Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer is about a 12-year-old criminal mastermind who discovers a whole new world of species – who live underground. They think of humans as Mud Men, because of the fairies’ technologically advanced world. But when Artemis tries to swindle the fairies gold away from them, the underground world fights back. Read to see what happens next in Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl. Here is the “GNOMMISH” alphabet, a fairy language:

To download the Gnommish font click here.


The solution of the puzzle from the last post is the letter E. This is because the letter sequence are all the first letters of numbers.

One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight

The Puzzling World of Winston Breen by Eric Berlin

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The Puzzling World of Winston Breen by Eric Berlin is about  a boy who loves puzzles. Winston Breen. He makes and solves puzzles frequently. But when he buys a keepsake box for his sister’s birthday, they discover that there is a hidden puzzle in the box. He is so surprised to find that he cannot solve the puzzle. Two strangers, a librarian, and a cop will come together to help solve the puzzle and mystery. And almost certainly, lead to treasure. If you are a mystery and puzzle lover, this book is for you.Read this book and find out if the team can successfully work together in order to find the hidden treasure. To find out more, definitely read the book and for the website click on this link:

Here is a puzzle from the book:

O T T F F S S __?

What letter comes next?

If you think you have the answer, leave a comment and let us know. Thanks!



Sugar and Ice

Do you have a passion – something you find yourself totally absorbed in, something that makes you feel free and easy?  Claire does.  She loves to ice skate.  She loves the wind blowing through her hair.  She loves the energy of the music as it guides her across the ice.  Skating is happiness and joy, until it becomes work.

Sugar and Ice

In Sugar and Ice by Kate Messner, Claire’s passion leads her to Lake Placid, regional skating championships and an extremely competitive and sometimes unfriendly world.  She is skating.  She is learning a lot about both skating and herself.  She is missing her family, her friends and most of the others things she loves about her life.  Claire has to make some very hard choices.  What would you do?

Brian Jacques: 1939- 2011

I was so sad to hear that Brian Jacques, Author of Redwall series (23 books!), died on February 5th, 2011.

Brian Jacques

He was 71. How he passed I don’t know, but he had a successful life. He wrote 23 Redwall books and wrote some other books. Seven Strange and Ghostly Tales and The Ribbajack and Other Curious Yarns are two other books of his. But his Redwall series was by far the most popular. I think Brian Jacques was the best animal fantasy writer of all time. Brian Jacques wrote more than 30 books! I say that is an impressive feat. Long live the spirit of Redwall!! Click here to see the Redwall website.

Our Favorite Shared Books

We spent 2 years in the classroom together (2nd and 3rd grade). To get to know us a little bit, here are some of our favorite shared books – you should read them too!

  1. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart.DSC01431

    Constance and Sticky
    Constance and Sticky
  2. Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.
  3. Chester by Melanie Watt (all three)
  4. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

    Our Combined Oz Drawings
    Our Combined Oz Drawings
  5. Strega Nona by Tomie DePaola (and all of his books)
    Strega Nona House & Pasta Party

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