In honor of the traditional Holiday song, the 12 Days of Christmas, we will celebrate books with 12 Books in 12 Days. Titles were recommended by school librarians throughout the country on the AASL Forum, best seller lists, best books of the year lists, and professional book reviews. As our 12 days rush by, we hope you find something worth reading as a holiday treat for yourself.
For the Ninth Book of Christmas, a Good Friend Gave to Me: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientele. Women across the city whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well-disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in their lives. But the apothecary’s fate is jeopardized when her newest patron, a precocious twelve-year-old, makes a fatal mistake, sparking a string of consequences that echo through the centuries. Meanwhile in present-day London, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone, running from her own demons. When she stumbles upon a clue to the unsolved apothecary murders that haunted London two hundred years ago, her life collides with the apothecary’s in a stunning twist of fate—and not everyone will survive. With crackling suspense, unforgettable characters and searing insight, The Lost Apothecary is a subversive and intoxicating debut novel of secrets, vengeance and the remarkable ways women can save each other despite the barrier of time. - From HTP, and imprint of Penguin Random House
12 Days of Tech Tips - Day 9 Classroom Management
Do you need something to up your classroom management game or add some pizzazz to your instruction? The following options are worth noting! Classroom Screen - Everything in one handy place with timers, dice, sound levels, drawing, clocks and you can even personalize your own background! Click launch and try it out! Bouncy Balls - Class volume control showing on the screen in several options including bouncy balls, emojis, bubbles and eyeballs (you know you want to see that one!