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Friday Five!

Welcome to the first episode of FRIDAY FIVE!

This will be a quick video segment every week where I highlight...well, anything that fits with the theme of 5. (alliteration for the win). My 5 favorite books of the week; 5 books on a theme; or 5 minutes where I fangirl about one particular book. Perhaps a combination of all of the above.

So, without further ado, here is this week's Friday Five video! As I did this in the 5 minutes I had before leaving for school, I think it's not too shabby for one take. I have already learned some things for next week. (Yes, video-editing friends, I will orient the camera the correct way next time). Also, I love those great teacher/principal videos that you guys film from your car, but it's HOT where I live 365 days/year so that's just not possible. Backyard view it is!

See below for a list of the books I mentioned. Happy Reading and HAPPY FRIDAY of a LOOOOOONG WEEKEND!


The Day War Came by Nicola Davis, illustrated by Rebecca Cobb. Candlewick Press (all ages) Stormy Seas by Mary Beth Leatherdale & Eleanor Shakespeare. Annick Press (grades 6-10)

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. Philomel Books (grades 7- adult)

Refugee by Alan Gratz. Scholastic, Inc. (grades 6- adult) Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson. Nancy Paulsen Books (grades 4-8) We Are All That's Left by Carrie Arcos. Philomel Books (grades 8-adult) Illegal by Eoin Colfer & Andrew Donkin, illustrated by Giovanni Rigano. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (grades 5-10)


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