Friday, January 11, 2013

What the Book Clubs are Reading - January 2013

*this is cross-posted on the Discovery Middle School Library blog

4 of 5 book clubs will meet this month to discuss books read over Winter Break. One will meet to discuss a previously read book, due to a missed meeting.

6th Grade - January 11 - The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

I'll share the Official Book Trailer

Some information about Katherine Applegate (and her husband Michael Grant). I was lucky enough to hear Ms. Applegate speak back in August, shortly after The Real Ivan died. And if conversation lulls, I'll share the Harper Collins Children's Discussion Guide.

7th Grade Howard - January 11 - Boy21 by Matthew Quick

Here's the trailer

Here's a bio of Matthew Quick.  And some questions for Boy21.

7th Grade Roberts - January 18 - Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

The trailer

The blog of Tahereh Mafi and some information about Shatter Me movie rights which were sold even before the book came out!  Also, a recording of Ms. Mafi pronouncing her first name! On her official website you can see a trailer for book 1.5 Destroy Me.

7th Grade Randolph - January 25 - Partials by Dan Wells

The trailer

 Dan Wells' bio as well as a trailer for the next book, Fragments.

8th Grade - January 24 - Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor


Laini Taylor's Blog. Those UK covers are so much better! Love their simplicity.  A few discussion questions from LitLovers.


  1. This sounds like so much! Makes me really want to be a part of the book clubs. ='( But I think you've picked such great choices for all the grades- especially Partials for one of the 7th grade classes. That one is perfect for those kids, since it's so action-packed and it has a lot of potential for discussion about it as well.

    Fantastic post, Ms. B! I hope the book club discussions go well. <3

  2. I am looking for a book for a 7th grade girl book club so I will send my daughter over to this post to see if she likes one of these. Thanks! Love that you have so many book clubs at your school!


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