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This week’s book talks 2/5-7

7 Feb

I’ve been waiting for over a year for this week. Tomorrow, I leave for the ALA Midwinter Conference in Denver!!!!! My four days of sub plans are written, but, this week, my students will only get three days of book talks – all from my Mock Newbery pile.

Monday,  it was See you in the Cosmos  by Jack Cheng

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Tuesday, I waxed poetic about Nikki Grimes’ One Last Word.

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And, finally, today, Wednesday, I will share The Someday Birds  by Sally J. Pla.

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I’ll be travelling tomorrow, so look for my first ALA update Friday morning.

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This week’s book talks 1/29-2/1

2 Feb

I added some of the Mock Newbery club books to my classroom library and decided to book talk them this week.

 

Monday, it was Clayton Bird Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia.

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Tuesday,  I chose Train I Ride by Paul Mosier, one of my favorites.

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Wednesday,  I chose the book that has been getting a lot of Newbery buzz, Beyond the Bright Sea  by Lauren Wolk.

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Thursday,  I chose The Ethan I Was Before by Ali Standish.

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Today marks the end of the semester, so we have no kids today.

This week’s book talks 1/22-26

26 Jan

I had an out of building meeting on Monday, but still managed to talk about five books. I am sneaky that way.

Tuesday, I shared Making Bombs For Hilter by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, who lives in the town where I did my last year of high school.

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Wednesday, the kids clearly needed something less serious, so I chose Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi.

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Thursday, I caught up and gave them a twofer: two books by N. H Senzai, N. H Senzai. Escape from Aleppo, her new book, and  Saving Kabul Corner.

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Friday, I shared Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella, just because I love it.

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This week’s book talks 1/15 – 19

19 Jan

Because of MLK Day, we had no school Monday, but I gave the kids a twofer on Tuesday.

Tuesday, I booktalked David D. Levine’s two books in the Arabella Ashby series: Arabella of Mars,  and Arabella and the Battle of Venus.

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Wednesday, I shared Invisible Emmie by Terri Libenson.

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Thursday, because my class LOVED Posted,  I shared John David Anderson’s Ms. Bixby’s Last Day.

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Friday, just for fun, I shared To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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This week’s book talks January 8 – 12

12 Jan

I still feel energetic after my first five-day week since Winter Break ended. Go me!

As a result, I got in a full five books!

Monday: A Night Divided  by Jennifer A. Nielsen

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Tuesday: Real Friends by Shannon Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham

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Wednesday: All the Light We Cannot See  by Anthony Doerr

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Thursday: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda  by Tom Angleberger

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Friday: Fairest by Marissa Meyer

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This week’s book talks January 4 & 5

5 Jan

In a weird bit of scheduling, we got out for Winter Break on Wednesday, December 20 and went back yesterday, Thursday, January 4. Consequently, there were only 2 book talks this week.

I chose Thursday’s book, Wishing Day by Lauren Myracle, because it reminded me of making  New Year’s Resolutions.

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Friday, I chose Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani just because I like it.

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Hello, Dolly!

20 Dec

This week, I book talked books with dolls. This gave me a chance to talk about my favorite Christmas book on Monday.

Monday: The Christmas Doll by Elvira Woodruff

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Tuesday: The Dollmaker of Krakow by R. M. Romero

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Wednesday – our last day, so I mentioned three:

The Friendship Doll by Kirby Larson

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Doll Bones by Holly Black

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Took by Mary Downing Hahn

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