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RE: [middle_school_lit] Summertime reading -- what do you have lined up?

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  • Dotti Enderle
    Everyone praises Code Name Verity, but I just couldn t get through it. I hear there s a WOW moment, but the telling style of the book is too weighty for me.
    Message 1 of 18 , Jun 15, 2012

      Everyone praises Code Name Verity, but I just couldn’t get through it. I hear there’s a WOW moment, but the “telling” style of the book is too weighty for me.

       

       

      From: middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com [mailto:middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of BudNotBuddy@...
      Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 5:35 AM
      To: middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [middle_school_lit] Summertime reading -- what do you have lined up?

       

       

      CODE NAME VERITY remains in the top echelon of my YA favorites for 2012 along with PERSONAL EFFECTS.

       

       

      In a message dated 6/15/2012 6:28:47 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, kahnbrenda@... writes:




      I have two days left in the school year and hope to read at least a book a day for the summer. I'm currently reading Nothing Special by Geoff Herbach with my eyes, Code Name Verity with my ears in the car and A Clockwork Prince with my ears around the house.

       

      Lions of Little Rock is next.

      Brenda Kahn MLS, NBCT
      School Library Media Specialist
      Tenakill Middle School
      Closter, NJ
      http://proseandkahn.livejournal.com/

       

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    • Dotti Enderle
      I’m making my way through a stack of ARCs. I’ve just started Blackwood by Gwenda Bond. ~d Dotti Enderle www.dottienderle.com
      Message 2 of 18 , Jun 15, 2012

        I’m making my way through a stack of ARCs. I’ve just started Blackwood by Gwenda Bond.

         

         

      • Brenda Kahn
        Try it on audio Dotti. The narrator is wonderful. Two are credited on the box, but I ve heard only the one and I m nearly halfway through. Brenda Kahn MLS,
        Message 3 of 18 , Jun 15, 2012
          Try it on audio Dotti. The narrator is wonderful. Two are credited on the box, but I've heard only the one and I'm nearly halfway through.

          Brenda Kahn MLS, NBCT
          School Library Media Specialist
          Tenakill Middle School
          Closter, NJ
          http://proseandkahn.livejournal.com/

          --- On Fri, 6/15/12, Dotti Enderle <enderle4@...> wrote:

          From: Dotti Enderle <enderle4@...>
          Subject: RE: [middle_school_lit] Summertime reading -- what do you have lined up?
          To: middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com
          Date: Friday, June 15, 2012, 11:00 AM

           

          Everyone praises Code Name Verity, but I just couldn’t get through it. I hear there’s a WOW moment, but the “telling” style of the book is too weighty for me.

           

           

          From: middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com [mailto:middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of BudNotBuddy@...
          Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 5:35 AM
          To: middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: Re: [middle_school_lit] Summertime reading -- what do you have lined up?

           

           

          CODE NAME VERITY remains in the top echelon of my YA favorites for 2012 along with PERSONAL EFFECTS.

           

           

          In a message dated 6/15/2012 6:28:47 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, kahnbrenda@... writes:




          I have two days left in the school year and hope to read at least a book a day for the summer. I'm currently reading Nothing Special by Geoff Herbach with my eyes, Code Name Verity with my ears in the car and A Clockwork Prince with my ears around the house.

           

          Lions of Little Rock is next.

          Brenda Kahn MLS, NBCT
          School Library Media Specialist
          Tenakill Middle School
          Closter, NJ
          http://proseandkahn.livejournal.com/

           

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        • Zach Kowalski
          I ve got David Almond s new book called My Name is Mina, which is a prequel to Skellig. I also received an email from a student that I need to read A Monster
          Message 4 of 18 , Jun 15, 2012
            I've got David Almond's new book called My Name is Mina, which is a prequel to Skellig. I also received an email from a student that I need to read A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Since many of you are talking about Code Name Verity, I'll also check that out.

            Also, I begin many of my class days by reading aloud to my students from a novel of my choice. I look for books that are fairly short, have great dialog, are of high interest to most readers, and just plain rock if you were to hear it read by a teacher who loves getting into the reading and using all kinds of voices. Any suggestions?

