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Which Book Should We Read Next?
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Don’t know much about these titles yet? Take a closer look before making your choice!

 When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it’s safe to go, and they know who to avoid. Like the crazy guy on the corner.

But things start to unravel. Sal gets punched by a kid on the street for what seems like no reason, and he shuts Miranda out of his life. The apartment key that Miranda’s mom keeps hidden for emergencies is stolen. And then a mysterious note arrives, scrawled on a tiny slip of paper. The notes keep coming, and Miranda slowly realizes that whoever is leaving them knows things no one should know. Each message brings her closer to believing that only she can prevent a tragic death. Until the final note makes her think she’s too late.

Riding Freedom by Pam Munoz Ryan

In this fast-paced, courageous, and inspiring story, readers adventure with Charlotte Parkhurst as she first finds work as a stable hand, becomes a famous stage-coach driver (performing brave feats and outwitting bandits), finds love as a woman but later resumes her identity as a man after the loss of a baby and the tragic death of her husband, and ultimately settles out west on the farm she’d dreamed of having since childhood. It wasn’t until after her death that anyone discovered she was a woman.

 

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

In James Patterson’s blockbuster series, fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride, better known as Max, knows what it’s like to soar above the world. She and all the members of the “flock”–Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel–are just like ordinary kids–only they have wings and can fly. It may seem like a dream come true to some, but their lives can morph into a living nightmare at any time…like when Angel, the youngest member of the flock, is kidnapped and taken back to the “School” where she and the others were experimented on by a crew of wack jobs. Her friends brave a journey to blazing hot Death Valley, CA, to save Angel, but soon enough, they find themselves in yet another nightmare–this one involving fighting off the half-human, half-wolf “Erasers” in New York City. Whether in the treetops of Central Park or in the bowels of the Manhattan subway system, Max and her adopted family take the ride of their lives. Along the way Max discovers from her old friend and father-figure Jeb–now her betrayed and greatest enemy–that her purpose is save the world–but can she?

The Wanderer by Sharon Creech

“The sea, the sea, the sea. It rolled and rolled and called to me. Come in, it said, come in.”

Thirteen-year-old Sophie hears the sea calling, promising adventure and a chance for discovery as she sets sail for England with her three uncles and two cousins. Sophie’s cousin Cody isn’t sure he has the strength to prove himself to the crew and to his father. Through Sophie’s and Cody’s travel logs, we hear stories of the past and the daily challenges of surviving at sea as The Wanderer sails toward its destination—and its passengers search for their places in the world.

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently she’s his girlfriend Piper, his best friend is a kid named Leo, and they’re all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding school for “bad kids.” What he did to end up here, Jason has no idea-except that everything seems very wrong.

Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, and her vivid nightmares reveal that he’s in terrible danger. Now her boyfriend doesn’t recognize her, and when a freak storm and strange creatures attack during a school field trip, she, Jason, and Leo are whisked away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood. What is going on?

Leo has a way with tools. His new cabin at Camp Half-Blood is filled with them. Seriously, the place beats Wilderness School hands down, with its weapons training, monsters, and fine-looking girls. What’s troubling is the curse everyone keeps talking about, and that a camper’s gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist they are all-including Leo-related to a god.

Rick Riordan, the best-selling author of the Percy Jackson series, pumps up the action and suspense in The Lost Hero, the first book in The Heroes of Olympus series. Fans of demi-gods, prophesies, and quests will be left breathless–and panting for Book Two.

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Would You Believe
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This week we have 5 True or False questions for you. Although they relate to the story, the answers are really about what you think – so all answers you give are correct! Everyone who puts her answers in the comment section below WINS a Power Reader Achievement ! 

True or False:

1. When you meet someone really annoying, say like Miss Rosemary in Savvy, you could never imagine that person doing something truly awesome for you.

2. Mibs receives a party dress from her father that makes her want to dance. A specially picked-out dress from your father would make you want to dance, too!

3. Two girls who like to bully Mibs, call her a really ugly name at her birthday party! This is not realistic because bullies would never come to your birthday party.

4. In Savvy, Lester drives a pink bus selling Pink Bibles. This turns out to be a problem because no one seems to want pink Bibles. This is the last straw and you will never read this book!

5. Secrets have a way of coming out in Savvy. In real life, secrets should always be secret!

 

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SAVVY by Ingrid Law

Thirteen is when a Beaumont’s savvy hits—and with one brother who causes hurricanes and another who creates electricity, Mibs Beaumont is eager to see what she gets. But just before the big day, Poppa is in a terrible accident. And now all Mibs wants is a savvy that will save him.
Just click on the picture above or the title and author and you can read a lot of the book right online!

 

 

  • Are you liking Savvy? If you haven’t started yet, there’s still time! Next week will include up to Chapter 25.
  • Next  Wednesday, May 22,  we’ll have some more fun stuff and we’ll announce more Power Reader Winners!
  • AND THERE’S MORE! Just click on iTwixie’s Book Club to chat about more book club stuff ;)

 

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What Would YOU Do
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Here are 3 situations for you to develop with What Would You DO!  For every response,  you will win a Book Club Achievement Award. So, if you write something for all 3 ideas, you will win 3 awards! You Go Girls! 

