10.24.16 It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Students guest post!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

{Celebrating the books we’ve read in the past week


the titles we are currently reading.}

This meme is originated by Jen and Kellee at TeachMentorTexts. Thanks!

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Last Monday I offered to have a student from each class guest post on this blog.

Two were brave enough to volunteer right away.


Introducting: Fatima H. and Secrets of Dripping Fang series.


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Next, I introduce to you Makayla W. and Serafina and the Black Cloak:


Serafina and the Black Cloak was a very interesting read. Serafina is a 12 year old girl who secretly lives in the basement of the Biltmore Estate with her pa. With the help of her new friend Braeden, Serafina will uncover what’s going on, and where she came from.
I love this book. It has mystery, action, and a bit of gore at the end.
Heres a blurb and the first chapter:
“Never go into the forest, for there are many dangers there, and they will ensnare your soul.”
Serafina has never had a reason to disobey her pa and venture beyond the grounds of Biltmore Estate. There’s plenty to explore in Mr. and Mrs. Vanderbilt’s vast and opulent home, but she must take care to never be seen. None of the rich folk upstairs know that Serafina exists; she and her pa, the estate’s maintenance man, have lived in the basement for as long as Serafina can remember. She has learned to prowl through the darkened corridors at night, to sneak and hide, using the mansion’s hidden doors and secret passageways.
But when children at the estate start disappearing, only Serafina knows the clues to follow. A terrifying man in a black cloak stalks Biltmore’s corridors at night. Following her own harrowing escape, Serafina risks everything by joining forces with Braeden Vanderbilt, the young nephew of Biltmore’s owners. Braeden and Serafina must uncover the Man in the Black Cloak’s true identity before all of the children vanish one by one. Serafina’s hunt leads her into the very forest that she has been taught to fear, where she discovers a forgotten legacy of magic. In order to save the children of Biltmore, Serafina must not only face her darkest enemy, but delve into the strange mystery of her own identity. 

Read the first chapter here!


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Who wants to contribute towards next week’s IM! WAYR? post? Share a book (a book selfie?), a blurb, and your opinion. This is your space.

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Did you catch my
this past week?
 How many books did students in each class read?



For every parent who leaves a comment on TODAY’S POST with what YOU’RE reading, I’ll give your child a BUSTED ticket…

Let’s take a look to see if any parents commented on last week’s IM! WAYR? post…

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The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones


Pennies For Hitler

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School of the Dead
Never Missing, Never Found

3 thoughts on “10.24.16 It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Students guest post!

  1. Pingback: 10.31.16 It’s Monday! What are you Reading? HAPPY HALLOWEEN #IMWAYR | {Eat the Book}

  2. I am so impressed by the kids writing on the blog! Way to go! This week I started reading “Heat” by Mike Lupica. It is my 7th grader’s book, but it seemed interesting. I hope to finish it this week.

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