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    Many thanks to Sarah Weeks for a spectacular visit on Wednesday, September 27! Don't forget, So B. It, the movie opens in Nyack on October 13th!
     
     
    Books of the Week! (10/16 - 10/20)
     
     
     
    Middle Grade Monday  cover art for wonderstruck  

    Happy Monday TMS Readers! Middle Grade Monday features Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick. Wonderstruck tells parallel stories - one set in the 1920s follows Rose, who is deaf, on a journey to find her mother. This is told entirely through illustration and the story of Ben, set in 1977 is told in prose. Wonderstruck was made into a full-length motion picture and opens on the 20th, Ms. Kahn had the opportunity to view a special screening of the movie last week and it is one gorgeous film. If you've read the book, you will want to see the movie. 

     Teen Tuesday  cover art for long way down   Teen Tuesday features Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. Reynolds burst on the scene a few years ago with When I was the Greatest and seven of his eight books have won multiple awards. Long Way Down was named on the National Book Award Longlist before it was even published! This powerful blank verse novel takes place  in the time it takes to ride an elevator from the seventh to first floors of Will's apartment building. His brother, Shawn has been murdered and Will is following the rules of his neighborhood - don't cry, don't snitch, get revenge. As the elevator stops at each floor, time and reality bends as Will is joined by family and friends who were victims of gun violence and "the rules."
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    Our Waiting on Wednesday feature is One Smart Cookie by Elly Swartz. From the publisher: Frankie knows she'll be in big trouble if Dad finds out she posted a dating profile for him online. But she wants to find him a wife even if she's grounded for life. Swartz showed her talent for portraying achingly real characters in her debut, Finding Perfect. One Smart Cookie sounds like a winner as well. It releases in January.

    Throwback Thursday
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    In #tbt news, 2017 marks the 65th anniversary of the publication of Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. This story of a runty pig named Wilbur, who was rescued from the ax by a feisty girl named Fern and then saved from being turned into a Thanksgiving roast by a true friend named Charlotte, won White a Newbery Honor and leagues of fans. At 65, this timeless classic shows no signs of retiring. If you have not read it, you really must. 

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    It's time for Fact Friday! What is eighteen miles wide, two hundred seventy-seven miles long and one mile deep? The Grand Canyon was formed over millions of years of erosion. The canyon is home to an incredible array of flora and fauna and a place of great beauty and wonder. Can't get there? Check out Grand Canyon by Jason Chin. The art in this informational picture book is astonishing and features impressive gatefolds and plentiful backmatter for would-be tourists, budding geologists and science teachers. 

     
     
    Mrs. Kahn is currently reading these with her ears: 

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     Refugee
    by Alan Gratz
     
     
    Orphan Island  
    by Laurel Snyder
     
     
     
     
    Mrs. Kahn is currently reading these with her eyes:
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    Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee
     Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

    Mrs. Kahn is looking forward to the release of these books:

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    Warcross
    by Marie Lu
    September, 2017
    Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey
    December, 2017
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