I can't wait to read some books on the beach this summer. I am creating a pile of books...and this new series, "Cupcake Diaries" is at the top of my stack. I like their motto: When middle school gets tough, bake cupcakes! :-)
House of Secrets by Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini
HarperCollins Publishers, Apr 25, 2013
THE HOUSE OF SECRETS follows three siblings and their family as they are forced to move to a mysterious new house in San Francisco and end up embarking on a journey to retrieve a dark book of untold power.
When Brendan, Cordelia and Nell move to Kristoff House they have no idea that they are about to unleash the dark magic locked within. For the house once belonged to a crazed writer, whose stories have come to life. Literally. Now the Walker kids must battle against deadly pirates, bloodthirsty warriors and a bone-crunching giant. If they fail they will never see their parents again and a power-mad Witch will take over the world. No pressure then . . .
House of Secrets is the first book in a major new series. It’s going to be epic.
Dark times have fallen on McQuarrie Middle School. When Principal Rabbski cancels art, music, and other elective classes to make time for a new program called FunTime, which is intended to raise standardized test scores, the students form a Rebel Alliance with the help of Origami Yoda. United, can they defeat the FunTime Menace and cope with a surprise attack from Jabba the Puppett?
JABBA THE HUTT SLITHERS INTO THE SPOTLIGHT AS THE STAR OF
THE SURPRISE ATTACK OF JABBA THE PUPPETT, THE FOURTH BOOK IN THE BESTSELLING ORIGAMI YODA SERIES BY TOM ANGLEBERGER.
NATIONAL LAYDOWN: AUGUST 6, 2013. FIRST PRINTING: 500,000 COPIES.
Here are the March Reading Bingo winners! Students had to read a variety of different genres during the month of March to fill out their bingo cards.
Our Principal generously purchased a Holt Rams water bottle or backpack for each student who participated.
Mr. Couturier and I both believe that readers are leaders! Nice job winners!
Certified Library Teacher who is passionate about libraries, young adult literature, manga and Japanese, creating readers, and eating popcorn.