Mock Newbery 2014 Club Summer #1 Meeting

Mock Newbery 2014 Club Summer #1 Meeting

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

More Videos

Boy + Bot

Mo Willems:

Nighttime Ninja:

Picture Book Videos

I got a request for the Chloe and the Lion video:

Here are some other videos you might want to see from the picture books we've read:

Amy Krouse Rosenthal (author of Chopsticks) talks about kindness:

Matthew Cordell book trailers:

Monday, December 10, 2012

Capture the Flag

We just defined simile and metaphor.  Have you noticed any similes and metaphors in your poems?  What about songs?  Books?  Post them here!

Do you like Capture the Flag?  Here are some other books by Kate Messner:

Eye of the Storm
In the not-too-distant future, huge tornadoes and monster storms are a part of everyday life. Sent to spend the summer in the heart of storm country with her father in the special StormSafe community his company has developed, Jaden Meggs is excited to reconnect with her dad after he spent years researching storm technology in Russia. She’ll also be attending the exclusive summer science camp, Eye On Tomorrow, that her dad founded. There, Jaden meets Alex, a boy whose passion for science matches hers, and together they discover a horrible truth about her dad’s research that is putting countless lives at risk. As a massive tornado approaches, threatening to destroy everything in its path, Jaden is torn between loyalty to her dad and revealing his secret. Can she find the courage to confront her dad and save everyone from the biggest storm yet?

The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z.
Gianna Z has less than one week to collect, identify, and creatively display 25 leaves for her science project—or else she won’t be able to compete in the upcoming cross-country race. As the deadline for her leaf project draws near, life keeps getting in the way. Some things are within Gee’s control, like her own procrastination, but others aren’t, like Biana Rinaldi’s attempts at sabotage and Nonna’s declining health. If it weren’t for her best friend Zig, Gee wouldn’t have a chance at finishing. His knowledge of trees and leaves in their rural Vermont town comes in very handy, as does his loyalty to Gee. But when Nonna disappears one afternoon, things like leaves and cross-country meets suddenly seem less important.

I have one of her nonfiction picture books in my classroom library:
Over and Under the Snow

If you like Capture the Flag, you'll be glad to know the sequel will be coming out in the spring of 2013!
Hide and Seek

We are all at the part where Anna is alone and just heard Sinan and Hammurabi possibly getting caught by whomever was in that baggage area!  Who do you think it is?  Why do you think that?  What are your predictions about what is going to happen next?