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Love Sugar Magic: A Mixture of Mischief Blog Tour + Giveaway

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I was so excited when I was asked to be a part of this wonderful series newest book release blog tour! If you haven't read the first two, they desperately need to ALL be added into your library as soon as possible.  ABOUT THE BOOK Love Sugar Magic: A Mixture of Mischief  by Anna Meriano.  Walden Pond Press, 2020. Release date 2/4/20 “There’s power in something passed down through the generations.” It’s spring break in Rose Hill, Texas, but Leo Logroño has a lot of work to do if she’s going to become a full-fledged bruja like the rest of her family. She still hasn’t discovered the true nature of her magical abilities, and that isn’t the only bit of trouble in her life: Her family’s baking heirlooms have begun to go missing, and a new bakery called Honeybees has opened across town, threatening to run Amor y Azúcar right out of business. What’s more, everyone around her seems to have secrets, and none of them want to tell Leo what’s going on. But the bigg

Bullet Book Review with @mrs_cmt1489 : ALA Winners!

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Disclaimer:  I'm a 5th grade teacher in south central Texas, what works for my kids may not work for your kids, and what does work; it may work the same or in different ways. In the end, they're all kids - they all need to be exposed to many lives, cultures, history, and experiences as possible.  Song for a Whale By: Lynne Kelly For fans of:   The Thing About Jellyfish, Out of My Mind, Rain Reign   Authors: Elly Swartz, Gillian McDunn, Renee Watson First Line(s):  "Until last summer I thought the only thing I had in common with that whale on the beach was the name we shared."  The author:   About me taken from her website:  http://lynnekellybooks.com/wordpress/about-me/ I live in the Houston, Texas area where I work as a sign language interpreter and write books for kids. I found both of those fields in a roundabout way. In college I majored in psychology, but after taking some sign language courses, I decided that was a field I want

IMWAYR: 1.20.20

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Today we celebrate Martin Luther King Day. And while that means fitting in an extra book-or two-it also means taking the time to talk with my kids about what today means. I've included a few extra guest readers on this post-my three kids and a few of the books we have in our house that feature Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Bullet Book Review with @mrs_cmt1489

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Disclaimer:  I'm a 5th grade teacher in south central Texas, what works for my kids may not work for your kids, and what does work; it may work the same or in different ways. In the end, they're all kids - they all need to be exposed to many lives, cultures, history, and experiences as possible.  Dog Driven By: Terry Lynn Johnson For fans of:   Any of Terry's other stories. Hatchet. Dan Gemeinhart.  First Line(s):  "Whoever's behind me is coming fast." The author:   T erry Lynn Johnson writes middle grade adventures based on her experiences living in northern Ontario, Canada. She might have fallen through ice a time or two, been dragged by a dog team, blown up a wood stove, been attacked by a sloth (slowly), nearly drowned on a portage, and chased a bear with a chainsaw. She owned eighteen sled dogs, but now owns one border collie who is almost smart enough to type out her own adventures. http://terrylynnjohnson.com/terry.php The B

Bullet Book Review with @mrs_cmt1489

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Disclaimer: I'm a 5th grade teacher in south central Texas, what works for my kids may not work for your kids, and what does work; it may work the same or in different ways. In the end, they're all kids - they all need to be exposed to many lives, cultures, history, and experiences as possible.  The Track Series By: Jason Reynolds  For fans of:   Matt Christopher. Kwame Alexander.  First Line(s):  "Check this out. This dude name Andrew Dahl holds the world record for blowing up the most balloons.....with his nose. Yeah. That's true." The series:  A must have for all middle grade classrooms.  From Simon and Schuster :  Ghost. Patina. Sunny. Lu. A fast but fiery group of kids from wildly different backgrounds, chosen to compete on an elite track team. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves. Discover each of their stories in this complete collection of Jason Re

Author Interview: Sarah Allen (AND GIVEAWAY!)

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Good Sunday, friends! I am so excited today to share a little bit with you about an upcoming middle grade release called What Stars Are Made Of  by Sarah Allen ANDDDD give away an ARC! :) I recently read this during the first half of my holiday break and I couldn't put it down. I was so excited that Sarah was willing to share a copy with us here at Teachers Who Read and then was willing to do an interview, by the way, she is AWESOME! The synopsis for What Stars Are Made Of: Twelve-year-old Libby Monroe is great at science, being optimistic, and talking to her famous, accomplished friends (okay, maybe that last one is only in her head). She’s not great at playing piano, sitting still, or figuring out how to say the right thing at the right time in real life. Libby was born with Turner Syndrome, and that makes some things hard. But she has lots of people who love her, and that makes her pretty lucky. When her big sister Nonny tells her she’s pregnant, Libby i