            Zach


            From: Brenda Kahn <kahnbrenda@...>
            To: middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 11:16 AM
            Subject: RE: [middle_school_lit] Summertime reading -- what do you have lined up?

             
            Try it on audio Dotti. The narrator is wonderful. Two are credited on the box, but I've heard only the one and I'm nearly halfway through.

            Brenda Kahn MLS, NBCT
            School Library Media Specialist
            Tenakill Middle School
            Closter, NJ
            http://proseandkahn.livejournal.com/

            --- On Fri, 6/15/12, Dotti Enderle <enderle4@...> wrote:

            From: Dotti Enderle <enderle4@...>
            Subject: RE: [middle_school_lit] Summertime reading -- what do you have lined up?
            To: middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com
            Date: Friday, June 15, 2012, 11:00 AM

             
            Everyone praises Code Name Verity, but I just couldn’t get through it. I hear there’s a WOW moment, but the “telling” style of the book is too weighty for me.
             
             
            From: middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com [mailto:middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of BudNotBuddy@...
            Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 5:35 AM
            To: middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: Re: [middle_school_lit] Summertime reading -- what do you have lined up?
             
             
            CODE NAME VERITY remains in the top echelon of my YA favorites for 2012 along with PERSONAL EFFECTS.
             
            Richie Partington, MLIS
            Richie's Picks http://richiespicks.com/
            BudNotBuddy@...
            Moderator http://groups.yahoo.com/middle_school_lit/http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/people/faculty/partingtonr/partingtonr.php
             
            In a message dated 6/15/2012 6:28:47 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, kahnbrenda@... writes:



            I have two days left in the school year and hope to read at least a book a day for the summer. I'm currently reading Nothing Special by Geoff Herbach with my eyes, Code Name Verity with my ears in the car and A Clockwork Prince with my ears around the house.
             
            Lions of Little Rock is next.

            Brenda Kahn MLS, NBCT
            School Library Media Specialist
            Tenakill Middle School
            Closter, NJ
            http://proseandkahn.livejournal.com/
             
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          • Brenda Kahn
            You don t mention what grade you teach, but I think that Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage would make a great read aloud. It s a great mystery, and is
            Message 5 of 18 , Jun 15, 2012
              You don't mention what grade you teach, but I think that Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage would make a great read aloud. It's a great mystery, and is hilarious, peopled with memorable characters and has a great voice. Perfect for 5/6th grade. A tad young for 7/8, but such a hoot.

              Brenda Kahn MLS, NBCT
              School Library Media Specialist
              Tenakill Middle School
              Closter, NJ
              http://proseandkahn.livejournal.com/

              --- On Fri, 6/15/12, Zach Kowalski <keerk1@...> wrote:

              From: Zach Kowalski <keerk1@...>
              Subject: Re: [middle_school_lit] Summertime reading -- what do you have lined up?
              To: "middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com" <middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com>
              Date: Friday, June 15, 2012, 12:53 PM

               

              I've got David Almond's new book called My Name is Mina, which is a prequel to Skellig. I also received an email from a student that I need to read A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Since many of you are talking about Code Name Verity, I'll also check that out.

              Also, I begin many of my class days by reading aloud to my students from a novel of my choice. I look for books that are fairly short, have great dialog, are of high interest to most readers, and just plain rock if you were to hear it read by a teacher who loves getting into the reading and using all kinds of voices. Any suggestions?

              Zach
            • K Perry
              The Gary Paulsen biographical titles are always a hit with my teachers because most of them are funny (or have funny spots) and somewhat ageless. How Angel
              Message 6 of 18 , Jun 15, 2012
                The Gary Paulsen biographical titles are always a hit with my teachers because most of them are funny (or have funny spots) and somewhat ageless.

                How Angel Peterson Got His Name, Harris and Me, My Life in Dog Years.
                 
                Karen Perry
                School Media Specialist
                Reviewer, Books for Youth, Greensboro News & Record
                email: perrykm5@...
                voice: 336.289.9489





                From: Zach Kowalski <keerk1@...>
                To: "middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com" <middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com>
                Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 12:53 PM
                Subject: Re: [middle_school_lit] Summertime reading -- what do you have lined up?

