Save Me a Seat Wins!

The winning book for May is Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan. The two authors worked together to write a novel that reflects the authentic voices of their characters. Gita Varadaragjan wrote in Ravi’s voice and Sarah Weeks would respond in Joe’s voice. You can read more about their collaboration in SJL’s interview with the two authors, Staying in Touch with Their Inner Tween: Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan on “Save Me a Seat”.

This book had a lot of food in it, including recipes for apple crisp and naan khatai. Did it make you hungry?

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“Spiced Apple Crisp” by tomcensani is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.

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“Naan Khatai 101” by Rashmi Gupta is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.

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The May Poll is Open – Welcome Grade 4!

We are very happy to welcome the Grade 4 students to participate in the last poll for the 2017-18 school year!

For May, we have three amazing book choices:

Which book is your favourite? You can vote below for your choice until May 18. The book with the most votes wins!

Poll closed Friday, May 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm EST.

1. Imagine a … series by Sarah L. Thomson, illustrated by Rob Gonsalves

Visit the author’s website: www.sarahlthomson.com

2. S’unir c’est se mélanger: une histoire de poules by Laurent Cardon

See the book trailer here: 3petitschats.tv

 

3. Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan

Visit the author’s website: sarahweeks.com

 

 

The Unwanteds Series Wins!

The Unwanteds series by Lisa McMann is the winning book for April!

Which is your favourite book in the series?

Unwanteds author, Lisa McMann. “Lisa McMann 02” by Joe Mabel. CC BY-SA 3.0

Books for April!

It’s time to vote for the April book! This month we have a biography of the man reputed to be the strongest in the world, and two very different series: one is a dystopian fantasy series, and the other, a nonfiction infographic series. What is dystopian fantasy? What is an infographic? Check out the books at your school library or click on the links below.

Voting ends Friday, April 20!

Poll closed at 4:00 pm April 20, 2018.

1. La légende de Louis Cyr by Lucie Papineau

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2. The Unwanteds series by Lisa McMann

Book series website: www.theunwantedsseries.com
The author’s website: lisamcmann.com

3. The World in Infographics series by Jon Richards

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March Winning Book

Chris Hadfield: Inspiring New Generations to Explore Space by Diane Dakers is the winning book for March!

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Have you seen this video of Chris Hadfield’s view of Earth from outer space? He has a strong environmental message as well! See more videos on his website: chrishadfield.ca.

Books for March!

Welcome back! For the month of March we have some great choices. There is the first book in a mystery adventure series, a nonfiction book about a Canadian astronaut, and historical novel about following your beliefs. Which one will you choose as your favourite? You have until Friday, March 23 to cast your votes!

Poll closed at 4:00 pm March 23, 2018.

1. The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

The author’s website: www.kevinsandsbooks.com

2. Chris Hadfield: Inspiring New Generations to Explore Space by Diane Dakers

The author’s website: dianedakers.com

Chris Hadfield’s website: chrishadfield.ca

3. La promesse de Mirto ou Comment un premier humain refusa de tuer l’animal by Jennifer Dalrymple

The author’s website: www.jenniferdalrymple.net

Author photo used with permission.

Sometimes It’s Too Hard to Choose!

 

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There is no clear winner for the February book choices. I guess they were all too good to be able to pick a favourite!

A big thank you for the suggestion of the Heroes of Olympus series. Rick Riordan is a great writer. If you haven’t read any of his books yet, try them!

The next poll starts on March 12th. See you then!