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Julia Gillian and the Dream of the Dog
Alison McGhee, illus. by Drazen Kozjan

Julia Gillian and her best friend, Bonwit, are “Sixlets” at the new middle school.  Their teachers are serious, seventh and eighth graders are scary, recess is not so fun as it used to be and Julia Gillian’s reading buddy is a stubborn third grader who hates to read. Plus, Bigfoot, JG’s old, beloved St. Bernard, is slowing down.  It’s a year of change and challenges for Julia Gillian, who, through it all, hopes to be listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the “Youngest Person Ever to Make the Most Free Throws in a Row.”  If you have read the other two books about Julia Gillian, you know you’ll enjoy Julia Gillian (And the Dream of the Dog).  If you do not know Julia Gillian, what are you waiting for?