                 
                I've got David Almond's new book called My Name is Mina, which is a prequel to Skellig. I also received an email from a student that I need to read A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Since many of you are talking about Code Name Verity, I'll also check that out.

                Also, I begin many of my class days by reading aloud to my students from a novel of my choice. I look for books that are fairly short, have great dialog, are of high interest to most readers, and just plain rock if you were to hear it read by a teacher who loves getting into the reading and using all kinds of voices. Any suggestions?

                Zach


                From: Brenda Kahn <kahnbrenda@...>
                To: middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com
                Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 11:16 AM
                Subject: RE: [middle_school_lit] Summertime reading -- what do you have lined up?

                 
                Try it on audio Dotti. The narrator is wonderful. Two are credited on the box, but I've heard only the one and I'm nearly halfway through.

                Brenda Kahn MLS, NBCT
                School Library Media Specialist
                Tenakill Middle School
                Closter, NJ
                http://proseandkahn.livejournal.com/

                --- On Fri, 6/15/12, Dotti Enderle <enderle4@...> wrote:

                From: Dotti Enderle <enderle4@...>
                Subject: RE: [middle_school_lit] Summertime reading -- what do you have lined up?
                To: middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com
                Date: Friday, June 15, 2012, 11:00 AM

                 
                Everyone praises Code Name Verity, but I just couldn’t get through it. I hear there’s a WOW moment, but the “telling” style of the book is too weighty for me.
                 
                 
                From: middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com [mailto:middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of BudNotBuddy@...
                Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 5:35 AM
                To: middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com
                Subject: Re: [middle_school_lit] Summertime reading -- what do you have lined up?
                 
                 
                CODE NAME VERITY remains in the top echelon of my YA favorites for 2012 along with PERSONAL EFFECTS.
                 
                Richie Partington, MLIS
                Richie's Picks http://richiespicks.com/
                BudNotBuddy@...
                Moderator http://groups.yahoo.com/middle_school_lit/http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/people/faculty/partingtonr/partingtonr.php
                 
                In a message dated 6/15/2012 6:28:47 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, kahnbrenda@... writes:



                I have two days left in the school year and hope to read at least a book a day for the summer. I'm currently reading Nothing Special by Geoff Herbach with my eyes, Code Name Verity with my ears in the car and A Clockwork Prince with my ears around the house.
                 
                Lions of Little Rock is next.

                Brenda Kahn MLS, NBCT
                School Library Media Specialist
                Tenakill Middle School
                Closter, NJ
                http://proseandkahn.livejournal.com/
                 
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              • Zach Kowalski
                I realized that eventually. It might help right?   7th grade Honors English. ________________________________ From: Brenda Kahn To:
                Message 7 of 18 , Jun 15, 2012
                  I realized that eventually. It might help right?
                   
                  7th grade Honors English.

                  From: Brenda Kahn <kahnbrenda@...>
                  To: middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com
                  Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 12:57 PM
                  Subject: Re: [middle_school_lit] Summertime reading -- what do you have lined up?
                   
                  You don't mention what grade you teach, but I think that Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage would make a great read aloud. It's a great mystery, and is hilarious, peopled with memorable characters and has a great voice. Perfect for 5/6th grade. A tad young for 7/8, but such a hoot.

                  Brenda Kahn MLS, NBCT
                  School Library Media Specialist
                  Tenakill Middle School
                  Closter, NJ
                  http://proseandkahn.livejournal.com/

                  --- On Fri, 6/15/12, Zach Kowalski <keerk1@...> wrote:

                  From: Zach Kowalski <keerk1@...>
                  Subject: Re: [middle_school_lit] Summertime reading -- what do you have lined up?
                  To: "middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com" <middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com>
                  Date: Friday, June 15, 2012, 12:53 PM

                   
                  I've got David Almond's new book called My Name is Mina, which is a prequel to Skellig. I also received an email from a student that I need to read A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Since many of you are talking about Code Name Verity, I'll also check that out.

