Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Love Books, Read Series

In class we talked about how all readers seem to be created by falling in love with series books. For me it was Nancy Drew. Here are some series books that keep readers turning the page... and buying more books.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan
Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Warriors by Erin Hunter
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Harry Potter by JK Rowling
The Hardy Boys by Franklin W. Dixon
Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene
Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Maximum Ride by James Patterson
A Boy at War by Harry Mazer
Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell
Dear America by various authors
The 39 Clues by various authors
Big Nate by Lincoln Pierce
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson
Dear Dumb Diary by Jim Benson
Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
Swindle by Gordon Korman
Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
Capture the Flag by Kate Messner
Cold Cereal by Adam Rex
Ninja Weenies by David Lubar
NERDS by Michael  Buckley
Spaceheadz by Jon Scieszka
Theodore Boone by John Grisham
The Doll People by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin
The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems
Babymouse by Jennifer and Matt Holm
Squish by Jennifer and Matt Holm
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Bad Kitty by Nick Bruell
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Babysitter’s Club by Ann M. Martin
Superfudge by Judy Blume
Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park
Michigan and American Chillers by Jonathan Rand
Clementine by Sarah Pennypecker
Matched by Ally Condie
Goosebumps by RL Stine
Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
Ramona and Beezus by Beverly Cleary
Judy Moody by Megan O’Donald
Magic Treehouse by Mary Pope Osborne
The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
Bunnicula by James Howe
A-Z Mysteries by Ron Roy
Ready Freddie by Earl Hicks
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Tunnels by Roderick Gordon
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Franny K. Stein by Jim Benton
The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas
4 for 4 by John Coy
The Lorien Legacies by Pittacus Lore
Michael Vey by Richard Paul Evans
Origami Yoda by Tom Angelberger
Final Four Mysteries by John Feinstein
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Coelfer
The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
The Brixton Brothers by Mac Barnett
Poison Apple by Ruth Ames
Ruby Red by Kerstin Geir
Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
Witch and Wizard by James Patterson
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

"Joyriding" study guide

Know the following characters from the story:
  • Peter
  • Kevin
  • Peter's mother
  • Mickey Ray
  • Mr. Brettone

You also need to know:
  • How Peter feels about piano and Kevin feels about running
  • Why were people making a big deal about Kevin's finish in the race if he didn't win?
  • Are Peter and Kevin 1-dimensional or 3-dimensional characters?
  • Do you think Peter believed what he said when he told Kevin his current piano teacher is better than Mickey Ray?
  • Whose attitude toward competition do you think is healthier, Kevin or Peter?