poets.org Breakout by Kate Messner - Blazer Tales Interest Level: 5-8 What if your quiet, uneventful, dull town was one day turned upside down and what once felts safe, not so much anymore? What if that same town that you grew up in all of your life was known for being a welcoming, friendly town, but not so much anymore? This is what is happening in Wolf Creek, a town that lives in the shadows of the Wolf Creek Correctional Facility. It is the end of the school year and all Nora can think about is Field Day, sleepovers with her best friend Lizzie, and swimming in the creek. All of that changes when two inmates from the prison escape and turn this quiet little town into a national media frenzy.
Close Reading and Articles: Actively Learn All About Adolescent Literacy Suz Reviews: Summer Reading 2018 Foundryside This book starts off a new series with some very interesting characters and a lot of room to add others. The world is built on the ruins of a former civilization and the founders are using the scraps of what they have learned to create some amazing and some awful things. The protagonist, Sancia, is a thief - but readers will be very sympathetic to her as they learn more of her backstory and come to see why she is isolated, loath to touch anyone, and desperate to escape from her current location. She is not one of the fortunate who work directly for the Founders, and definitely not a member of one of the Founder families. So she has little hope of survival in their world of mechanical marvels that seem to run on magical inscriptions built into the mechanisms. I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley.
Harry Potter Reading Club | Scholastic Online Reading Activities | ReadTheory The Fairview Review: Summer Reading 2018 Illegal This is fictional story made from pieces of what refugees truly experience as they make their way from Africa to Europe. People who attempt the journey make their way across Africa, through the Sahara until they reach Tripoli. They save their money and pay for a ride across the desert. Once they reach the port city, they must find passage on a boat or ship to cross over to Europe. If they make it across the Mediterranean, they are taken to refugee centers and must find a way to make a living and meet up with family members who have made the journey before them. For this account, readers follow a boy named Ebo as he tries to find his brother Kwame and join him in the journey to Europe to reunite with their sister Sisi. This is a useful book for classes studying immigration, refugee situations, current events, or humanitarian organizations. I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley.
Vocabulary: Rewordify - Understand what you read Your 2018 summer reading guide for kids and teens - Blog It can be tricky to keep young children and teens entertained for the summer, and it can be even trickier to entice them to crack open a book. But luckily, we’ve rounded up our picks for the most enticing reads that are sure to keep the boredom at bay, from adventures in the sun, fantastic journeys across the seas, page-turning mysteries, blockbuster fantasies and more. For celebrating being comfortable in your own skinJulián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love (Ages 4 to 8) “A boy named Julián and his abuela hop on the subway, where he sees three glamorous women dressed as mermaids. . . . Once home, the inspired Julián makes his own mermaid costume. For a dazzling story of life among the wavesHello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall (Ages 4 to 8) “Sophie Blackall’s exquisite new picture book, Hello Lighthouse, [is] a song of praise dedicated to lighthouses, love and finding your way in the dark. Sail from the sea up to the starsOcean Meets Sky by Terry Fan and Eric Fan (Ages 4 to 8)
BookPage The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily A tender, unique story of connection > Teen / Teen Fiction / Romance Mix medieval romance with present-day Texas teens, and you have a recipe for a romance that sparkles with acceptance and a keen insight into what defines a person in a relationship. Thunderhead The complexities of dealing death > Teen / Teen Fiction As the second installment in Neal Shusterman’s Arc of a Scythe series, Thunderhead takes us back to the post-mortal utopia, which is watched over by the benevolent, all-knowing artificial intelligence known as the Thunderhead and where death only comes by the flawed, bloody hand of the Scythedom. Love, Hate and Other Filters Life through a unique lens Seventeen-year-old Maya Aziz wants to make documentary films, go to NYU and date as she pleases. Holly Black Keep your wits about you—this is the land of Faerie > Teen / Teen Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy Holly Black has played in the world of faeries for as long as she can remember. Everless