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Does anyone know of any MG or YA books set on a US military base?
#1 - November 04, 2013, 08:35 PM

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Sara Lewis Holmes's OPERATION YES is set in a school with a lot of military kids that I think is on a base.
#2 - November 05, 2013, 04:09 AM
VAMPIRINA BALLERINA series (Disney-Hyperion)
GROUNDHUG DAY (Disney-Hyperion, 2017)
among others

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Missy, it has been a while since I read them, but I'm pretty sure the MC's family Meg Cabot's Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls series is in the military and in the first book has to move from one base to another. I'm not sure the Finkles live on base, though. And FWIW, I just read somewhere (here? the curent SCBWI Bulletin? maybe the Sunday newspaper?) that more and more, military families are turning to home schooling as a way of ensuring continuity of education over multiple moves.
#3 - November 05, 2013, 09:49 AM
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#4 - November 05, 2013, 11:17 AM

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I did some research and US military base schools all use the same curriculum so that there will not be a major change for kids transferring from one base to another.  I think those who live off base are probably the ones home schooling.  If I see her, I can ask my neighbor.  Her husband was a Marine and oldest son only went to public school junior and senior years here in the states. 
#5 - November 05, 2013, 10:26 PM
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Of course COUNTDOWN by Deborah Wiles

I feel the need to mention ME and JACK by Danette Haworth, while not set "on base" I believe Dad is a recruiter so the MC is the son of an active-duty parent.

#6 - November 06, 2013, 01:43 PM
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Eric Gansworth's IF I EVER GET OUT OF HERE (which was published just a few weeks ago) is set partly on a military base.
#7 - November 06, 2013, 02:03 PM

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There aren't a lot of bases with schools any more. We've never lived on base, so it wasn't an issue for us, but I don't recall most of the bases where we were stationed having a school. I think they have them at overseas bases -- we've never been overseas. Some still have elementary schools on base, but I think base schools are something that's gradually being phased out. Most bases also used to have full functioning hospitals, but now many of those hospitals have just been turned into clinics. Some don't even do outpatient surgery anymore.

#8 - November 06, 2013, 04:57 PM
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#9 - November 07, 2013, 01:39 PM

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#10 - November 11, 2013, 07:35 AM
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