5.6.16 {BOOKflix Friday} I Am Number Four; Devil’s Arithmetic; Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Today is BOOKflix Friday!

Few things can draw a reader to a new book like a book trailer can.

Get the popcorn ready.

Lights…Camera…Action!


Tap on the book covers to go to learn more.

Overview

Nine of us came here.

We look like you.

We talk like you.

We live among you—but

We are not you.

We have powers you dream of having.

We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books—

But we are real.

They caught Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya.

They killed them all.

I am Number Four. I am next.

 

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The Devil's Arithmetic

Overview

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award, “a triumphantly moving book.”*Hannah is tired of holiday gatherings−all her family ever talks about is the past. In fact, it seems to her that’s what they do every Jewish holiday. But this year’s Passover Seder will be different−Hannah will be mysteriously transported into the past . . . and only she knows the unspeakable horrors that await.*

Kirkus Reviews, pointer reviewEditorial Reviews

“A triumphantly moving book.”—Kirkus Reviews, pointer review

“[Yolen] adds much to understanding the effects of the Holocaust, which will reverberate throughout history, today and tomorrow.”—SLJ, starred review’

When 12-year-old Hannah is transported back to a 1940’s Polish village, she experiences the very horrors that had embarrassed and annoyed her when her elders related their Holocaust experiences.”—Publishers Weekly

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Overview

Berlin 1942

When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence running alongside stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people he can see in the distance.

But Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different to his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.

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