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Here’s the deal. You can order great books through Scholastic. Sometimes they even give you a great deal. (Always check out the $1 book on the front page.) An even better deal, the more books you order, the more free books I can get for our classroom library. There are two ways to order:

1) Fill out the paper form and bring it with your money (checks made out to Scholastic) by Friday, December 2.

2) Order online at Scholastic (for parents only). On the parent page, click the “REGISTER” button under “First time here,” then register for your own user name and password. When prompted, enter the one-time activation code code (GPBPV). This code ensures that your orders are sent to me. Select the books you want from over 500 titles. Take advantage of on-line only discounts and specials. SEND your order to me on-line. I will deliver the books in class.

Here are some of my favorites from these two book orders.

The Hunger Games Areana

  • Can’t get enough of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games? Check out he book and movie related items
  • Gregor:  The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins – Gregor must go to war when he follows his little sister far under the streets of New York City.
  • Cinder by Melissa Meyer – Cinderella goes sci-fi and becomes my favorite retelling
  • Matched by Ally Condie – Will Cassie choose the perfect match made for her or go her own way?
  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater – Puck and Finn each have their reasons for racing the blood-thirsty horses from the sea.
  • Empty by Suzanne Weyn – What if the world did run out of oil?
  • Books of Ember by Jean DuPrau – travel beneath and across the earth
  • The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, and The Death Cure by James Dashner – Will Thomas ever find answers and a way out of the maze designed by WICKED?
  • The Roar and The Whisper by Emma Clayton – Twins Mika and Ellie must reunite in order to defeat an evil warlord who is creating an army of children.
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry – Jonas lives in a perfect world.  Does he dare to change it?
  • The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch – A deadly flu has devastated America.  Now Quinn must decide who he can trust.
  • Shadow Children collection by Margaret Peterson Haddix – Luke is a forbidden third child in this future world.  Can he survive?
  • Bar Code Rebellion and Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn – Instead of making life easier, the new bar code tattoos are ruining the lives of Kayla and her family.
April TAB
  • Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson – Relive the disaster with eyewitness accounts and photos.
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan – Greek gods and demigods come to the modern world.
  • Mythlopedia pack – Learn about the original Greek gods, monsters, and heroes.
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Higgs – I’ve been hearing great things about this title.
  • Will Work for Prom Dress by Aimee Ferris and Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg – What would you do to get love and the dress?
  • Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse – Poetry tells a haunting tale.  How will Billie Jo survive the Dust Bowl andthe accident that took her mother?
  • Hatchet and Brian’s Hunt by Gary Paulsen – classic survival stories
  • Cut by Patricia McCormick – Will Callie learn to stop hurting herself?
  • Tangerine by Edward Bloor – Paul may be blind, but he is determined to see the truth.
  • Peeled by Joan Bauer – Bauer is sure to make you laugh and cry, sometimes all at once.
  • Terezin:  Voices from the Holocaust by Ruth Thompson – Experience the horror of the Holocaust through poetry, art, and more.
  • Titanic pack by Gordon Korman – Four kids must solve a murder mystery before the boat sinks.
As always, which books would you like me to order for our classroom library?

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