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Daisey
Bound by Ice: A True North Pole Survival Story | Rich Wallace, Sandra Neil Wallace
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I just recently ordered this nonfiction book for my class library. It is a fairly quick read that details an attempt to reach the North Pole by George De Long, captain of the Jeannette. After leaving Alaska and a year spent trapped in the ice, the ship sinks, and it becomes a survival story as the crew heads to Siberia over ice and by boat. It includes excerpts from journals, illustrations, and photos of artifacts.

#MsDsLibrary #nonfiction

Daisey Second book finished for this #readathon weekend with afternoon snacks! #MrBook1inAMillion #24B4Monday #LitsyPartyofOne 2w
janeycanuck That snack looks 👌👌👌 2w
Daisey @janeycanuck Simple yet delicious! 2w
MrBook Niiiice! Love all of this! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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Daisey
Game Changer | Tommy Greenwald
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I picked up this recommended book expecting a football story, but it is about much more than the game. Teddy is a freshman who suffers a severe concussion at preseason football camp and is in a coma. The story expresses the joy of being part of a team, but it also addresses the dangers of building that team on a foundation of cruelty and competition instead of cooperation. 🏈

#MsDsLibrary #TRS2019

Daisey This book seems right on the line between #middlegrade and #YA to me. The description and language stay perfectly clean, but the characters are in high school. (edited) 2w
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Daisey
Game Changer | Tommy Greenwald
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This week‘s silent reading book with my classes is about a freshman football player who suffers a severe concussion at practice before the season starts and everything that goes on around this event. It is told in text messages, doctor‘s notes, one sided conversations at his bedside, etc.

#middlegrade #YA #TeachersofLitsy #MsDsLibrary

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Daisey
City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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I‘ll admit that I‘m not really much of a fan of Halloween, but Litsy has made me appreciate the fun of a good ghost story at this time of year. This year the #middlegrade books I‘ve read have been my favorites.

I loved the setting of Edinburgh in this story and the Harry Potter references. The development of the friendship between Cassidy and Jacob as she learned more about herself and her abilities was fascinating. 👻

#MsDsLibrary #TRS2019

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Daisey
Small Spaces | Katherine Arden
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I forgot all about reviewing this book yesterday, but that means I get to post a photo of the copy for my class library that arrived in the book order today!

I really enjoyed this spooky #middlegrade story that explored grief and friendship alongside a ghost story. It was creepy and intriguing and a perfect October read.

#MGBuddyRead #MsDsLibrary

LibrarianRyan I agree! 3w
Lmstraubie It was a great choice! 3w
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Daisey
Middle School: Save Rafe! | James Patterson, Christopher Tebbetts
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This is the most exciting #bookhaul I‘ve had the opportunity to share for a while! 📚

#PattersonPartnership #TeachersofLitsy #MsDsLibrary

Crazeedi That's so wonderful 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Congratulations 🎉 that‘s great! 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks Awesome! 📚 1mo
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kspenmoll Fantastic! Congrats!!!!🎉🎈 1mo
CafeMom Congratulations! Go teachers! 1mo
CollyRae That's incredible! Love seeing authors going the extra mile to put books in the hands of kids! 1mo
Butterfinger Awesome!!! I can imagine how thrilled your students will be. 1mo
Daisey @Crazeedi @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @CoffeeCatsBooks @kspenmoll @CafeMom @CollyRae @Butterfinger Thanks all! A few were checked out today and I hope to have more on the shelf each day this week. 1mo
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Daisey
Deep Water | Watt Key
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This is the second book by Watt Key that I‘ve read, and both have been great. It is an action packed survival story focused on 12 year Julie after a scuba diving mishap. I have had good luck recommending Key‘s other books in my classroom and will be promoting this one more now that I know the details. In fact, I have no picture of my own copy because I immediately handed it to a student upon finishing today.

#middlegrade #MsDsLibrary #TRS2019

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Daisey
Mascot | Antony John
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Noah is dealing with some tough issues in this story after a car accident killed his father and left him in a wheelchair. The personalities of the characters and the friendships that developed between them are great, leading to some important points as well as laugh out loud moments. I also especially appreciated the St. Louis setting and the appearance of Cardinals‘ mascot Fredbird.

#MsDsLibrary #middlegrade #TRS2019

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Fourmile | Watt Key
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I finished this year‘s book bulletin board for my classroom today. It‘s actually a working clock (although probably not incredibly accurate), and all but one of the books are on my shelves to share.

#TeachersofLitsy #MsDsLibrary

Cinfhen That‘s awesome 👏 👏 👏 3mo
Booktastic I love that I 3mo
Lovesbooks87 Love it! 3mo
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Daisey @Cinfhen @Booktastic @Lovesbooks87 Thank you! It has been a fun one to put together. 3mo
Come-read-with-me @Daisey wow! This is great. 👍🏻 3mo
merelybookish That's so cool! 3mo
JazzFeathers Oh, wow! This is awesome! 3mo
Daisey @Come-read-with-me @merelybookish @JazzFeathers Thank you! 3mo
WanderingBookaneer @gibblr and I always wanted to make one! 3mo
Daisey @WanderingBookaneer It was actually simpler than I expected and I‘m so happy with how it turned out! 3mo
WanderingBookaneer I never thought of using a bulletin board. I always thought I needed to use wall space. 3mo
Daisey @Wanderingbookaneer It worked better than I originally expected. The covers on the bulletin board are printed with the actual books lined up on the counter below for students to borrow. I have other books for some numbers that I may trade out during the year. I wasn't sure about the clockworks, but it's a small enough box that it's just held up with a thumbtack. 3mo
robinb Love this!!! ❤️ 3mo
Daisey @robinb Thanks! My students have already checked out a few of the books too! 3mo
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The Girl I Used to Be | April Henry
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Working on end of year book inventory for my class library can be interesting. I get frustrated by the books that disappear, and I've learned the most likely to disappear are Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. Yet, sometimes random new books appear that no students claim. For example, I had 1 copy of the tagged book and now there are 3. It's also great to see the shelves full and neatly organized for at least a few days.

#TeachersofLitsy #MsDsLibrary

JazzFeathers Great job 💪😁 6mo
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