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2012 in review.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.

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December 31, 2012 at 1:34 pm Leave a comment

Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld.

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld.

Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can´t wait. In just a few weeks she´ll have the operation that will turn her from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty. And as a pretty, she´ll be catapulted into a high-tech paradise where her only job is to have fun.

But Tally´s new friend isn´t sure she wants to become a pretty. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world-and it isn´t very pretty. The authorities offer Tally a choice: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. Tally´s choice will change her world forever.

Pretties by Scott Westerfeld.

Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she´s completely popular. It´s everything she´s ever wanted.

But beneath all the fun-the nonstop parties, the high-tech luxury, the total freedom-is a nagging sense that´s something´s wrong. Something important. Then a message from Tally´s ugly past arrives. Reading it, Tally remembers what´s wrong with pretty life, and the fun stops cold.

Now she has to choose between fighting to forget what she knows and fighting for her life-because the authorities don´t intend to let anyone with this information survive.

Specials by Scott Westerfeld.

Tally thought they were a rumor, but now she´s one of them. A Special. A super-amped fighting machine, engineered to keep the uglies down and the pretties stupid.

But maybe being perfectly programmed with strength and focus isn´t better than anything she´s ever known. Tally still has memories o something else.

But it´s easy for her to tune that out-until she´s offered a chance to stamp out the rebels of the New Smoke permanently. It all comes down to one last choice: listen to that tiny, faint heartbeat, or carry out the mission she´s programmed to complete. Either way, Tally´s world will never be the same.

Visit the author website to look for more titles: http://scottwesterfeld.com

Watch him talking of his stories:

December 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm Leave a comment

Divergent by Veronica Roth.

One choice

Decides your friends

One choice

Defines your beliefs

One choices

Determines your loyalties –forever

Don´t miss the book trailer:

The author writes at her blog: http://veronicarothbooks.blogspot.mx/

December 10, 2012 at 1:16 pm Leave a comment

The Summer Trilogy by Jenny Han.

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han.

Some summers are just destined to be pretty. When each summer begins, Belly leaves her school life behind and escapes to Cousins Beach, the place she has spent every summer of her life. Not only does the beach house mean home away from home, but her favorite people are there: Susannah, her mother´s best friend, and her sons, Conrad and Jeremiah. Belly has been chasing Conrad for as long as he can remember, and more than anything, she hopes this summer will be different. Despite distractions from a new guy named Cam and lingering looks from Conrad’s brother, Jeremiah, Belly´s heart belongs to Conrad. Will he offer his to her? Will this be the summer that changes everything?

It´s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han.

Is it really summer without the beach? Or the boys?

After spending every single summer at cousins beach, Belly´s life is about to change. Since her brief relationship with Conrad fizzled out this past winter, she´ll be staying home for the first time. Her bet friend, Taylor, has lots of plans for them-boat parties and tanning by the pool and new boys to obsess over. But when Jeremiah calls and says that Conrad has disappeared, all roads seem to lead back to the beach house. Will Belly spend another summer chasing after Conrad, or will she finally be able to let him go?

We´ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han.

If only summer could last forever. Her whole life has been in love with the Fishers. Susannah was like a second mother to her, Conrad was her first love, and Jeremiah was her first real boyfriend. Now, after two years, Jeremiah gets down on bended knee and offers Belly what she was always wanted… to be Jelly Fisher.

As Jeremiah and Belly head back to Cousins Beach to plan their wedding, Conrad comes home to tell Belly he made a mistake when he broke her heart. Now Belly must confront her feelings for Jeremiah and Conrad and face a truth she has possibly always known: She will have to break one of their hearts.

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December 10, 2012 at 1:12 pm Leave a comment

Middle School Get Me Out of Here! by James Patterson.

If you like Big Nate and The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, this book is for you!

After sixth grade, the very worst year of his life, Rafe Khatchadorian thinks he has it made in seventh grade. He’s been accepted to art school in the big city and imagines a math-and-history-free fun zone. Wrong! It’s more competitive than Rafe ever expected, and to score big in class, he needs to find a way to turn his boring life into the inspiration for a work of art. His method? Operation: Get a Life! Anything he’s never done before, he’s going to do it, from learning to play poker to going to a modern art museum. But when his newest mission uncovers secrets about the family Rafe’s never known, he has to decide if he’s ready to have his world turned upside down.

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December 4, 2012 at 12:02 pm Leave a comment

Growing Schools by Debbie Abilock.

Presenting examples of school librarians leading professional learning in numerous contexts and for diverse learning goals with remarkable success, this book will inspire other practitioners to initiate and refine professional learning in their schools and districts.

When librarians work as professional developers, they can build relationships and develop deeper capacity within individual teachers, who can then share that increased expertise with their students. Professional development offers a nimble, scalable, and more efficient way to bring library instruction to every student.

School administrators are recognizing that school librarians are ideal to lead professional development because they service the entire school network, from the students and faculty to families and the community. As a national downturn in educational funding is diminishing districts’ ability to optimally staff libraries, investing energy in professional development is a sound strategy to bring information literacy skills to every student—especially in buildings with part-time librarians, or districts with only a single librarian of record.

December 4, 2012 at 11:58 am Leave a comment

Caught by Margaret Peterson Haddix.

