Monthly Archives: January 2011

February 7th Book talks

sooooooo, if you’d like to post your book talk on the blog – use this thread (does that make technological sense? is that a techie term?) Same requirements, same grade, and hopefully classmates will have more of a chance to … Continue reading

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Fava’s Fave Novels – the novels I just couldn’t put down!

** A Separate Peace by John Knowles ** all-time fave ** The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling The Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan The Lost … Continue reading

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Fava’s Faves – recommended authors

So, take a look at the list of authors recommended by your classmates: * Dan Brown * Suzanne Collins * Dan Gutman * Margaret Peterson Haddix * Anthony Horowitz * Stephen King * Lois Lowry * David Lubar * Mike … Continue reading

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

So, Ms Casabona stopped by and she just finished reading this piece of historical fiction – the whole story is narrated by ‘Death’ and it follows Liesel, a German girl living during the Holocaust. When she is brought to live … Continue reading

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So what have you been reading over this extended break??

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The Lost Hero

ok. . .so I was a little hesitant to start this one after I loveloveloved the Percy Jackson series – totally figured the author (R. Riordan) was just hoping to use the same basic formula to create another best seller. … Continue reading

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Clockwork Angel

What’s all the hullabaloo??  Anyone know anything about this novel??

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Fiction text – loveloveloved this book talk!

Rewind by William Sleator Grade 5-8-After Peter is killed in a car accident, he is told that he can go back to try and avoid his death, but he has to do more than simply not run out in front … Continue reading

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Here’s an interesting Non-fiction book review – what do you think?

Three Cups of Tea By Zoe Jacobson, Age 14, Literary Editor of TweenTribune Three Cups of Tea is the story of Greg who tries to climb K2, the world’s second highest mountain. Greg gets lost on his journey but he … Continue reading

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