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A Blog of Children's Literature

Reading Strategies (Juniors) NVHS September 3, 2012

Filed under: Book Talks — akibird @ 2:53 pm

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Flash Burnout by L. K. Madigan

Ghosts of War by Ryan Smithson

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

 

Reading Strategies (Sophomores) NVHS

Filed under: Book Talks — akibird @ 2:33 pm

Paper Towns by John Green


Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher

If I Stay by Gayle Forman


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

 

5th Period Resource NVHS August 27, 2012

Filed under: Book Talks — akibird @ 7:15 pm

The Great Wide Sea by M. H. Herlong

The First Part Last by Angela Johnson

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Tears of a Tiger, The Hazelwood High Trilogy by Sharon Draper

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

 

5th Grade Boys Booktalks: Franklin Fine Arts Center May 22, 2012

Filed under: Book Talks — akibird @ 10:38 pm

Fun summer reading suggestions for 5th graders:

Breaking Stalin’s Nose By Eugene Yelchin

The Houdini Box by Brian Selznick

Check out The Houdini Box, a Chicago Children’s Theatre production based on Selznick’s book!

Elephant Talk by Ann Downer

It’s Disgusting and We Ate It! By James Solheim

 

6th Grade Girls Booktalks: Franklin Fine Arts Center

Filed under: Book Talks — akibird @ 10:30 pm

Sir Charlie: Chaplin, the Funniest Man in the World by Sid Fleischman

Rules by Cynthia Lord

View Cynthia Lord’s website for more background information on the book.  If you would like to learn more about autism, check out this new book from the library.

The Girl Who Threw Butterflies by Mick Cochrane

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose

 

5th Grade Girls Booktalks: Franklin Fine Arts Center May 21, 2012

Filed under: Book Talks — akibird @ 8:32 pm

Extra Credit by Andrew Clements

Countdown by Deborah Wiles

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story by Ken Mochizuki

 

7th Grade Booktalks: Franklin Fine Arts Center

Filed under: Book Talks — akibird @ 8:21 pm

Tears of a Tiger, The Hazelwood High Trilogy by Sharon Draper

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary by Elizabeth Partridge

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

The Surrender Tree by Margarita Engle