Saturday, March 5, 2011

February Author of the Month!

Congrats to Mark Twain, with The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and countless other classics! Let's give Mr. Twain a round of applause!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

January Author of the Month!!!

Let's have a round of applause for... J. K. Rowling, with the Harry Potter series!!! The second part of the seventh movie is coming to theaters soon, and the first part was AMAZING!!! A book review will be for the 7th book will be coming soon. Congrats to J. K. Rowling!!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

December Author of the Month!!!

Congradulations to Avi, with The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle! There is a book review on this book! This is a very good book that everyone should read!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Hi! I just wanted to remind all the students who have visited my blog that over Christmas Break is an excellent time to READ!!! Reading is a lot more educational than playing video games, even if the book is fiction! Pick up a book you haven't read before, maybe one with some hard words you might not know, and spend at least 15 minutes a day reading!!! I hope everyone out there has a spectacular Christmas and a very happy New Year!!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

November Author of the Month!!!

All the poll results are in... Now it's the moment we've all been waiting for, November's Author of the Month is...
Rick Riordan!!! Rick has written several series, including the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and the Kane Chronicles. For the first book in the Kane Chronicles book reveiw, look for The Red Pyramid. Thank you to everyone who voted!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

bookthiefThis wonderful book takes place during World War 2 in Nazi Germany. 9 year old Liesel Meminger is on a train with her brother and mother. Their mother cannot afford to keep the children, so she is taking them to foster care. On the train, Liesel’s brother dies and Liesel has to be left with her two new foster parents alone. She develops a strong relationship with her Papa, and he teaches her one thing that helps her through the tough times of her life. He teaches her to read. Soon, along with her best friend Rudy Steiner, she is stealing books from burnings, the cold ground, and wherever else they might be available. But during all of this, her family has tough times of their own, and Liesel is not just stealing books for her entertainment, but food for her own life. When her foster family dangerously takes in a Jewish man, they are in mortal fear of getting caught and taken away. This book excellently depicts life as a German during the World War, and the importance of friendship and love during hard times. This book is most suitable for teens and young adults.