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This week’s book talks 11/13-16

16 Nov

We had Monday off in observance of Veteran;s Day, so I only talked about 4 books this week.

Tuesday

Skylark & Wallcreeper by Anne O’Brien Carelli

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Wednesday

The Spinner Prince by Matt Laney

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Thursday

The Girl With More Than One Heart by Laura Geringer Bass

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Friday

D-Day: The World War II Invasion That Changed History by Deborah Hopkinson

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This week’s book talks 11/5-9

9 Nov

Monday

The Great War: Stories Inspired by Items from the First World War written by an amazing array of  contemporary YA authors (David Almond, Michael Morpurgo, John Boyne, AL Kennedy, Marcus Sedgewick, Adele Geras,Tracy Chevalier, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Sheena Wilkinson, Ursula Dubrovsky, Timothee de Fombelle) and illustrated by Jim Kay

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Tuesday

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

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Wednesday

Stay Where You Are And Then Leave by John Boyne

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Thursday

I gave students an influenza twofer on Thursday because Friday marks the end of the quarter and there is no school.

A Death-Struck Year  by Makiia Lucier and More Deadly Than War: The Hidden History of the Spanish Flu and the First World War by Kenneth C. Davis

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This week’s book talks 10/29-11/2

2 Nov

Monday

Making the Monster: The Science Behind Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein by Kathryn Harkup

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Tuesday

The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co. #1)  by Jonathan Stroud

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Wednesday

Thornhill  by Pam Smy

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Thursday

A Land of Permanent Goodbyes by Atia Abawi

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Friday

Steal This Country: A Handbook for Resistance, Persistence, and Fixing Almost Everything by Alexandra Styron

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This week’s book talks 10/22-26

26 Oct

Monday

Squirm by Carl Hiaasen

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Tuesday

Game Changer by Tommy Greenwald

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Wednesday

Solo by Kwame Alexander

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Thursday

Just Like Jackie by Lindsey Stoddard

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Friday

Putting Peace First by Eric David Dawson

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This week’s book talks 10/15-19

19 Oct

The Scholastic book fair happened during conferences. I bought two books and students donated two to the classroom library.

Monday

The Grand Escape by Neal Bascomb

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Tuesday

The Plot to Kill Hitler by Patricia McCormick

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Wednesday

The Faithful Spy by John Hendrix…I had an ARC of this one at home and decided to bring it in as a compare/contrast to Tuesday’s book.

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Thursday

Grenade By Alan Gratz

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Friday

The Fever Code by James Dashner…to break the red & black cover cycle.

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Conference week booktalks 10/8-12

12 Oct

Because of conferences, I only had Kids three days this week.

Monday

Running on the Roof of the World  by Jess Butterworth

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Tuesday

Those Who Run in the Sky by Akiaq Johnston

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Wednesday

Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielsen

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This week’s booktalks 10/1-5

5 Oct

Monday

Zero Tolerance  by Claudia Mills

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Tuesday

Bloody Jack by L. A. Meyer

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Wednesday

The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor  by Sonia Sotomayor

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Friday

Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Readers)  by Bryan Stevenson

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This week’s booktalks 9/24-28

28 Sep

Banned Books week booktalks are always fun. This year, the  kids in both of my classes asked more questions about how books get banned or challenged, than all other years combined.  Here are the books that got them fired up.

Monday

The Seventh Wish  by Kate Messner

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Tuesday

The Golden Compass  by Philip Pullman

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Wednesday

This One Summer by

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Thursday

Harry potter and The Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne

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I am out for a meeting today, tp there is no Friday booktalk.

This week’s book talks 9/17-21

21 Sep

Monday

The Third Mushroom by Jennifer L. Holm

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Tuesday

Ebb & Flow by Heather Smith

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Wednesday

Estranged  by Ethan M. Aldridge

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Thursday

Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson

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Friday

Spooked! How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America by Gail Jarrow

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This week’s book talks 9/10-14

14 Sep

Monday

The Last Boy At St. Edith’s  by Lee Gjertsen Malone

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Tuesday

Train I Ride by Paul Mosier

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Wednesday

The True Meaning of  Smekday by Adam Rex

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Thursday

Zombie Baseball Beatdown  by Paolo Bacigalupi

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Friday

The Whydah by Martin W. Sandler

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