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Top Ten Books With Unexpected Plot Twists

Top Ten Books With Unexpected Plot Twists

‎Weekly Blog Post: Top Ten Tuesday-Books With Unexpected Plot Twists This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a list compiled by my sixth grade students. These are books with the best and most unexpected plot twists. What books would you add? Serafina and the Twisted Staff by Robert Beatty – KN…
First Line Friday #1

First Line Friday #1

Weekly Blog Post: First Line Friday First Lines Friday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Revision. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along. Grab your current read(s). Share the first line(s). Include the title and author. Okay, so I am…
Top Five Minor Characters

Top Five Minor Characters

Weekly Blog Post: Top Five Wednesday I usually do a Top Ten Tuesday,  but I came across this Top Ten Wednesday topic and had to contribute! Thricereads and Heather’s Reading Hideaway had great posts and you should check them out. This week’s prompt is Favorite Minor Characters. Here is my…
Top Ten Tuesday: Best Book Covers

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Book Covers

 Best Book Covers I asked my sixth grade students what their favorite covers are and then put them into this list. Here are the covers, in no particular order. Inside Out and Back Again by Thanha Lai Diary of A Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney ‎12,000 Dreams Interpreted…
Top Ten Books Recommended To Friends

Top Ten Books Recommended To Friends

My sixth grade students made a list of the books they recommend most to their friends. Here they are: Harry Potter series by JK Rowling Divergent series by Veronica Roth Inkheart by Cornelia Funke Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan Escape From Mr.…
2016 Wrap-Up

2016 Wrap-Up

Looking back It has been a great year for me for reading. I used to be an avid reader and then I found less and less time (and motivation) when I became a mother and a teacher-in the same year! Now, three years later, I am finally back to my…
Words To Live By

Words To Live By

One of my favorite Fiction Notice and Note Signposts is the Words of the Wiser. If you haven’t read Notice and Note by Kylene Beers and Robert Probst (both fiction and nonfiction), then you are missing out. Words of the Wiser: When you’re reading and a character (probably older and…