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Avi: Great Reads by Avi

Avi is coming to MICDS! Check out his books.

March 6, 2017 is the big day when Avi will be coming to MICDS!

Avi Avi's writing career has spanned almost fifty years.  He has written seventy books including the Newbery Award winner, Crispin: The Cross of Lead.  He also wrote two Newbery Honor books, Nothing but the Truth, and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle.  MICDS fifth graders enjoy reading The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle as part of their English Language Arts class.  

Avi is a versatile author who writes in many genres.  He writes picture books, early readers, graphic novels, middle grade, short stories, and young adult books.  We are so excited to welcome him to MICDS on March 6, 2017. 

Take a look at his website at

Summer Reading Suggestions

We suggest students spend some time over the summer reading at least one of the seventy novels Avi has written to more fully learn from and enjoy his visit.  Scroll down for summaries of books that will intrigue you.  Happy reading!

Check out these Avi books from Messing Library

Messing Library Catalog - The OPAC


St. Louis County Library

All MICDS students and faculty are entitled to receive a FREE St. Louis County Library card regardless of where you live!  Besides awesome books and programs, the St. Louis County Library has an amazing audio book collection which makes it well worthwhile!  For more information about getting a free SLCL library card ask at Messing Library or click the image above to visit the SLCL's website.