Top Ten Tuesday: Recently Read

My school uses Accelerated Reader to promote reading, as well as to hold students accountable for what they actually read.   I have an app on my phone that tells me how many AR quizzes have been taken and what books they’ve been taken on.

As of Friday December 16 (the last day of school before the Holiday Break), 625 books have been read and quizzed on.  Here are the ten most recently read titles by my 6th-8th Graders.

Tears of a Tiger by Sharon M. Draper

My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier

Captain Underpants and the Big Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy by Dav Pilkey

Shortie Like Mine by Ni-Ni Simone

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney

Pendragon: The Rivers of Zadaa by D.J. MacHale

The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

Flawed Dogs: The Shocking Raid on Westminster by Berkley Breathed

The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley

Vampire Academy by Rebecca Mead


Top Ten Tuesday: November New Releases

Its November, my birthday month!

Yea for cake and a trip to Epcot!

This year I’ll be sharing my month with quite a few newly published titles.  Here are ten books that are celebrating their birth this month as well.

My Very Unfairy Tale Life by Anna Staniszewski (November 1)

The Daughters Join the Party (Daughters #4)by Joanna Philbin (November 1)

Crossed (Matched Trilogy 2) by Allie Condie (November 1)

Inheritance (Inheritance Cycle 4) by Christopher Paolini (November 8 )

Don’t Expect Magic by Kathy McCullough (November 8 )

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (November 15)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever (#6) by Jeff Kinney (November 15)

The Always War by Margaret Peterson Haddix (November 15)

M is for Mama’s Boy (N.E.R.D.S. series #2) by Michael Buckley (November 15)

The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Caroline Mackler (November 21)