Presentation on theme: "2014-2015 Division II Nominees Sponsored by Minnesota Youth Reading Awards Maud Hart Lovelace Award."— Presentation transcript:
2014-2015 Division II Nominees Sponsored by Minnesota Youth Reading Awards Maud Hart Lovelace Award
Who is Maud Hart Lovelace? Maud Hart Lovelace was born in 1892 around Mankato, Minnesota. She became a famous children’s author with her Betsy-Tacy series. These books are a well-known example of children’s historical fiction. This is why our state chapter book award is named in her honor.
Students in grades 6, 7, or 8 who read 3 or more of the 12 nominated titles are eligible to vote for their favorite! More details on the Marshall Middle School competition available later in the presentation. How students get to vote:
Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs Breathing Room by Marsha Hayles Chomp by Carl Hiaasen Cinder by Marissa Meyer False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen Ghost Dog Secrets by Peg Kehret Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus Icefall by Matthew Kirby Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian Wild Life by Cynthia DeFelice *Words in the Dust* by Trent Reedy
Twelve-year-old Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt Fitzroy has murder on his hands and trouble on his tail. He believes that Henry, the hippopotamus at the brand- new FunJungle, was the victim. The zoo's top brass claim the hippo went belly up the natural way, but Teddy and his feisty friend Summer McCraken have other ideas. Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen In a faraway land, civil war is brewing. To unify the kingdom's divided people, a nobleman named Conner devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king's long-lost son and install him on the throne. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant and clever boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner's motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword's point — he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. His rivals will be devising their own plots as well, so Sage must trust no one and keep his thoughts hidden. As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner's sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfolds, until finally, a truth is revealed that that may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together. An extraordinary adventure filled with danger and action, lies and deadly truths that will have readers clinging to the edge of their seats. Link to Book Trailer
Sixth-grader Rusty, determined to help an injured dog that is chained outdoors in all types of weather, calls animal control, but then takes matters into his own hands. Aided by his best friend and a ghost Collie, Rusty rescues the abused animal and discovers an even deeper secret. Ghost Dog Secrets by Peg Kehret Book Trailer
Heart of a Samurai By Margi Preus Link to Book Review
Georges adjusts to moving from a house to an apartment, his father's efforts to start a new business, his mother's extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school, and Safer, a boy who wants his help spying on another resident of their building. Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
Dubbed a "reluctant reader" by his teacher, twelve-year-old Derek spends summer vacation learning important lessons even though he does not complete his summer reading list. My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian
Voting by students in the state of Minnesota takes place near the end of March. Winner is announced on April 25 th (Maud Hart Lovelace’s Birthday). Voting
Participate! Level 1 - Read 3 books, and attend pizza party. Level 2 – Read 4-7 books, attend pizza party and win a small prize. Level 3 – Read 8-11 books, join pizza party, and earn a medium prize. Level 4 – Read all 12 books, join pizza party and win a special grand prize. MMS Contest begins Monday, September 16th, 2014 and closes Monday, March 2 nd, 2015. MMS Maud Hart Competition
Once you finish a book, you must take the AR test, achieve 80% or better, print the test record sheet, and bring it to the media center where it will be recorded by Mrs. Swan, Mrs. Bloch, or myself. This is important because we need to be able to plan for the correct number of participants for prizes, and other events. Bookmark available. Stay tuned for updates on the special grand prize, and other MHLopportunities during the school year.