12.21 {BookFlix Friday} Unremembered

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.

Lights…Camera…Action!

 

[Note: I don’t know enough about this upcoming book to know if it is appropriate for sixth graders, but it sure looks interesting!]

UNREMEMBERED is on sale March 5, 2013!When Freedom Airlines flight 121 went down over the Pacific Ocean, no one ever expected to find survivors. Which is why the sixteen-year-old girl discovered floating among the wreckage—alive—is making headlines across the globe.

Even more strange is that her body is miraculously unharmed and she has no memories of boarding the plane. She has no memories of her life before the crash. She has no memories period. No one knows how she survived. No one knows why she wasn’t on the passenger manifest. And no one can explain why her DNA and fingerprints can’t be found in a single database in the world.

Crippled by a world she doesn’t know, plagued by abilities she doesn’t understand, and haunted by a looming threat she can’t remember, Seraphina struggles to piece together her forgotten past and discover who she really is. But with every clue only comes more questions. And she’s running out of time to answer them.

Her only hope is a strangely alluring boy who claims to know her from before the crash. Who claims they were in love. But can she really trust him? And will he be able to protect her from the people who have been making her forget?

From popular young adult author Jessica Brody comes a compelling and suspenseful new sci-fi series, set in a world where science knows no boundaries, memories are manipulated, and true love can never be forgotten.

UNREMEMBERED
by Jessica Brody
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers
An Imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group
http://www.macteenbooks.com
http://www.facebook.com/unrememberedtrilogy
http://www.jessicabrody.com

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12.7 {BookFlix Friday} IVAN and IQ

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There are tons of great book trailers out in cyberland, and each Friday I bring a couple to you. New and recent books… not-yet-released books… and some classics. All trailers are welcome here. So—-

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Many consider this to be one of the best books of the year.

 

The cover even made the Atlantic Wire’s  25 of the Most Wonderful Book Covers of the Year.

Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all.

Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he’s seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line.

Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan see their home—and his own art—through new eyes. When Ruby arrives, change comes with her, and it’s up to Ivan to make it a change for the better.

Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan’s unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope.

OH, and just so ya know: IVAN is a real gorilla at the Atlanta Zoo.

 You can visit his site:

Zoo Atlanta Home Page That’s where I found this video:


 NEXT!

Book Description

Thirteen-year-old Quest (Q) isn’t sure he’s ready for a new family. For a long time it’s just been him and his mom, Blaze. But everything changes when Blaze falls in love with Roger and they start a new rock band called Match. Now they’re married, have a hit record, and Match is going out on a year-long driving tour across the country.

 Q, along with new stepsister Angela, will take a year off from school and travel with the band. For now, home will be a luxury motor coach and homework will be a Web site diary of their travels. Perfect-Q can practice his magic tricks and Angela can read her spy novels. What can go wrong?

As Q and Angela settle into their new life and new relationship as siblings, they start to notice that certain coincidences don’t seem coincidental. For example, how does a band roadie named Boone find them in the middle of a desert where their coach just happens to break down? Why does a man from their parents’ wedding keep showing up in the same cities they stop at? When they reach Philadelphia, Q and Angela realize this tour is definitely not the trip their parents had planned and that the “City of Brotherly Love” is full of mysteries and secrets that could threaten their new life together.

Good News… If you like this one, there are two more in the series:
I, Q: The White House

I,Q: Kitty Hawk (Book 3)

11.30 {BookFlix Friday} A Whole Buncha Books

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.

Lights…Camera…Action!

 

First there was

Now keep your eyes open for


You saw

Then there came

And just out,


Looking for a new series? There are 9 books in this one…

(stop the trailer at 1 minute)


Looking for a little mystery?


Finally, a classic Newbery winner in a new format

11.2 {BookFlix Friday} A Series of Unfortunate Events

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.

Lights…Camera…Action!

 

 [Click the book to view the first…162 pages of the book for FREE.]

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What is this book really about?

From Amazon:

Make no mistake. The Bad Beginning begins badly for the three Baudelaire children, and then gets worse. Their misfortunes begin one gray day on Briny Beach when Mr. Poe tells them that their parents perished in a fire that destroyed their whole house. “It is useless for me to describe to you how terrible Violet, Klaus, and even Sunny felt in the time that followed,” laments the personable narrator, who tells the story as if his readers are gathered around an armchair on pillows. But of course what follows is dreadful. The children thought it was bad when the well-meaning Poes bought them grotesque-colored clothing that itched. But when they are ushered to the dilapidated doorstep of the miserable, thin, unshaven, shiny-eyed, money-grubbing Count Olaf, they know that they–and their family fortune–are in real trouble. Still, they could never have anticipated how much trouble.

And if that wasn’t enough, an ode to the nefarious Count Olaf:


If you want more Lemony Snicket, click the picture below to visit his site.