Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Calling all Alex Rider series fans

A 5th grader asked me to start a discussion about the Alex Rider series. I haven't read any of them, but they sure check out fast. Here's a link to the author.

What do you like about the series? Is there any way they could be improved?

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Twilight fans! Stephenie Meyer is coming to town!

Can't get enough of Edward and/or Jacob? Want to meet the creator of the Twilight series? Click here for more info.

5th grade recommendations

I just finished two books, The Trouble Begins by Linda Himelblau and Middle School is Worse than Meatloaf by Jennifer Holm. The first one is about Du, a Vietnamese boy who comes to California to join his family. Since English is not his first language, he has a hard time adjusting to American life and his family is not the most helpful. It's a great read about what it's like coming to a new country and the hardships faced. The other book is a quick read about Ginny Davis' 7th grade year. The author tells her story through stuff; for example, one page is her report card, another is instant messages with a friend. Check them out!

What book would you like to recommend to 5th graders? When you respond, be sure to include the author. You can look at amazon.com if you forgot or need help with spelling.

Mrs. K :)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

More Movie News

Diary of a Wimpy Kid!(FROM HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) – Fox 2000 is developing a live-actionfamily movie adaptation of Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid books.The five-book series focuses on the awkward life of middle schoolstudent Greg Heffley. The storytelling alternates between handwrittentext and comicbook illustration. Fox 2000 has started work on a firstmovie with possibly more to follow. Former Buena Vista president NinaJacobson is producing the film, and the search has begun for ascreenwriter and director. Heffley's series started out as a Web bookon Funbrain.com in 2004. The first novel, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, cameout last spring, and the second book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: RodrickRules, released this month. Both hit No. 1 on the New York Times'best-seller list. The third installment, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: TheLast Straw, is due later this year, with two more to be written.(Hollywood Reporter)

How do you think this will do as a movie?

Mrs. K