The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller | Book Talk

The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller is an amazing and important 2018 middle grade novel. I hope you watch the video below, and then check out the book. You won’t regret reading this one.

Purchase the book through Indie Bound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/97815…

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Check out my 2018 Middle Grade Novel Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…

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Book description (taken from publisher’s site):

How do you grow a miracle? For the record, this is not the question Mr. Neely is looking for when he says everyone in class must answer an important question using the scientific process. But Natalie’s botanist mother is suffering from depression, so this is The Question that’s important to Natalie. When Mr. Neely suggests that she enter an egg drop competition, Natalie has hope. Eggs are breakable. Hope is not. Natalie has a secret plan for the prize money. She’s going to fly her mother to see the Cobalt Blue Orchids–flowers that survive against impossible odds. The magical flowers are sure to inspire her mother to love life again. As Natalie prepares for the competition, she will discover that talking about problems is like taking a plant out of a dark cupboard and giving it light.

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Building Our To Read List: Book Pass

One of my favorite ways to get a bunch of new books in front of my students is with a book pass. We’ve also called it “book speed dating” in the past, but that felt a little weird in elementary school.

Details below!

The Books My Fifth Graders Are Reading | Volume 1

Earlier this week I asked viewers of my YouTube videos what sort of video they’d like me to make. A bunch of people said they wanted me to share what books my students are reading. Ask you and shall receive!

Check out my 2018 Middle Grade Novel Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM5ylqxs3RWhViM7BR0enfqBNMcZ_Jxpf

Check out my 2018 Picture Book Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM5ylqxs3RWileOTtdP8cBQoFjI0ZtLwJ

The Creativity Project edited by Colby Sharp (ME!)

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Places to find me:

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Drawn Together by Mihn Lê and Dan Santat |Book Talk

Drawn Together by Minh Le and Dan Santat is BEAUTIFUL. I think every classroom, school, and public library needs to own this book.

Purchase the book through Indie Bound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781484767603

If you’d rather purchase the video from Amazon you can find an affiliate link for that here:

Book Mentioned In This Video (affiliate link):

https://amzn.to/2IYaH1M

Check out my 2018 Middle Grade Novel Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM5ylqxs3RWhViM7BR0enfqBNMcZ_Jxpf

Check out my 2018 Picture Book Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM5ylqxs3RWileOTtdP8cBQoFjI0ZtLwJ

The Creativity Project edited by Colby Sharp (ME!)

http://amzn.to/2pqudvN

Book description (taken from publisher’s site):

When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens—with a shared love of art and storytelling, the two form a bond that goes beyond words. With spare, direct text by Minh Lê and luminous illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat, this stirring picturebook about reaching across barriers will be cherished for years to come.

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Islandborn by Junot Díaz and Leo Espinosa | Book Talk

Islandborn by Junot Diaz and Leo Espinosa is a gorgeous 2018 picture book that will lead to a lot of important discussions with young readers.

I’m giving away a copy of Islandborn by Junor Díaz and Leo Espinosa. All you have to do is leave a comment on the video below (not on the actual blog post). Just let me know what 2018 books you’d like me to book talk, and I’ll enter you in the drawing.

Purchase the book through Indie Bound:

https://www.indiebound.org/book/97807…

If you’d rather purchase the video from Amazon you can find an affiliate link for that here(affiliate link): https://amzn.to/2ITXkjl

Check out my 2018 Middle Grade Novel Playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…

Check out my 2018 Picture Book Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…

The Creativity Project edited by Colby Sharp (ME!)

http://amzn.to/2pqudvN

Check out Junot’s interview on The Daily Show: https://youtu.be/J02uNyjJONc

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Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano | Book Talk

Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano is a MUST READ 2018 middle grade novel. Kids are going to love this book. It would make a fantastic book club pick. So many things to discuss!

Below you’ll find other video book talks of some of my favorite 2018 books.

Building a classroom library? Check out my classroom library videos below.

A Seed is the Start by Mellisa Stewart | Book Talk

A Seed is the Start by Melissa Stewart is a breathtaking 2018 nonfiction picture book. I LOVED reading it to my fifth graders. They were fascinated by the amazing things we learned reading it.

Check out my book talk below!

Below you’ll find other video book talks of some of my favorite 2018 books.

Building a classroom library? Check out my classroom library videos below.