5.29 {BookFlix Friday} #IAmNumberFour #EmeraldAtlas #TheBookThief

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.

Lights…Camera…Action!


First:

A National Spelling Bee Champ has been crowned. Check it out!


Next off, shouldn’t we appreciate some CATS?!

{Thanks, Tyler. We’ll keep popping back in to see what’s up…}


Now, BookFlix:

The movie trailer:

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How’s the cat video doing?

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The movie trailer:

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Is that cat video finally over?

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3.8 {BookFlix Friday} Michael Vey & Revolution 19

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—the BookFlix trailer from the morning announcement: Michael Vey


[Click the book cover for a sneak peak at the book. Is it right for you?]

Twenty years ago, the robots designed to fight our wars abandoned the battlefields. Then they turned their weapons on us.

Headstrong seventeen-year-old Nick has spent his whole life in a community in the wilderness, hiding out from the robots that have enslaved mankind. But when the bots discover the community’s location, he, his tech-geek younger brother, Kevin, and adopted sister, Cass, barely make it out alive—only to discover that their home has been destroyed and everyone they love is missing.

All survivors were captured and taken to one of the robots’ Cities. The siblings have been hearing tales about the Cities all their lives—humans are treated like animals, living in outdoor pens and forced to build new bots until they drop dead from exhaustion. Determined to find out if their parents are among the survivors, Nick, Kevin, and Cass venture into the heart of the City, but it is nothing like they’ve been told.

As they live among the bots for the first time, they realize they’re fighting for more than just their family. The robots have ruled for too long, and now it’s time for a revolution.

 


NEXT WEEK: Michael Vey 2: Rise of the Elgen

3.1 {BookFlix Friday} I FUNNY contest & JINX

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—the BookFlix trailer from the morning announcement: Pulse by Patrick Carman


Well…. Are you? James Patterson has a little contest for you–and a guest to help announce it:

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2.15 {BookFlix Friday} Seven Wonders: The Colossus Rises AND a #WRAD13 preview

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—the BookFlix trailer from the morning announcement: Etiquette Espionage


Seven Wonders : The Colossus Rises

[Click the book above to visit the official, super-cool site.]

One Boy

Jack McKinley is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem. In a few months, he’s going to die.

One Mission

Jack needs to find seven magic loculi that, when combined, have the power to cure him.

One Problem

The loculi are the relics of a lost civilization and haven’t been seen in thousands of years.

Seven Wonders

Because they’re hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

The thrills begin in The Colossus Rises, the first installment in the epic seven-book adventure series Seven Wonders, from master storyteller and bestselling 39 Clues series author Peter Lerangis.

“A high-octane mix of modern adventure and ancient secrets, The Colossus Rises
is Lerangis’s most gripping work yet. Young readers will love this story.
I can’t wait to see what’s next in the Seven Wonders series!” 

~Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series


AND NOW…. I BRING YOU THE WORLD READ ALOUD DAY 2013 LINEUP:

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[Click the poster above to go to the WRAD site. Click here to visit the WRAD blog.]

This is my first year “doing” WRAD, so I’m bringing along some very generous and kind author friends for some help. I’m thrilled to meet these authors in SkyPerson and have them share some reading with my classes. (See what I did there? Invented a combined word. That’s right—creative liberties. Skype + Person = SkyPerson.)

Ms Joanne Levy will be joining Class A


 Mr Matthew Cody will be joining Class B

Author Matthew Cody

[Powerless is also a Battle book for 6th grade. Who’s going to read it over break?]

 


Ms Tanya Lee Stone will be joining Class C

OMG–I’m giddy just putting this post together. I can’t wait!

And parents…. maybe YOU will be joining us for WRAD. Stay tuned.

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.

Lights…Camera…Action!


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:

http://spincam.net/u/david-etkin-3


Mrs. Mueller:

http://hollymueller.blogspot.com/2013/02/fantastic-friday.html

Mrs. Shaffer

http://spincam.net/u/haley-dukoshaffer

2.1 {BookFlix Friday} Emerald Atlas

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!


The BookFlix trailer from the morning announcement: The Newbery Award winning The One and Only Ivan


My student, Rebecca T, has asked me a few times if I have seen the Emerald Atlas trailer. I challenged her to find it and send it to me. She came through last night, and now we get to watch it together. Nice job, Becca!

Called “A new Narnia for the tween set” by the New York Times and perfect for fans of the His Dark Materials series, The Emerald Atlas brims with humor and action as it charts Kate, Michael, and Emma’s extraordinary adventures through an unforgettable, enchanted world.

These three siblings have been in one orphanage after another for the last ten years, passed along like lost baggage.

Yet these unwanted children are more remarkable than they could possibly imagine. Ripped from their parents as babies, they are being protected from a horrible evil of devastating power, an evil they know nothing about.

Until now.

Before long, Kate, Michael, and Emma are on a journey through time to dangerous and secret corners of the world…a journey of allies and enemies, of magic and mayhem.  And—if an ancient prophesy is correct—what they do can change history, and it is up to them to set things right.

Click here to visit the Emerald Atlas web site.

Buy The Emerald Atlas

[click the book for a description and to read the first 87 pages.]