It’s Author Palooza

Howard County’s First Ever FREE Book Festival

is coming is to you on October 18th from 2:00 – 4:00pm at Oakland Mills High School! 

Authorpalooza

Students can submit questions to the author by contacting you ELA teacher. All student questions received by  will be entered into a drawing for a Barnes and Noble $25.00 gift card. The student must be present at the event in order to ask the author his/her question.

  • Free Admission
  • Author Panel: 2:00pm- 3:00pm
  • Reader’s Theater: 2:00-3:00pm
  • Book Sales 3:00-4:00pm
  • Book Signings 3:00-4:00pm
  • Meet Young Authors 3:00-4:00pm
  • Refreshments will be sold
  • Live Music!

Visit the AuthorPalozza website and  follow @AuthorPalooza on Twitter for more!

Spud

SpudThis book was written in South Africa. It says on the cover that it is hilarious, but I think it was terrible. I hated how it tricked me into reading the book by making it look good on the cover. The book is set like a diary and I couldn’t go any further than the 2nd day. I will admit, it was funny at first, but then it got super boring. Also this book is very inappropriate. Only in the first 10 pages, SPUD had already referred to a [body part] about 10 times. This book is the worst.  [hashtag.hashbrown]

Wonder

WonderAugust has a facial deformity that prevents him from going to primary school up until 5th grade, and whatever you think he looks like, it’s probably worse. Then in 5th grade at Breecher Prep, he gets gossiped about a lot. I like the style of picking different characters for each chapter. My favorite scene is when he goes on a field trip. This was the best book I’ve read since Stargirl! This book reminds me of myself.  [the_only_word_to_describe_me_is_swag]

Ender’s Game

Ender's GameThis novel is a very well developed story of a six-year-old Einstein who is chosen by the international government to be the savior of the human race. Ender Wiggin is sent into space to an elite school for geniuses, where they are trained for eight to ten years to fight the deadliest enemy their world has ever faced: the Buggers.

My overall favorite scene is when Ender proves his ability to think like no commander before him, using his already dead soldiers as a shield to keep just one alive, when hopelessly outnumbered by his enemy. My favorite character is Ender, because he is able to kill the enemy with his powerful knowledge. Sorry, that’s redundant, this book defines that knowledge is power. This writer is amazing, and if you like this book I also recommend Ender’s Shadow and Speaker for the Dead. Have a wonderful time reading!  [ThreeRatMom]

The School for Good and Evil

The School for Good and EvilThere was a town that believed that children were kidnapped and put into fairy tales. Sophie thought she would become a princess, and Agatha thought she was gonna become a witch. The day came, but a terrible mistake made them realize who they really are.

I liked it when Agatha tried to talk to animals and she could turn them back into who they really were, a bunch of kids. The suspicion is on – is Sophie a princess or a witch?  Is Agatha a witch or a princess? The truth is that … well, read the book and find out for yourselves.  [Shadow take you all]