Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Garden of Eve by K. L. Going

Don't forget to check out the book trailer below and set your Reading Resolution for 2014. I can't wait to see how many books you guys want to read for next year. I hope I can hit my Reading Resolution of 300 books!

See you in 2014!

Friday, December 27, 2013

The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman

The website is full of fun games too (much like the Gollywhopper Games themselves)! http://www.gollywhoppergames.com/ I also found several book trailers that looked really good, so it was hard to pick just one...but here it is. (You can always see the rest on YouTube if you search Gollywhopper Games book trailer.)

Until next time, my lovely readers! 

Monday, December 23, 2013

The Cloak Society by Jeramey Kraatz

Happy start of Winter Break! For more information on The Cloak Society, visit Jeramey Kraatz's page- http://www.jerameykraatz.com/. Or watch this interview with him. 

I hope to read lots more over the break. Feel free to leave me a comment and let me know what you're reading. In the meantime, enjoy a supervillain personality test, courtesy of Harper Collins and the Cloak Society. 

Until next time, a very happy holidays to you!
-Mrs. Shahriary

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Keeper by Kathi Appelt

And luckily, I was able to find a book trailer for Keeper which includes some of the illustrations from the book. 

This is definitely a book that will appeal to my girls with mermaid magic and a ten year old girl as the main character, but boys you just might enjoy it too. Really good messages about love and family. 
Until next time, my dreamers and adventurers!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Geronimo Stilton Cavemice #2: Watch Your Tail

If you haven't checked out Geronimo Stilton yet, take a look at the website for more information about characters and books http://geronimostilton.com/portal/US/en/home/.
Happy Thanksgiving and see you next time, 
Mrs. Shahriary 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis

For more information, visit the Timmy Failure website http://www.timmyfailure.com/
And of course, I was lucky enough to find a preview for the book which you can also enjoy. 

Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Until next time, my turkey eating readers,
Mrs. Shahriary 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Grimm Conclusion by Adam Gidwitz

Adam Gidwitz's site can be found at http://www.adamgidwitz.com/ , and I was lucky enough to find a book trailer for this one! 

Also, incase you haven't read the first two books, check out their trailers as well. The First book is a Tale Dark and Grimm (which follows Hansel and Gretel) and the second is In a Glass Grimmly (which follows Jack and Jill).

Until next time, my Grimm readers,
Mrs. Shahriary

Friday, November 22, 2013

Lulu Walks the Dogs by Judith Viorst

Sorry guys, but no book trailer for this one! 

Until next time, my turkey eating friends,
Mrs. Shahriary 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Among the Imposters and Among the Betrayed by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Yes, you read that right. This is a two-for-one kind of deal (two book reviews in one episode). These are the next two books in the Shadow Children series. If you haven't checked out Among the Hidden (the first in the series), definitely start there! My book review on Among the Hidden can be found here.

Amulet (Book One- The Stonekeeper) by Kazu Kibuishi

And of course, the book trailer just in case my review didn't get you running to the library to check out a copy.

Don't forget to comment and let me know what you're reading!
Until next time, my little adventurers,
Mrs. Shahriary 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

And of course, a Liar & Spy book trailer:

Until next time, my little liars and aspiring spies,
Mrs. Shahriary

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

There are TONS of kid made Among the Hidden book trailers on YouTube. I like how this one feels like a  movie. They did an excellent job. 


Keep reading, my future leaders and avid readers. 
Until next time,
Mrs. Shahriary

P.S. I miss my Lively students!! 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff

What a great rendition of Rumpelstiltskin's story! I love how he isn't the villain we are lead to believe in the original fairytale. Here's a great book trailer if you're interested.

Happy last few weeks of summer break! 
Until next time,
Mrs. Shahriary 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Doll Bones by Holly Black

Holy Creeptastic Book! Readers beware: if you are not a fan of ghost stories and find that scary movies make you have nightmares, this one may not be for you (but I will tell you I LOVED every minute of this totally creepy tale)!

Stay away from creepy dolls until next time,
Mrs. Shahriary 

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley

Check out the series at http://sistersgrimm.com/

And of course, you know I couldn't leave you without a book trailer ;). This one is official. 

Until next time, my wonderful readers,
Mrs. Shahriary

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Serpent's Shadow (The Kane Chronicles #3) by Rick Riordan

Incase you needed a refresher:

The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles #1) review- http://yourteacherreads.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-red-pyramid-by-rick-riordan.html

Looks like, while I read The Throne of Fire, I forgot to post a review. Probably because I read it while I was on Spring Break in Mexico reading it on the beach :). So instead, here's the book trailer for The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles #2)

And of course, now that you're up to date with The Kane Chronicles, here is my review for The Serpent's Shadow:

Hope you're having a great summer!

Stay cool until next time,
Mrs. Shahriary 

Monday, July 15, 2013

The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau

This is the second Book of Ember. If you haven't read the first one, City of Ember, you can check out my review here --> http://yourteacherreads.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-city-of-ember-by-jeanne-duprau.html

Explore the Books of Ember http://www.randomhouse.com/teens/booksofember/home.html

Student made book trailer for The People of Sparks

Love from Flagstaff, Arizona. Keep reading and see you next time!!!
-Mrs. Shahriary

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Half Moon Investigations by Eoin Colfer

Look at this surprise I stumbled upon when searching for a book trailer- someone liked this series so much they made it into a TV show!!! I think I may need to watch these on YouTube....pretty cool. 

Until Next Time,
Mrs. Shahriary 

P.S.- Wear sunscreen this summer so you don't end up with a sunburn like mine ;) 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Wish Stealers by Tracy Trivas

The official book trailer pretty much sums it up (although I had problems with it being choppy...hopefully not for you).

And an interview with the author-

Great message with a charity attached. Check out http://education.audubon.org/pennies-planet

Until next time, my wish givers!
~Mrs. Shahriary

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Half Upon a Time by James Riley

Check out this little interesting interview from the author. 

The author's website- http://www.halfuponatime.com/books.html 

P.S. This is the first in a trilogy for my series lovers (like Julio)!

See you next time,
Mrs. Shahriary

Friday, June 14, 2013

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Watch the book trailer (you know you want to).

And of course, visit the author's site at http://www.sheilaturnage.com/SheilaTurnage/3XLucky.html.

See you next time!
-Mrs. Shahriary

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Zen and the Art of Faking It by Jordan Sonnenblick

And of course, you know how much I LOVE book trailers! I found several for this one on youtube, but I've posted my favorite below. Comment and let me know what you are reading!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Stick Dog by Tom Watson

Check out this interview with Tom Watson!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Adventures of Beanboy by Lisa Harkrader

For more on Beanboy/Tucker MacBean, see L.D. Harkrader's site http://www.ldharkrader.com/Home.html

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx by James Rollins

Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx Book Trailer:

To see the first book, Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow Book Trailer:

To visit the author's site, click below  http://www.jamesrollins.com/books/view/18


Mrs. Shahriary

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman

Grimm Legacy Book Trailer- There were several to choose from on Youtube, but I really felt like this one did a good job!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood

Check out the book trailer for Glory Be below!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger

Think it might be a good read for you?! Check out the trailer below!


Friday, March 8, 2013

Nerdy Ninjas vs The Really, Really Bad Guys by Shogun Whamhower

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

For more- check out the cool book trailer below!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Found (The Missing: Book 1) by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Want more information about The Missing series by Margaret Peterson Haddix or want to see a book trailer for Found? Check out this site: http://haddixbooks.com/books/found.html.