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The New Kid
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The New Kid
Carver Chronicles, Book 5
Third-grader Gavin and his friends aren't sure what to make of the new boy in their class, Khufu. He sure doesn't look or act like the other kids . . . and they suspect that he stole Gavin's bike!...
Third-grader Gavin and his friends aren't sure what to make of the new boy in their class, Khufu. He sure doesn't look or act like the other kids . . . and they suspect that he stole Gavin's bike!...
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  • Third-grader Gavin and his friends aren't sure what to make of the new boy in their class, Khufu. He sure doesn't look or act like the other kids . . . and they suspect that he stole Gavin's bike! Meanwhile, Gavin's Great-Aunt Myrtle is coming to stay with his family again, and Gavin is sure she'll be teaming up with his big sister to boss him around the whole time.

    Offering spot-on storytelling, relatable characters and situations, and plenty of action, this gently humorous story about a diverse group of elementary-schoolers shows that even someone who seems strange can turn out to be a good friend, if you give them a chance.

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  • Karen English is a Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner and the author of the Nikki and Deja series. She is a former elementary school teacher and lives in Los Angeles, California.
    Laura Freeman has illustrated many books, including ten about the kids of Carver Elementary. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia. www.freemanart.com

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    October 1, 2017
    English and Freeman's Carver Chronicles kids make the acquaintance of a mysterious and self-assured new kid in town. All goes awry when a prized bike goes missing.The series has built a strong track record of providing chapter-book readers with great family-oriented stories, and this book is no different. The tales center on the misadventures of the young boys in Ms. Shelby-Ortiz's diverse class, which now has a new student. Meet African-American Khufu, with a name as big and historic as the stories he likes to tell. Let Khufu tell it, and his time in Room Ten comes after a string of schools; at his most recent "everyone...was a genius." This "genius school" is just too much for Gavin, the African-American boy whose perspective the third-person narration conveys. The questionable truth of Khufu's stories becomes an even greater focus once Gavin's prized blue-and-white bike goes missing from the school bike rack and Khufu arrives with a very similar bike spray-painted orange. Hmm. At home, Great Aunt Myrtle (GAM for short) wisely reminds Gavin to not go making assumptions, but that's just not enough to please Gavin and his pals. They are planning to do much more than ask the fantastical Khufu about the origins of his new, messily painted bike. But what they don't know will sure surprise them in the end.Combining inviting storytelling with a warm message of friendship and accountability, this entry is a welcome addition to a pretty near perfect series for independent readers. (Fiction. 6-9)

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