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This week’s book talks 12/10-14

14 Dec

Monday

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamoro by Pablo Cartaya

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Tuesday

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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Wednesday

Untwine by Edwidge Danticat

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Thursday

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten

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Friday

Girl Rising by Tanya Lee Stone

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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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Better than a Hallmark Movie

5 Dec

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Last week, Skyping with my sister, we laughed to discover that we were both reading My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories written by Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de La Peña, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Rainbow Rowell, Stephanie Perkins, Laini Tayler and Kiersten White.

Now, I love a good holiday tear-jerker and Christmas With Holly  is a cult classic within the basset hound community.

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But I would turn off Christmas with Holl to read these stories. The blurb says, “If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME: TWELVE HOLIDAY STORIES”.  But this book is no Hallmark Christmas movie. The stories are edgier than Hallmark would ever dare to be, yet still carry the hopes of the holiday season. Magic, humor, reality all mingle together to make a great collection of stories.

So, for a few hours, turn off the Hallmark Channel and pick up My True Love Gave to Me.

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