I’m Sad by Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi | Video Book Talk

Picture book lovers are going to find a ton of value in Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi’s I’m Sad. This book begs to be read aloud.

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Book description (from the publisher):

A girl, a potato, and a very sad flamingo star in this charming sequel to I’m Bored by New York Times bestselling author and comedian Michael Ian Black and celebrated illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi.

Everyone feels sad sometimes–even flamingos.

Sigh.

When Flamingo announces he’s feeling down, the little girl and Potato try to cheer him up, but nothing seems to work. Not even dirt (Which usually works for Potato.)

Flamingo learns that he will not always feel this way. And his friends learn that sometimes being a friend means you don’t have to cheer someone up. You just have to stick by your pal no matter how they feel.

Even if they’re a potato.

 

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Middle Grade Book Village Interview

Check out the Middle Grade Book Village. It is an amazing resources for anyone interested in middle grade books.

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In this video I talk about my love for The Book Whisperer, Kate DiCamillo, and Jennifer L. Holm. I also share some advice for new teachers, and I talk about what it is like teaching in the town you grew up in.

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NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers’ Program with Pablo Cartaya

I had a lot of fun filming this video for NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers’ Program with my pal Pablo Cartaya. In the video we share some writing tips for young writers.

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Interview: Anna Meriano

Interviewing Anna Meriano about her book Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble in Austin was so much fun. Her 2018 middle grade fantasy novel is amazing, and my 5th grade students are loving it.

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Book description from publisher:

Leonora Logroño’s family owns the most beloved bakery in Rose Hill, Texas, spending their days conjuring delicious cookies and cakes for any occasion. And no occasion is more important than the annual Dia de los Muertos festival.

Leo hopes that this might be the year that she gets to help prepare for the big celebration—but, once again, she is told she’s too young. Sneaking out of school and down to the bakery, she discovers that her mother, aunt, and four older sisters have in fact been keeping a big secret: they’re brujas—witches of Mexican ancestry—who pour a little bit of sweet magic into everything that they bake.  

Leo knows that she has magical ability as well and is more determined than ever to join the family business—even if she can’t let her mama and hermanas know about it yet.

And when her best friend, Caroline, has a problem that needs solving, Leo has the perfect opportunity to try out her craft. It’s just one little spell, after all…what could possibly go wrong?

Debut author Anna Meriano brings us the first book in a delightful new series filled to the brim with amor, azúcar, y magia.

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How I Selected Our Final Read Aloud of the Year

Selecting the last read aloud of a school year is so darn hard! In this video I share how I selected our final read aloud, the title, and why I picked it.

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Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith | Video Book Talk

I don’t read a ton of young adult fiction, so I am super selective of the titles that I read. I’m really glad that I decided to read Cynthia Leitich Smith’s Hearts Unbroken. It is an amazing 2018 young adult novel that readers are going to love.

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When Louise Wolfe’s first real boyfriend mocks and disrespects Native people in front of her, she breaks things off and dumps him over e-mail. It’s her senior year, anyway, and she’d rather spend her time with her family and friends and working on the school newspaper. The editors pair her up with Joey Kairouz, the ambitious new photojournalist, and in no time the paper’s staff find themselves with a major story to cover: the school musical director’s inclusive approach to casting The Wizard of Oz has been provoking backlash in their mostly white, middle-class Kansas town. From the newly formed Parents Against Revisionist Theater to anonymous threats, long-held prejudices are being laid bare and hostilities are spreading against teachers, parents, and students — especially the cast members at the center of the controversy, including Lou’s little brother, who’s playing the Tin Man. As tensions mount at school, so does a romance between Lou and Joey — but as she’s learned, “dating while Native” can be difficult. In trying to protect her own heart, will Lou break Joey’s?

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How I Spent $350 On My Classroom

I had an opportunity to buy some things for my classroom. Teachers don’t often have money to buy things for their classroom, so we always agonize over how to spend any money that we do have.

 

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An End of the Year Tour of My Classroom

A lot of people share pictures/videos of what their classroom looks like at the start of the year. I thought it might be fun to share what is looks like with just 3 weeks left. It is messy. It is dirty. It is wild. It is awesome.

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Wonderland by Barbara O’Connor | Video Book Talk

Barbara O’Connor is back with another unforgettable middle grade novel. Readers are going to fall madly in love with the the characters in Wonderland. I cannot wait to share this book with my fifth graders.

Book description (from the publisher):

From Barbara O’Connor, the beloved author of Wish, comes a big-hearted story about the meaning of friendship, the challenges of growing up, and one lovable runaway dog.

Mavis Jeeter is fearless and bold, but she has never lived in one place long enough to have a real best friend. Her flighty mother has uprooted them again to another new home and taken a job as a housekeeper for the Tully family. Mavis wants this home to be permanent–which means finding herself a best friend.

Rose Tully is a worrier who feels like she doesn’t quite fit in with the other girls in her neighborhood. Her closest friend is Mr. Duffy, but he hasn’t been himself since his dog died. Rose may have to break a few of her mother’s many rules to help Mr. Duffy–and find someone who really understands her.

Henry has run away from home, but he craves kindness and comfort–and doesn’t know where to look for them.

When Mavis and Rose hatch a scheme to find Mr. Duffy a new dog, their lives and Henry’s intersect–and they all come to find friendship in places they never expected.

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