Books I Reccomend #2
Cathy talked about these books in class. The Macdonald Hall series by Gordon Korman are a set of my favorite books. However I thought I would let you know you should check your Scholastic Canada book orders while on practicum because these books are being re-released! They have an updated cover but the story should be just the same (and just as good). These books are great intermediate reads (Grades 6/7). Gordon Korman uses a lot of humor and the children in his books are portrayed as intelligent, crafty, and fun.
I would suggest they could be a good read aloud or good on your independent reading shelf. It is also neat to know that Gordon Korman wrote the first book in this series when he was a kid, only 12 years old. That should be inspirational to young authors in your own classroom.