September 25, 2009

Hooked on Books

I thought I'd share with you some of the books I've already gotten my students hooked on this year.

The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer
I've gotten several kids hooked on this series.  Right now they are fighting over who gets to check out a book in the series next.  When I handed out book order forms and showed them the books were in there, many said they needed to order.  One boy is bummed because he's now read all three and has to wait for the fourth one!  Great series that I have enjoyed too.  Heather Brewer's website can be found here

Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman
Several really showed an interest when I explained how there are video clips that go with the books.  I shared how one video clip even made me jump! My copy has been checked out.  Next month I'll be doing a spotlight of this series in conjunction with Halloween!

Midnighter Series by Scott Westerfeld
When I told them this series was by the same author as the Uglies series, many wanted to read them.  All copies from my bookshelf were checked out as well as the ones from the library.  One girl checked out the first two saying she would finish them over the weekend! 

Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
This book really stuck with me, and I explained that when sharing this book with my students.  Several are reading it now.  You can read my review on it here.

I love to see my students get excited about books.  Not every kid is of course, but I'm working on that.  I figure the more I share books, the better chance I have of finding something that interests everyone!

So, have you read any of these book? What books would you suggest I try to hook my students on?


  1. Well, I already too you how much I loved Life As We Knew It (thanks!). I joined a Scott Westerfeld mini-challenge ages ago and still haven't picked up the Midnighters since it is the only books by him that I haven't read. It looks like your kids have some great books going for them!

  2. Young girls should love Wings by Aprilynne Pike!
    Have I suggested that to you before or am I having a case of deja vu?

  3. Skeleton Creek makes a great booktalk! I used for my SRP talks and it was checked out all summer. Another good one I used to booktalk was The ABC's of Kissing Boys-the title got their interest!

  4. That just rocks. :) Please tell my Minions I said hello and to keep reading!

    Yours in Eternity,
    Auntie Heather

  5. I love reading about what other tweens are in to. My tween girls just discovered "The Princess Diaries" by Meg Cabot. They were stunned to realize that the books are over nine years old, haha! And my tween boys are also addicted to Vladimir Tod. We are reading "Ninth Grade Slays" as a book club pick for October.