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January 2019 MG Releases

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***The following are book that my students and I have been counting down the days for their January release! If you see anything we missed, please let us know in the comments below.*** Emmeline and Lucas are safe from the evil Lady Aisling and her soldiers for the time being. The only thing that mars their peaceful life is Emmeline's imprisoned former shadow, Dar. Then one night the Cerelia Comet, the reason for their magical abilities, returns... but it's twelve years too early. The return of the comet can only mean one thing: Lady Aisling has a Sky Shaker under her control and is hoping for a new batch of talented children to add to her collection. Emmeline and Lucas decide to journey to find other magical children to help in the fight against Lady Aisling. But when Dar escapes, and the two friends realize many of the children they seek have already been taken, they know they are in for the fight of their lives.  Olive “clicks” with everyone

IMWAYR: 1-28-19

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I don't know what the weather's like where you live, but here in NE Ohio, we're planning for wind chills of -35 this week. Which means no school.  Which means extra reading time! I'm hoping to finish the anthology Totally Middle School and start the Royals #2: Her Royal Highness by mid-week.  HALEY AMBER ANDREA CASSIE For more IMWAYR posts, check out these blogs: Unleashing Readers Mrs. Knott's Book Nook Reading Teacher Writes

Author Interview: Anne O'Brien Carelli

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We are thrilled to welcome Anne to our blog! Her book Skylark and Wallcreeper published this past October and features something we love-brave girls! It would make for a perfect read aloud, book club book, or whole school book study! 

What My 5th Graders Are Reading

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Time for another round of What Are My 5 th Graders Reading? (And Loving!) When it's ridiculously cold outside (a real feel of -22!!!) you turn on the "fireplace" and cozy up with a book, riiiiight?  You can probably quickly tell what my students are reading for their reading groups … We are knee deep into our historical fiction unit and most of my class is reading Fever , Chains or Stella By Starlight . All three have really grabbed their attention and many are reading beyond their assigned pages – who can say no when a student asks if he/she can read on?! I just can’t say no to ANYONE wanting to read more! Books also making the rounds in my room are The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise, Amulet (not pictured), and a cookbook (also not pictured). Yes, I said a cookbook. They are LOVING IT.  What have your students been loving lately?