leave her hanging so long shes frustrated. I like that it introduces her to new vocabulary in an organic way. I also like that its not overtly syrup-y Christian or Catholic without a sense of the ordinary life children actually face. Characters are believable for my aware little one. So far...we love it. I would say its about a grade 4 reading level but is a story that children in grades 2, 3, 4, 5 might like to read. So glad we picked this up with the Daughters of St. Paul were at our church this weekend. Thank you for a great little book!
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