Jonah and Katherine are at school when time freezes. Everyone, everywhere in the twenty-first century is frozen in time—except for those who have traveled through time before. Something is catastrophically wrong, but why? And how can they fix it?

Jonah and Katherine end up back in time again, in 1903, where a botched job of returning Albert Einstein’s secret daughter Lieserl has somehow critically damaged time itself. Cut off from all communications with other time travelers, they discover a second problem: Albert Einstein’s wife, Mileva, knows they’re there. And she’s determined not to let anyone take away her daughter.

December 4, 2012 at 11:53 am Leave a comment

Judy Moody 7, 8 & 9.

Judy Moody Around the World in 8 1/2 days by Megan McDonald.

A brand-new friend and a big class project put Judy in an international mood in this comical new adventure.

Judy Moody cannot believe her ears. There at the lunch table, a girl called Amy Namey is interviewing Judy’s best friends, Rocky and Frank. Even worse, Amy is dressed like Nellie Bly, daredevil woman reporter, much like Judy’s emulation of a certain woman doctor. Is this clipboard-carrying girl destined to be Judy’s new best enemy? Or new best friend? Judy Moody finds some unexpected potholes on the path to friendship as Class 3T takes a whirlwind tour of the globe, investigating everything from tooth-brushing sticks in Yemen to an Italian “spider dance” along the way. Fans will cheer as Judy finally masters the challenge of making new friends and keeping the old — for sure and absolute positivo! From Goodreads.

Judy Moody Goes to College by Megan McDonald.

It’s her funniest adventure yet! A few sessions with a college-age math tutor turn Judy into a jargon-spouting polygon princess. Crucial!

Judy Moody is in a mood. Not a good mood. And definitely NOT a math mood. The substitute teacher in Class 3T thinks Judy’s math skills need improving. So Judy has to start meeting with a math tutor. Does this mean flash cards? Does this mean baby games? Does this mean school on weekends? But when Judy meets her tutor — a sick-awesome college student with an uber-funky sense of style — and gets a glimpse of college life, Judy’s bad math-i-tude turns into a radical glad-i-tude. Pretty soon, Judy’s not only acing her math class; she’s owning it. Time to say good-bye to Judy Moody, old skool third-grader, and say hello to Miss College! Small-tall upside-down backward non-fat capp with extra whip, anyone? From Goodreads.

Judy Moody Girl Detective by Megan McDonald.

It’s an honest-to-jeepers mystery! Agent Judy Drewdy sets out to solve the case of the missing puppy when a canine-cop-in-training vanishes into thin air.

Judy Moody is in a mood. A sleuthing, Nancy Drew kind of mood. So what’s a WBMS (world’s best mystery solver) to do? Go find a mystery, that’s what! And she doesn’t have to snoop for long: when Mr. Chips, a beloved crime-dog-in-training, goes missing, Judy Drewdy and her chums, agents Dills Pickle (Frank), Spuds Houdini (Rocky), and James Madagascar (Stink) find themselves smack-dab in the middle of a reallife, scare-your-pants-off whodunit. Was Mr. Chips stolen by dirty dognappers? And why are chocolate-chip cookies disappearing all over town? Watch out for red herrings—along with clever references to classic Nancy Drew mysteries—as Eagle Eye Moody and company are hot on the case! From Goodreads.

If you´re a looking for a complete list of Judy Moody books, visit Megan McDonald site. Or if you prefer you can visit the Judy Moody site: http://www.judymoody.com

There is a movie, watch the movie trailer at Judy Moody Movie.

December 4, 2012 at 11:49 am Leave a comment

Divergent by Veronica Roth.

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are–and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her. From Goodreads.

Author Veronica Roth tells which is her favorite character, she also writes at her blog: http://veronicarothbooks.blogspot.mx/

December 4, 2012 at 11:36 am Leave a comment

The Necromancer by Michael Scott.

San Francisco:
Josh and Sophie Newman are finally home. And they’re both more confused than ever about their future. Neither of them has mastered the magics they’ll need to protect themselves, they’ve lost Scatty, and they’re still being pursued by Dr. John Dee. Most disturbing of all, however, is that now they must ask themselves, can they trust Nicholas Flamel? Can they trust anyone?

Alcatraz:
Dr. Dee underestimated Perenelle Flamel’s power. Alcatraz could not hold her, Nereus was no match for her, and she was able to align herself with the most unlikely of allies. But she wasn’t the only one being held on the island. Behind the prison’s bars and protective sigils were a menagerie of monsters, and now Machiavelli has come to Alcatraz to loose them on San Francisco.

Perenelle might be powerful, but each day she weakens, and even with Nicholas back at her side, a battle of this size could be too much for her. Nicholas and Perenelle must fight to protect the city, but the effort will probably kill them both.

London:
Having been unable to regain the two final pages of the Codex, Dee has failed his Elder and is now an outlaw.

But the Magician has a plan. With the Codex and the creatures on Alcatraz, he can control the world. All he needs is the help of the Archons. But for his plan to work, he must raise the Mother of the Gods from the dead. For that, he’ll have to train a necromancer. From Goodreads.

Michael Scott reveals the first clue of six clues of The Necromancer, the fourth book in The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series:

December 4, 2012 at 11:28 am Leave a comment

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