Teachers, media specialists and librarians . . .
Win one of two personally autographed, hardback copies of HOW TO SURVIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL for your classroom or library.
Or win the GRAND PRIZE -- A SKYPE visit with the author up to 45-minutes ($200 value) plus a personally autographed, hardcover copy of HOW TO SURVIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL and an autographed, paperback copy of AS IF BEING 12 3/4 ISN'T BAD ENOUGH, MY MOTHER IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT! for your classroom or library.
To enter, share the title of your favorite middle grade or young adult novel in the comments section below. (I entered the first comment as an example.)
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HURRY! The contest expires at midnight E.S.T. Monday September 20th (which is my dad's 83rd birthday).
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September 6, 2010
WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL CONTEST
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Hoot by Carl Hiaason. I read this to my class when the movie came out, and we took a field trip to the theater. I liked that it took place in Florida.
The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z by Kate Messner.
One of my all-time favorites was last year's Newbery winner - Rebecca Stead's WHEN YOU REACH ME.
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I read it to my middle school son as our "bedtime story". I loved it so much that I continued to read the rest of the series alone :)
The Killing Sea by Richard Lewis. I read this aloud to an 8th grade class and followed it up with a slideshow reflection of the Indonesian tsunami and hurricane Katrina. Powerful book.
Stolen Children, by Peg Kehret. I actually like many of the authors and books picked already--but my students LOVED it.
My, my this is difficult! Some of my favorite's have already been mentioned, but one favorite that has not yet been mentioned is Rules by Cynthia Lord.
I loved the Newbery winner by Rebecca Stead= WHEN YOU REACH ME.
I love Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments series - City of Bones, City of Glass, and City of Ash. Her new book Clockwork Angel is outstanding too!
A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck
Ummm ... a new favorite would be Justin Case, by Rachel Vail.
But it's always so hard to decide. ;]
A new favorite - Crunch by Leslie Connor
The Maze Runner by James Dashner. Similar to Hunger Games with lots of twists and narrow escapes.
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak is such a beautiful read.
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
It's a three way tie for the HUNGER GAMES trilogy. Each was better than the last...I am so loving MOCKINGJAY!
I was hooked on "Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side" by Beth Fantaskey after one page. I actually gasped out loud. Read on and see if your curiousity isn't peaked too.
In the precious split second I wasted being angry at my father, the stranger really did move in my direction, stepping out from under the tree, and I could have sworn – just as the bus, thank God, crested the rise about 50 yards down the road – I could have sworn I heard him say, “Antanasia.”
My old name… The name I’d been given at birth, in Eastern Europe, before I’d been adopted and brought to America, re-christened Jessica Packwood…
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
COSMIC by Frank Boyce was a surprisingly fun read for me. I don't care for science fiction at all, but this one was silly and well-written--a real page-turner.
I've always loved Paul Zindel's THE PIGMAN because all of my students can relate to it on some level. The boys usually love John and the girls often pity Lorraine. We have wonderful discussions about parents and relationships and how sometimes something that begins as innocent spirals out of control. In the end, the story touches my students' hearts and leaves their souls forever changed...and that's what makes THE PIGMAN a spectacular and timeless piece of YA literature.
My favorite book is The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan!
My favorite book is Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech...made me laugh out loud and shed tears at times
Gosh, this is so hard to pick just one! I am going to say Alice in Charge by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. It is the most recent book in the Alice series, but I LOVE all of them! I read them growing up and still get excited when a new one comes out :-)
embMy current favorite young adult book is often whatever I'm reading at the time. I realy enjoyed Mockingjay- it's an important book worth discussion.
I loved "Spud" by John Van de Ruit. What a laugh riot!
No matter how many books I read, I will always think that Pippi Longstocking is my favorite. Pippi is independent, unconventional, strong, strong willed, loves adventure, unafraid, loves being a child and handles adults with ease. I've wanted to be like her since I was 10 years old, and that's a long time.
Definitely, Harry Potter...I mean, The Hunger Games...maybe, Unwind...no, wait...if this was a Monty Python question, I'd be tossed into the abyss right now!:)
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