Booktalk for UNDER THEIR SKIN by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Nick and Eryn are twelve-year-old twins. Their parents have been divorced for ages, ever since the twins were little, so Nick and Eryn are surprised when their mother suddenly announces she’s getting re-married. They don’t believe her when she says their life won’t change much. After all, they’re moving into a new house. They’ll have a stepdad. They’ll have new stepsiblings. Read More …

Booktalk for FUZZY MUD by Louis Sachar

Eleven-year-old Tamaya attends the prestigious Woodridge Academy on scholarship. She walks to and from school every day with her neighbor, Marshall, a seven grader. The walk is extra long because they have to go around a big wooded area. Once they’re at school, Marshall pretends like he doesn’t know Tamaya. He can’t be seen being friends with someone so much younger, especially this Read More …

Booktalk for SAVING LUCAS BIGGS by Marisa de los Santos and David Teague

Margaret’s family has an odd quirk that has been passed down generation to generation: The ability to travel back in time. But time travel is dangerous and Margaret’s father makes her swear not to use the gift. She promises she never will. Then something happens that makes Margaret want to forget the risks and forget her vow: Her father gets sentenced Read More …