Everyone who puts her answers in the comment section below WINS a Book Club Award!  Winners from last week were Hairycherriesmegsm00lifeliver166, CONGRATULATIONS!!

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All of this happens in the book – but What Would YOU Do? 

1) On her way to investigate a lead, Seraphina is offered a horse to ride, but she had never ridden a horse. What would you do?

2) Orma, Seraphina’s uncle, saved her life. Her fierce loyalty could get her into trouble. What would you do?

3) Something at the palace is very wrong. Seraphina does not know who to trust. What would you do?

  • Are you liking Seraphina? If you haven’t started yet, there’s still time! Next week will include the entire book – it’s a gripping tale so you can read it all.
  • AND MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Next week, April 17, we’ll have a cool, ALL DAY Book Club Party!
  • AND THERE’S MORE! Just click on iTwixie’s Book Club to keep chatting more.

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Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Seraphina, the main character, is smart, resourceful, brave, and empathetic. If you haven’t yet, pick up the book and join us every Wednesday, for more chances to win prizes, earn achievements and have tons of book club fun.

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Join the Chat and Win
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This week we have 5 True or False questions for you. Although they relate to the story, the answers are really about what you think – so all answers you give are correct! Everyone who puts her answers in the comment section below WINS a Book Club Award! 

Last week’s Book Achievement winners were Hairycherries and BookReader. Great job!

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True or False:

1) Musical talent like Seraphina’s is a gift from birth — no amount of practicing can make you that good.
2) Seraphina’s father seems very distant to her. He just does not know what is best for her but he really loves her.
3) Seraphina is caught in a web of lies. She really wants to be honest but feels that she cannot. That happens to everyone once in a while.
4) Orma, Seraphina’s uncle and mentor, has no emotions because he is a dragon.
5) Seraphina tries to do what is right no matter how hard that is for her. Right action in the face of danger is what being a hero means.

 

  • Are you liking Seraphina? If you haven’t started yet, there’s still time! Next week will include up to Chapter 27.
  • Next  Wednesday, April 10,  we’ll have some more fun stuff and we’ll announce more Achievement Winners!
  • AND THERE’S MORE! Just click on iTwixie’s Book Club to chat about more book club stuff ;)

 

The winning book for iTwixie’s Tween Girl Book Club is a story about dragons, but with a twist:

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Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Seraphina, the main character, is smart, resourceful, brave, and empathetic. If you haven’t yet, pick up the book and join us every Wednesday, for more chances to win prizes, earn achievements and have tons of book club fun.

AND MARK YOUR CALENDARS! April 17, we’ll have a cool, ALL DAY Book Club Party!

 

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Dragons
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Just answer one of these 3 questions and you can EARN a Book Club Achievement! So get going, girls, and earn this Award… it’s sooo cool:

1. Seraphina has memories from before she was born. Do you know anyone who talks about things that happened when they were a baby? Do you think it’s possible? Do some of us remember more than others?

2. Seraphina plays the flute. Do you? What instrument do you play? Do you like music?

3. Dragons and humans have a truce. Have you ever agreed to a truce? What is a truce? Do you think a truce is a good thing? Why or why not?

  •  Are you liking Seraphina? If you haven’t started yet, there’s still time!
  •  On Wednesday, April 3,  we’ll have some more fun stuff and we’ll announce all of the Achievement Winners!
  •  AND THERE’S MORE! Just click on iTwixie’s Book Club to chat about more book club stuff

The winning book for iTwixie’s Tween Girl Book Club is a story about dragons, but with a twist:

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Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Seraphina, the main character, is smart, resourceful, brave, and empathetic. If you haven’t yet, pick up the book and join us every Wednesday, for more chances to win prizes, earn achievements and have tons of book club fun.

AND MARK YOUR CALENDARS! April 17, we’ll have a cool, ALL DAY Book Club Party!

 

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Read with Us
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The winning book for iTwixie’s Tween Girl Book Club is a story about dragons, but with a twist:

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Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Seraphina is a clever novel. It won the 2013 William C. Morris Award. The main character is smart, resourceful, brave, and empathetic. In this story, dragons and humans interchange. These aren’t the fire-breathing, blood-thirsty kind of dragons. Dragons take on a human form and live alongside humans. These dragons are smart, rational, and good deal makers. Also, in this book, honesty is an important character trait. What a cool book, right? Great choice, girls!

Let’s get reading!

  •  Find a copy of Seraphina and get reading
  •  Next week, Wednesday, March 27,  we’ll have some fun ways for YOU to WIN PRIZES just for reading this cool book!
  •  AND THERE’S MORE FUN! Just click on iTwixie’s Book Club for more fun ideas

See? Easy, fun and you can WIN! iTwixie’s Tween Girl Book Club ROCKS!
Ok, girlie, get reading!
Every Wednesday you get a chance to win prizes. AND MARK YOUR CALENDARS! April 17, we’ll have a cool, ALL DAY Book Club Party!

 

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