                  Also, I begin many of my class days by reading aloud to my students from a novel of my choice. I look for books that are fairly short, have great dialog, are of high interest to most readers, and just plain rock if you were to hear it read by a teacher who loves getting into the reading and using all kinds of voices. Any suggestions?
                  Zach
                • Kathy Shepler
                  Hi, Zach Well you MUST read A MONSTER CALLS for yourself! Especially as Patrick Ness just won the Carneige ( ... Hi, Zach Well you MUST read A MONSTER CALLS
                  Message 8 of 18 , Jun 15, 2012
                    Hi, Zach
                    Well you MUST read A MONSTER CALLS for yourself! Especially as Patrick Ness just won the Carneige ( 



                    On Jun 15, 2012, at 9:53 AM, Zach Kowalski <keerk1@...> wrote:

                     

                    I've got David Almond's new book called My Name is Mina, which is a prequel to Skellig. I also received an email from a student that I need to read A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Since many of you are talking about Code Name Verity, I'll also check that out.

                    Also, I begin many of my class days by reading aloud to my students from a novel of my choice. I look for books that are fairly short, have great dialog, are of high interest to most readers, and just plain rock if you were to hear it read by a teacher who loves getting into the reading and using all kinds of voices. Any suggestions?

                    Zach


                    From: Brenda Kahn <kahnbrenda@...>
                    To: middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com
                    Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 11:16 AM
                    Subject: RE: [middle_school_lit] Summertime reading -- what do you have lined up?

                     
                    Try it on audio Dotti. The narrator is wonderful. Two are credited on the box, but I've heard only the one and I'm nearly halfway through.

                    Brenda Kahn MLS, NBCT
                    School Library Media Specialist
                    Tenakill Middle School
                    Closter, NJ
                    http://proseandkahn.livejournal.com/

                    --- On Fri, 6/15/12, Dotti Enderle <enderle4@...> wrote:

                    From: Dotti Enderle <enderle4@...>
                    Subject: RE: [middle_school_lit] Summertime reading -- what do you have lined up?
                    To: middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com
                    Date: Friday, June 15, 2012, 11:00 AM

                     
                    Everyone praises Code Name Verity, but I just couldn’t get through it. I hear there’s a WOW moment, but the “telling” style of the book is too weighty for me.
                     
                     
                    From: middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com [mailto:middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of BudNotBuddy@...
                    Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 5:35 AM
                    To: middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com
                    Subject: Re: [middle_school_lit] Summertime reading -- what do you have lined up?
                     
                     
                    CODE NAME VERITY remains in the top echelon of my YA favorites for 2012 along with PERSONAL EFFECTS.
                     
                     
                    In a message dated 6/15/2012 6:28:47 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, kahnbrenda@... writes:



                    I have two days left in the school year and hope to read at least a book a day for the summer. I'm currently reading Nothing Special by Geoff Herbach with my eyes, Code Name Verity with my ears in the car and A Clockwork Prince with my ears around the house.
                     
                    Lions of Little Rock is next.

                    Brenda Kahn MLS, NBCT
                    School Library Media Specialist
                    Tenakill Middle School
                    Closter, NJ
                    http://proseandkahn.livejournal.com/
                     
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                  • Kathy Shepler
                    ... Kathy Shepler Aurora School Oakland, CA ... ...sorry that got sent earlier than I intended... Hi, Zach Well you MUST read A MONSTER CALLS for yourself!
                    Message 9 of 18 , Jun 15, 2012
                      ...sorry that got sent earlier than I intended...

                      Hi, Zach
                      Well you MUST read A MONSTER CALLS for yourself! Especially as Patrick Ness just won the Carnegie Award in Britain (for the second year in a row!). Personally I had high hopes for a Newbery seal for AMC...wouldn't that have been something? To have the same book win awards on both sides of The Pond?

                      Kathy Shepler
                      Aurora School
                      Oakland, CA



                      On Jun 15, 2012, at 9:53 AM, Zach Kowalski <keerk1@...> wrote:

                       

                      I've got David Almond's new book called My Name is Mina, which is a prequel to Skellig. I also received an email from a student that I need to read A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Since many of you are talking about Code Name Verity, I'll also check that out.

