What happens when a librarian goes to the AASL conference and meets her favorite authors? Did you guess that she would be totally motivated to convince one of them, Adam Gidwitz, to visit her school? Well, I am happy to announce that Adam is visiting Clinton in April and the kids are totally psyched. Each 4th and 5th grade teacher has received a copy of A Tale Dark and Grimm to read to their class. You can totally tell that they have started reading due to the spike in requests for the book! Kids want their own copy to read along with in class and to read at home.
Here is a video from his recent tour to give you a sneak peek at what we will see!!!
This year Clinton Elementary School is excited to host author Kate McMullan. She is the author of the Myth-O-Mania series (in addition to much more) that re-tells popular myth stories from Hades point of view. When students hear the prologue of Have a Hot Time, Hades! they are hooked. Here is an introduction book series trailer published by Capstone Publishers.
Peter Nimble, a blind and parent-less boy happens to be a world-class thief. With his intense sense of smell and adventurous spirit, Peter leads the reader on a wonderful quest to save a kingdom from a treacherous ruler.
My 4th graders have heard me speak about my love of going to the movies and of my love of books. I am also hoping that by teaching them how to create a book trailer, they will be inspired to bring their reviews to life. The following trailer is for Charlotte’s Web. Through the magic of technology, this 60 year old book “sells” itself to me when I watch the trailer. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show….
Are you excited to get a copy today?
Harry Potter fans unite! John Stephens first of three books is a nail biting adventure for siblings Kate, Michael, and Emma. It seems that there are plenty of orphaned children stories, but this one cleverly uses time travel. A huge fan of fantasy, I am always eager to find the magic that I had discovered with Harry Potter. While it is too early to tell, I will most definitely be reading the next books.
If you liked the good v. evil of Harry Potter’s world, then you will find more of that here. The Queen and her “animals” certainly are not kitty cats and there is no shortage of bad creatures. The children are not unstoppable and each face challenges that they don’t always win. I have posted the book trailer below, but must say that it is not my favorite. My hope is that some of my students will be motivated to create one themselves!
If you like this book as I did, there are 3 more books in the series. including the newest book, The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict. Visit The Mysterious Benedict Society website for more information.