Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Final 8th Grade Meeting of the Year

It’s hard to believe it is the last 8th grade Lunch Bunch meeting of the year today. We’re going to watch the movie Speak after school today and compare it to Anderson’s book of the same name.

The book club formed last year after I came to Highland. Some participants have been part of the group since the beginning. We also added several new faces this year. I wish the members all the best as they graduate and move on to high school. One of the goals of this blog is to keep our conversations going even after school lets out for the summer.

Here’s a list of what this group has read and discussed over the past two years:

  • September 05- Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  • October - Time Windows by Kathryn Reiss
  • November - Love Among the Walnuts by Jean Ferris
  • January - So B. It by Sarah Weeks
  • February - Son of the Mob by Gordan Korman
  • March/April - Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
  • May - Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
  • October 06 - Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman
  • November - Misfits by James Howe
  • December - Book Club Round Table
  • January - Blizzard’s Wake by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • February - Armageddon Summer by Jane Yolen and Bruce Coville
  • March - Real Time by Pnina Kass
  • April - Dave at Night by Gail Carson Levine - One Book, One Community
  • May - Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
More soon on the response of the group to Speak

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Welcome to the Blog

Welcome to the Highland Book Buzz blog.It’s the Highland Learning Center’s first blog.

Since summer break has nearly arrived, book clubs will start to meet virtually rather than in our monthly lunch time meetings. In this space we’ll talk books and authors.

Welcome and stay tuned!