The Ring and the Crown comes out April 1.
In anticipation of the release of Ms. De La Cruz's The Ring and the Crown we are assembling our own floral crown to present to the author. Please help. Pick up some tissue paper and a tie and create a flower to adorn the crown.
Author Melissa de la Cruz will be at Poway High on Tuesday, April 15. She will lunch with any interested students in K-1. Ms. De La Cruz will also speak to select 5th period classes.
Join us in our celebration of the author's works. We would like to enlist your help in creating a frozen Las Vegas, the backdrop of Ms. De La Cruz's latest novel. Stop by and pick up a piece of our special snowflake paper. We would like to add your snowflake to the frozen window scene.
Interested in learning more about the book? Click here to read an excerpt.
To read the first few chapters click here.
Best Young Adult Books of 2013 Lists:
Now that you have seen other's favorites. Tell us yours. Double click on the wall below to add your favorite YA title of 2013.
2013 Teens Top 10
We voted in Oct. Here are the winners!
Thank you PHS students and staff for another successful author visit.
Congratulations to Jillian Dolan the winner of our author trivia quiz.
Melissa de la Cruz Trivia Quiz:
Final Triva Quiz Question:
What is the title of an article that Ms. De La Cruz wrote for Redbook magazine?
"My husband lives 130 miles away!" Redbook, Dec. 2004.
What 2 series would be considered read-alikes or are similar to Blue Bloods according to EBSCO Novelist?
Evernight by Claudia Gray, Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead, Mercian Trilogy by Kevin Wignall
List 2 reasons why Ms. De La Cruz published her Wolf Pact series in ebook format only? Missed publisher's in print deadline. Needed Wolf Pact to come out before Gates of Paradise for Gates of Paradise to make sense.
Which book of Ms. De La Cruz's was made into a TV series?
Witches of East End
Ms. De La Cruz likes to pick out music that goes along with her books. The song, “A Heavy Abacus” is on what playlist?
Schuyler's Playlist. Since Schuyler Van Alen stars in the Blue Bloods' series if you listed any of the titles in that series or just her name, you got credit.Friday's Question:
What is the title of the name of the song used on the book trailer for Melissa de la Cruz’s upcoming novel, The Ring and the Crown?
"The Funeral" by Band of Horses
What is the title of the 4th book in the bestselling Blue Bloods series? The Van Alen Legacy
Congratulations to Jillian Dolan for answering this question correctly.
Tuesday's Question and Answer:
What was Ms. De La Cruz's rank in her high school graduating class?
She graduated salutatorian (2nd in her class) from The Convent of the Sacred Heart high school in San Francisco.
Monday's Questions and Answers:What year did it the first book in the series come out? 2005.
What was Ms. De La Cruz's first young adult book series? The Au Pairs
In preparation for our author visit we will have a daily quiz question to help you become more familiar with her and her books. The staff and student that answer the most questions correctly will win an autographed copy of a Ms. de la Cruz book
Battle of the Books :
Looking for some March Madness?
So disappointed in Eleanor & Park's loss. Hopefully it will be the choice to come back from the grave. For more updates or to read the judge's reasoning visit battleofthebooks.slj.com.
1st line Fridays continues!
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This week's first line is only a partial first line (Tweets can only be 140 characters), "You cannot shame or belittle people into changing their behaviors".
Guess the title and be entered into our raffle for a Barnes & Noble giftcard. One winner every 6 weeks.
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