                      Also, I begin many of my class days by reading aloud to my students from a novel of my choice. I look for books that are fairly short, have great dialog, are of high interest to most readers, and just plain rock if you were to hear it read by a teacher who loves getting into the reading and using all kinds of voices. Any suggestions?

                      Zach


                      From: Brenda Kahn <kahnbrenda@...>
                      To: middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com
                      Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 11:16 AM
                      Subject: RE: [middle_school_lit] Summertime reading -- what do you have lined up?

                       
                      Try it on audio Dotti. The narrator is wonderful. Two are credited on the box, but I've heard only the one and I'm nearly halfway through.

                      Brenda Kahn MLS, NBCT
                      School Library Media Specialist
                      Tenakill Middle School
                      Closter, NJ
                      http://proseandkahn.livejournal.com/

                      --- On Fri, 6/15/12, Dotti Enderle <enderle4@...> wrote:

                      From: Dotti Enderle <enderle4@...>
                      Subject: RE: [middle_school_lit] Summertime reading -- what do you have lined up?
                      To: middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com
                      Date: Friday, June 15, 2012, 11:00 AM

                       
                      Everyone praises Code Name Verity, but I just couldn’t get through it. I hear there’s a WOW moment, but the “telling” style of the book is too weighty for me.
                       
                       
                      From: middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com [mailto:middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of BudNotBuddy@...
                      Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 5:35 AM
                      To: middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com
                      Subject: Re: [middle_school_lit] Summertime reading -- what do you have lined up?
                       
                       
                      CODE NAME VERITY remains in the top echelon of my YA favorites for 2012 along with PERSONAL EFFECTS.
                       
                       
                      In a message dated 6/15/2012 6:28:47 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, kahnbrenda@... writes:



                      I have two days left in the school year and hope to read at least a book a day for the summer. I'm currently reading Nothing Special by Geoff Herbach with my eyes, Code Name Verity with my ears in the car and A Clockwork Prince with my ears around the house.
                       
                      Lions of Little Rock is next.

                      Brenda Kahn MLS, NBCT
                      School Library Media Specialist
                      Tenakill Middle School
                      Closter, NJ
                      http://proseandkahn.livejournal.com/
                       
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                    • Zach Kowalski
                      Well, A Monster Calls was simply wonderful. Wow! Can you suggest any more books  for this summer s reading? I teach 7th grade, so books that you think are
                      Message 10 of 18 , Jul 1, 2012
                        Well, A Monster Calls was simply wonderful. Wow! Can you suggest any more books  for this summer's reading? I teach 7th grade, so books that you think are must reads for this grade level would be so appreciated.

                        Thanks,
                        Zach


                        From: Kathy Shepler <kbshepler@...>
                        To: Kathy Shepler <kbshepler@...>
                        Cc: "middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com" <middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com>
                        Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 6:02 PM
                        Subject: Re: [middle_school_lit] Summertime reading -- what do you have lined up?

                         
                        ...sorry that got sent earlier than I intended...

                        Hi, Zach
                        Well you MUST read A MONSTER CALLS for yourself! Especially as Patrick Ness just won the Carnegie Award in Britain (for the second year in a row!). Personally I had high hopes for a Newbery seal for AMC...wouldn't that have been something? To have the same book win awards on both sides of The Pond?

                        Kathy Shepler
                        Aurora School
                        Oakland, CA



                        On Jun 15, 2012, at 9:53 AM, Zach Kowalski <keerk1@...> wrote:

                         
                        I've got David Almond's new book called My Name is Mina, which is a prequel to Skellig. I also received an email from a student that I need to read A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Since many of you are talking about Code Name Verity, I'll also check that out.

                        Also, I begin many of my class days by reading aloud to my students from a novel of my choice. I look for books that are fairly short, have great dialog, are of high interest to most readers, and just plain rock if you were to hear it read by a teacher who loves getting into the reading and using all kinds of voices. Any suggestions?

                        Zach


                        From: Brenda Kahn <kahnbrenda@...>
                        To: middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com
                        Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 11:16 AM
                        Subject: RE: [middle_school_lit] Summertime reading -- what do you have lined up?

