Chicken Boy

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by Frances O’Roark Dowell

Awards and Nominations
ALA Notable Children’s Books,
Bank Street Best Books of the Year,
Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Master List (VT)
Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List
Kirkus Editor’s Choice
KSRC Middle School Titles – Top Pick
Massachusetts Children’s Book Award Master List
NCTE Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts
NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
Rhode Island Children’s Book Award Master List
Texas Bluebonnet Master List

Meet Tobin McCauley. He’s got a near-certifiable grandmother, a pack of juvenile-delinquent siblings, and a dad who’s not going to win father of the year any time soon. To top it off, Tobin’s only friend truly believes that the study of chickens will reveal…the meaning of life? Getting through seventh grade isn’t easy for anyone, but when the first day of school starts out with your granny’s arrest, you know you’ve got real problems. Throw on a five-day suspension, a chicken that lays green eggs, and a family feud that’s tearing everyone to pieces, and you’re in for one heck of a ride. Read Chicken Boy by Frances O’Roark Dowell.