2.8 {BookFlix Friday}

Today is

There are tons of great book trailers out in cyberland, and each Friday I will endeavor to bring a couple to you. Many will be new and recent books. Some trailers will preview a not-yet-released book. And others will look back a little further.


The BookFlix trailer from the morning announcement:

(on its way…)

That is the sequel to this:

Click the book above to watch a book talk from Scholastic.

A moving debut novel about a foster child learning to open her heart to a family’s love

Carley uses humor and street smarts to keep her emotional walls high and thick. But the day she becomes a foster child, and moves in with the Murphys, she’s blindsided. This loving, bustling family shows Carley the stable family life she never thought existed, and she feels like an alien in their cookie-cutter-perfect household. Despite her resistance, the Murphys eventually show her what it feels like to belong–until her mother wants her back and Carley has to decide where and how to live. She’s not really a Murphy, but the gifts they’ve given her have opened up a new future.

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I got to “know” the author a little bit over social media and she was kind enough to send along some swag. Students who read this book are welcome to choose from:

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When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. Years later she was diagnosed with autism.
While Temple’s doctor recommended a hospital, her mother believed in her. Temple went to school instead.
Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her world-changing career revolutionized the livestock industry. As an advocate for autism, Temple uses her experience as an example of the unique contributions that autistic people can make.
This compelling biography complete with Temple’s personal photos takes us inside her extraordinary mind and opens the door to a broader understanding of autism.

Here is a trailer for a movie about Temple Grandin. It gives you a pretty good idea.

And finally, a FanVid from my Student Rosina, who fell in love with The False Prince.

Fellow teachers’ What Are You Reading SpinCams

Mrs. Northrup:


Mrs. Mueller:


Mrs. Shaffer


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