                         
                        Try it on audio Dotti. The narrator is wonderful. Two are credited on the box, but I've heard only the one and I'm nearly halfway through.

                        Brenda Kahn MLS, NBCT
                        School Library Media Specialist
                        Tenakill Middle School
                        Closter, NJ
                        http://proseandkahn.livejournal.com/

                        --- On Fri, 6/15/12, Dotti Enderle <enderle4@...> wrote:

                        From: Dotti Enderle <enderle4@...>
                        Subject: RE: [middle_school_lit] Summertime reading -- what do you have lined up?
                        To: middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com
                        Date: Friday, June 15, 2012, 11:00 AM

                         
                        Everyone praises Code Name Verity, but I just couldn’t get through it. I hear there’s a WOW moment, but the “telling” style of the book is too weighty for me.
                         
                         
                        From: middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com [mailto:middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of BudNotBuddy@...
                        Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 5:35 AM
                        To: middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com
                        Subject: Re: [middle_school_lit] Summertime reading -- what do you have lined up?
                         
                         
                        CODE NAME VERITY remains in the top echelon of my YA favorites for 2012 along with PERSONAL EFFECTS.
                         
                        Richie Partington, MLIS
                        Richie's Picks http://richiespicks.com/
                        BudNotBuddy@...
                        Moderator http://groups.yahoo.com/middle_school_lit/http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/people/faculty/partingtonr/partingtonr.php
                         
                        In a message dated 6/15/2012 6:28:47 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, kahnbrenda@... writes:



                        I have two days left in the school year and hope to read at least a book a day for the summer. I'm currently reading Nothing Special by Geoff Herbach with my eyes, Code Name Verity with my ears in the car and A Clockwork Prince with my ears around the house.
                         
                        Lions of Little Rock is next.

                        Brenda Kahn MLS, NBCT
                        School Library Media Specialist
                        Tenakill Middle School
                        Closter, NJ
                        http://proseandkahn.livejournal.com/
                         
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                      • BudNotBuddy@aol.com
                        Years ago, we did a lot of work on deciding upon a lot of great books. They are in our database here
                        Message 11 of 18 , Jul 1, 2012
                          Years ago, we did a lot of work on deciding upon a lot of great books.  They are in our database here
                           
                           
                          We really focused on fiction back then.  We only have 7 books in the nonfiction database.  I am currently reading, once again, one of my all time favorites (that is not among those seven): Karen Blumental's LET ME PLAY. 
                           
                           
                          In a message dated 7/1/2012 6:21:11 P.M. Central Daylight Time, keerk1@... writes:


                          Well, A Monster Calls was simply wonderful. Wow! Can you suggest any more books for this summer's reading? I teach 7th grade, so books that you think are must reads for this grade level would be so appreciated.

                          Thanks,
                          Zach


                          From: Kathy Shepler <kbshepler@...>
                          To: Kathy Shepler <kbshepler@...>
                          Cc: "middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com" <middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com>
                          Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 6:02 PM
                          Subject: Re: [middle_school_lit] Summertime reading -- what do you have lined up?

                          ...sorry that got sent earlier than I intended...

                          Hi, Zach
                          Well you MUST read A MONSTER CALLS for yourself! Especially as Patrick Ness just won the Carnegie Award in Britain (for the second year in a row!). Personally I had high hopes for a Newbery seal for AMC...wouldn't that have been something? To have the same book win awards on both sides of The Pond?

                          Kathy Shepler
                          Aurora School
                          Oakland, CA



                          On Jun 15, 2012, at 9:53 AM, Zach Kowalski <keerk1@...> wrote:

                          I've got David Almond's new book called My Name is Mina, which is a prequel to Skellig. I also received an email from a student that I need to read A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Since many of you are talking about Code Name Verity, I'll also check that out.

                          Also, I begin many of my class days by reading aloud to my students from a novel of my choice. I look for books that are fairly short, have great dialog, are of high interest to most readers, and just plain rock if you were to hear it read by a teacher who loves getting into the reading and using all kinds of voices. Any suggestions?

                          Zach

                           
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