Saturday, April 30, 2016

Book of the day 04/30/2016

  • Carson, Mary Kay. OCEAN ADVENTURE New York : Scholastic, 2014 IL K-3, RL 4.8 ISBN 0545679540 Ms Frizzle is off on another adventure on the Magic School Bus. This time they are heading under the ocean. Did you know that three fourths of the Earth is covered in water? That is a lot of water! Under the oceans, there is a great variety of animals and plants. Hop on board the bus to check it out.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Book of the day 04/29/2016


Mills, Claudia.
ZERO TOLERANCE 
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2013 
IL 5-8, RL 5.5 
ISBN 0374333122 

Star student Sierra Shepard accidentally brings a paring knife to school when there is a lunch bag mix-up at home, but she knows the school policy and immediately brings it to a school official. She doesn’t expect to face expulsion, but a zero tolerance rule for weapons applies to all situations, even accidents made by model members involved in every aspect of the school community. (Booktalk by Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Committee, 2016)
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Book of the day 04/28/2016

Messner, Kate. 
WAKE UP MISSING 
New York : Walker Books for Young Readers, 2013 

After suffering various head injuries that leave them with unpleasant aftereffects, four strangers seek treatment at a distinguished, isolated, neurological clinic that promises to restore their lives to normal in record time. When they begin to experience strange side-effects and grow wary of the mysterious final treatment stages, they discover a misguided plot involving their brains and those of historically significant scientists. (Booktalk by Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Committee, 2016)
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Book of the day 04/27/2016


MacHale, D. J.
SYLO 
New York : Razorbill, 2013 

Amidst suspicious quarantine orders for a seemingly nonexistent virus, a martial takeover by an organization called SYLO, and a new drug that gives dangerous strength to the user, everyday life is suddenly turned upside down for high school football player Tucker Pierce and his entire island community. Tucker makes the risky decision to escape to the mainland state only to find that the mysterious situation is even more extensive than he imagined. The sequels are STORM and STRIKE. (Booktalk by Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Committee, 2016)
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Book of the day 04/26/2016


Lupica, Mike.
QB1 
New York : Philomel Books, 2013 

Jake Cullen has big shoes to fill if he wants to follow the football legacy of his father and brother, both successful quarterbacks and celebrities in their hometown. Jake enjoys football like the other men in his family, and he has the talent and leadership skills to be great. At the same time though, he’s still just a high school kid. He feels that he must fight the extra pressure of living up to his family’s reputation in order to be himself and make his own name. (Booktalk by Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Committee, 2016)
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Monday, April 25, 2016

Book of the day 04/25/2016



Timberlake, Amy.
ONE CAME HOME 
New York : Knopf, 2013 

Neither Georgie nor Agatha is a typical girl of 1871; Georgie is a sharpshooter with no desire to marry, and her sister dreams of higher education. Agatha runs away with a group of men who are passing through the area to hunt the record-breaking gathering of passenger pigeons in the area, and the remains of her body are soon returned to the town with little explanation. Unable to accept her sister’s death, Georgie goes on a mission to discover what really happened. (Booktalk by Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Committee, 2016)
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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Book of the day 04/24/2016


Greenwald, Tommy.
JACK STRONG TAKES A STAND 
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2013 
IL 3-6, RL 4.3 
ISBN 1596438363 

 Jack Strong is expected to do everything: sports, music, foreign languages, public service, extra-curricular activities, attend school, do homework and make good grades. He barely has a moment of anything that could be considered free time. His parents just don’t understand that he has too much in his schedule so he stages a peaceful protest by refusing to leave the couch. His attempt to win some personal relaxation time surprisingly gains the attention of the local media team, and the situation grows beyond his expectations. (Booktalk by Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Committee, 2016)
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