12.12.16 It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR

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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Overview from Barnes & Noble

From beloved and bestselling author Lauren Myracle comes the first book in an enchanting trilogy about three sisters, the magic of traditions, and the extraordinary power of hope. This heartwarming, timeless story is perfect for fans of Rebecca Stead and Ingrid Law. Now in paperback.

On the third night of the third month after a girl’s thirteenth birthday, every girl in the town of Willow Hill makes three wishes.

The first wish is an impossible wish.

The second is a wish she can make come true herself.

And the third is the deepest wish of her secret heart.

Natasha is the oldest child in a family steeped in magic, though she’s not sure she believes in it. She’s full to bursting with wishes, however. She misses her mother, who disappeared nearly eight long years ago. She has a crush on one of the cutest boys in her class, and she thinks maybe it would be nice if her very first kiss came from him. And amid the chaos of a house full of sisters, aunts, and a father lost in grief, she aches to simply be… noticed.

So Natasha goes to the willow tree at the top of the hill on her Wishing Day, and she makes three wishes. What unfolds is beyond anything she could have imagined.

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I enjoyed watching Natasha deal with the different facets of her life. Her aunts, her sisters who are so different from her, her “love life”, her emotionally absent father, and her truly absent mother. There was just enough reality in the plot to keep things grounded while also allowing for some mystic and mysterious events.

It reminded me of a Rebecca Stead (When You Reach Me) book mixed with a bit of Madeleine L’engle (A Wrinkle in Time).

If that sounds interesting to you, you can read this one and look forward to book 2 coming out on April 4th.

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

PERIOD 2&3 READ 18 BOOKS THIS PAST WEEK.

PERIOD 8&9 READ 22 BOOKS THIS PAST WEEK.

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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Pennies For Hitler

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12.9.16 BOOKflix Friday: School for Good and Evil trilogy

Today is

Few things can draw a reader to a new book like a book trailer can. Each Friday I will endeavor to bring a couple to you—some new or recent, some teasers of upcoming books, and a few “classics”. Get the popcorn ready.

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The New York Times bestselling The School for Good and Evil, the first book in the series, is an epic journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one. This paperback edition features an Extras section, giving readers a chance to see which school they’d be in and a Q&A with the author, Soman Chainani.

With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil.

The two girls soon find their fortunes reversed–Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good, thrust among handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.

But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are?

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12.5.16 It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR Cecelia S. 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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And now…

Introducing: Cecelia S. and Harry Potter.

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Harry Potter is a wild and adventurous series  that is full with big scares and larger than life animals. You never see what’s coming next and every book is filled with a new hard adventure. The series is filled with fantasy creatures and cool weapons. Finding the truth about your parents and then the safest place on earth (for wizards) isn’t that safe, and when your teacher is your enemy your life’s super hard. And it may end in a terrible fate.

FIRST BOOK TRAILER:

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Did you catch my
this past week?
screen-shot-2016-09-11-at-8-35-58-pm
 How many books did students in each class read?

PERIOD 2&3 READ 16 BOOKS THIS PAST WEEK.

PERIOD 8&9 READ 18 BOOKS THIS PAST WEEK.

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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audio-books

AUDIO BOOK

Pennies For Hitler

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 saved-world-200
School of the Dead
Never Missing, Never Found

12.2.16 {BOOKflix Friday} Alex Rider series

Today is {BookFlix Friday}!

Few things can draw a reader to a new book like a book trailer can. Each Friday I will endeavor to bring a couple to you—some new or recent, some teasers of upcoming books, and a few “classics”. Get the popcorn ready.

Lights…Camera…Action!


Every year a couple kids start this series and get so wrapped up in it that they race through it to the end. Will it be YOU this year?
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Cool site link here.
 And another awesome-looking site here with games and challenges and codes—oh my! You can even READ the first chapter or LISTEN to the first chapter.
Read the books… watch the movie: